What to Expect

You want comprehensive training, tailored to suit your unique personality, that will prepare you to lead a church turnaround. Turnaround Pastors provides a variety of training options that suit the needs of most pastors. If you’d like to discuss a customized solution, please contact us.

BOOT CAMP

This five day Turnaround Pastors immersion training experience is everything you wish you’d learned in seminary. It is literally “Pastoral Theology 101.” In this accelerated learning environment you will learn about best ministry practices (those ministry activities that are proven to result in church revitalization through conversion growth) and best leadership practices (those leadership behaviors that are proven to correlate with church revitalization).

Most pastors, particularly those who go on to lead church revitalization, enroll in a year of mentorship upon completion of the TAP Boot Camp.

INTENSIVES

Turnaround Pastors 2 Day training experiences are primarily intended for bi-vocational pastors who cannot take the time for the optimal training of a TAP Boot Camp. Much of the same material is covered, but in an accelerated pace.

The 2 Day Intensive is preceded by a 90 minute orientation webinar. Follow-up consists of two 2 hour webinars spaced out several months apart in order to consolidate the mastery of ministry and leadership principles.

MENTORING

This year-long Turnaround Pastors program provides you the opportunity to walk with an experienced turnaround pastor who is also skilled in using the Birkman profile to help you tackle the unique challenges you face in your personal life and your ministry. The typical mentorship consists of 12 meetings, one per month, with assignments between each meeting.​

TAP Boot Camp

It’s All About Teamwork at TAP

That’s how training for busy, burdened pastors should be done.

That’s how we do it at Turnaround Pastors.

Turnaround Pastors training regimen is based on rigorous and scientifically valid research that identifies the key components of effective turnaround leadership. It is delivered in a unique combination of immersion training – which is easily tailored to suit each pastor’s unique needs – and assessment based mentoring. It results in a personal, professional, and church development plan that is tailored to each pastor’s requirements and ministry context. And remember, you won’t be alone in implementing it — We’ll be by your side.

What you won’t get
  • An impersonal conference experience with hundreds of other pastors.
  • An endless parade of case studies (“here’s how I did it!”) that won’t apply to you or your ministry context.
  • A series of meaningless exhortations to try and be someone you’re not.
  • A notebook that goes on the shelf, likely to never be seen again.

What you will get

  • Training tailored to your unique identity, giftedness, experience, education, and personality.
  • Understanding of the seven significant traits of turnaround leadership identified in our ground-breaking research using The Birkman Method.
  • A plan to master the best practices that are proven to correlate with church renewal.
  • Personal coaching that leverages your unique personality into greater leadership results.
  • Knowledge of how become a wise pastoral leader for a lifetime of effective ministry, “a wise master builder.”
  • A strategy to lead your church into renewal thru conversion growth.
  • Practical, proven ministry strategies that work in any ministry context.

When you finish, you’ll join the chorus of pastors who walk away saying, “Why didn’t somebody tell me this twenty years ago?” At a Turnaround Pastors Boot Camp, wise ministry practitioners will make a personal investment in you. You will learn about yourself and how you can best learn to lead in church turnaround, revitalization, and growth. After your immersion week, your training will continue. We offer a range of continued consulting options that include:

  • Personal ministry mentoring with an experienced, certified coach.
  • Learning community clusters that provide sustained training and accountability.
  • Direct access to your Boot Camp trainers.
  • Additional training services for your church Board, Staff and Congregation.

Don’t labor in isolated despair! Don’t just go to the latest “hot seminar!” Get personalized help for you and your church.

Turnaround Pastors customizes our mentoring approach to fit the unique needs of every client who enters the program. This assessment based approach employs each client’s Birkman Method profile to insure that the mentorship focuses on skill development and personal growth in those areas that impact the ability to lead a church turnaround.

Starting from the client’s profile information and goals, we walk alongside the pastor as he or she engages in the change process.

At times the mentor uses coaching techniques, realizing that the client knows the ministry context better than the mentor/coach. In this way the client is encouraged to clarify their own thinking processes, evaluate their decision making, and listening to God as they traverse the course of personal and professional development.

Using the Birkman Coaching Report With Workbook to Mentor Pastors

In this informative, practical webinar Turnaround Pastors will introduce the Birkman Coaching Report With Workbook and show you how to use it to become a more effective coach of pastors and church staff. This customized Coaching workbook helps you mentor a pastor in ways that are uniquely suited to that protégé’s specific personality. This enables you to help them accelerate mastery of the mission critical leadership skills required to lead church revitalization. Topics included in the Coaching Report With Workbook:

  • Communicating With Others
  • Relating to People Socially
  • Interacting Within Teams
  • Response to Structure and Change
  • Making Decisions
  • Creating Your Ideal Work Environment
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Potential Issues
  • Areas to Explore

Contact Turnaround Pastors to find out about next Birkman Coaching Report With Workbook: when the webinar is, what it costs, and where to sign up.

