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Leadership Consulting

When the head is strong, the body can be too. That is the philosophy that drives our passion for equipping church leaders to thrive. Our team of Christian therapists are ready to work with you and your church through:

 

Individual Coaching Sessions

Coaching sessions will focus on problem-solving; identifying strength and growth areas personally and for the church; and providing a safe and confidential arena for processing the challenges you face as a ministry leader. Coaching sessions are client directed and flexible to accommodate the specific needs of each team we work with.

 

Team Cohesion Workshops

Even the most inspiring visions and well-thought strategies can be inhibited by a lack of team unity. A strong leadership team needs the tools to communicate effectively, resolve conflict graciously, and optimize the strengths of each member.

 

Training In Effective Congregational Care

As a ministry leader, you come into direct contact with need and brokenness every day. Some of those needs, you are equipped to handle. Others may leave you feeling helpless. As trained mental health professionals, we can teach you and your staff how to recognize when an individual or family requires more help than you are trained to provide, and how to connect that person with the right resource.

 

Burnout Prevention Services

Do you ever feel like leading your church or ministry drains you, rather than fills you? Jesus gave us a pattern for ministry: work AND rest. Most leaders excel at the first, and struggle with the second. Burnout prevention trainings will give you and your team tools to find rest in the midst of busyness. When you put them into practice, you’ll find increased energy, commitment, and enthusiasm to accomplish the vital calling you’ve been given.

 

Congregational Care

As a leader, you want to see the individuals, couples, families, and youth in your congregation flourishing. It is God’s desire that his children live abundant life–that has spiritual, relational, and emotional components. Our passion is to partner with you to build a thriving church community through:

 

Topical Workshops or Training Series

Our workshops and trainings are custom made to fit your church’s unique context and needs. That includes addressing nearly any topic you’d like us to speak on. Workshops can be entirely led by our staff, or co-taught in partnership with staff from your church. Some of our most popular topics are:

  • Marriage Enrichment
  • Healthy Dating or Single Christians Living with Purpose
  • Stress Management Skills
  • Coping with Grief and Loss Effective Parenting
  • Servant Leadership

 

Lay Leader Training

The most effective ministries rely on a well-trained and well-equipped network of lay leaders. Like our leadership consulting services, lay leader training is designed for a smaller group of individuals or couples, and tailored to the specific needs of your church. Some of our most requested trainings are:

  • Equipping and informing lay counselors to provide effective care and recognize the need for additional resources
  • Providing consultation to lay leaders regarding caring for members with difficult and complex issues.
  • Assessing spiritual gifts
  • Identifying and equipping spiritual or relationship mentors within the church
  • Providing consultation and training to set up and run a marriage mentoring program

 

Wellness Resource Tables

CCCOC can provide staff to host a wellness resource table and answer questions when your congregation is focusing on special topics addressing emotional, mental and behavioral issues. We can provide well researched resource lists and pamphlets to support the topic or message being featured in a teaching series while offering next steps for people who wish to respond to the message with meaningful plans for change.

Additionally, we will offer FREE 30-Minute Consultations for those who want to take the next step on the path to emotional, relational, or spiritual wellness.

 

Topical Workshops or Training Series

Our workshops and trainings are custom made to fit your church’s unique context and needs. That includes addressing nearly any topic you’d like us to speak on. Workshops can be entirely led by our staff, or co-taught in partnership with staff from your church. Some of our most popular topics are:

  • Marriage Enrichment
  • Healthy Dating or Single Christians Living with Purpose
  • Stress Management Skills
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Effective Parenting
  • Servant Leadership

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