Leading a church is an incredible responsibility. But with that responsibility comes a weight that no one else feels like you do. Sometimes it helps just having someone from the outside who is able to share that burden with you.
That’s where The Hardy Group consultants can help. Our consulting is handcrafted specifically to help you where you need it most. Along the way we help you identify obstacles we see that, if eliminated, could increase your ministry’s effectiveness.
Everything is on the table! Everything! Some of the kinds of things churches need our consulting for include:
- Navigating change
- Turning the church in a new direction
- Personal leadership development
- Thinking, planning, & dreaming
- Staff development
- Ministry development
- Church board and governance development
- Navigating the unknown
Some churches have said our consultants operate like non-resident executive staff members. And that’s really exactly what we purpose to do. We are not down the hall but we are accessible to you even more frequently on speed-dial.
When we partner with pastors and churches we are talking all the time. We purpose to be a great friend to the pastor. We know that the larger the church gets the lonelier it can feel while trying to navigate tough decisions. That’s why we make ourselves available to talk … all the time!
One of the unique offerings of The Hardy Group consulting is that we purpose to be on location with you up to three times in a given year. These face-to-face times of interaction are gold. We love to be there with you. And we find pastors are able to leverage all the interaction by phone to make the personal face-to-face times even better.
When we come on location, frequently we will have a specific focus. The first onsite visit is almost always a weekend evaluation (Click here for the Weekend Evaluation description) where we meet with the lead pastor and start setting the stage for high-value personal interaction. We also like to meet with other paid staff and key volunteer leaders.
Subsequent visits have specific focuses that are derived from the first visit and conversations we have together to determine the appropriate next steps for you and the church.
These onsite visits are designed to fit in your schedule and are crafted uniquely to you and the needs of the church at any given time. At The Hardy Group we work tirelessly to make the interface of all the dialogue by phone weave seamlessly with the onsite visit. Pastors tell us it works very well for them!
The beautiful thing about our consulting is it meets you right where you are! We concentrate on what you feel are your greatest needs. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach with our consulting because every church and every leader has a unique personality.
Frankly, the list of things we help pastors with is almost endless. If you can think of it, we will either help you with it or find someone who can. We are about “All Things Church!”
We will engage you and your team in healthy dialogue about where you are and where you want to go. You will find principles of “church” and best practices regularly woven into the dialogue. Your world will get bigger as a result of your engagement with The Hardy Group.
LET’S START THE CONVERSATION
If you are like most pastors, you have wondered what it might be like to engage a consultant — an outside voice. Some have thought, “Well, that’s just for mega-churches,” but that’s not the case. Churches of all sizes can benefit from an outside voice.
You can use the form above to begin the conversation. This non-commitment form will ask for basic information allowing Dick Hardy to call you and see where you are in your journey at the church.
Frankly, you have nothing to lose to have a conversation. If you know Dick, you know this to be true. He loves to talk! And talking with you may open the doors to something you never thought possible.
Let’s start talking.