Church Growth Diagnostic Multi-year Planning

This diagnostic will assess your church’s strengths & growth patterns while diagnosing growth inhibiting problems.  Then Dr. Whitesel will present an in-depth analysis and suggestions & will work with you to develop a workable growth plan.

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:

  • Congregational Concerns,
  • Leadership Opinions
  • Conflict w/ Resolution Plans Given
  • Staffing Requirements
  • Your Community’s Social, Economic, Ethnic and Receptivity factors.
  • Programs that will work in your situation.

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

  • Correct problems
  • Include yearly actions steps and goals
  • Plan and evaluate potential problems before they arise,
  • Employ realistic growth projections.
  • Strengthen the church.

7 on-site visits with 6 Custom-tailored clinics. Proposed schedule (this schedule is customizable):

  • Visit 1:  Data-gathering and focus-group meetings. Dr. Whitesel will meet with focus groups (usually five [5] groups of 7 -18 people) including:

Group 1: Long-standing members.

Group 2: Newer members (attendees), e.g. those who have started attending in the last three years.

Group 3: Members of volunteers who have become less involved in the church over the last three years.

Group 4: Church staff has their focus group over lunch with consultant (onsite, please provide food)

Group 5: Focus group of your choosing. However, the above focus groups are customizable to your needs and situation.

In addition, Dr. Whitesel will meet with the pastor and any senior leaders for a debriefing after the focus group meetings.

  • Visit 2: Usually 30-60 days later this is a presentation of the analysis via a Diagnostic Workshop. You can open this workshop up to all congregants or a select group of leaders. This workshop will identify:

“The 7 Marks of a Growing Church.” Here you will see your congregational scores in areas you are doing well and areas we will work together to improve. This applies insights from the largest survey of healthy churches in America: The American Congregations Study.

“The 8 Steps to Church Change.” Here we will apply Kotter’s research-proven 8-step process to improve any of the areas we identify as in need of change or improvement.

Attendees will participate by forming short-term “task forces” to each look at one of the areas that needs to change. This creates input from your congregation and its leaders.

  • Visit 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7: Usually every 3-4 months, these are customizable follow-up clinics where Dr. Whitesel will be onsite to help:

Answer questions from leaders.

Adjust strategies as needed.

Provide more information.

Meet with any leaders/congregants that want more input or assistance.

Keep the process moving forward so real change takes place.

  • PLUS visits 1, 3, 5 and 7 include an analysis of weekend services including an analysis of:

People flow before and after the services,

Hospitality effectiveness,

Facility improvements or adjustments.

Liturgical/order of service and flow, etc.

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.

Church Diagnostic Multicultural Transition & Growth Plan

Bob Whitesel D.Min., Ph.D. and his colleague Mark DeYmaz D.Min. are regarded as the nation’s leading experts on transitioning churches into healthy multi-cultural congregations. They have authored the definitive book on this process published by Abingdon Press and titled: re:MIX: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color (2016).

In addition, Dr. Whitesel is the founder of the leading academic network for the study of healthy multicultural churches, titled The Academy of Intercultural Church Research.

This consultation with Dr. Whitesel develops a planning process for a church that is wrestling with the implications of change in order to reach multiple cultures in growth and harmony.

Includes:

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

Analysis of:

  • Each culture’s concerns and opinions.
  • Basis of cultural conflict and unity strategies.
  • How to create growth with several cultural groups at the same time.
  • How to foster greater unity during growth.
  • Strategies and programs that will work in your specific situations to reach and unite multiple cultures.

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

  • Balance the cultural make-up in you planning.
  • Unite multiple cultures under one roof and one leadership.
  • Plan and evaluate changing cultural needs.
  • Employ healthy and realistic growth projections.
  • Broaden the church membership base.
  • Increase the church’s community impact.

7 on-site visits with 6 Custom-tailored clinics. Proposed schedule (this schedule is customizable):

  • Visit 1:  Data-gathering and focus-group meetings. Dr. Whitesel will meet with focus groups (usually five [5] groups of 7 -18 people) including:

Group 1: Long-standing members.

Group 2: Newer members (attendees), e.g. those who have started attending in the last three years.

Group 3: Members of volunteers who have become less involved in the church over the last three years.

Group 4: Church staff has their focus group over lunch with consultant (onsite, please provide food)

Group 5: Focus group of your choosing. However, the above focus groups are customizable to your needs and situation.

In addition, Dr. Whitesel will meet with the pastor and any senior leaders for a debriefing after the focus group meetings.

