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EVERY PASTOR

NEEDS A PASTOR

Build A Relationship With Someone Who's Been

Where You Are And Knows Where You're Going

Gain Insight to the Next Step

Know Someone is on Your Side

Discover and Avoid Pitfalls 

PASTORING IS HARD

Every pastor experiences times where he feels ill-equipped and full of self-doubt. The fear of failure and rejection is real, which creates confusion and indecision about the future.

 

There are times when we need someone to help us find the right path forward that fulfills our calling with joy and satisfaction.

Hi, I'm Russ and I've had the pleasure of working with godly leaders who are smart enough to figure things out. My role is to come alongside them to save time, money, and trouble along the way.

MINISTRY RELATIONSHIPS

Russ Barksdale coached me in a season when I needed it the most. Russ is more than a leadership coach; He’s a pastor to pastors.

Dr. Andrew Hebert

Pastor of Paramount Church in Amarillo, Texas

JOIN ANDREW AND BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS

STEP ONE

Schedule a free 30-minute phone call. I'll learn about you, your ministry, and some of the challenges and opportunities you're facing.

STEP TWO

I'll create a customized plan to help you move forward with confidence.

STEP THREE

We'll execute the plan together as I walk with you step-by-step the entire way. 

 

WHY NEXT LEVEL LEADERSHIP?

The truth is, every pastor needs a pastor. Whether you're struggling with a difficult church leader, a growth barrier, a financial crisis, or you just need a sounding board for sermons or vision casting, Russ Barksdale offers a unique blend of experience and wisdom that can benefit pastors in every kind of church, during any kind of season.

 

After serving as a Lead Pastor of a growing church for 25 years, Russ has been where you are and has devoted this season of his life to pouring into the next generation of leaders.   

Chances are you're a godly leader who is doing a great job in your place of service, but you could use some insight for the challenge in front of you. Russ can come alongside you and help save some time and trouble along the way, and be the pastor you need personally as you serve to pastor others.

Testimonials

The blend of practical experience and professional insights that Russ Barksdale brings to leadership is a gift to the local church. As a pastor/church planter with a decade of ministry experience and a library filled with all the ‘best’ practices of leadership- there has been no substitute for Russ’s voice in my life and ministry. In an era filled with information, Russ is a voice that cuts through the noise unlocking your unique ministry potential!  

Will Forrest

Lead Pastor at Summit LIFE Church

I’m so grateful for the influence of Pastor Russ in my life. Through the years he has provided a listening ear, asked thoughtful questions, and served as an encouragement to me. If you’re looking to grow as a leader, you need someone with experience and integrity to help show the way. That's Russ. He has the mind of a strategic-executive and the heart of a servant-pastor. His coaching will help you get to where you want and need to be. I highly recommend him.

Jarrett Stephens

Teaching Pastor at Prestonwood

Russ Barkesdale has been an incredible blessing to me and by extension our entire team at FBC Mansfield.  Because his wisdom and insight come from real world experience in the local church, he always gives me incredible counsel and guidance.  I always walk away from our meetings challenged and encouraged.

Spencer Plumlee

Pastor at FBC Mansfield

 

The Leader's

LIFECYLE

Life is not linear. Neither are its pursuits.

 

There are turns to navigate, hills to climb, and valleys to endure. Any worthwhile endeavor comes with challenges, setbacks, and even failures. 

 

Strong leaders prevail.  Wise leaders look for a guide who has been down the path and can save time and trouble getting there.

Whether you’re just getting started as a church plant or you’ve been a pastor for years, most pastors feel overwhelmed by their calling.

CHURCH LEADERS ARE FACING BIGGER CHALLENGES THAN EVER. LET'S OVERCOME THEM TOGETHER, STEP BY STEP.

 

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