Joel L. Alvis, Jr. has a passion to work with churches experiencing transition in leadership or other circumstances. Since 2003 he has served as an interim (or transitional pastor). He provides coaching and consulting services to congregational leaders and clergy as an Authorized Interpretive Consultant for Holy Cow! Consulting.
Dr. Charles Arn is a professor of Outreach at Wesley Seminary in Marion, IN. His latest book: Heartbeat! How to Turn Passion into Ministry in Your Church introduces readers to the exciting process of building "missional side-doors."
Greg Atkinson is a writer, speaker, consultant and campus pastor at Forest Park, a multi-site church based in Joplin, Missouri. Greg has started businesses including the worship resource website WorshipHouse Media, a social media marketing company, and his own consulting firm. As a consultant, Greg has worked with some of the largest and fastest-growing churches across the United States. Greg’s latest writing project is his eBook Church Leadership 101.
Anthony Coppedge is a church technology consultant, speaker, and author with experience identifying strategies, building scalable systems and processes, and focusing efforts to stay true to the vision and DNA of an organization. He has served on staff at three mega churches and worked in the church management software and audio/visual industry.
John Ewart is associate VP of project development at Southeastern Baptist Seminary and is a board member and instructor in the Society for Church Consulting's training program. John was a church consultant with The Rainer Group, served in more than a dozen church starts, and spent 20 years as a pastor.
Tom Harper is president of Networld Media Group, a publisher of online trade journals and events for the banking, retail, restaurant and church leadership markets. He is the author of Leading from the Lions' Den: Leadership Principles from Every Book of the Bible (B&H).
Josh Hunt is the world’s #1 Bible Study Lesson writer. He has written more Bible Study lessons than any human, living or dead. He has written 4 lessons a week for 20 years and counting. His lessons are not like other lessons. They consist of 20 ready-to-use questions that spark discussion, create controversy and get groups talking.
Jeff Johnson is a coach/consultant with 15 years experience in the ministry. He has served in large, traditional churches as well as church plants and wants to use that experience to partner with church leaders as they find and fulfill God's vision for their community.
Pastor Brian Kluth lives in Denver, CO and has been a popular guest speaker (www.BrianKluth.org and www.GenerosityPledge.org) for hundreds of churches, conferences, colleges, seminary, and leadership events. He is a pastor, bestselling author, researcher, and radio speaker.
Chuck Lawless is Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at Southern Seminary, president of the consulting firm The Lawless Group, and author of Discipled Warriors and several other books. You may read his blogs and articles at www.chucklawless.com.
Doug Lawrence, internationally recognized speaker, author, and advisor, helps churches assess and improve their skillfulness in creating engaging worship experiences by utilizing his more than 35 years of "deep trench" worship leadership in prominent mainline churches.
@JasonLewisCFRE leads the advancement efforts at Logos Academy, an inter-cultural, Gospel-centered, community school located in York City, Pennsylvania. Jason and his family are members of the City Church community. In addition to his full-time ministry, Jason speaks to groups about Christian stewardship, generous giving, and effective ministry advancement.
Charlie Lyons has worked in local church ministry and non-profit administration for more than ten years. He is the senior pastor of Riverside Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ontario and is passionate about making disciples who make disciples.
Will Mancini emerged from the trenches of local church leadership to found Auxano, a first-of-kind consulting ministry that focuses on vision clarity. As a “clarity evangelist,” Will has served as vision architect for hundreds of churches across the country including the leading churches within Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran and non-denominational settings.
Rev. Margaret Marcuson works with churches that want to create a ministry that lasts and clergy who want more impact on the people they serve best. She is the author of Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry (Seabury, 2009). She served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Gardner, Massachusetts for thirteen years.
As Chairman of Capstone Alliance, Gordon Marcy assembles teams to assist organizations with their telecommunications projects. He is also an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. Marcy spent nearly twenty years with Salem Communications as General Manager of ten stations. Currently, he is working with a team that is building a new 24/7 Christian Internet television syndication platform.
Gary McIntosh is president of the Church Growth Network and a professor of Christian ministry and leadership at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He is the author of 18 books on church growth and writes a monthly newsletter called Growth Points.
Gregory K. Morris, Ph.D., is the founder and president of Leadership Dynamics, a non-profit corporation committed to the training and development of Christian leaders and their organizations and is available for new clients. He has authored the book, In Pursuit of Leadership, a study of leadership principles in the life of Moses.
Thom Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. He is also a former pastor, seminary dean, and leader of a church and denominational consulting firm. Rainer is the author or co-author of 22 books, including his latest, Transformational Church.
Dr. Jeffrey J. Rodman is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a Certified Grants Specialist (CGS). He founded Here-4-You Christian Grant Consulting in 2000. Jeffrey received his BS in Chemical Dependency Counseling, his M.Ed. in Counseling and Development from George Mason University, as well as his PhD in Religion.
At just twenty-two years of age, Bob became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church. That small congregation of 120 members became one of the largest churches in America, with 18,000 people attending the four worship services every weekend in 2006 when Bob retired. Now through Bob Russell Ministries, Bob continues to preach at churches & conferences throughout the United States, provide guidance for church leadership, mentor other ministers and author Bible study videos for use in small groups.
As a pastor, university professor, leadership consultant and author, Matthew has been dedicated for over three decades to proclaiming the gospel and Encouraging Achievement in Godly Leaders by Emphasizing Servanthood (EAGLES). As founder and executive director of Eagles In Leadership, he has taught leaders and followers of Christ across North America and Israel, as well as touching lives around the globe through blogs, interviews and the Transformed! podcast, hosted by Farpoint Media.
Mitch Todd is an ordained United Methodist pastor, serving a satellite congregation in Kansas. A former campus minister, his background is in music, writing, leadership, and preaching. He has been sending out weekly devotions for more than a decade.
Mark Waltz is pastor of connections and multisite pastor at Granger Community Church in Granger, IN. He is the author of First Impressions: Creating Wow Experiences in Your Church and Lasting Impressions: From Visiting to Belonging. He consults and trains in the areas of guest services and relational connections in the local church.
Hal West spent 33 years as a pastor with an emphasis on creating effective change and transition in a traditional church setting. He is the President of Compass Coach and Consulting (compasscoachandconsulting.com) whose mission is to assist pastors and churches find the road to success. He has authored 3 books. His latest is The Pickled Priest and the Perishing Parish: Boomer Pastors Bouncing Back (CrossBooks Publishing, 2011)
Dr. Bob Whitesel is a consultant on the organic church, church management and church growth. A recipient of the Donald McGavran Award, he serves as Professor of Christian Ministry and Missional Leadership for Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, and has written seven books including two companion volumes: Spiritual Waypoints: Helping Others Navigate the Journey (2010) and Waypoint: Navigating Your Spiritual Journey (2010).
As a church planter and pastor, Dr. Phil Wood has worked on the staffs of everything from mini- to mega-sized churches during the past 30 years. He is also the director of Urban Youth Ministries and a trained consultant under the Society for Church Consulting.