Church Growth Diagnostic w/ 10-Year Plan For the Small Church

This diagnostic (including the consultation fees) are custom tailored for the small church.  The small church contains many strengths that will be capitalized on, while we work together to develop plans that are realistic and suitable for the church with its present staffing, building and congregational makeup.

Dr. Whitesel will present an in-depth 50+ page document of his analysis and suggestions & will work with you to develop a workable 10-Year Growth Plan for the Small Church.

Includes:

  • 1 or 2 year Implementation Assistance
  • In-depth Interviews with: Pastors and Staff, Key Lay Leaders
  • Employing (among other data-gathering instruments):

    • Leadership Questionnaires
    • Congregational Questionnaires

Analysis of:

  • 6 Growth Inhibitors in a Small Church,
  • Why do some small churches live on and others die,
  • Conflict management in the small church,
  • Merger, Closure or Carrying on?
  • Staffing Requirements
  • Growth potential in your community or city.
  • Programs that will work in the small church.

A 10-Year Growth Strategy (custom-tailored), that will:

  • Correct problems,
  • Increase your base of support,
  • Include yearly actions steps and goals
  • Break the 50, 90 and 120 attendance plateaus,
  • Employ growth projections tailored to:
  • Your size,
  • Your staff,
  • Your community..
  • Build upon the strengths of  the small church.

6 Custom-tailored clinics

8 on-site visits

Toll Free phone support

Cost:  $5.800 (2 years) or $4,200 (1 year) … Our fee structure is 1/2  to 1/3 the fee most church growth consultants charge.

AND this consultation is Eligible for:

  • Fee Support (reduced cost based on need)
  • A low monthly payment plan.

The New Church or Venue PLANTING Diagnostic

This develops a 10-Year Planning process for a church multiplication strategy, via a newly planted church, a church that is soon to be started or a launch of a venue/campus.

“The Six (6) Key Factors for Success in Church Multiplication” including the “4 Ranked Skills of a Multiplication Leader and Strategy,” will be evaluated 3 times a year.

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Dr. Whitesel, himself a church planter, will provide ongoing tutoring and analysis.  For organizations that have not yet selected a church planter, an optional Pastoral Analysis component is available to screen church planter candidates.

Includes:

  • 1 or 2 year Implementation Assistance
  • In-depth Interviews with: Church Planter or Campus Leaders (and Staff if applicable), Launch Team Leaders, Sending Team Leaders.
  • Employing (among other data-gathering instruments):

    • Goal Clarification Questionnaires,
    • Vision and Mission Questionnaires,
    • Community Needs Survey.

Analysis of:

  • Leadership structures for church planting,
  • Realistic launch size for community and situation
  • Staffing requirements,
  • The target community’s social, economic, ethnic and receptivity potential,
  • Programs that will work in your situation.

A 5-Year Growth Strategy (custom-tailored), that will:

  • Include yearly actions steps and goals,
  • Consider lengths and levels of subsidy needed for growth,
  • Plan and evaluate potential problems before they arise,
  • Employ realistic growth projections.
  • 6 steps to move from survival goals to ministry goals.

7 Custom-tailored clinics

8 on-site visits

Toll Free phone support

Cost:  $5.800 (2 years) or $4,200 (1 year) … Our fee structure is 1/2  to 1/3 the fee most church growth consultants charge.

AND this consultation is Eligible for:

  • Fee Support (reduced cost based on need)
  • A low monthly payment plan.

Training for Missional Coaches

This is a CALL FOR APPLICANTS who want to be considered for the uocoming Cohort of Missional Coaches, who learn church health/growth consulting with me.

Previous years’ cohorts of missional coaches joined me for consultations at …

  • Ferguson, Missouri to help a Caucasian church transition to a multi-ethnic congregation.
  • Vineyard Church of Cincinnati, Ohio a mega-church to help with their pastoral transition to a new pastor.
  • First Presbyterian Church of Red Bank, New Jersey a growing church that has just changed its name to Tower Hill Church.

