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Consulting Services

Helping Congregations. . .

. . .Embrace their Higher Calling 


Just as Coaching empowers individuals to discover and embrace their God-given higher calling, The Higher Calling Coach can be your short-term ministry partner, equipping and empowering your ministry team to achieve that for which they were called heavenward in Christ. Listed below are three types of services offered by Phil Pledger, The Higher Calling Coach:

Consulting Services

The power of consulting begins with objectivity and sound assessment. We work together to accurately and completely understand the present situation, discuss your preferred situation, and then chart the course forward. The Consultant offers fresh objective perspective, ministry tools and expertise to chart your course, along with ongoing follow-up for as long as your ministry desires. There’s nothing more frustrating than a Consultant who goes into an organization but leaves people wondering how to implement the training in the “real world.”

Team and/or Individual Coaching

Team Coaching Excellence

Coaching is a powerful tool that not only impacts the one being coached, but all those whose lives he or she touches as well. Team Coaching Excellence utilizes the same powerful coaching tools, but here, it’s applied to everyone on your team. Imagine your ministry team filled with excitement, able to work together with great synergy, impacting your community for the cause of Christ as never before.The Higher Calling Coach can help your ministry team:

  • Become a healthy ministry team, eager to embrace challenges and focused on results

  • Establish, grow, and maintain the deep trust necessary for healthy and effective teams

  • Become able to speak openly, honestly, truly “speaking the truth in love.”

  • Demonstrate high level commitment to God, one another, and congregational leadership.

  • Become willing (and dare I say eager) for healthy accountability

  • Focus on measurable ministry results — become a high-performance team

Team Coaching particulars:

  • Typically done via Skype or Zoom – either service can easily manage larger numbers

  • If on-site Team Coaching is desired, travel expenses will be required 

  • Frequency of meetings: once-a-week to monthly (longer gaps become less effective)

  • Participants are best served if each person is online from their own computer (software is free and easy to use)

  • Coach and each client keep their own notes; each participant has access to online coaching portal where notes are kept and shared

  • Agreement and list of deliverables will be provided in writing

Initial Consultation (by one representative or by whole team)- No Charge; Let’s talk about ways to establish peak ministry performance!

Teams of 2 – $125 per contact hour

Teams of 3 – 7, $50 per person per session

Teams greater than 7, let’s talk.


Customized Training Courses (See Drop-down menu for descriptions)

Contact Phil Pledger for ONSITE or ONLINE (and live) Training Courses! Your chosen course will be customized for your ministry to accomplish your objectives. Online courses are priced just as “Team Coaching” listed above. Email or call me if you want an onsiteworkshop.

About Booking Workshops:

Most workshops can be presented ONLINE (and live) or ONSITE depending on the topic you choose and the outcome you are seeking. All workshops will be customized for your ministry to accomplish your objectives, and when we talk, we can discuss whether ONLINE will work or an ONSITE presentation might be our best choice.

Initial Consultation (by one representative or by whole team)- No Charge
Let’s talk about ways to establish peak ministry performance!

Teams of 2  –   $125 per contact hour/session

Teams of 3 to 7 –   $50 per person per session

Teams greater than 7, let’s talk.

ONSITE Workshops are negotiated according to several variables such as: level of detail required, number of days onsite required, materials desired (such as workbooks for each participant), any special needs/accommodations. Additionally, the organization is expected to pay for travel and lodging (if necessary).

Contact Phil Pledger:

The Higher Calling Coach; Enabling Professional Church Workers to Embrace their Higher Calling