Our Mission: To assist entry level, new start, and seasoned pastors in the development of the character, competence, and connections needed for success in their calling to pastoral ministry.
Our Vision: Pastors succeeding in ministry for a lifetime.
Our Values: Understanding God's will through prayer and His Word; Living in Covenant with God and others; Developing authentic relationships; Earning trust; Experiencing revival; Casting vision; Strategic planning and implementation; Resolving conflict biblically.
Our Strategy: To train, coach, and support entry level, new start, and seasoned pastors in a community group of their peers.
Our Plan: To identify and include entry level, new start, and seasoned pastors in an eight month personal growth and development process.
P.O. Box 941 Circleville, Ohio 43113
Give Me Five Ministries founder and CEO, Lonnie Potts, currently serves as facilitator of all pastor peer group network events.
Drawing from 33 years of experience as a senior pastor in churches ranging from fifteen to five hundred congregants more than qualifies him to understand the unique blessings and burdens of the pastorate.
Pastor Lonnie served in his last church for a total 23 years, leading the congregation through a 3 million dollar relocation project. He has also worked as an adjunct and affiliate university instructor since 1993, training and supervising student pastors in the practical aspects ministry.
A gifted speaker and anointed group facilitator, he brings tremendous passion and energy to each network event. In addition to facilitating group sessions, group participants will have unlimited access to Pastor Lonnie between monthly peer group meetings.
Participants attend a four hour training session once per month designed to stimulate the hearts and minds of entry level, new start, and seasoned pastors concerning the importance of staying in the ministry for the long haul.
Who Should Participate?
Pastors committed to their own spiritual growth
Pastors who are called of God to serve the
church of North America.
Student and entry level pastors.
Seasoned pastors who are in transition into
another church or who need fresh vision for their
Pastors who desire to remain in ministry for the
Elders, Board Members, and Lay Leaders
Eight monthly, half day meetings designed to help entry level, new start, and seasoned pastors identify the key components necessary for launching and sustaining a successful ministry over a five year period of time.
Peer Group Network Meetings:
Questions about your training session? Participants will have unlimited access to Lonnie during the training period for coaching and support.