Eli Wilson Ministries (EWM) is dedicated to coaching Leaders for Ministry as well as those who find themselves stuck in their personal developing -- wanting to move to a new level of life and living, but don't know how to navigate the obstacles that seem to get in the way. In addition to Life and Leadership coaching, on this site you will find resources for Church Music Leaders, Pastors, Seminarians and Choir Members.
The challenges of ministry can, at times, be both rewarding and overwhelming. How many times have you heard other ministry leaders say they felt like giving up? How many times have you felt like giving up? Ministry is dynamic and ever unfolding, causing those who have become comfortable with their past skills while neglecting to develop new skills to keep up with changing times. The results can be discouraging -- loss of motivation, loss of desire, and a loss of focus. You find yourself struggling to keep going -- struggling to maintain your "Ministry Face". What do you do? Where can you go?
A coach can walk beside you and help identify your blind spots. We all have blind spots. Perhaps you have become out of touch with who you are, how you lead, or how others see you. John Manning, President of MAP (Management Action Programs, Inc) writes, "It's been said there are several levels of knowledge. Knowing something for certain is the first. The second is thinking you know something. The third is knowing with certainty you do not know something. The fourth is the killer: not knowing that you don't know something. This last state of knowledge is the most dangerous. What do you not know about yourself that, perhaps, others know all too well?" Leaders have a responsibility to hold the mirror up to themselves and take an honest look at who they are. Often that's difficult to do alone. Sometimes we need someone to show us the angles we're missing. A Life/Leadership Coach can help with that process. By the way, Church Music Leaders are not exempt from this process.
We have a responsibility to become disciplined, focused leaders in this existential (self-centered) culture.
"Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people" (Richard J. Foster)
"It is good for thee to dwell deep, that thou mayest feel and understand the spirit of people" (John Woolman)
Clarity of vision is preceeded by clarity of self. Our ministry will never grow beyond the level of our leadership. And we cannot separate our personhood from our leadership.
We invite you to call us for a personal consultation. We stand willing, ready, and able to help you.
In His Service,
Eli Wilson Jr.