Connect with George Bullard at GBullard@TheColumbiaPartnership.org or call him at 803.622.0923
George Bullard is a Strategic Leadership Coach and writer of articles and books with The Columbia Partnership. He also serves as President and Strategic Coordinator. George’s vision is to use his spiritual and strategic giftedness to empower congregations and congregational champions to fulfill their vision for Kingdom growth.
In addition, George is the General Secretary [executive coordinator] of the North American Baptist Fellowship of the Baptist World Alliance where he builds collaboration among two dozen Baptist groups throughout North America.
He is also the Senior Editor of TCP Books which has two dozen titles that have been published during the past decade. To see these books go to www.TCPBooks.info.
Strategic Leadership Coach Ministry
George is available to serve as a Strategic Leading Coach for Christian leaders, leadership teams, congregations, denominational organizations, and parachurch organizations. He is not new to this discipline. He began engaging in this third-party ministry to Christian leaders, teams, and organizations in the 1970s. He has been "around the block" a time or two working with leaders, teams, and organizations from almost 50 denominations throughout North America.
George believes he has developed some wisdom about what it takes for leaders, teams, and organizations in the Christian world to reach their full kingdom potential. Of course, that will be up to you to decide when you engage his services.
He loves working with clients to figure out their future story of Christian ministry, and then how to live into it. He has done this with small, medium and large scale clients in rural areas, towns, cities, and megalopolitan areas. He was worked with local, regional, national, and international organizations of spiritual and strategic issues.
BTW, you may wonder about the role of Strategic Leadership Coach. This is a style of coaching that seeks to come alongside clients and help them move in the direction of God's call upon their lives and ministry. It is more than process or content free coaching. It is coaching that assesses the client's situation, and provides a framework for them to make their own decisions about the next steps God has for them, but with the challenge of a coach with four decades of experience who helps you discern when you are on track and off track.
George is the author of three full-length trade books on congregational leadership. His first is entitled Pursuing the Full Kingdom Potential of Your Congregation. It is about the congregational transformation process and what it takes to achieve transformation. It is his primary sourcebook for congregations.
His second book is Every Congregation Needs a Little Conflict. It is about the conflict process in congregations, and urges congregations to engage in learning activities to develop the capacity and a process for addressing conflict that is healthy so it is ready for the occasional unhealthy conflict.
FaithSoaring Churches is the newest book George has written. This is part of a larger project that involves the FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community.It seeks to describe those congregations who are soaring with faith, what characterizes them, what they must focus on to achieve the synergy they need, and some of the issues they must address to be faith soaring.
In addition to full-length books, George has written almost two dozen eBooks available on Amazon.com or by going to www.TCPeBooks.info.
A Summary of George's Experience
George was one of the organizational architects during the 1970s of the North American emphasis on congregational transformation known as PACT, was the primary organizational architect during the early 1980s of the Mega Focus Cities effort that addressed the Great Commission and Great Commandment challenges in the 50 largest megalopolitan areas of the United States, was the primary organizational architect during the 1990s of the Empowering Kingdom Growth emphasis of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and was the primary architect of the Pursuing Vital Ministry emphasis of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. This latter emphasis is known in The Columbia Partnership as a Spiritual Strategic Journey.
George has coached numerous local, regional and national denominational organizations among various Baptist groups. Since 1996, George’s ministry has been expanded to include work with various denominational families throughout North America. Among them are Assemblies of God, Baptist, Christian (Disciples of Christ), Christian and Missionary Alliance, Christian Reformed, Church of God, Episcopal, Evangelical Covenant, Evangelical Free, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal Holiness, Presbyterian, Reformed Church in America, Wesleyan, and other denominational, non-denominational, and parachurch groups.
George is widely recognized as an advisor to congregational and denominational leaders, a futurist, a strategic planning expert, a group process facilitator, a church growth strategist, an authority in conflict management, and a writer. He has extensively developed a life cycle model for congregations, which helps congregational leaders know what types of assistance they may need to best facilitate growth.
Strategic planning, church growth, missional church, and conflict management consultations and training was a major part of George’s denominational service for 30 years. He has provided in-depth consultation services to more than 500 congregations and denominational organizations. He has led or assisted in-depth training more than 1000 denominational workers in strategic planning, church growth, missional movements, and conflict management consultation skills.
George is a graduate of Mars Hill College in North Carolina, and has seminary degrees of Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Ministry.
Web Site: www.TheColumbiaPartnership.org, TCP Telephone: 803.622.0923. E-mail: GBullard@TheColumbiaPartnership.org, Voice: 803.622.0923, Mail: 332 Valley Springs Road, Columbia, SC 29223-6934. View his formal blog at www.BullardJournal.org and his microblog at www.BullardJournalMicroblog.info.