LAUNCH! PROPEL! SOAR! Equipping Pastors and Congregations with the tools and insights to help you pursue God’s dream for you and your world.

Whether a Best Start for Pastors and congregations within the first 24 months of ministry together

Or a Fresh Start after a period of seasoned ministry together (perhaps following a sabbatical or other significant milestone)

BestStartFreshStartHow do you capture the energy and enthusiasm, momentum and hope of a new ministry and honor the relationships, history, dreams and hopes of a people you do not yet know? How do you name the opportunities and challenges without hurting the very people you have come to shepherd and serve? How do you together learn the heartbeat of God for the larger community and your ministry in it? How can you get the best start possible in this new ministry together?  Contact us today!

Whether its a BestStart or a FreshStart, JumpStart is an in-depth process that empowers a congregation and their pastor to capitalize on the energy and enthusiasm of the present moment with the goal of accelerating progress toward’s God’s best for them in the community. The unique synthesis and feedback from community and congregational surveys and research, facilitated listening events, and leadership assessments, give a pastor the vitally important insights and focus needed for achieving his or her best in this ministry position.

JumpStart provides pastors with invaluable community and congregational insights that might otherwise never be discovered.  What’s more, it serves as a catalyst for hastening the growth of healthy relationships between the pastor, staff, and congregation. Ultimately, JumpStart helps all constituents of the church reach a unified vision for their church going forward.

In as little as seven weeks, you and your congregation will experience:

  • Accelerated time for building understanding and fruitful relationships
  • Heightened awareness and insight about the church’s role in the community
  • Enhanced ability for pastor and staff to see with new eyes
  • Improved trust among leadership team
  • Unified congregational direction
  • Clarity


  • Weekly coordinated sermon, study and devotional resources
  • Leadership style assessment and team coaching
  • Demographic research and analysis for congregation and community
  • Facilitated community conversations with constituencies
  • Congregational future story development
  • Preliminary and comprehensive reports with walk through
  • 12 months of support as you live into God’s dream for your ministry


JumpStart brings to you a collaborative team of people and resources led by Rev. Dr. Ken G. Crawford.  Ken is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with a doctorate in leadership from Southern Methodist University. He has spent the last 25 years focusing on leadership development and missional engagement in congregation and community. Ken’s ministry background includes leadership in congregational and institutional settings. His faith and ministry formation includes strong United Methodist, Presbyterian and Jesuit influences.

Other team members include clergy and laity with a wide range of personal and professional experiences across several denominations.  Their expertise includes marketing, sales, management, organizational systems, communications, finance and administration, as well as roles in nonprofit, government and education settings.

For Additional Information:
Rev. Dr. Ken Crawford