Ian Duncum is a trained and accredited (with John Mark Ministries) church consultant with 20 years experience of working with non-profit enterprises and churches across a number of denominations. This has also included denominational leadership roles in church health and development. An accredited minister with a track record of growing and revitalising churches, Ian also trains church consultants, facilitates workshops for ministers and leaders, and mentors ministers and other leaders (Member Australian Christian Mentoring Network). Ian is passionate about church health and seeing churches move strongly into a changing future, impacting their local communities. He completed his doctoral research into the impact of church consultancy on church health and vitality and his book The Impact of Church Consultancy has been released (order here). Having pastored in a number of multicultural churches, Ian has also published in the area of multicultural ministry. He is married to Joanne, a speech pathologist, and they have two sons. For relaxation, Ian enjoys playing tennis, 4WD, reading, and renovating.
CHURCH and NON-PROFIT CONSULTING
Ian is passionate about church and organisational health and seeing churches & non-profits move strongly into a changing future. For some churches, that involves building even greater capacity, leadership, outreach and vision for the next stage of growth. Many churches find it useful to have an external evaluation every two or three years. And for other churches, Ian assists that church process specific issues such as conflict, decline, crisis recovery, or pastoral transition.
Mentoring ranges from the inner life of spirituality and character to the outworking of those things in relationships, leadership, and ministry. Areas of focus and desired outcomes are developed by those being mentored and through meeting 6 to 10 times a year (face to face or virtually) for 1.5 hours each time, these goals are pursued together.
Ian trains and supervises denominational church consultancy teams which work with program evaluation, church governance, vision and direction, pastoral transitions, staff team reviews, and navigating times of conflict. Denominations then benefit from having healthier churches, a number of trained consultants who can work alongside denominational staff, and 'in-house' trainers who can equip and supervise more consultants in their movement.
Ian facilitates training in church revitalisation, multicultural ministry, church and pastoral transition, leadership and governance, disruptive innovation for plateaued and declining churches, recovery from church trauma, conflict prevention and management, vision and strategic planning (usually whole church workshop), pastoral thriving and burnout, as well as other areas.