Pricing

COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

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BIRKMAN PROFILE

Take the Birkman & schedule your consultation
$ 595
  • The complete Birkman Method™ Profile
  • Three 1-hour TAP coaching sessions to interpret and start a development plan

BOOT CAMP

$ 595
  • 4 ½ days of Turnaround Pastors immersion training in best leadership and best ministry practices
  • This is a “hands on” experience, you’ll come away with a plan that you can start on immediately

COACHING

$ 150 per Hour
  • Discounts available for TAP Boot Camp participants

WE SERVE:

CHURCHES

Turnaround Pastors helps you prepare your church for revitalization through careful assessments, training people for leadership, and screening pastoral candidates.

Does your church need help discerning God’s direction for the church? Are you challenged by conflict, lack of direction, or ineffective leadership?

Our seasoned TAP professionals are available to conduct training sessions for your leadership team in person or by video conference.

Sometimes a church needs to identify “root causes” of the hurdles that stand in the way of achieving their God-give potential. An unbiased assessment, conducted by a neutral third party, is often the most efficient and effective way of identifying these issues.

The experienced turnaround pastors and consultants on our Turnaround Pastors staff are ready to help you uncover the challenges and identify the best route to resolution.

Pastor Search Teams are faced with the daunting challenge of trying to figure out which candidate is most suited for that open pastoral position. But the folks who serve on these teams don’t have the skill or the experience needed. Thus, pastor search processes are as much guesswork as anything else.

Let Turnaround Pastors help you take the guesswork out of your pastor search process. Our implementation of The Birkman Method™ will help you pinpoint the best candidate for your church.

Let’s take the guesswork out of the placement process. Turnaround Pastors’ implementation of The Birkman Method™ will help you pinpoint which pastoral candidate is best suited to that church that is looking to you for help.

In addition, TAP can also indicate where the candidate will need additional help or training to lead that church through the turnaround process.

PASTORS

Let Turnaround Pastors help you become a competent turnaround leader – a pastor who knows what the church needs to do and how to lead them effectively

The journey to enhancing your leadership skills begins with an immersion training we call “TAP Boot Camp.” In this week of intensive study you’ll not only learn what needs to be done to lead a church turnaround, you’ll also learn how to do it by leveraging your God-given personality.

Turnaround Pastors assessment based mentorship focuses on developing the personal and professional skills. In this year long engagement you will discover how to lead more effectively – without having to become someone you’re not!

Turnaround Pastors’ experienced staff is available to consult on specific projects. Whether your challenge is conflict management, leadership development, discerning vision, or trying to develop and implement strategy, our seasoned professionals are available to assist you.

DENOMINATIONAL LEADERS

Turnaround Pastors makes your life easier by helping you pinpoint the best pastoral candidates and by training your staff to help all your pastors flourish.

Let’s take the guesswork out of the placement process. Turnaround Pastors’ implementation of The Birkman Method™ will help you pinpoint which pastoral candidate is best suited to that church that is looking to you for help.

In addition, TAP can also indicate where the candidate will need additional help or training to lead that church through the turnaround process.

Denominational and mid-level Judicatory Officers are faced with an unrelenting demand: to train the pastors in their domain to become more effective leaders.

Turnaround Pastors can customize a plan to train your trainers so that they will be capable of teaching the pastors what needs to be done to revitalize their churches and how to get those things done.

PASTOR SEARCH

Turnaround Pastors can help you to reduce the guesswork and expense of Pastoral Search!

An Expensive Solution: Headhunters

The use of retained search firms is growing in churches and groups that can afford them. Search firms offer various services, which may include church assessment, collaborative development of the job description, finding good candidates, and help for the Pastor Search Team.

These services can become very expensive, often beyond the reach of smaller churches and denominational offices with limited budgets. A top quality search firm will typically charge 1⁄3 of the pastor’s salary, which is paid once the pastor assumes office. These fees will run $15,000 to as much as $50,000. When you tack that on to the additional expenses of candidating, calling, and relocating a pastor, the costs can exceed what the typical church in America can afford.

A Better Solution: Accurate Assessment

There’s a better and more affordable choice now available. It is an option that enables Pastor Search Teams and denominational officers to pinpoint which pastoral candidate comes already furnished with the skills required to lead a church turnaround.

Please contact me! It involves examining the various candidates’ usual style of going about their daily routines, understanding what they expect of and need from others and the work environment, and how they act under stress.

Then we compare a candidate to our research of the previously unearthed seven characteristics of a turnaround pastor. Why guess when you can compare best practices?

Learn more in our E-book, “Reduce the Guesswork of Pastor Search”. Just click the button below and sign up for our e-newsletter to receive your free copy.

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