Clarity Focus Heart Coaching & Consulting
Church Leaders

Church Leaders

  • I can help your church emerge from the pandemic with power, focus, and impact.
  • I can help you lead your church to do its part in achieving racial reconciliation.
  • I can help you increase and mature your church’s generosity for your General Fund and Special Projects.
  • I can help your church build bridges to the LGBTQ Community without compromising your allegiance to the Bible.
  • I can help you and your entire church to understand and orient around All of the blessings of the gospel.
  • I can help you understand that there are 3 kinds of people in your church (“Know-ers,” “Be-ers,” and “Do-ers”) and how to help each maximize their experience of God and their impact in the church.
  • I can help you understand your leadership style, so you can lean into your strengths, staff to your weaknesses, and create a culture of healthy communication.
  • I can help you build a great internal life, so you can do your work as long as you want to, and have a family to share it with along the journey and when you’re done.

This is a sample of where we can focus. For more topics we can cover, click here to read More For Pastors.

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TESTIMONIALS OF CHURCH LEADERS

Steven Had the Best Trained Church Staff

Testimonial--Doug Swagerty

I now serve as the interim Pastor of Harbor City Church (where Steven pastored before starting his coaching business). As each week goes by I am more and more impressed and thankful for the staff and current leaders that he trained and assembled. I also serve as a coach/consultant for pastors and churches, and I have seen very few church staffs that are as qualified and dedicated as what Steven developed at Harbor City Church.

Doug Swagerty
Interim Pastor, Harbor City Church; Coach/Consultant to Pastors and Churches; Regional Director of Church Planting for the Presbyterian Church in America

Steven has Performance AND Character

Testimonial--Jim Hopkins

I’ve known Steven for over a dozen years. Over that time I’ve worked with him in different capacities at our church, both officially and unofficially. For the last 8 years or so, I’ve served with him on the Church Session. During those years we underwent quite a few major changes, moved geographically, changed staff, combined two congregations into one, etc., as well as dealt with a host of pastoral concerns.

I’ve gained tremendous respect for Steven. His work ethic is very high. He has shown time and time again the ability to grow – to learn from experience and put that new knowledge to use in whatever the next challenge might be. He has proven the ability to really build up a staff and not only develop them professionally, but personally as well. He has exhibited great patience in dealing with those who directly report to him as well as those to whom he was responsible.

Steven was able to not just keep the church running on a day to day basis, he was singularly responsible for casting a vision for what the church should be and how to realize that vision – a task made difficult in that he had to accomplish that working with a group of men who had other responsibilities and abilities. He was able to plot a course, setting a plan that was realistic and yet challenging, and he managed to keep us all on task.

But most of all – what I admire about Steven is his decency. He treats everyone with respect and treats everyone’s opinions with respect. Even when he disagrees with you, he seems to assume that there must be something in your opinion that he is just not getting and make every effort to understand what that might be. And he does not do that in order to ‘win’ the debate, but to really seek out a mutual understanding. He treats others as I hope I do…

Jim Hopkins
Elder at Harbor City Church

Steven Helps In Life’s Slumps

When I met Steven, I quickly knew that he really cared for me. I had just ended a three year season of sharing my story as an LGBTQ+ male who was faithfully following Jesus. I had sunk into a slump in ministry and my identity was shaken. Steven has been a shepherd during seasons in the valleys, he has coached me in reconciliation through grief and loss in church leadership, and he has been a friend in times of need. To know that someone has your back, that there is someone you can trust with your story and your future is a huge blessing in life. If you’re looking for someone to aid in turning things around in your life, look no further.

Paolo Errico
Massage Therapist; Speaker for Preston Sprinkle's conferences on Faith, Gender, and Sexuality; Leadership Team for the Restored Family of Churches

Steven Knows You Before He Helps Shape You

Greg Piken Testimonial Photo original

As a single, gay, celibate, executive pastor in a megachurch, I don’t always expect to be understood by others, especially conservative straight pastors. Usually, I have to give a lot of explanation about my background. Steven is one of the most encouraging and thoughtful allies I have ever met or worked with. I feel like he is truly one of us. He is a rare combination of a practical coach with tangible solutions and a sensitive understanding listener who knows how to truly know your heart before trying to help shape it. Most of all, he is a leader worth following and a role model who lives what he believes. Steven Cooper won’t just be your coach. He will change your life.

Greg Piken
Executive Pastor at Journey of Faith Church; Associate Therapist at Journeys Counseling Center

I’m more confident, more organized, and more productive because of Steven’s help.

I really look forward to my coaching sessions with Steven. His pastoral wisdom and heart for LGBTQ+ people of faith have been a comfort and joy. He’s helped make my vision for my life practical and achievable. I’m more confident, more organized, and more productive because of Steven’s help.

Art Pereira
Director of Events & Partnerships, Revoice

Steven acknowledges the challenges and sees the strengths I have to face them.

Testimonial--Joel Briggs

Leadership is lonely… and very often terrifying. As a queer follower of Jesus within the Christian community, the burdens of leadership can also feel suffocating. Steven has an uncanny ability to acknowledge the challenges of leadership while at the same time he sees and names the strengths I possess that uniquely equip me to face those challenges.  Through connection with Steven, I know and more confidently own the gifts, strengths and even weaknesses that I’ve been entrusted with.

Joel Briggs
Painter; Hair Stylist; Ministry Leader, Park Hill Church

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