New Ministry Role as Connections Pastor at Beulah Alliance Church in Edmonton


I am very thankful to God and the leadership of Beulah Alliance Church in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) for this new opportunity to serve as their Connections Pastor.  The transition from Toronto to Edmonton has been good.  I have been working hard since I started on March 10, 2015.  Easter was epic here!  I am currently focussing on building relationships, gathering context, understanding best practices for congregational hospitality, developing volunteer leaders and project management.  Private prayer, physical exercise and time in the Bible are important disciplines for me.  Four things at Beulah have impressed me so far: (1) the passion of our highly specialized staff who serve with excellence; (2) the capacity, diversity and dedication of the 1000+ volunteers and; (3) the scope of the church’s mission, vision and values.  I have discovered that my Top 5 Strengths Finder themes are 1. Strategic; 2. Individualization; 3. Positivity; 4. Woo; 5. Activator and my KOLBE score is 5-4-8-3.  I am looking forward to seeing what God does in this new chapter of life and ministry. Join me in praying that God’s dreams for me and all the people will come true in his timing. More about Beulah Beulah Alliance Church has had an outreach mindset since starting 90 years ago. Beulah’s mission is to reach, teach and equip people to know love and serve Jesus Christ.  Our energies are focussed around living out this mission corporately and individually as congregants and staff members. You can learn more at the website: www.beulah.ca. The Purpose of this Connections Pastor Role I am responsible for ensuring excellent hospitality at Beulah’s weekend experiences at all campuses, particularly ensuring a positive experience for new attenders. I am also responsible for implementing Beulah’s volunteer mobilization and volunteer leadership development process. Success in this role is connecting new comers into Beulah’s community where they will have opportunity to discover the love of Jesus as well connecting our congregations to opportunities to effectively serve Christ with their gifts, passions and talents, and to discover their full potential as followers of Christ. My Responsibilities  A. Guest Services (60%)

  •   Champion the following aspects of Guest Services (GS):

a. Creation of policies, procedures, values, and constants for GS. b. Develop, administrate, give oversight to, and evaluate Guest Services systems to ensure consistent execution of GS constants at all campuses. c. Stay current with best practices in congregational hospitality, ministry trends, concepts, and ideas. d. Ensure excellent follow up is given to all guests across all campuses e. Develop standards, and constants for lobby design at all campuses. f. Mentor and train campus pastors and / or campus champions for GS.

  •   Responsible for the implementation of GS at West Campus. (Higher Ground cafe, Ushers, Security, Hosts, Greeters, Info Centre, First Aid, Food Services, Parking).
  •   Provide direction for Starting Point at all campuses and direct oversight to Starting Point at the West Campus.
  •   Arrange for, speak into and ensure quality Guest Services experiences at large special events for example such as the Alpha Conference and the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit

B. Mobilization Strategy (35%)

  • Give strategic direction to the overall mobilization strategy at Beulah
  • Develop and implement the Beulah leadership pathway for volunteers.
  • Create programs, classes and systems for helping people discover their spiritual gifts, and effectively utilize their gifts and passions as volunteers or lay leaders.
  • Develop and maintain a database of ministry opportunities
  • Promote and refine mobilization best practices with all ministry departments including recruiting, onboarding, training and development of volunteers and volunteer leaders.
  • Own and implement the annual Volunteer Gala (Standing Ovation) with a team of staff volunteers.
  • Facilitate Foundation for Ministry Certificate courses in collaboration with Ambrose University and the Western Canadian District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches.

C. General Pastoral Duties (5%)

  • Perform weddings, baptisms, counselling and funerals as required
  • Serve on the “Pastor On Duty” rotation

2014 Year in Review by the Numbers


As 2014 concludes, I wish to express my thanks to the group of over 1200 people who subscribe, study and share the ideas provided through this service.  In the last 5 years, there has been a steady increase in all measures of participation.  Please post comments below about what content you have enjoyed most and/or what you would like me to focus on providing you with through this service in 2015. Let’s team up to make 2015 our best year yet! Happy New Year!  Adam :)

2014 Year in Review by Numbers:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This site (adamrumball.com) was viewed about 12,536 times by 9,327 visitors from 142 countries during 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.   The most popular post of the year was “Working With Adam”. The most popular video of the year was “Adam Rumball Coaching Sessions Video”. The most popular page of the year was “Creating Complete Champions for High Performance in Real Life”.

