Build a Sustainable Ministry
6-months, Limited to 12 people
$165 / Month or $900
"I'll help you structure your ministry to avoid burnout, and thrive as a leader."
Ministry is the unique combination of your deepest values and your professional efforts, all while working amidst people you know and love.
It’s a recipe for beautiful things: the life of the gospel, a deeper relationship with God, and changed lives. And if you aren’t careful, because ministry combines your faith, your work, and your community, it could also be a recipe for exhaustion, overwhelm, and burnout.
Rather than dealing “later” with exhaustion, overwhelm, and burnout, I’d love to help you structure your ministry in a way so that you can prevent those things, and build a ministry that you can continue in as long as God calls you.
This 6-month coaching program will help you to identify and focus on your priorities, eliminate distractions, and take you on a journey to a more intentional pursuit of your important work. We’ll start in September, which is almost like a second “New Year” with the traditional school schedule marking a fresh start, and we’ll continue through the actual New Year with support for new habits!
Session One – Evaluation: We’ll use this first session, and the fresh start that September offers, to take a "deep dive" into your current commitments, priorities, and time to identify what's working and what isn't.
Session Two – Ruthless Priorities: Who has God made you to be? Let's get clarity on that, how it influence how you spend your energy, and understand what is getting in your way.
Session Three – Exploring the Definition of Restoration: We'll explore what the Bible has to say about rest and recovery, and explore which restoration practices work best for you, and how to prioritize them in your schedule so you have the energy and focus you need to do your best work.
Session Four – Defining Your Rhythm of Work: Ministry comes with the challenge of sometimes needing to operate outside of traditional work hours. How can you make sure you aren’t working both traditional work hours plus all the other times ministry requires. It's time to think differently about how your workdays, weeks, and seasons are structured. Discover what changes you can make be focused when you need to be, be able to “turn off” when you don’t need to be focused on work, reclaim wasted time, and achieve greater impact.
Session Five – Solidifying Strategies that Work for You: Effectiveness isn't one size fits all. We'll identify what strategies and tools will help you maximize your effectiveness and achieve your goals without sacrificing your priorities.
Session Six – Beyond Yourself: These ideas won't work unless the people in your life are on-board. We'll help you frame discussions with your church or ministry leadership, colleagues, family, and friends to create the right environment for you to be most effective.
Elizabeth Knox is the founder of MatchPace - a company dedicated to helping organizations and their employees Work Hard & Live Well. MatchPace focuses on optimizing pace at work by structuring the work day to maximize effectiveness and give us back more of our most valuable resource: our time.
She is also the author of Faith Powered Profession which empowers women to live out their faith and values in the workplace. Elizabeth lives, works, and plays in Washington, DC with her husband and four young children.
Who is this for?
Any church or ministry leader (working for a church, or a Christian organization) who wants to build a sustainable ministry and lead a sustainable life.
What do I get?
What do I invest?
$165/ month or $900 one-time payment. (USD)
Participation on live video calls for at least 5 of 6 months
Engagement in ‘Slack’ online community, sharing questions, ideas, and goals
Read books or articles Elizabeth recommends for the sessions