Workshops and seminars are fast-paced, interactive, and engaging with lots of laughter, stories, and discussion. We have trained more than 20,000 pastors and church leaders in over thirty annual conferences.
The Difference Makers Group
COVID-19 and social distancing has caused our team to put all our workshops into webinar form with the same great content that is relevant, doable, interactive, fun, and shows results! Contact us today to get started.
We consult with churches, judicatories, not-for-profits, and other corporate entities. We help assess and identify the current culture and teach specific steps and techniques to change the desired culture throughout the organization.
With good guidance, preparation, and coaching, the transition can be an ideal time of renewed energy and growth which is better than just ‘getting through a change’!
We have successfully worked with Bishops, Cabinets, and local church Staff-Parish-Relations committees to find and recruit ‘best match’ new Sr. Pastors to larger church appointments.
Customized “Train the Trainer” leadership retreats are held in beautiful east Texas, just a 90-minute drive from Love Field in Dallas.
Risking Hospitality in Your Church
The Big Risk and Bigger Reward of Hospitality
When cyclists “clip in” to the pedals, they take a risk. But they also commit—to finding a new way to achieve the balance and momentum necessary to propel them forward along their course.
Creating a culture of hospitality and growing your church involves a similar risk-taking process and learning new habits of balance and momentum. In Clip In, authors Jim Ozier and Fiona Haworth offer practical, growth-oriented coaching advice to help your church master the delicate interplay between balancing attention toward existing members and generating momentum through reaching new people.
Successful Pastoral Transitions
The Changeover Zone addresses a critical and perennial need in the church: the process of handing the baton of pastoral leadership from one person to the next. Authors Jim Ozier and Jim Griffith offer practical, clear instruction and guidance for both clergy and congregations. They provide detailed sections, especially for clergy who are taking over from founding pastors and those replacing long-tenured pastors.
The book is packed with real-church examples, helpful tips, and tactics that have been proven successful. This resource will expertly guide pastors, supervisors, and congregations in almost any church setting or denomination.
“Thank you, Jim. I appreciate all of your help. We could not have done this without your help and expertise…
“Jim was a master. I’m grateful more than I can say… Truly, what felt impossible last week seems holy today.
“Thanks again for coming to present your workshop… Those who encountered you left encouraged and equipped…