NCD Consultations

Church teams that want help to become more effective in leadership can ask for a consultation service.

Ralph Bowles is an experienced Church Health Coach, who serves as NCD Australia’s Anglican Consultant. He brings experience and knowledge of approaches that can strengthen local church teams. With nearly 20 years of practitioner experience of using Natural Church Development, he can guide a church leadership team to make the best use of this suite of research-based tools for developing their church’s health.

Natural Church Development tools will identify the strengths and growth areas of your church that are related to the potential for growth in quality (health) and quantity (growth). The goal is to remove hindrances to the growth that God can give.

Ralph has worked with over 40% of the parishes in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland (2009-2016), with measurable and significant quality improvements being seen across the key areas of church health in these churches.

An NCD consultation typically involves guidance about the survey process, a guided interpretation of the results delivered to church leaders (2hrs), and may be followed by a coaching agreement to move application forward.

Ralph is NCD Australia’s liaison partner to the Anglican Church of Australia. He is focussing his energies to help the Anglican Church of Australia release its potential for health and growth in mission.

For local church leadership teams, Focus Energies Coaching can:

  • Sell NCD surveys and tools at a significant discount;
  • provide an analysis of NCD church survey results (1.5/2 hrs, with a written report). This will identify key issues holding back the further healthy growth of the church.
  • Offer follow-up coaching to help leaders as they develop their action plans to move forward in the light of the NCD results, Coaching sessions for individuals or groups usually last 1/1-5 hours. A series of 4-6 sessions through a 12-18 month cycle is recommended.