We believe that with the right tools, pastors can take their staff and key volunteers through a team-based, self-guided organizational-development curriculum that is transformational. The Elemental Churches Inventory guides leadership teams through a thorough online inventory of church health in dialogue with us. Combined with our interactive analysis, church leaders receive an in-depth report complete with recommendations and action steps.
From the beginning, our dream has been to provide high quality coaching/consulting at a price the average church can afford. Our mission is simple: To help your church grow as healthy and effective as God intends.
“Our time and money invested in an evaluation with Elemental Churches was well spent. The recommendations at the end of the process were spot on to give us a clear path forward in pursuing our stated mission. Partnership Advisors is an economical and effective consulting group who offer a wealth of insight and experience to move your church forward.” ~Bart Steever, Senior Pastor Parkside Christian Church (600 attendance)
“This has been an excellent process, informative, revealing and has given us a great way forward as a team and church.” ~John Wright, Senior Pastor and Vineyard UK National Director, Trent Vineyard Church, Nottingham UK (1700 attendance)
“Working with Partnership Advisors has been a tremendously helpful experience. Through their insights, observations and coaching we were able to better identify barriers to growth and create an action plan to address them. We would recommend them to any organizational leader who wants to not settle for the status quo.” ~Jonathan Bricker, Executive Pastor Indianapolis IN (1200 attendance)
“(The Elemental Church Inventory) has been a very valuable process…we could have used this 15 years ago.” ~Nathan Hardesty, Senior Pastor Bridgetown Church of Christ (250 attendance)
“I would describe our partnership more as a cooperative friendship with a true practitioner who understood us and asked real questions in order to lead us to real solutions.” ~Paul Baldwin, Executive Pastor Miami Florida Vineyard Church (2500 attendance)
“Dave Workman has been around the block . . . The four elements that he describes in his helpful book are insightful and useful. I'm thankful he is helping all of us to be better leaders.” ~Brian Tome, Senior Pastor Crossroads Community Church (22,000 attendance)
“Elemental Churches was a Godsend! Our staff is excited about future possibilities, and even though the work will be demanding, we are looking forward to the challenge. God bless you and Elemental Churches as you work with other churches in our city, our country and across the pond. We look forward to working with your leadership team again in the future.” ~Matt Holman, Senior Pastor Landmark Baptist Church (500 attendance)
A unique, “strategic-planning-in-a-box” experience for your church leadership team! With cleverly designed, self-facilitating exercises, your team will go through a one-day process that creates a 12-to-24 month strategic plan to move your church forward. See it in action at FocusStrategyGame.com.
by Tom Thatcher
Available only through the Elemental Church Inventory.
After pastoring for thirty years and stepping down from leading the Vineyard Cincinnati Church, author, speaker and mentor Dave Workman along with Dr. Tom Thatcher, a long-time professor in the Seminary at Cincinnati Christian University and trainer of hundreds of congregational leaders, created the “Elemental Churches Inventory” to engage church leaders in a process of personal and group reflection to produce recommendations and action steps relevant to their unique context, all in a creative and affordable format.
Dave Workman is president of
a consulting consortium of leaders devoted to helping churches and nonprofits
become healthier and increase impact. He is the author of Elemental Leaders:
Four Essentials Every Leader Needs…And Every Church Must Have and The Outward-Focused Life: Becoming a Servant in a Serve-Me World. Dave served on the
leadership team at Vineyard Cincinnati megachurch since 1986 and as senior
pastor for thirteen years, spearheading initiatives such as the groundbreaking
Healing Center—a multimillion-dollar facility offering forty different services
to holistically meet the needs of thousands of resource-challenged people every
month—and the H20 Nigeria Project that has drilled over one hundred water wells.
Dave regularly speaks on leadership development and building outward-focused
churches nationally and internationally. He and his wife Anita have been happily
married since 1978 and have two married daughters who are both involved in ministry.
Dr. Tom Thatcher is Dean of the Russell School of Ministry and Cincinnati
Bible Seminary and professor of Biblical Studies. As a teacher, Tom has spent more
than 20 years in seminary and congregational classrooms leading courses and
presentations on Biblical Studies and early Christianity. He has served on numerous
research committees in the Society of Biblical Literature, has authored or edited
20 books on the New Testament, edits an academic series of books, and regularly
writes mass-market adult curriculum materials. As an administrator, Tom has
substantial experience in program review, strategic planning, organizational
infrastructure, and outcomes assessment. He recently secured a grant of $1,000,000
to create CCU’s new Center for Church Leadership, a support network for regional
congregations and their staff. Tom regularly speaks at academic conferences and
a variety of congregational settings. Tom and his wife, Becky (a former public
school teacher, children’s minister, and now intervention aid), have been
married since 1987 and have two children.
Al's experience is a unique blend of pastoral leadership and church-planting as well as innovative entrepreneurial endeavors in the marketplace. After graduation from Wheaton, Al planted churches in Boston and Chicago and later served on the executive team at Vineyard Cincinnati Church during a time of explosive growth, overseeing the development and management of Assimilation, Communications, Outreach and Celebration Support.
In the marketplace, his roles included sales and partnerships for LexisNexis and sales and facilitation for Building Healthy Teams Curriculum, Open Mentoring & Leadership/Innovation Simulations at Triple Creek Associates. Al owns several patents, has created brands and successfully launched three unique product lines.
Al's catalytic role with Partnership Advisors is shaping the organization's growth through networking, relationships with individual churches, movements, denominations, alliances, product messaging, and marketing strategies.
Al and his wife Stephanie live in Liberty Township, Ohio and enjoy a full life with seven children, three sons-in-law, Jack the dog, and life in the community of Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Contact us today for a no-obligation discussion. We look forward to partnering with you!
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