Training pastors boot camp

Training pastors in an intense, concentrated week.

The Turnaround Pastors Boot Camp offers unique value because it combines reliable research on effective turnaround leadership, the biblical foundations of pastoral leadership, and proven tools that work in any ministry setting.

Our training program includes:

  • How to develop mission and vision that everyone in your church endorses
  • How to deal with the emotional burden of leading a church turnaround
  • How to maximize the way God has “hard wired” your personality for greatest leadership effectiveness
  • How to minimize conflict and resolve it in redemptive ways
  • How to get the entire ministry of the church organized around a common vision
  • How to use the many practical tools we provide
  • And much, much more…

Although we teach this material to our doctoral students it is truly “Pastoral Theology 101.” When you’ve finished the training you’ll go away asking, “Why didn’t somebody tell me this twenty years ago?”

Training pastors with practical tools

Jake Eldridge, from the Church of God in Buffalo, West Virginia, participated in a Boot Camp this past April. He sums up his experience with a remarkable affirmation.

I appreciated the knowledge I gained from the boot camp. Every pastor should go through this training. It truly is an investment in the future of their ministry. This was the greatest conference/training I have ever been through (and I attend at least 2-3 conferences each year).


Stephanie Fritzman, from First Church of God in New Martinsville, West Virginia, shared some of the things she learned at the same Boot Camp.

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We are so gratified by the opportunity to train and mentor pastors for effective turnaround leadership.

Training pastors after Boot Camp

Turnaround Pastors Boot Camp© is only the beginning! At Boot Camp pastors learn more effective ways of thinking about ministry, begin to develop a plan to lead their churches in renewal, and start developing the personal and ministry skills required to lead change.

But that’s only the beginning.

Boot Camp “recruits” enroll in a year long follow up process that includes monthly coaching with an experienced mentor, learning communities of like-minded pastors, and twice per year video conferences with their Boot Camp cohort and the trainers.

At Turnaround Pastors we’re not interested in hosting conferences. We want to join Jesus in transforming the Church, and we do it by training pastors to become skilled transformational leaders.

It’s a process that works!

If you’d like to sign up for a Boot Camp or if you’d just like information, contact us at