Small Church Pastor
Coaching, Consulting, and Resources for Pastors of Smaller Churches.
Copyright, Dave Jacobs 2012
A consultant functions much like a coach to the organization.
Whereas a coach relates to an individual, the consultant relates
to the church board, governing body, or leadership
A consultant comes in when a church
feels stuck or in need of a fresh set of eyes to help them walk
through a challenging situation. The consultant is someone
A consultant provides honest feedback, practical ideas, and
resources that are tailor made for the current size of the church.
Reasons why a church might bring in a consultant:
- When they feel stuck.
- When considering a new direction.
- When they need a fresh set of eyes.
- When considering their first hire.
- When considering their first church plant.
- If momentum or morale is bad.
- When they are in decline.
- When they have plateaued.
- When nothing seems to be working.
- If there is a need for someone to mediate conflict.
- When bringing in a new pastor.
- When determining the pay-package for their pastor or
- If they are a new church plant.
- When faced with a crisis.
- When wanting to do a church
I use a Seven Step Process of
consulting that will systematically
move your church from where it is to
where it wants to be. To find out more
about what we will do when we
Four consulting options to choose
3. In person
4. Combination of the above
“I have known Dave Jacobs since his
high school days in San Jose. You will
find him dedicated, a man of integrity,
and a treasured mentor in ministry. He
is not out to get rich or build a name for
himself, he just loves the Lord and
wants to help others with a kindred
spirit. I can recommend him without
-Bryce Jessup, President,
William Jessup University, retired.
"Dave is one of the most resourceful
team leaders we have on the regional
team for church planting in the Vineyard.
He produces workshops, seminars, and
personal coaching in spiritual formation,
marriage enrichment, and specific
church growth issues. If you work with
Dave, you get a holistic coach with
-Randy Knutson, Western Regional Director of
Church Planting, The Vineyard.
"For several years now I have had the privilege
of knowing Dave Jacobs. Not only does Dave
coach my personal calling on a monthly
basis, but I have had the joy of introducing
Dave to other pastors in my region and with
each contact the results have brought a new
sense of hope and direction. What I love
about Dave is that his ministry is gimmick
free. Dave is real and his ministry is real.
Dave helps leaders plan to finish well and he
also helps a them leave behind that unique
contribution into God's Kingdom they were
destined to deposit."
-Garris Elkins, Divisional Superintendent, Southern
Oregon/Umpqua Division of Foursquare Churches,
"A consultant comes in when a
church feels stuck or in need of
a fresh set of eyes to help them
walk through a challenging
situation. The consultant is
someone objective and
experienced." - Dave Jacobs