Consulting

EntreChurch Founder Greg Atkinson leads EntreChurch Solutions, our company’s consulting arm. Greg and his team work with churches around the world to advise, strategize, encourage, and think through starting businesses and entrepreneurial ventures to supplement the church’s income and ease the burden on the budget.

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Endorsements from churches that have hired Greg as a consultant: 

“Greg’s ministry provided a really valuable perspective on our weekend experiences as a church. His heart for the Kingdom and passion to see every church reach its maximum potential is a gift to those of us who care deeply about seeing our churches thrive.” – John Ortberg, Senior Pastor, Menlo Church, Menlo Park, CA

“Greg came into Grace Community Church and gave us a top to bottom look at who we are as a church to the people we are most trying to reach. He is thorough and detailed in his report, but tries hard to be helpful, explaining his findings in a context that fits with the church culture. He knows that culture well, because he knows churches, people and he does his homework. This is money well spent!” – Ron Edmondson, Former Co-Pastor, Grace Community Church, Clarksville, TN, Former CEO of Leadership Network

“Greg Atkinson is smart, detailed, thorough and saw things that we would never notice. His feedback was invaluable and we are making several strategic changes as a result of his visit. We will use him again. I encourage to you do the same. In a word – he’s the best.” – Ray Johnston, Senior Pastor, Bayside Church, Sacramento, CA

“Visitors to your church are more often than not people who don’t know Jesus and are looking for an excuse to not come back. Greg’s evaluation of your church helps you dig into where you can significantly improve a guest’s first time experience. He makes you think and leaves no rock unturned. Probably the best money we’ve spent all year long.” – Ashley Wooldridge, Senior Pastor, Christ’s Church of the Valley, Peoria, AZ

“I highly recommend Greg as a “Secret Shopper” for your church. He helped us see things we had missed and confirmed what we were already working toward. His insight will help your church feel like a home.” – Brady Boyd, Senior Pastor, New Life Church, Colorado Springs, CO

Greg has a great ability to see and assess ministry detail. His work in many churches brings considerable experience and insight to your staff team. Greg’s church Secret Shopper process offered us a fresh set of eyes to help us take excellence to the next level. Very helpful!”– Dan Reiland, Executive Pastor, 12Stone Church, Lawrenceville, GA

Greg was able to bring things to our leadership team’s attention in areas that we had missed. His perspective and ideas have helped us develop new strategies to help us grow and reach more people. As we take the ideas for improvement and implement them we look forward to seeing more people come to connect with God, grow and learn to live generously.” – Steve Smothermon Sr., Senior Pastor, Legacy Church, Albuquerque NM

“Greg brought a fresh perspective to our campus and offered a frank assessment of where we were honoring our guests and where we might need improvement. It’s easy for us to miss the obvious when we experience it week in and week out. But Greg knew what to look for and where to find it! His input has shaped a key area of our strategic development.” – Danny Carroll, Senior Pastor, Water of Life Community Church, Fontana, CA

“It is easy to get lost in the day-to-day operations of the church and not see some of the glaring issues you may have in your church. Greg has the unique ability to look at the church from a “first-time guest” perspective and communicate with you that experience. His insights were invaluable.” – Scott Wilson, Lead Pastor, The Oaks Fellowship, Red Oak, Texas

“Greg provided detailed and thorough feedback regarding his experiences before, during, and after his visit to First Baptist Dallas. He helped confirm some things we already knew or suspected, and brought others to our attention for the first time. Greg will help you make sure you are doing everything possible to reach as many as possible for Jesus Christ.” – Ben Lovvorn, Executive Pastor of Operations, First Baptist Dallas

Greg’s approach is thorough and holistic. From the conversations before the visit to the detailed report following, you can tell Greg knows what he is doing and that he cares deeply for the local church. Our weekend services benefited a great deal from his critical feedback and observations.”– Ted Vaughn, Former Chief Creative Officer, The Rock Church, San Diego, CA

“You want your church to Thrive? If so, pay attention to the little things. They add up to big impact! Greg can help your church become more effective in just one visit!” – Dr. John Jackson, Executive Director, Thriving Churches International, Former Executive Pastor, Bayside Church

“Greg Atkinson helped us look at our weekend services with fresh eyes. His feedback was intelligent, balanced, and helpful.” – Steve Stroope, Founding Pastor, Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, Texas

ENDORSEMENTS OF GREG’S STAFF TRAINING AND SEMINARS:

“Thanks, Greg! Your seminar was great. Our staff really enjoyed your insights. I appreciate you very much. Your expertise is a gift to the Church.” – Rick Muchow, Former Worship Pastor, Saddleback Church

Greg Atkinson is a gifted communicator, but his communication skills go far beyond what you hear. Greg’s creative eye, relevant perspective, and technical skill enable him to provide other communicators with tools to deliver their message. Greg understands the heart of the Christian mission and helps to present the message of the gospel in a way that is clear, moving and life-changing. It’s worth your time to spend some time with Greg.” – Dr. David H. McKinley, Former Teaching Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church

“The weekend with Greg was exactly what my team needed. It gave us a chance to sit down with Greg and his team to talk through current processes and dream. It quickly revealed some gaps in our ministry and his team gave us a fresh and clearer direction. We covered too much for me to list it all. Some of the topics were regarding volunteer structure, leadership recruitment, connection cards, and best practices. We grew in our time together as a team and walked away with clear goals to set for the next year. I cannot recommend this enough!” – Heather Wooten, Connections Team Lead, Forest Hill Church, Charlotte, NC

“Great gathering.” “Inspiring speaker.” “Information so helpful it made my head spin and my heart leap.” “We want him in our church.” “I’ve got to go back to my church and rethink everything we do to show hospitality to first-time guests.” These are just some of the comments we heard when Greg came and spoke with our pastors and staff members. People have used his secret shopper book, ordered multiple copies, and we will have him back.” – George Bullard, Former Director Columbia Metro Baptist Association, South Carolina

ENDORSEMENTS OF GREG’S MINISTRY IN GENERAL:

“Greg is one of the most influential behind-the-scenes leaders to the Church for authentic worship and practical management. Greg has a pastor’s spirit of encouragement and transparency.” – Rex Miller, Author, and Speaker

“Greg Atkinson has been helping the Church engage the culture for years and he’s making a significant impact. In the digital age, when I need advice, I look for Greg Atkinson.” – Phil Cooke, President and Creative Director – Cooke Pictures

Greg Atkinson has his hand on the pulse beat of worship. He’s creative, innovative, and most importantly loves the Lord Jesus and is humble and meek. I love his ideas and how he wants to serve the Church. I wholeheartedly endorse him and his ministry.” – Kim G. Noblitt, G3 Worship Music & Former Worship Pastor, FBC Springdale, AR

Endorsement from Greg’s 2007-2009 boss at Bent Tree Bible in Dallas (church of 6000):

Greg is one of the brightest, most insightful leaders I know. His knowledge of what is happening in churches around the country in worship and the arts, and in the church in general, is unmatched. Greg’s creativity and ability to think outside the box are a huge asset to any organization he works with. And his love and passion for the local church motivate everything he does. Greg built a thriving technical arts ministry for our church, and also led the transition to a 3300-seat state-of-the-art auditorium with a flawless transition from our old space.” – Scott Dyer, Former Worship Pastor, Bent Tree Bible Fellowship