The Body of Christ: The Church

Steve consults with and supports churches and their leadership in a number of areas. The aim is always to promote healthy missional function that in turn encourages disciple-making disciples.

An outside perspective – to the continual day-to-day, which leaders experience – can provide a reflexive space to assess vision and mission, and the energy expended in pursuit of both. Renewed energy and creativity are often a much needed result of investing in this kind of partnership.

Church leadership

  • Strategic vision and needs analysis and workshops
  • Leadership/ team dynamics development
  • Mentoring and support of specific ministry’s
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Counselling
  • Spiritual direction and coaching

 

 

Families

Marriage prep and enrichment

  • Short courses in small groups
  • Couple-to-couple conversation

Parenting

  • Workshops, short courses and parent-to-parent conversation.

Counselling

  • Specific interventions for conflict resolution, improved communication and relationship health
  • Trauma, change negotiation
  • For individuals, couples or whole families

 

Spaces of encounter with God

  • Retreats:

– guided times of listening to God, often focused on a specified topic.

  • Worship leading:

– a contemporary styled approach to meeting God in song and prayer.

  • Preaching:

– a relaxed style of sharing Biblical interpretation and practice that invites ongoing engagement within the hearer.

  • Spiritual direction:

– either one on one or in a small group setting. Spiritual direction is a term used for the process of spiritual mentoring or guiding, where someone who seeks to grow deeper in relationship with God engages in conversation with a guide/mentor/coach to prompt this growth. It is a three way relationship between God, seeker and guide.

  • Leading of workshops on specific topics:

– Worship

– Prayer

– Spiritual formation

Fresh Expressions Church Planting

Supporting local church planting under the Fresh Expressions South Africa umbrella.

  • Process:
    • Invest in the planting team
      • Team composition and dynamic
      • Community needs assessment
    • Church plant to meet the identified needs
    • Ongoing coaching support for the initial two year period of the plant.