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.
Over the past decade David Raymond from ChurchFuture has worked as a church consultant and coach with over 70 ELCA, UMC, and UCC 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.
— Marko Fields, lay leaderNortheast Community Lutheran Church
"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."
services page has more information about Raymond's background.
The services page has more information about Raymond's background.
Sometimes the pathway to a brighter future involves partnership with other congregations. ChurchFuture has guided a number of church collaborations. ChurchFuture provides a web site, www.churchcollaboration.com, to share some of what we have learned. Raymond was part of innovating the new concept of rebirth mergers.