VitalChurch Ministry is an organization that partners with Christian churches in transition or crisis, providing them with interim pastors and taking them through our three-phase process of church revitalization. We have worked in churches all over the country, and even outside of the United States, but our headquarters are in Anaheim, so we particularly love ministering in churches in the Orange County area.
We like to say that we provide struggling churches with a mirror and a map. Through our process, we first help churches identify how they got to their current state of crisis or transition (the mirror), and then we help them move forward (the map) to become the vibrant place that God has called them to be.
More Than Church Consultants: Pastors with Pastors’ Hearts
When a church is struggling, they often first think to bring in a church consultant. And while some of the things we do fall under the umbrella of “church consulting services,” what we offer is so much more than just consulting.
Our team is made up of dedicated, experienced interim pastors who approach every church from the perspective of a pastor. When a VitalChurch interim pastor comes to your Orange County church, he will become a part of your church body. He will get to know your congregation and invest heavily in developing and mentoring your existing church staff and leadership team. He will preach gospel-centered messages and encourage your church toward missional ministry. If needed, he will also facilitate the pastoral search process and help identify the leader who will guide your church in its next phase of ministry. Our pastors work hard to develop deep relationships that continue long after their work in a particular church concludes.
Our interim pastors take every church through our three-phase process that includes a diagnostic analysis, the interim pastor period, and follow-up coaching. This process is designed to see churches achieve real, lasting transformation.
Church Health Assessments for Churches in Orange County
Orange County churches not currently in a stage of transition or crisis can also benefit from the services of VitalChurch ministry. Not only do we have a dedicated team of interim pastors, but we also have diagnostic experts who can conduct a very thorough church health assessment. This process, which involves interviews with leadership, staff, and key church members, as well as a church-wide survey, will give your church a clear picture of what you are doing well, what could be improved upon, and what the underlying issues are that you should be aware of.
With our diagnostic analysis, we can even help you answer specific questions, like “Why has attendance been steadily declining?” or “Why are new attendees not engaging in church life?” or even more general questions like, “What do our members want from their church that we aren’t currently offering?”
You can read more about our church health assessments.
Services for Orange County Denominations or Denominational Churches
VitalChurch also offers services specifically for denominations and denominational churches in Orange County. For denominations, we offer interim pastor training for those individuals serving as dedicated interim pastors in the churches throughout your denomination. We can also offer denominations our church health assessments, which can analyze the denomination as a whole, or groups of churches within the denomination.
In addition, we serve as interim pastors for denominational churches in Orange County. We will match your church with one of our interim pastors who will be a good fit for your church, and who will also stay in contact with denominational leadership during the entire process.
If you are interested in finding out more about VitalChurch Ministry, we’d love to talk with you! Please don’t hesitate to reach out and have all of your questions answered and get started in the process of seeing your Orange County church revitalized!
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