Few understand the world of senior executives. It involves everything from remaining relevant in your community and breaking through growth plateaus to developing healthy church systems, fundraising, and managing your family and personal life.
After 25 years in the trenches as an executive level lead pastor, I can attest to having experienced everything you’re going through to some degree or another. Without running down the laundry list of storms I’ve weathered in growing a 8,000-member church, suffice it to say, my faith has been tried, trampled, and at times tortured. Yet the faithfulness of God has kept me and He will also keep you. Sadly, many of our colleagues have fallen by the wayside—plagued by rampant financial inefficiencies, moral failure, church splits, ineffective vision casting, and more.
I offer a wide range of solutions designed to support senior/lead pastors and members of their senior executive management team (executive pastors, chief of staff, senior associates) in developing healthy organizations, experience congregational growth, and increase the effectiveness of your church/organization.
The David Ireland Executive Coaching Program offers senior executive leaders a dedicated monthly group training and coaching space where they can receive the encouragement, support, and guidance needed to effectively manage specific ministry issues. By adding coaching to your repertoire of tools, you will experience:
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I offer executive coaching through a process that occurs “on the court” of your day-to-day problem-solving needs. How? Through a prescribed series of virtual coaching sessions—conveniently conducted by phone—together we will create winning outcomes leveraging your professional strengths and fortifying any identified areas of deficiency.
Unlike a counselor or mentor—who typically tell clients what to do—coaching is more like an excavating tool that uncovers the courage, power, and greatness hidden within you. The process involves a give and take of information related to your specific issues blended with the coach’s skilled query for an appropriate solution that you discover with his or her help.
To optimally serve you as executive coach, I bring more than 25 years of professional experience and senior executive leadership to a team of 400 professionals. Along with executive administration of a multimillion dollar annual budget and earned Ph.D. in organizational leadership, I have also provided cross-cultural coaching to executives and religious leaders throughout the United States and in some 40 countries.
Specific areas of my expertise include:
As your executive coach I promise to provide:
Group coaching offers lead pastors and executives the unique opportunity to glean from the breadth of experience of others enrolled in the course. By leveraging the synergistic faith, power, and wisdom of the group, you will acquire solutions to organizational challenges before they arise.
As you absorb coaching provided to individuals in your group, you will gain invaluable insights and new perspectives. Through the general and individual coaching you receive within the group, meaningful accountabilities are established that launch you toward breaking through the stubborn barriers to your ministerial effectiveness.
I have structured the coaching program with your busy schedule in mind. Over the course of nine months, we will meet virtually, using a system of prescheduled 90-minute conference calls held once a month. I will facilitate the call using a customized curriculum.
The David Ireland Executive Coaching Programs features a curriculum especially designed to meet the needs of lead pastors. The 2017 Coaching Topics include:
Busy executives like to have their day ordered in advance. Accordingly, I offer my coaching services the third Tuesday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (EST). This allows my clients to have the bulk of their day available to implement the strategies learned from the session as they complete their pressing organizational tasks. A new coaching session begins in January 2017. Our 90-minute coaching sessions will meet on:
I’m always honored whenever executives request my coaching services. The following 5 steps outline how to begin:
Enrollment in the Executive Coach Program means you agree to the following:
To receive an application for the next available nine-month session of executive coaching, or to have your questions answered, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is an outline of a sample virtual 90-minute coaching session.
An MP3 link of the recorded session will be emailed to each team member. This feature also allows you to listen to the coaching session as often as you like.
As you know, confidentiality is crucial in the life of a lead pastor and organizational executive. We are called to safeguard the personal information we receive from our congregants. But, when it comes to addressing our own personal struggles, pastors rarely feel they can trust others. As part of the David Ireland Coaching Program, every participant is required to sign a confidentiality agreement to ensure adherence to my requirement that the identities and information of group members are kept private. That agreement will be included in your orientation package once your application to participate is approved.
Your investment for the nine-month program is $400 each month. You and your organization will quickly experience the benefit of this investment after the first session. The other benefit of virtual coaching is that it eliminates the time and expense of travel, lodging, and lost opportunity to engage in key organization and family activities.
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Raising a Child Who Prays: Teaching Your Family the Power of Prayer
In a society that is quickly abandoning its biblical standards, parents can create an effortless culture in their home that lends itself to the spiritual development of their child.
David Ireland, known for his dynamic teachings on prayer, provides a framework that helps parents elevate their prayer life, then parents can pass along the secrets to their little ones so they too may become spiritual giants over time.
Parents will be equipped with practical exercises, sample prayers, and developmentally appropriate mentoring plans that will encourage their children to pray effectively now and into adulthood.