I know what it’s like to be expected to have something new and fresh to explore every week in God’s Word. The prospect of leaving your congregation in the hands of a guest to give you vacation or even to tackle a subject matter you prefer an outsider go after, can leave you nervous, if not down right terrified. I’ve been where you are, I can help.


Sundays offer unique opportunities for God’s moving, but maybe what you really need is someone to come do some teaching with your staff, board or leaders outside of the Sunday morning time slot. In any case, I’d love to partner with you and your church. Whether you are 50 strong or numbered in the thousands, God has allowed me to work some gifted leaders at every stage and see them prevail to their next steps.

Topics in greatest demand

  • Giving Campaign kickoffs
  • Evangelism
  • Leadership development
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Assessing next steps for greatest church effectiveness
  • Church Planting


The expense to have me come to your church, board or ministry is likely well within your budget reach.  Click the LET’S TALK button at top of page and let me know how I can partner with you to give COURAGE to you and your team!

Here’s a few talks to give you an idea of what to expect:

Easter 2013 at Disciples Church

May 26, 2013 at The Stirring in Redding, Ca.

January 26, 2014 at Disciples Church


“ I have found Stu to be a valued resource and trusted friend as we endeavor to plant churches together in Northern California.”Steve KellarDenominational Executive
“I highly recommend Stu and Church Courage to you no matter what your next step is in growth and leadership development!”Todd HahnTAG Consultants
“I am convinced churches and ministries will thrive because of Stu’s passion for leaders.”Banning LiebscherVisionary, Revivalist
“Stu is amazing, and his love for the church instilled immediate confidence in our leaders.”Kent CarlsonPastor, Author
“Stu’s teaching and guidance is still being used by our teams two years after his visit.”Brian BeckerChurch Planter
“Stu knows his stuff, is well organized, very articulate, and has enough energy to power a space station.”Dr. Peter ShawTransformation Pastor