"My goal is to provide you with the most practical, affordable, and time-saving resources available." -Dave Jacobs
Men's Discipleship: a Curriculum for Busy Pastors
The purpose of this curriculum is to instill in men the attitudes, practices, disciplines and habits that help one become a spiritually
mature and growing man of God. This is a discipleship course with the sole intent of making disciples, i.e. followers of Christ from a
male perspective. Great for one-on-one, small groups, men's retreats. To learn more, go here.
Small Group Leader Training
This is a ready to go training for small group leaders that you can use one on one or in a group setting. To learn more, go here.
An affordable, practical, concise training in the art of coaching. Whether you're interested in coaching as a pastoral skill or a possible
vocation, this four hour course will give you all you need to get started. To learn more, go here.
My Best Holiday Messages
Coming up with new holiday sermons year after year is always a challenge. I've bundled together my best holiday messages in one
neat package (actually a zip file) that you will receive immediately after placing your order. These notes will be delivered to your inbox
as Word files ready for you to modify and use. To learn more, go here.
Better Pastoring in Less Time Workbook:
This is a program designed to help you identify what you should be giving your time to versus what you are giving your time to. This
simple five step process will help you reduce your commitments and increase your effectiveness. It’s actually possible to be a better
pastor in less time. (PDF) go here.
My Best Leadership Training Curriculum: After almost 30 years of training church leaders I've identified my top 13
leadership lessons (PDF)guaranteed to equip and motivate your leaders. This 30 page package provides you with leadership
training curriculum for two years. To learn more and review a list of the subjects dealt with, go here.
The Better Sermons in Less Time Workbook: This step by step process can save up to 30% of your sermon preparation
time without compromising content or quality. (PDF) To learn more, go here.
Personal Preaching Coach Package: Do you want to become a better preacher in the shortest possible time? If so, then my
Preaching Coach Package will do just that. To learn more, go here.
Lay-Leader Preaching Coach Package is especially designed for the layman. Do you have leaders in your church who
occasionally speak for you? Are there those you are training to be teachers and preachers? Do you wish you had more time to
devote to training your "second-string" speakers? If so, then my Lay-Leader Preaching Coach Package will be an invaluable
resource. To learn more, go here.
Small Church Pastor
Coaching, Consulting, and Resources for Pastors of Smaller Churches.
My name is Dave Jacobs and I specialize in small churches. I have almost
30 years experience in pastoring small churches. I understand the small
church. But even better, I understand the small church pastor. I’ve survived
the ups and the downs of pastoring in the small church. I know the
advantages and disadvantages of working in a small church. I like pastors
of smaller churches. I know what it is like for you. I understand.
At Small Church Pastor you won’t necessarily find ways to grow your small
church, but you will find ways to grow you! You see, it’s not about church
growth, it’s about your growth. I’m not against church growth but I am
against the ways in which our Christian culture has made pastors of small
churches feel insignificant and unimportant. I am against the lack of
encouragement and practical resources available to small church
pastors. Small Church Pastor was created for you! Browse around my site
and then drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you.
“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 reservation!”
-Bryce Jessup, Former President, William Jessup University
"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 detailed experience."
-Randy Knutson, Western Regional Director of Church Planting, The
"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, Medford, Oregon. more..
"I'm not about growing your
church, I'm about growing
you!" - Dave Jacobs
Copyright, Dave Jacobs 2012
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New Encouragement 4 U article:
Moving Forward Backward
By Dave Jacobs
In the ministry it often seems like one step forward, two steps back. But sometimes what's actually happening is that we're moving
forward backward. Read on.
New Ideas That Work article:
No Ministry Job Descriptions = frustration for everybody. Learn how to develop great ones.
By Dave Jacobs
According to one expert in the field of volunteers in organizations like churches, most department heads do not have a clear, written
down job description. (continue)
Read this: The Top 10 Times You Need a Coach
Read this: 20 Ways to Know if Your Church Needs a Consultant.
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