Consulting is not new. Even I have a whole section on my website dedicated to consulting (hey, I'm available!). What is new is the spree of folks in the professional church ministry world launching online consulting services, a.k.a. e-coaching:
Carlos Whittaker, Director of Service Programming at Buckhead Church in Atlanta, is offering a four-month coaching network on "Closing The Gap in your creative ministry/business."
Tony Morgan, former Chief Strategic Officer at NewSpring Church in South Carolina, is offering a six-month coaching network for church strategists and leaders.
Kem Meyer, Communications Director at Granger Community Church, is offering an
eightsix-month coaching network for Church Communications Strategy.
Tim Stevens, Executive Pastor at Granger Community Church, is offering an
eightsix-month coaching network for executive pastors.
OK I know what you're thinking: Online education isn't new! The University of Phoenix has been trying to sell us on this for years, right? Well, it's true that e-learning has been around for a while, but I would argue that this latest wave is something unique and seems to be driven by two things: