Pastor Resources

11And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;   Ephesians 4:11,12

Dear Pastors and Ministry Leaders,

You are in one of the lonely places in the world of Christianity as a leader.  Whom do you go to for help?  There are so many questions ahd challenges that you are confronted with, sometime it can be a little overwhelming from a human perspective, but never for God.

Having grown up in the church, literally, my dad was a minister, I understand many of the challenges you face.  In 1972, I gave my life to Christ and have been serving Him ever since.  For over 30 years, I worked in the music and worship ministries of the churches where I was a member.  I am very well aware of the inner workings of churches today.

In 1978, I graduated from college with a degree in Psychology and have not stopped learning about personality tempraments and behavior patterns.  In 1993, I started coaching others in the area of DISC Personalit Tempraments.  This coaching morphd into Life and theen Marriage Coaching.  Today I am a Certified Life, Marriage, and Pre-Marriage Coach with clients around the country.

So how can I help you?  My primary business is that of coaching individuals and couples, helping them better understand themselves, imporove their communication skills, and resolve conflicts.  As a Licensed Ziglar Choose to Win Coach, I help clients improve in seven areas:  Mental, Spiritual, Physical, Family, Career, Financial, and Personal.  In the process, I help them develop balance in their lives.

Why do I share this?  What I have discovered over the years is that Pastors are often challenged with helping their flock.  Either they don’t have the training needed to help an individual or couple, or they simply don’t have enough time to devote to them.  I can be that resource for you ahd your congregation.

There is another benefit to me serving as your church’s coach.  Everything I do is totally confidential.  You could send a member to me and they can feel safe in sharing.  Often times people are afraid of their deep secrets getting out to others.  That would not happen with me.  They can always feel safe with me.

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This leads me to another aspect of my coaching.  Because pastors are the “leaders” of the flock, whom do they go to withh their struggles?  I have known of many pastors who have suffered from burn out because they were carrying the burdens of everyone else but not taking care of their own.  I can be there for you.

In the area of Worship ministry, with over 30 years of experience, I know what works and what doesn’t.  Are yo reaching your congregation with the right music style, lighting, sound levels…?  I spent most of my adult life making sure these things were all pleasing to the congregation, but more importantly, pleasing to the Lord.  Do you need an outside set of eyes to take a look and help in this area?

Finally, I have coached hundreds of people with their speaking skills.  In the early 1990’s, I joined the Toastmasters International organization.  I have lost count of the number of speeches and presentations I have given over the years.  As a long standing member of the organization, I coached hundreds of people improve their speaking skills. Maybe you feel challenged with your messages and would like some coaching in the areas of speeech development and delivery.

I’ve given you a lot to ocnsider.  If you would like to spend a few minutes exploring any of these areas, feel free to reach out.  I’m a phone call or email away.  My hope is that I can help elevate the Kingdom to have a greater impact on the world.

Blessings on your journey of hope and grace.

Steve Reed

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