Dr. Donnie Gamble has served Southern Baptist churches as pastor and minister of education over a period of 36 years. He has had the pleasure of serving with so many great Christians who have been a tremendous blessing to his family. In working with these churches, they experienced spiritual and numerical growth as the Lord motivated God’s servants to reach lost people for the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Gamble has sensed God’s leadership to become involved in church revitalization. According to Dr. Thom Rainer, 90% of churches in America are either declining or failing to keep up with their growth in relation to the growth of their communities. At no other time in church history has there been such a need for churches to experience revival. Is your church part of this 90% group? Church Consultation is a proven God-given tool to help churches get out of their slump and experience a renewal of God’s Spirit within their congregations.
The church consultant utilizes diagnostic tools in order to discover possible areas needing improvement so he can offer recommendations that will lead church leadership to take beginning steps in their effort to revitalize the Lord’s church. This service offers assistance in assessing and evaluating the church and its ministries. The consultant conducts a Church Health Survey, considers demographic studies, does a facility audit, examines the church website, and helps with leadership development. He also uses a church “secret guest” who will give input based upon his or her initial experience with the church. The consultation will culminate with a detailed report that will offer recommendations for the church going forward. Pastor Gamble will make himself available to coach the leadership through the process of revitalization.
Pastor Gamble received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia. He has also been trained in the field of Biblical Counseling (M.Div. 1990). For many years he served as a Sunday School specialist with the Sunday School Department of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (he also served as Sunday School director for Union Baptist Association). Dr. Gamble is a certified Transitional Pastor. In addition to these credentials, he is certified by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina to serve as a congregational coach. Recently, he completed the course of study offered by Dr. Thom Rainer’s Church Consultation University in order to be a Certified Church Consultant (CCC). Personal references can be supplied upon request. Pastor Gamble’s doctrinal beliefs are in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message of 2000.
Please contact him if you have any questions regarding Church Consultation. He truly wants to assist you in your search for God’s direction. Participation in Church Consultation can reap many benefits as your church hopes to become more vibrant and effective to fulfill the Great Commission. Ask the Lord if He would have you make contact with Pastor Gamble. With God’s help, your church can experience a wonderful renewal!
Please don’t let the size of your church have a bearing on whether or not you contact this ministry. Pastor Gamble will work with smaller churches regarding financial issues. It is his desire that every church has an opportunity to experience revitalization.
To God be the glory!
Note: Click here to find the consultants’ locator page for Church Consultation University. I am located in Monroe, North Carolina.