About Paul Bailey

Paul has been in full-time ministry since 1987, most of which has been spent as Lead Pastor. He has a passion for coaching leaders, developing team leaders and ministry teams, with a natural coaching leadership style. He has been serving as Lead Pastor at Lighthouse Community Church in Wasaga Beach Ontario, Canada since 2002. He graduated from Masters College & Seminary with a three year diploma and is currently working on MA in Christian Management & Leadership. He married his wife Sheila in June, 1981 and has one son.

He is a certified trainer in the following…

  • Certified Ministry Coach with Ministry Advantage in their 7 step process
  • Certified with Ministry Insights to conduct a series of leadership and personality assessments as well as a marriage conference, “Different by Design”
  • Certified Team trainer with Triaxia - Building Powerful Ministry Teams, Mastering the Art of Communication, High Performance Meetings, DISC personality assessment
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Certified as church health consultant


He also served on a district executive leadership team for four years giving oversight to churches in Eastern Canada (Maritime provinces). He has extensive experience and training in small group ministry and has conducted team training conferences for church leaders and teams in Ontario, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Nicaragua.

Paul has a strong focus on team ministry and team development within the church and a passion to help churches be relevant and connect with their community in order to fulfill the Mission and vision God has called them to.

To find out more about Paul's ministry to "Maximize Potential," click here.

Ministry Advantage Coaching provides a proven experience combining three powerful components that together help pastors develop an advanced skill set. This application oriented coaching is vital to a pastor who desires to take his leadership skills and his Church to the next level of effectiveness.                                   

COACHING   

First, you will have an experienced Pastor-Coach as your Personal Coach.  All 30 of our Pastor-Coaches were coached and trained by one of our Ministry Advantage coaches and then recruited based on a rigorous set of standards and competencies. Most all of our coaches are still pastoring a successful church. Our coaching pool includes pastor-coaches experienced in leading churches of all sizes, backgrounds, and stages of development from church plants to mega churches over 10,000 in attendance.

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF A PERSONAL COACH

A knowledgeable, ministry-experienced coach will personally coach during weekly telephone/Skype coaching sessions.  Your Personal Coach will take an active role in helping you develop and implement specific ministry processes tailored for your church. 

During these regular coaching calls your coach will guide and encourage you to achieve your plans one step at a time.  Your coach will also help keep you on track as you implement your plans and insure that you learn and apply each ministry strategy effectively before moving to the next step. The following is a check-list of what you can expect during this experience:

  • Pastors experience weekly telephone coaching calls (45-60 minutes) with a qualified pr­­­oven coach.
  • Coaching sessions are designed to be highly interactive.
  • Coaches utilize the MA Resource Modules to create specific and desired outcomes for each church.
  • Each coaching session ends with an agreed upon assignment of the next step (Task) in the process that the pastor will be learning and implementing in his church.
  • Pastors and coaches have the ability to communicate progress, questions, feedback, and solutions between sessions via the Internet.

 

CONTENT


Your coach will guide you in learning and implementing our unique 7Practices of Effective Churches with your staff, volunteer leaders, and your churchOur systems approach to coaching and church development contains practical training and specific steps to help you design and implement the breakthrough processes your church needs next.

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR COACHING RESOURCES: 

  • Modular in design which makes it easy to “cherry pick” needed systems
  • Internet accessible modules
  • Coaching Videos
  • Library of “best practices”
  • Written content is bite-sized to enhance quick learning
  • Specific Tasks and Templates for easy application of each practice/skill
  • Transferable methods and systems
  • Resources for staff & volunteer development

 

FOR MORE DETAIL ON OUR COACHING RESOURCES

See “7 Practices” in the side bar on this page. You can click on each title, for example, “Strategic Planning & Implementation” and read an overview of the coaching objectives in that module.


COLLABORATION

And finally, you will have the opportunity to participate in advanced Workshops and Seminars. 

Topics include:

  • Advanced Training 
  • Interactive Team Building/Development
  • Assessments and Evaluations
  • Networking. 

Other available Worshops and Resources: 

  • Building Powerful Ministry Teams
  • Personal DISCernment Inventory
  • Mastering the Art of Communication
  • High Performance Meetings
  • Managing Conflict
  • Leading From Your Strengths
  • Marriage Insights
  • Different by Design Marriage Conference
  • Developing & Managing People
  • Capital Campaigns

 

These practical application environments will help you refine and strengthen your skills and execute your strategies.

CHARACTERISTICS OF MINISTRY ADVANTAGE WORKSHOPS, WEBINARS, ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Bi-annual Workshop opportunities
  • Cutting-edge Webinars with nationally known church leaders
  • Interactive conference calls
  • Interactive online learning experiences with your coach using our Online Training Center
  • Question & Answer formats
  • Networking & Benchmarking opportunities with other pastors/churches
  • Developing valuable relationships with likeminded pastors