Helping you figure out what’s important, what’s stuck, and what’s next.
Working with church leadership teams around the country.
Helping you and your team find clarity.
Helping you to hear God and figure out what it looks like to respond appropriately.
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Eldership and the Mission of God
“If your church’s eldership basically operates like the board of directors of a small religious enterprise, get them to read this book. Quick. J.R. Briggs and Bob Hyatt not only outline the biblical functions of eldership but they do so through the missional prism that the original biblical writers used. For them, eldership is missional insofar as elders are called to not only equip the church for mission but to eliminate as many factors as possible that could derail the missional orientation of the church. Biblical, practical, warm and inspiring.”–Michael Frost, Morling College, Sydney; author of The Road to Missional, Incarnate and Exiles
“J.R. and Bob give us something that few if any books on church eldership have offered before: an accessible mission-directed primer on faithful leadership in localized, contextualized Jesus communities. . . . My hope is that this book will compel us to forego the prevalent version of decaffeinated Christianity and instead cultivate a missionary ethos that ignites faith communities to participate in the unrestrained and uncorked adventure of life with Jesus.”–From the foreword by Alan Hirsch, missiologist, speaker, founding director of Forge Network and author of The Forgotten Ways”
“The church has been in need of an updated understanding of eldership. With seasoned wisdom and theological rigor, Hyatt and Briggs team up to shift the role of elders from being a domesticated business board that focuses on maintenance, to a daring community of servant leaders who equip the whole church to join God’s mission in the world. This is the best book I’ve read on eldership.”–JR Woodward, national director, The V3 Movement; author of Creating a Missional Culture
My goal is to build a relationship that not only encourages you in the adventure of ministry, but very much co-operates in what God is doing in your life, your church community and our world in general. I bring over 20 years of ministry experience, including 14 years as a church planter/lead pastor and the wisdom I gained/lessons that I learned to my coaching.