Do you know someone who should be trained in Church Health Consulting? Then email me soon. As usual, only six (6) suitable applicants will be accepted before November 1.

>> And the first four (4) can apply for a 50% discount. <<

Apply now for new year cohort & TRAINING FOR MISSIONAL COACHES (click for more info)

  • WHO IS THIS FOR?
    • All potential church health/growth consultants and coaches.
    • Denominational Leaders, Consultants, Coaches, Church Advisors.
    • Join an elite group of ONLY six (6) trainees.
  • Missional Church Coach training by Bob Whitesel D.Min. Ph.D., professor of Missional Leadership, Wesley Seminary and VP of the Society for Church Consulting
  • Join Dr. Whitesel on three (3) consultation visits to analyze actual case-studies under supervision by Dr. Whitesel
  • REDUCED TRAINING COSTS … If booked before Nov. 1 of this year, a 50% discount on coaching fees resulting in a total of $1500.  But, ONLY the first four (4) suitable applicants will be accepted.

Email me today for the online application link.

Curtis Thompson receiving his 2014 MISSIONAL COACHES CERTIFICATION in Orlando, at RENOVATE: The National Conference on Church Revitalization.

2014 Missional Coaches in Key Largo, FL

National & International Tours for leaders & their families, including the popular WesleyTour.com

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You may have joined Dr. Whitesel on a tour and want to go again with friends, family or staff.  Or you may have heard about these exciting experiences and want to join in the experience.

Upcoming Leadership Tours to …

  • Chicago (in conjunction with the Amplify Conference)
  • Orlando (in conjunction with the Exponential Conference)
  • Los Angeles (in conjunction with Dr. Whitesel’s course at Fuller Seminary, course participation not required).

EMAIL bob@ChurchHealth.net for info on the next tours

  • Experience England! Come & enjoy an immersive experience in the land and principles that changed Wesley … Experience ENGLAND and hear John Wesley’s words in the very places he spoke them as God turned him from an average Christian … INTO A WORLD-CHANGER.  This “immersive experience” recreates the words of Wesley in the actual locales he spoke them.  It will change you too!  

Download a previous BROCHURE for ideas of what you will learn & see >>   2017 WHITESEL WESLEY LAND & LEADERSHIP TOUR

Find us at WesleyTour.com 

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EMAIL bob@ChurchHealth.net for info on the next tour

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BIO (for publicity)

General Speaking Bio:

Bob Whitesel (D.Min., Ph.D.) is a sought-after speaker, church health/growth consultant and award-winning writer on missional leadership, church change and church growth; who has been called by a national magazine: “the key spokesperson on change theory in the church today.” He is the founding professor and former professor of missional leadership at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. He holds two earned doctorates (D.Min. and Ph.D.) from Fuller Theological Seminary where the faculty awarded him “The Donald McGavran Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Church Growth.” He is the author of 13 books in 17 years from national publishing houses, including an award-winning series on evangelism titled, Spiritual Waypoints: Helping Other Navigate the Journey (2010). His book ORGANIX: Signs of Leadership in a Changing Church (2011) describes emerging leadership changes that churches must embrace to grow in the 21st Century.  Cure for the Common Church: God’s Plan to Restore Church Health (2012) has been hailed as “a much needed practical guide for setting a path for renewal and growth” that is “achievable, simple and wise in one stroke.”  The Healthy Church (2013) is the followup to Cure for the Common Church and includes field-tested exercises that will make a church resilient and healthy.  In 2016, the watershed book ReMix: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color was released with co-author Mark DeYmaz. And in 2018 his popular book Enthusiast! Finding a Faith that Fills introduces readers to a 30-day devotional to rejuvenate their spiritual lives based on the principles of John Wesley and his “method.”

