Sunday sermons – I am available for Sunday sermons and am pleased to bring my best to congregations of all sizes and types. I especially love to share messages from God’s Word on the subjects of pastor transitions, church health, outward-focused, disciple-making churches, forgiveness and reconciliation as well as the big tough challenges of the Christian life such as: “When God Says ‘No,’” “When God Says Nothing,” “When Life Is Bitter,” etc.
Conference speaking and teaching – I have served as the “plenary” speaker at conferences and conducted numerous conference workshops on subjects such as: “A Really Great Church!,” “The Joy Of Interim Pastoring,” “The Power Of United Leadership,” “Becoming Turnaround Pastors,” “Shepherding Through Change,” “The Privilege of Christian Leadership,” “Interim Pastor-Proofing Your Church” and “Strategic Planning For The Rest Of Us.”
Becoming Effective Leaders (BEL) groups for pastors – I love helping pastors become the revitalization leaders whom their churches need them to be! BEL group participants meet monthly for nine months and gain leadership and revitalization skills in the context of personal coaching and relationships with three to eight fellow group participants. Ask me about Zoom versions of these groups! Click here to read Becoming Effective Leaders (BEL) groups for pastors.
Saturday Seminars – Kind people have been giving me high marks for my seminars for many years. Seminars are not the only way to train Christians for Christian ministry, but they are one way which is very helpful for many believers. Most of these are about 3 1/2 hours in length. Ask me for the details. Here are the seminars I’m offering at this time:
How To Get Your Life Focused (and your act together) – Why waste your life when you can get it focused around eternal goals? Brian will help you make an eternity-changing life a reality.
Becoming A Peacemaker In Your World – Every church needs a core group of people who are peacemakers: Christ-followers who are trained and equipped to serve as catalysts for unity in their congregations. This full-day seminar teaches 13 ways to be a peacemaker and it changes churches for God’s glory.
The Essentials Of Leadership – Churches need many trained, equipped leaders to create and sustain effective ministries. This inspiring half-day seminar teaches all the basics: from dreaming a dream to seeing it to completion.
Effective Church Boards – United, effective boards are a vital component of vital, effective churches, but good people don’t automatically know how to be good board members; they must be taught. I will flex this seminar to fit your church and denomination.
Accurate Bible Interpretation – This half-day seminar teaches the basic principles for common-sense Bible interpretation. Examples from Brian’s “Bible interpretation horror file” help bring this material to life.
How To Study The Bible For Yourself – This half-day seminar has participants “soaking” in I Thessalonians one as they learn a number of time-tested, life-changing Bible study methods. Your participants will learn much and will love the process.
Recruiting And Managing Volunteers (without going crazy) – Your congregation needs staff members and lay leaders who know how to recruit and manage ministers (volunteers) for their ministries – without losing their patience and their minds in the process. This one-half day seminar will help your church thrive.
Creative Bible Teaching – Adapted from Larry Richards classic book by the same name, this one-half to full-day seminar teaches the Hook, Book, Look, Took format, along with other great insights, to help Scripture-loving believers become effective Bible teachers.
One-on-One Discipling – This joyful 2 to 3 hour seminar teaches believers how to effectively disciple – whether formally or informally – new believers in Christ. Let’s get the more mature believers in your church engaged in helping new believers grow.