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 an 9,000-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, experiencing congregational growth, and increasing the effectiveness of your church/organization.

The David Ireland Executive Coaching Program will help you experience:

  • Clarification of your organization’s vision and mission
  • Breakthroughs in church-growth barriers
  • Redesign of ineffective operations and processes
  • Increase in congregational giving and its value of stewardship
  • Elimination of fiduciary waste and excess
  • Governance and board development
  • Crisis management and problem-solving techniques
  • Organizational Assessment…and more

The Coaching Process

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. In the end, you will discover the solutions as the coach uses his expertise to guide you to the next level!

Coaching Sessions

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 Program features a curriculum especially designed to meet the needs of lead pastors. Coaching Topics include:

  • Designing Worship Experiences for Impact & Growth
  • Staff Development
  • Building an Effective Executive Management Team
  • Building Organizational Capacity
  • Problem-Solving Techniques
  • Evangelism & Church-Growth Strategies

2018 Coaching Schedule

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 2018. Our 90-minute coaching sessions will meet on:

  • Tuesday, January 16th
  • Tuesday, February 13th
  • Tuesday, March 13th
  • Tuesday, April 17th
  • Tuesday, May 15th
  • Tuesday, June 12th
  • Tuesday, July 17th
  • Tuesday, August 14th
  • Tuesday, September 11th