Basic Info
First Name

Stephen

Last Name

Drachler

Ministry Experience and Skills
Specialties

Event Planning

Theology of Ministry with Young People

Pray. Listen. Pray some more. Listen some more. It is important to learn to seek God’s discernment. It took me a long time to learn that. It also took me a long time to let go, and let a younger, less experienced person take the lead. God call us to prepare young people to lead, and to give them the reins of leadership. I follow a visioning process I learned from Bishop Felton E. May when I work with organizations. Discern the vision, and then identify the obstacles to the vision becoming real. And, finally, work to eliminate the obstacles. Everything done in the context of a Christ-centered ministry steeped in Wesley’s approach.

How will connecting with me support your ministry?

40 years of communications/ministry experience.I communicate clearly and set an example for others with that. My strategic approach to ministry – not always the short term, but the long view. Trying to teach folks to look at the secondary and tertiary impacts that come from decisions and strategies. Unconditional compassion. I don’t keep score and teach people that keeping score does not serve anyone. Accountability yes, but keeping score is not accountability. Problem-solver. I have a well-earned reputation for being a problem-solver. My strategic approaches get results, and can us used to teach others. Believing in the power of prayer. With prayer, all things are possible. We have to take a theological, Wesleyan approach to ministry.

Additional Speciality Areas

Community Building, Mentoring, Social Media, Communication, Strategic Planning