Top 10 countries by number of views:

  1. United States / 5,688
  2. Canada / 3161
  3. United Kingdom / 468
  4. Philippines /423
  5. Australia / 262
  6. Brazil / 260
  7. South Africa / 238
  8. India / 213
  9. Jamaica / 176
  10. Nigeria / 106

Views per year for the last 5 years:

2010 / 5,182

2011 / 7,533

2012 / 10,552

2013 / 10,904

2014 / 12,536

My 6 Types of Counselling Services


What troubling or surprising personal issues have surfaced in your thoughts, emotions and behaviours recently?

If you would like to explore/understand/address these issues, here are 6 Types of Counselling Services that I can provide you and yours with through individual and group support sessions.

My 6 Types of Counselling Services:

1. Pastoral Counselling: Shepherding Christian hearts towards God and his plan for their lives through conversations that wisely use the Bible and Triune prayer.

2. Spiritual Direction/Counselling:  Authentic self-leadership flows from an authentic place which can be tended in non-directive, exploratory conversation about your heart/soul condition, core values, sacred beliefs, personal standards, passion-mapping, motivation and overall journey through life phases.

3. Life Work Coaching: Self-assessing important areas of your life and developing growth plans to support your drive achieve your vision of success and high performance.

4. Addiction & Substance Abuse Counselling:  Support for individuals and groups who want to understand the “why” and “how” of wellness, recovery and deep personal change.

5. Couples Care and Coaching: Premarital Preparation and Marital Enrichment Facilitation through assessments and skill development.

6. Grief and Loss: Aid in the process of slowing down to name the loss, plan to mourn, describe the pain, accept bereavement in our culture of “stuff it in”, “move along” and “replace it”.

Proverbs 20:5 reads, “The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.”

Contact me through the form below if you need help from a ‘man of understanding’ in drawing out the purposes of your heart?

btn_paynowCC_LG-1

3 Valuable Services for Human Resources Departments – Mental Health Support, Transition Coaching & Leadership Skills:


Please think about your work environment as you read this post.  Are personal life issues effecting work life of people there?  Is the challenge of coping with mental health challenges effecting worker self esteem, team morale and overall company productivity?  What is your group’s human resource plan for supporting people towards wellness and recovery? Who needs help coping with transitions and changes?  What skills need to be trained on or upgraded to take the leaders of the group to the highest level of potential performance?

 

Perhaps personal and corporate performance will improve through arranging seminars, workshops and individualized plans in these 3 important areas related to human resources:

 

1. Mental Health Support Facilitation:  This group of topical services I offer all seek to (1) reduce social stigma and (2) increase personal resilience for various populations who come from diverse backgrounds of society.  Participants could have friends, family or work associates with first or second hand experiences with mental health recovery challenges and they want to learn how to relate and support them. Everyone has valuable experience, important perspectives and may be at various points on the journey towards mental health recovery.

  1. Developing Your Personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) – Workshop/Group Facilitation.
  2. Bouncing Back: Building Your Personal Resilience and Avoiding Burnout.
  3. Help, Hope and Healing: Finding These 3 in Your Grief and Suffering.
  4. Social Support: How to Make and Keep Good Friends.
  5. Personal Standards and Life Choices.
  6. Anger Management.

2. Tackling Transitions like a Champion: Change management is essential for individuals, groups and organizations to adapt, innovate and thrive! Circumstances do occur that change the stable status of our relationships, roles, responsibilities, health and employment in ways we may not have anticipated or planned for.  Now that those circumstances are upon us and they present powerful opportunities for innovation, resilience and adaptation if we learn to tackle transitions like a champion, not a victim.

3. Leadership Lessons and Skills Training: What skills need to be trained on or upgraded to take the leaders of the group to the highest level of potential performance?  What would make your co-workers or employees lives easier if they knew how to do it better?

