Jun 1, 2018

Advance Children's Ministry Coaching...Grow You & Grow Your Ministry

One of the most important investments you can make as a children & family ministry leader is an investment in yourself.

In children's ministry, everything rises and falls on leadership.  As you grow yourself, you will see your ministry grow.

One of the best ways to grow as a children's ministry leader is to bring a coach into your life. 

That's what Advance children's ministry leadership coaching is all about.  I can help you grow, which will result in your ministry improving and growing.

When I was in middle school, I was on a basketball team.  I made some of the shots I took, but my shot percentage of goals made was lower than it should have been.

My coach observed my play and found a blind spot that was affecting my shot percentage.  When I shot the ball, my arm wasn't straight.  This was causing my shots to skew left.  My coach showed me how to keep my arm straight when releasing the ball.  That one tip helped me up my game and score a lot more points.

The same scenario applies to leading in children's & family ministry.  I will collaborate with you to identify barriers and blind spots that are holding back your ministry. 

I have been serving in children and family ministry for over 29 years.  I've learned a lot during those years, much of it by making mistakes.  I want to help you not make those same mistakes.

I also want to help you grow your ministry.  I've helped build some of the largest and fastest growing children and family ministries in the country.  In Las Vegas, where I served as children's pastor, we saw God grow the church from 8,000 to 16,000 in 4 years.  In south Florida, where I again served as children's pastor, we saw God grow the church from 12,000 to 28,000 in 8 years.  During that same time in south Florida, we saw the children's ministry volunteer team grown from 300 to 2,600 active volunteers.  I have led in all sizes of churches and know the strategies it takes to grow your ministry.  Whether your church is currently 100 or 10,000, you will benefit from the coaching.

Advance children's ministry coaching is a 6 month experience and includes...
  • 6 months of coaching.  Next available session runs from July to December of 2018.
  • Monthly group coaching session.  Live, one-hour sessions on the important topics listed below. Each session includes teaching and group discussions. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topics with Dale and and the other leaders in the group.  Sessions are also recorded so you have access to it later.
    •  July - Self Leadership
    • August -  Leading Staff and Volunteers
    • September - Leading through Change and Challenges
    • October - Keys to Growing a Ministry
    • November - Creating a Dynamic Children's Ministry Culture in Your Church 
    • December - Staying Relevant in Children's Ministry
  •  Personalized Growth Plan:
    • Personal one hour phone session with Dale to help you identify areas of growth and development.  From this, Dale will help you create a growth plan in those areas.  Includes identifying your personality traits, strengths, weaknesses and blind spots.
    • Plan includes developing a personal mission statement, key books to read, guided growth conversations to have with key people in your life, action steps, setting goals and help measuring progress.  There is also an one hour follow-up phone session at the end of the program to access and celebrate your growth.
  • Copy of two of Dale's books
  • If Disney Ran Your Children's Ministry
  • The Formula for Building Great Volunteer Teams
    Access to the notes from Kidmin Gig round table.  In 2016, Dale founded a gathering of leaders from the 30 largest children's ministries in the country.  Each year, they meet for 2 days to discuss and share their ideas, insights and challenges.  As part of the Advance group, you will receive a copy of the latest discussions from this gathering.
    If you are interested in joining the next group, you can apply at this link.  Space is limited and the deadline to apply is June 25th.  Only 30 people will be accepted.  Apply today.

    Here are some testimonies from people who have been in the program.
    "Can you teach an 'old dog' new tricks?  Dale did!  Having worked in children's ministry for almost two  decades, I have a lot of experience.  Basically, that means i am good at some things and avoid the rest.  If you are willing to learn, Dale can help you with the rest!"  Joel Smith, Children's Pastor, First Colony Church in Sugar Land, Texas
    "I am so thankful for the coaching experience I was able to have with Dale Hudson.  I have learned tools that will help with leadership, growth and structure.  I know that this information will help me today, tomorrow and many years to come.  I would highly recommend anyone in Children's Ministry to take part in this amazing coaching experience."  Michelle Clary, 5 Point Church in Easley, S.C.
    The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself.  You've been busy developing others and now it's your turn to receive.  Let's journey together and take your leadership and ministry to a new level. 

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