Launching and Managing Your Consulting Practice

Friday, September 21, 2012


Launching and Managing Your Consulting Practice
Friday, September 21, 2012 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

An On Demand Webinar

Webinar Content

This informative webinar is designed primarily to assist those individuals considering starting a church consulting practice. The participant will grow in their understanding of things they should consider before taking this step.

The presenter speaks from personal experience about:

- Discerning when and how to start a practice
- Legal and IRS considerations in your practice startup
- What help should you get to launch your practice?
- What help will you need to manage your practice?
- How to draft a church consulting business plan
- How to develop marketable church consulting services
- Generalist, specialist, or both?
- Alternative church consulting pricing strategies
- Tips for effective consulting practice management.

The primary focus will be for the person launching a solo or group practice or who has already launched a practice. However, many of the concepts will be transferable for denominational leaders and those contemplating starting a charitable non-profit funded by donations.

Training Instructor:

Jim Barber is the Executive Director of and a certified consultant with the Society for Church Consulting. He launched Barber Church Consulting in 2010 after voluntarily consulting from 2003-2010.

During his corporate accounting career, he earned his MBA and helped launch a $1.2B corporation, Alliant Techsystems, as a spin-off from Honeywell. Following a call to ministry, he earned his MATS degree and began a 15-year period of executive pastor ministry. During his leadership tenure with his church,  he was ordained by the EFCA and the church grew from 200 to 1400 in weekly worship attendance. In 2005, He was also instrumental in the launch of a community involvement non profit affiliated with his church called BridgeLink.

In addition to the organizational experience above, Jim has also helped launch a non profit from a for profit company and another non profit from a government entity. He enjoys helping others find their church consulting path through his work with the Society, and assisting churches address barriers to growth and effectiveness. He describes his consulting as assisting church leadership teams with their change leadership. 


Contact Information

  • Phone: (866) 515-0520 ext. 250

Payment Instructions

  • Registration Fees:

    Non-Society Members  $49

    Society Members $39    

    Student Members $29

    Note: Student Members are members of the Society, enrolled in a degree program, who provide us with evidence of your enrollment from the school.

    If you have questions about discount codes, please contact Tammi Arnold at 1-866-515-0520 x100 or

    Following payment,
    you will receive an email with
    access information to participate
    in this on demand webinar.
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