  1. Passion-Mapping: Finding Meaning at Work.
  2. Confident Communication: How to Share Your Most Important Ideas Effectively.
  3. The Athletic Advantage: Developing the Attributes of High Performance People.
  4. Recruiting Resources for Your Vision and Mission.
  5. Emotional Intelligence at Work.
  6. Conflict Resolution Strategies for Teams and Task Forces.

Let’s set up our first consultation and explore how we might team up!

btn_paynowCC_LG-1

 

Counselling Services: Busiest Season, Top 10 List and 6 Service Options.


The Busiest Season of the Year for Counselling:

Yes. Personal development and self-improvement impulses are high in the September and January, yet emotional distress triggers abound between November and February.  This is because of distress from financial pressures, cold weather, low sunlight, family issues prompted by holidays, etc.  Distress support hotlines are ringing off the hook in January because the family wounds are sensitive and then credit card bills and bathroom scales are showing scary numbers. Maybe a counselling service plan should be part of more people’s seasonal prep and gift certificate purchases.  Please make a plan to take good care of yourself this Christmas and seek advice as needed.

 

Top 10 Types of counselling clients that approach me for advice:

I specialize in listening to/advising 18-55 year old male leaders with a high performance orientation, Christian/spiritual worldview, various levels of self-awareness/emotional intelligence and tremendous civic, social, work and home responsibilities. Having said that, they present different initial complaints…

1. Proactive/Responsible

2. Grieving/Broken-hearted

3. Addicted/Impulsive

4. Concerned/Troubled Mind

5. Confused/Lost

6. Depressed/Sad

7. Fearful/Timid

8. Angry/Frustrated/Mad

9. Unskilled

10. Court-ordered

 

6 Types of Counselling Services that I can provide you and yours with:

1. Pastoral Counselling: Shepherding Christian hearts towards God and his plan for their lives through conversations that wisely use the Bible and Triune prayer.

2. Spiritual Direction/Counselling:  Authentic self-leadership flows from an authentic place which can be tended in non-directive, exploratory conversation about your heart/soul condition, core values, sacred beliefs, personal standards, passion-mapping, motivation and overall journey through life phases.

3. Life Work Coaching: Self-assessing important areas of your life and developing growth plans to support your drive achieve your vision of success and high performance.

4. Addiction & Substance Abuse Counselling:  Support for individuals and groups who want to understand the “why” and “how” of wellness, recovery and deep personal change.

5. Couples Care and Coaching: Premarital Preparation and Marital Enrichment Facilitation through assessments and skill development.

6. Grief and Loss: Aid in the process of slowing down to name the loss, plan to mourn, describe the pain, accept bereavement in our culture of “stuff it in”, “move along” and “replace it”.

btn_paynowCC_LG-1

7 Areas of Top Expertise: Ideas for Serving Your Network Together


I am passionate about Personal Growth and Professional Development experiences.  Here are some ways I team up with people to serve them and their people.  I believe people and groups in your sphere of influence might benefit from these services so take some time to reflect and then pass this along to decision makers in interested parties. Maybe someone you know is going through something that I can help them walk through because of my education and experiences? Maybe a group need some training to go to the next level and a workshop or seminar could do the trick? Please add comments below and share your experiences with these subjects in your personal and professional life.  What have you learned in these areas and what difference did it make to you and yours?

Professional Services Rendered: Pastoral Counselling, Spiritual Counsellor, Spiritual Therapy/Direction, Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselling, Life Work Coaching.

