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General Consulting

Student ministry consulting is not one of the things we do, it is the only thing we do.

Because the field of ministry consulting is a high trust endeavor we operate on a very discreet level when providing consulting services to the local church.

In some cases confidentiality is needed in order to protect the ministry in moving it forward. In other cases, it is necessary to protect the student staff and their ability to lead. In all cases it is simply a practice of humility and courtesy to fly under the radar as needed.  In other words, the level of openness and discreetness we use is up to you. We follow your lead and can make suggestions accordingly.

From high-touch to high-trust SME truly excels in consulting services.

We have consulted with churches for 9 months with only the personnel team and Senior pastor knowing we were encouraging and coaching staff and leadership behind the scenes. Conversely, we have consulted for just a single weekend concluding with a Student Ministry Celebration from the pulpit. Celebrating and inspiring student leadership and how important the student ministry is to the church can be a tremendous boost in tandem with training and coaching.

Weather it is a single coaching, listening evaluative session over lunch or an in-depth multi-visit consult for a specific challenge, we have you covered.

With 30 plus years of student ministry experience and training we can help you navigate any current challenge your student ministry is facing.

Our endorsements will testify to our discreet, humble approach to navigating you through the highs and lows of student ministry growth.

Examples of church situations when our EXCEL general consulting services were requested.

1. Our student ministry is plateaued and needs an experienced set of eyes and ears to help navigate us to the next level.

2. Our student ministry is outgrowing the current infra-structure and we need a sounding board for the next strategic move.

3. Our student ministry has been declining and we need a neutral student ministry veteran to encourage, evaluate, and coach us back to our peak.

Cost is $350 per session (Average # of sessions is 3) / 4+ sessions per month flat fee $1,200 *plus expenses @ .45 per mile + meals

If we can assist your student ministry through our EXCEL General Consulting Services, please fill out the contact form below or give Dr. Boyd a call for more information 850.322.2104

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Booking a Seminar or Training Session

$950 -$1,500 per session (1hr. -1½ hrs) (all day is considered 3 or more sessions/ max in a day is 5 sessions.
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$100 off for each additional session, same location
Different topic same location
Plus expenses
Mileage is calculated at .51 cents per mile
Deposit is $100
Sunday AM before worship, during discipleship hour for Small group leader training
Sunday afternoon with lunch provided for most seminars or parenting sessions
Sunday afternoon and evening, especially if there is no PM worship service or the pastor supports a simultaneous training coinciding during worship time
Wed night during Student gathering for parenting seminar or other leadership training
Overnight retreat dedicated to leadership training
Saturday 9AM-Lunch for small group leaders
Eg. To train our small group leaders to be highly effective in helping students grow in their spiritual disciplines

Book Dr. Boyd to speak/preach at your camp, retreat, youth event.

$350 -$500 per session
$1500 for one camp week (3-5 messages) ex: AM or PM session only
$2500 for one camp week (8-10 messages) ex: AM and PM sessions each day
$500 Add a training/seminar session during camp, retreat or other event at same location
Plus expenses
Mileage is at  .51 cents per mile
Deposit is $100

EXCEL Initiative

The EXCEL initiative is typically 6-9 months.

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Testimonials

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Poker Boyd’s love for teens came through loud and clear with our students.  His life and ministry reflect his passion for youth ministry and we were the beneficiaries of his experience and expertise while he was with us. Poker is a man of deep conviction and focus; yet his message was clear and also easy for our students to grasp. Poker is the kind of youth ministry leader we want our students to meet.”   Roger Glidewell Founder, Executive Director Global Youth Ministry (formerly Sr. Student Pastor of FBC Orlando, FL)

We especially want to thank Charles Boyd for helping us through his Student Ministry Essentials consulting organization. What a blessing Poker has been to us during this season! He is a true, experienced professional who loves God and this church. We are grateful for his vision in creating this unique ministry and for being such a strategic help in preparing us for a greater future in student ministry. Student Ministry Essential truely was a consulting, empowering, encouraging, and equipping ministry for our students and student leadership.

Dr. Jay Dennis, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church at the Mall

Dr. Charles (Poker) Boyd is both an academician and practitioner in Student Ministry. As an adjunct professor for The Baptist College of Florida, he has excelled in both facets of the work. I recommend him to you for biblical, Godly, and practical leadership of students and student leaders.

Robin Jumper Ph.D. The Baptist College of Florida

Poker Boyd came and brought ALL of his resources with him: a servant’s heart, love for our students, encouragement for our parents, personal integrity, unbridled enthusiasm, and a contagious love for Jesus.

Dr. Phillip Hanes, Idlewild Baptist Church, Tampa, Florida

I have used SME for many youth ministry needs. But my favorite resource is the leadership training (Essential Seminars) designed for youth leaders. Poker uses his many years of experience, along with his knowledge of current youth trends, to effectively communicate to youth leaders how to reach teenagers in our world today.  Our youth leaders look forward to our yearly training weekend; to quote one of our leaders, “It’s more than a reminder, it’s like drinking a Red Bull full of youth instruction.”

Obrien Satcher, Student Pastor, First Baptist Church of Henderson TX

Blog Archive

EQUIP: Leadership, Lead Teams, and Longevity
By Charles Boyd | May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Why Summer Camp Should Be on Your Student Ministry Calendar
By Charles Boyd | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the past ten years, I have heard whispers questioning the validity of summer youth camp. As the whispers turned more frequently into questioning voices from passionate youth ministers, I felt a need to weigh-in on the subject. Camp or no camp? Unquestionably, all student ministry programming should be held to honest evaluation and scrutiny. […]

Seven Practices of Growing Student Ministries Deeper and Wider
By Charles Boyd | September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you have been around youth ministry very long then you have observed how some student ministries seem to grow wide but have little to show for it when it comes to growing deeply devoted followers of Christ. On the other hand, you may have noticed that some youth ministries grow spiritual roots deeper than […]

10 Habits of Highly Successful Student Ministers
By Charles Boyd | July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is it that makes some youth ministries more successful than others? Why do some stagnate, decline or fail while others grow healthy and numerically? Is there a collection of habits that successful or exceptional student ministers practice? In our survey and interviews we have found ten practices that stand out as doable and adaptable […]

IS TIME ON YOUR SIDE?
By Charles Boyd | April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

How much of it do you have? According to The World Health Organization the United States ranks 36th in Life Expectancy out of 193 countries. This means the average male in the US can expect to live 78.3 years while females can expect to outlast their male counterparts to age 81.3. By contrast the average […]

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