Comprehensive Ministry Solutions: Coaching, Training, Consulting, and Communication

Experience the all-encompassing support of Minister's Helper, your ultimate resource for elevating ministry excellence. With a comprehensive suite of services, we're dedicated to empowering every aspect of your sacred journey.

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I embrace a coaching, consulting, training, and services philosophy grounded in faith, compassion, and a profound appreciation for the divine potential within each individual and group I serve. I recognize that God has endowed every person with distinct gifts and abilities, ready to be nurtured and utilized for divine purposes in practical application. Whether you're navigating ministry challenges, seeking support for building up your ministry community, or striving for greater engagement in your discipleship and evangelistic work, the services I offer are tailored to guide you on your journey toward fulfillment and alignment with God's plan for you. I'm all about empowering you to unlock your true potential and embrace the abundant life God desires for you and your faith community. Let's discern together if working with me is what's right for you.


Unlock Your Leadership Potential

Empower yourself to lead with clarity and confidence through our personalized coaching sessions. Whether you're seeking to refine your decision-making skills or cultivate a more impactful leadership style, our tailored approach focuses on harnessing your strengths to drive meaningful change. Experience the transformative power of individual coaching as you elevate your leadership abilities and inspire those around you to thrive.

Forge Stronger Connections, Achieve Greater Results

Elevate your team's performance and unity with our dynamic group training programs. From enhancing collaboration to honing essential ministry skills, our sessions are designed to equip your team with the tools they need to excel collectively. Experience the synergy of shared learning and growth as your team becomes a cohesive force, driving your ministry forward with purpose and effectiveness.

Chart Your Course to Success

Navigate the complexities of ministry with confidence through our expert consulting sessions. Whether you're crafting strategic visions or streamlining operational processes, our customized approach empowers you to overcome challenges and seize opportunities. Benefit from tailored strategies that align with your ministry's unique objectives, paving the way for sustainable growth and impact.

Inspire and Connect Through Compelling Communication

Amplify your ministry's message and presence with our professional communication collateral services. From captivating online content to polished print publications, we specialize in crafting materials that resonate with your audience and reflect your ministry's values. Elevate your outreach efforts with consistent branding and messaging that leave a lasting impression, fostering deeper connections within your community and beyond.


Linda's work ethic and enthusiasm is evident in her ability to organize and execute a plan in both print and digital mediums. She eagerly embraces new technologies and shares her talents to the benefit of customers and co-workers alike. She is a joy to work with.

Nanci Lamar

I have worked with Linda on several projects and she always brings valuable insight and input. She is a team player and works well as a leader and team member. She is grounded in her faith and leverages it to inform her critical thinking and decision making.

Brennen Boose

Linda is a creative, inspirational, leader. She has deep compassion and is well organized to drive a vision, build teams and achieve the goals that her team has set. I have worked with Linda as an editor, musician and graphic artist. I highly recommend her to work on your creative project or team.

Rev. William T. Chaney Jr.


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.



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