7 Areas of Top Expertise containing Topics of Special Interest:

  1. Self-Assessment of the 7 BIG areas of life: This is a powerful tool from EQCommunications takes a current snap shot of your life through meaningful exploratory conversations.  This is a good starting point for getting to know each other and finding out which areas of life you can priorities improving in order to attain your vision of victory.
  2. Mental Health Support Facilitation:  This group of topical services I offer all seek to (1) reduce social stigma and (2) increase personal resilience for various populations who come from diverse backgrounds of society.  Participants could have friends, family or work associates with first or second hand experiences with mental health recovery challenges and they want to learn how to relate and support them. Everyone has valuable experience, important perspectives and may be at various points on the journey towards mental health recovery.
    1. Developing Your Personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) – Workshop/Group Facilitation.
    2. Bouncing Back: Building Your Personal Resilience and Avoiding Burnout.
    3. Help, Hope and Healing: Finding These 3 in Your Grief and Suffering.
    4. How to Make and Keep Good Friends.
    5. Personal Standards and Life Choices.
    6. Anger Management.
  3. Tackling Transitions like a Champion: Circumstances do occur that change the stable status of our relationships, roles, responsibilities, health and employment in ways we may not have anticipated or planned for.  Now that those circumstances are upon us and they present powerful opportunities for innovation, resilience and adaptation if we learn to tackle transitions like a champion, not a victim.
  4. Coaching Couples and Wedding Officiation: Facilitating communication and mutual discovery through Enrich Canada Marriage Preparation and Enrichment. I can help the couple discern and develop their vision for a meaningful wedding and a mutually fulfilling marriage.
  5. Spiritual Discovery and Pastoral Direction: People have thoughts that prompt their spiritual search and they need trusted experts to discern and discuss them with.  As a Gospel-Centred and personally devout Christian and an Ordained Baptist Pastor, I am comfortable having delicate spiritual conversation about what people have experienced/believe and sharing my experiences and beliefs with them in a way that allows them the space to explore their spiritual convictions in a safe, trust-based and non-directive learning environment.
  6. Leadership Lessons and Skills Training:
    1. Passion-Mapping: Finding Meaning at Work.
    2. Confident Communication: How to Share Your Most Important Ideas Effectively.
    3. The Athletic Advantage: Developing the Attributes of High Performance People.
    4. Recruiting Resources for Your Vision and Mission.
    5. Emotional Intelligence at Work.
    6. Conflict Resolution Strategies for Teams and Task Forces.
  7. Hobbies and Entertainment Training:
    1. How to Watch Sports (Workshop): Basics to Enjoy the “Big Game” with Your Group.
    2. How to Plan A Vacation in Europe, Canada and Asia.
    3. How to Foster Community Outreach, Social Activism and Personal Engagement.

Let’s Get Started…

btn_paynowCC_LG-1

Creating Complete Champions for High Performance in Real Life


I believe in the importance of personal growth and spiritual development in order to become complete champions who can reach high performance in our personal and professional lives.

Hi I’m Adam.  I believe in creating complete champions.  I believe in the importance of personal growth and development in order to be a high performance person.   I believe that the hardships we go through will either make us or break us; and it is how we game plan that makes the difference.  I believe your greatest tests can be your greatest testimony.  I believe the transitions, challenges and changes that we face, are opportunities for unprecedented growth.  Capturing the momentum of transitions and changes can be a great way to become a complete champion and to get to the next level of what your vision of success is.

I have served Olympians as an inspiration and advisor to help them become complete champions.  I have served federal correctional inmates as they try to transition out of the institution into “normal life” and get jobs, and friends, and an apartment…I helped them game plan for that.  I have served people at various level of mental health recovery and helped facilitate their personal recovery game planning.  I have served churches and helped them rediscover their corporate and individual identity – their mission, vision and values – through strategic planning.  I have also served “at risk youth”; and helped them try to define some personal standards for their navigation through this world of competition and distraction.  I have also helped student athletes to develop a purpose for their life during those formative university years so they can develop a vision of success, purpose and meaning for their lives and work towards achieving it.  I have served members of the Toronto Blue Jays Organization, helping them become complete champions.  High performance people know the importance of being a complete champion.  Giving adequate attention to all areas of life is very important. Quite often, however, high performance people are neglecting other major areas of their lives, such as the spiritual or the social.  I have worked with the Toronto Blue Jays and helped them to become complete champions.  For example, helping them strike the balance between work and life and family.  I helped them to think about the importance of giving back; and leveraging their platform to give back; and make a positive difference in the world.  Also, I’ve helped them focus on the importance of their spirituality and their relationship with God.  I did this through motivational speeches as well as one-on-one meetings where I got to listen to them describe their vision of victory, and their dream success in life and encourage them to become complete champions.  Now, you may not be a Toronto Blue Jay, but in your life; whatever your cause; being a complete champion and reaching high performance is equally as important.

How can I help you become a complete champion? Let’s team up!

btn_paynowCC_LG-1