Speaking on Change Bio:

Bob Whitesel (D.Min., Ph.D.) is a sought-after speaker, church health/growth consultant and award-winning writer on missional leadership, church change and church growth; who has been called by a national magazine: “the key spokesperson on change theory in the church today.” He is the founding professor and former professor of missional leadership at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. He holds two earned doctorates (D.Min. and Ph.D.) from Fuller Theological Seminary where the faculty awarded him “The Donald McGavran Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Church Growth.” He is the author of 13 books in just 17 years dealing with change and evangelism. He will dissect how to bring about change in a unifying manner. A national magazine called him, “the key spokesperson on change theory in the church today,” and for 25+ years he has led a nationally-recognized ministry for coaching churches at ChurchHealth.net

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“Great content and great sense of humor … a dynamic, Spirit-infused, Bob at Renovate 14.2content-rich presenter you will be richly blessed by booking as a keynote speaker for major gatherings.

– Dr. Arlen Salte, Executive Director, Break Forth Canada Conference.

Find more videos of Dr. Whitesel here.


Video from Church Central’s “Turnaround 20/20 Summit” at LifeWay National Headquarters in Nashville, TN. http://www.churchcentral.com/videos/Z3gySDt2/Get-radical-ask-your-community-what-it-needs


Video: Are you a general or a colonel?

by Bob Whitesel
What characterizes your leadership style? Dr. Bob Whitesel, professor of Christian Ministry and Missional Leadership at Wesley Seminary, discusses two leadership styles that are also found in the military.

(Excerpted from The Society For Church Consulting’s Church Staffing Summit 2015.)

Bob speaking at The Gathering Orlando

Video: Learning from your leadership style

Are you a shepherd, a visionary or a combination of both?

Watch more at … https://www.biblicalleadership.com/videos/video-what-my-wife-taught-me-about-leadership/

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VIDEO of Bob Whitesel Ph.D., Oct. 2012 at the Turnaround2020.com Conference, Nashville, TN. Published by ChurchCentral.com. For more info see Cure for the Common Church: God’s Plan to Restore Church Health (Wesleyan Publishing House).

http://www.churchcentral.com/videos/PZwsvnDJ/A-growing-church-stays-as-small-as-possible


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AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF 13 BOOKS IN 17 YEARS

(read a brief synopsis below or click here for book excerpts.)


enthusiast-cover-3d-sm.jpgENTHUSIAST: Finding a Faith That Fills by Bob Whitesel. MORE info  >> www.Enthusiast.life

“It’s the best book I’ve read in a long time on positivity in the Christian life.” – Stan Toler, best-selling author and international speaker.

“This practical and powerful book provides every Christian with spiritual impact” – Kent Hunter, author of 20 books, known as the Church Doctor.

“This book can fuel your church’s future.” – Tom Cheyney, founder & leader of Renovate: The National Church Revitalization Conference


ReMIX CoverreMIX: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color by Bob Whitesel and Mark DeYmaz.

“Wow! This is the practical tool for the church that I have been waiting for. Pentecost didn’t occur until the diversity of ‘every nation under heaven’ was present. This book will become recommended reading for all of my seminary students.” – Mike Slaughter, pastor, author, speaker.

re:MIX is full of instructive, immediately useful information in a clear and easy-to-use format and includes sidebar stories from church leaders in a variety of denominations who have transitioned their congregations to living color.


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“The exercises provided to help increase spiritual health kept growing on me; now I can’t wait to try some of them with our leadership team, small groups and congregation.”

“This book will provide a step-by-step guide for developing a church according to God’s purposes. Besides, it gives you a great list of references to further and deeper study.”

CURE_Cover_36kbCURE FOR THE COMMON CHURCH

“Immensely practical with needed tools to lead any church through a revitalization journey.” – Ed Stetzer, president, LifeWay Research

“Need help diagnosing your church’s spiritual illness? THE DOCTOR IS IN!” – Dave Workman, Sr. pastor, Vineyard Church, Cincinnati

“Step-by-step instructions & a rich array of resources, this book not only helps self-examination but will also bring about church health & growth.” – Eddie Gibbs, senior professor, Fuller Theological Seminary