  • Visit 2: Usually 30-60 days later this is a presentation of the analysis via a Diagnostic Workshop. You can open this workshop up to all congregants or a select group of leaders. This workshop will identify:

“The 7 Marks of a Growing Church.” Here you will see your congregational scores in areas you are doing well and areas we will work together to improve. This applies insights from the largest survey of healthy churches in America: The American Congregations Study.

“The 8 Steps to Church Change.” Here we will apply Kotter’s research-proven 8-step process to improve any of the areas we identify as in need of change or improvement.

Attendees will participate by forming short-term “task forces” to each look at one of the areas that needs to change. This creates input from your congregation and its leaders.

  • Visit 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7: Usually every 3-4 months, these are customizable follow-up clinics where Dr. Whitesel will be onsite to help:

Answer questions from leaders.

Adjust strategies as needed.

Provide more information.

Meet with any leaders/congregants that want more input or assistance.

Keep the process moving forward so real change takes place.

  • PLUS visits 1, 3, 5 and 7 include an analysis of weekend services including an analysis of:

People flow before and after the services,

Hospitality effectiveness,

Facility improvements or adjustments.

Liturgical/order of service and flow, etc.

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.

Church Growth Diagnostic Plan w/ Conflict Resolution

This diagnostic is required when conflict  has created an impasse so that attendance is declining. Careful mediation built upon the strengths  of your members   leads to a mutually agreeable growth plan.

This consultation also includes an in-depth 50+ page document of analysis and suggestions, and in addition Dr. Whitesel will work with you to develop a workable 10-Year Growth Plan.

Includes: 

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

Analysis of:

  • Genesis of the conflict,
  • Basis of the conflict,
  • Contributors to the conflict,
  • Forecast of unresolved conflict
  • 5 methods of handling conflict including:
    • Avoidance,
    • Acceptance,
    • Accommodation,
    • Compromise,
    • Collaboration.

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

  • Tactfully and carefully resolve conflict
  • With bi-yearly actions steps and goals
  • Plan and evaluate related problems before they arise,
  • Employ realistic growth projections.
  • Harmonize the church.

7 Custom-tailored clinics

7 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.

Church Growth Diagnostic Plan for The Church That Needs to Change

This develops a 10-Year Planning process for a church that is wrestling with the implications of change in order to reach younger generations.

Dr. Whitesel is a leading expert in the field of growing the “multiple generation church” where three (3) generations can peacefully co-exist under one roof, one name and one senior pastor.  Dubbed “THE MULTI-GENERATIONAL CHURCH” or “MULTI-GEN CHURCH” (for short) his strategies have revolutionized the process of keeping older churches healthy without alienating the older members of the congregation.  Highly recommended! 

Includes: 

  • 1 or 2 year Implementation Assistance
  • In-depth Interviews with: Pastors and Staff, Key Lay Leaders, Group Interviews with Senior Members
  • Employing (among other data-gathering instruments):
    • Leadership Questionnaires
    • Age-specific Congregational Questionnaires

Analysis of:

  • Each generation’s concerns and opinions,
  • Basis of generational conflict,
  • Why young people don’t attend your church,
  • Staffing for the “MULTI-GEN CHURCH”
  • Your community’s Generational Make-up.
  • Strategies and programs that will work in your situation to reach younger generations.

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

  • Balance your generational make-up
  • Develop three healthy generations under one roof and one leadership.
  • Plan and evaluate changing generational needs,
  • Employ healthy growth projections.
  • Broaden the church membership base.

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.

10-Year Church Growth Diagnostic Plan for The Growing Church

This develops a 10-Year Realistic Growth Plan for a church that growing and trying to meet the needs of an expanding flock while simultaneously planning for the future.

Dr. Whitesel will bring: planning insights, examples of what is working in similar-sized congregations around the nation, and precise planning tools; relieving you of much of the work, investigation, and worry over the best (for you) growth strategies to pursue.

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,
    • Forecasting Questionnaires

Analysis of:

  • Growth speed, plateaus, and projections,
  • Upcoming attendance barriers and what you can do about them,
  • The changes in management styles that are necessary as a grows continues,
  • Staffing for continued growth,
  • Your community’s size and potential congregational size,
  • Strategies and programs that will work in your situation to maintain health while growing.

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

  • Yearly Growth Projections, with self-evaluation,
  • Planning for changing congregational needs due to changes in size,
  • Forecasting of the programs and ministries necessary for each stage of growth. .
  • Realistic, yet healthy growth projections
  • Balanced to the size of your community,
  • As well as past growth rates.
  • A broadened church’s strategy with sustained ministry and outreach.

7 Custom-tailored clinics

9 on-site visits

Toll Free phone support

Cost:  $6.800 (2 years) or $5,200 (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.

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.

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.