In the past year, I have witnessed several pastors and ministry leaders crash and burn in ministry. Some have been moral failures, some have been criminal, while others have been because of burnout from the ministry.
I have talked with several pastors who are on the verge of burnout but for some reason cannot move themselves to sign-up for life coaching. Here’s the reason that I have seen most; FEAR. They are afraid that if they ask their board for the finances to see a life coach or a counselor they will be viewed as inadequate for their ministry position. Friends, that is reason enough that they NEED life coaching. This is faulty thinking on the pastor’s part. What’s more, it is dangerous thinking because it leaves the pastor/ministry leader isolated and that becomes toxic to themselves, their families and the church family. In fact, one pastor I spoke with told me; “Terry, I know I need life coaching; but I don’t have the money and I don’t want my board to know that I need this.”
Would you consider “sponsoring” a pastor/ministry leader for one year of life coaching? The cost is $2500 for the year and that Includes 24 coaching sessions with me where the leader can work on goals, talk about personal struggles and have a confidential space to become the leader God created them to be.
What is the ROI? First, these leaders don’t burnout; they stay in ministry doing the things they are called by God to do. Second, they get their passion for ministry back. Third, churches become healthier and there is a new energy in the overall health of the church family.
In Christ, Terry
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“In February 2017, my wife and I took a trip to Israel through our church, organized by Terry Porter. He did a phenomenal job with planning — getting us there and back and, of course, everything in between. Touring and exploring the country was awesome, and for every place we visited, he would reference the Bible, bringing it more to life! Terry is a man excited about teaching and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Throughout the time I have known him, his love and humility have grown deeper and is reflected in his maturity.”
Terry came in and spoke directly to the heart of our church, clarifying biblical and healthy instructions to carry loads weighing us down. His candor, common sense, and demeanor help you realize that just because you are broken, you are not broke, healing can be found and spiritual health can be restored. Terry challenged, encouraged, and provided directional hope to living a God-honoring life once again.
Engaging. Sympathetic. Wise. That is how Terry impacted me and other men who recently listened as he shared his journey through life. Having hiked through valleys of adversity and failure, Terry has a unique ability to connect with the hearts of others. Every man received useful insight into life and how we can practically live out our Christian faith. I highly recommend Terry for groups of any size.
Terry has the depth of character rarely seen in coaches. His ability to relate and build trust is on par with his ability to help guide people to where they need to go. Moreover, his holistic approach means that his clients feel whole with momentum to make the amazing changes in their life.
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Kelly Duro of Amazing Resolve
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The time spent with Terry and his Health from the Inside Out philosophy has been significant and life changing. The videos, tools, and resources; along with Terry's guidance throughout our sessions have been insightful, helpful and valuable. We have grown in our personal, mental and relational health. Terry has given us tools to use in our communication with one another that have made us aware of how our words, actions or lack of actions, have affected each other in the past and how to avoid negative habits long formed. Thank You Terry.