Coaching for a Brighter Future

These are challenging times for most churches. Tight budgets, aging membership and public disinterest are not easy to confront. Is your congregation tired of just getting by? You may find that an experienced outside coach can help you get unstuck and find the direction that will fulfill your mission.

In reality the problems you face can be the first stage of hope.In the Japanese language the character for crisis is a combination of the characters for danger and opportunity. ChurchFuture can help your congregation turn your dangers into opportunity.


David Raymond of ChurchFutureOver the past decade David Raymond from ChurchFuture has served or is serving as a coach and  consultant and  for over 80  ELCA, UMC, UCC, and United Presbyterian churches, often in  partnership with denominational staff members and other consultants. Through this experience ChurchFuture has learned how to help congregations uncover their shared vision for the future and take the steps to bring a brighter future into fruition.

"Dave is a very able leader of groups and always looks to hear all voices of those attending the meeting. He is a leader who knows how to lead but also senses when to step back and let others lead."

 Marko Fields, lay leaderGrace Lutheran Church
Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota

Working with ChurchFuture 

 As a lay person and business owner Raymond brings a down-to-earth perspective together with a vision of what congregations can accomplish for the kingdom of God.  His emphasis is on research-based coaching.  He doesn't waste time with pointless exercises or re-plowing old ground.  He has developed techniques to involve all members in the process and release their energy.  His business background gives him an understanding of financial issues. He has used that understanding to help many congregations expand their financial resources and use them wisely.  The services page has more information about Raymond's background.