Organix_final.aiORGANIX: SIGNS OF LEADERSHIP IN A CHANGING CHURCH

“As usual, Bob Whitesel brings fresh new insights to frustrating old problems for local church leaders.  In this refreshing book, readers will find important  keys to managing the complexities of both the ‘organism’ and the ‘organization’ of the contemporary church.” – Charles Arn, author and professor.
“Whitesel gives wise insight and practical principles about millennial leadership. Bob’s years of teaching, study and practice come forth very clearly in this book.  I was  impressed by the book’s freshness, clarity, and lay out. Great job, Bob!” – Joel Comiskey, Ph.D., author and president of Joel Comiskey Group, http://www.joelcomiskeygroup.com

A step-by-step guide for sharing your faith with others.  Includes the entertaining story of Oksana, a young traveler who is tired of religion and goes to the Australian Outback looking for God.  Follow her winding journey through some of the most significant events of the last 20 years, as she encounters the terror of 9-11, looses her faith, only to find it again in the most remarkable place. In each chapter follow her unfolding story as she searches for a long-lost child, tries to repair a relationship with an abusive first husband, and eventually finds peace and significance in the Punjab providence of India.

Spiritual Waypoints [483KB]

Runner-up: Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year

“The idea of ‘waypoints’ is a creative metaphor certain to stimulate new perspectives.” – Warren Bird, LeadNet Director of Research.

“He shows that individuals bounce back and forth as they face fresh challenges on their spiritual journey. And, he provides ample illustrations of people at various stages in their spiritual journey drawn from his extensive consulting experience.” – Eddie Gibbs, author & Donald McGavran Professor of Church Growth, Fuller Seminary.

Whitesel interviews 16 leading evangelicals, giving voice to their stories of spiritual waypoints including:

  • Tony Campolo
  • Dan Kimball
  • Leonard Sweet
  • Shane Claiborne
  • Scot McKnight
  • Sally Morgenthaler
  • Mike Slaughter
  • Larry Osborne and more

CR_Cover_MEDPREPARING FOR CHANGE REACTION: HOW TO INTRODUCE CHANGE IN YOUR CHURCH

Co-Resource of the Year, Outreach Magazine.

This “Handbook on Church Change” is the result of Bob Whitesel’s Ph.D. work at Fuller Seminary on how to bring about positive church change.

> Everything you need to know to bring about positive change.

> Sermon ideas … and the first complete “biblical theology of change.”


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Co-Resource of the Year, Outreach Magazine.

Outreach Magazine said:  “Many postmodern resources assume that every reader understands the nuances and definitions of the postmodern missional movement. This book not only gives a clear definition and background of the movement, but it also provides case studies and practical learning tools from organic communities across the globe.”


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A book that continues to be the most up-to-date and definitive guide to church growth and health.

In the plain, direct style that is his hallmark, the author lays out where churches go wrong in their planning and how they can correct themselves.  Eventually and typically, the leaders of the growing church begin to read church growth books, periodicals and case studies. Often the leaders begin to make planning decisions that are similar to other churches they perceive to be in their situation.  Because the majority of larger churches have adopted plans that have plateaued their congregations, the growing church follows suit.

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A guide to working for change in the congregation without losing members.  Filled with numerous examples of actual congregations that have either succumbed to conflict over change or worked through it, Staying Power will be helpful to all congregational leaders who wish to introduce substantive new directions into the life of the church without alienating a significant portion of its membership.

“Bob Whitesel give incredible insight to why change doesn’t work and how to do it better. It is a great resource for anyone who faces the challenge of leading change in an established church.”


HDVeryBigPixA HOUSE DIVIDED: BRIDGING THE GENERATION GAPS IN YOUR CHURCH

The first book to awake the church to generational conflicts and how to overcome them … creating a multi-generational church.
Based on 9 years of field research, “A House Divided: Bridging the Generation Gaps in Your Church,”  gives 7-steps to move any church from a one-generational bias, to a healthy Multi-Generational balance.”
“One of the most substantial church growth books we have seen in years.”  – C. Peter Wagner, author of 30+ books & dean of the Church Growth Movement.”

Click HERE or on the pictures below for 35+ articles

by Bob Whitesel DMin PhD 

published by Biblical Leadership Magazine.

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