A church can sometimes be a lonely place for a pastor. Our people look to us for vision and leadership. They expect us to have all the answers and to be spiritual giants. Often, in spite of our best efforts, we see the same patterns repeating in the church system. Sometimes we find ourselves at the center of difficulties not of our own creation. We have few opportunities to vent our frustrations and explore options in ways that do not compromise our effectiveness or threaten our careers. At those times it is helpful to have someone with experience who can confidentially walk alongside us, provide a listening ear, and be a helpful colleague in ministry.

Check out our biographies from the home page. The consultants at Sand Bur Consulting combine over 80 years of experience in ministry. Our experience is with churches large and small, theologically conservative and liberal. Because we have no role in your chain of references, we are able to provide collegial support with complete confidentiality.

We are happy to negotiate an occasional or long term support and coaching relationship that meets your particular needs. This relationship can include face-to-face meetings, telephone or e-mail or any combination you prefer at a cost you can afford.