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Forge Stronger Connections

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June 01, 20243 min read


What types of coaching and consulting services do you offer for ministry leaders?

Our services encompass individual coaching, group training, tailored ministry consulting sessions, and the production of communication collateral for both online and print publications, all designed to meet the specific needs of your ministry context. Ministry leaders who have previously engaged with Cross Vocational through webinars, courses, or our online community will find our offerings particularly beneficial. Minister's Helper is crafted to provide an advanced level of professional support, including both live online and in-person coaching, training sessions, and expert assistance in creating impactful communication materials. Our goal is to assist individuals and groups in achieving their objectives by developing a holistic ministry experience, effectively communicating their vision and mission-aligned values, and enhancing their outreach through professionally designed collateral.

How can your coaching services benefit my ministry?

Individual Coaching:

Personalized Leadership Development:

Enhance your leadership skills with tailored coaching that addresses your unique strengths and challenges. Expect improved decision-making, increased confidence, and a deeper understanding of how to lead your ministry effectively.

Strategic Visioning:

Gain clarity on your ministry's vision and learn how to communicate and implement this vision to inspire your team and congregation.

Group Training:

Team Cohesion and Efficiency:

Foster a stronger, more cohesive team environment where members are aligned with the ministry's goals and values. Group training can lead to improved collaboration, communication, and conflict resolution within your team.

Skill Enhancement:

Equip your team with the necessary skills for effective ministry, from leadership and management to communication and pastoral care.

Ministry Consulting Sessions:

Customized Strategy Development:

Develop and refine your ministry's strategies to meet its goals, whether it's growth, community impact, or service improvement. Consulting sessions provide a roadmap for success tailored to your ministry's context.

Operational Excellence:

Identify and address operational challenges within your ministry, leading to improved efficiency, resource management, and overall effectiveness.

Production of Communication Collateral for Online and Print Publications:

Enhanced Outreach and Engagement:

Create compelling and professional communication materials that effectively convey your ministry's message, attract new members, and engage your current congregation.

Consistent Branding and Messaging:

Ensure your ministry's values and vision are consistently communicated across all platforms, enhancing your ministry's identity and presence in the community.

By engaging with our services, your ministry can expect to see significant growth in leadership capabilities, team dynamics, strategic planning, operational efficiency, and communication effectiveness. These outcomes collectively contribute to a more impactful and fulfilling ministry experience for both leaders and their communities.

What is your experience and background in ministry leadership?

Linda Furtado, our CEO, brings over 16 years of rich and diverse experience in ministry leadership to Minister's Helper. Her journey has spanned a broad spectrum of roles, including lay and clergy leadership positions, where she has exemplified servant leadership in the contexts of home, church, and the corporate world. Linda's multifaceted background includes:

Educational Expertise:

Trained as an educator, Linda has a strong foundation in teaching and learning principles, having served as a public school educator and an instructional designer.

Family Coaching:

As a certified Incredible Family coach, she specializes in strengthening family dynamics within the Christian faith.

Curriculum Development:

Her skills as a Christian curriculum writer have contributed to the creation of engaging and impactful learning materials for various age groups.

Worship and Arts:

Linda's talents extend to worship writing and production, as well as visual and performing arts, enriching worship experiences and ministry outreach.

Theological Training:

She holds a Master in Christian Arts in Ministries degree, underpinning her ministry with deep theological insight and understanding.

United Methodist Tradition: A lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, Linda's approach is deeply rooted in its traditions and values.

Online Ministry Development:

Linda is an adept producer, writer, and developer of online ministry resources, leveraging digital platforms to extend the reach and impact of ministry efforts.

Through her comprehensive experience and skills, Linda is uniquely positioned to guide ministry leaders in enhancing their leadership capabilities, developing effective ministry strategies, and creating enriching worship and educational experiences.