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Why Corpus?

Corpus was born out of a pastor’s personal learning experience in the local church. His experience leading three church revitalization efforts in three states across three decades of ministry came together in the Corpus concept. As other churches and friends in ministry asked for help, the ReFocus process emerged and the Corpus ministry came together. All of the Corpus and ReFocus services and resources were born in the church through the experience of pastoral ministry.

You are breathing new life back into me and into my ministry.

INTENSIVE PARTICIPANT

Dr. Rob Peters

Dr. Rob Peters launched Corpus in 2017. Rob is passionate about leadership and organizational development. He launched Corpus to help pastors and others in the non-profit sector learn the skills they need to successfully achieve their church or network’s vision.

Rob worked for Deloitte and Touché while attending college and Ernst and Young while earning his master’s degree. Rob served as an assistant to the senior pastor at the largest Protestant church in the evangelical world at the time learning how global ministry is both envisioned and executed. Rob planted a church in Atlanta from 1995-2000.

Rob most joyful turn around was revitalizing a church with 300 members into a church with over 3,000 members in Fort Lauderdale. Hiring, training and releasing more than 80 employees to oversee the church, a school and its global mission partnerships, Rob learned revitalization lessons in the trenches of church ministry. Vision clarity, strategic partnerships and developing people lie at the heart of Rob’s passion and focus.

Rob also served as the senior pastor of a large, multi-campus ministry in NC. Rob was task with the responsibility to redesign every aspect of the ministry. Rob aligned staff, changed the founding documents, modified the ministry philosophy, clarified the doctrinal position of the church, and cast a clear vision for the future including a multi-million-dollar facilities modification to 400,000 square feet of facilities spread across the three campuses.

Rob earned his BSBA in Accounting with a minor in Social Science and Business Law from Tennessee Tech University, an MDivBL from Southwestern and his Doctorate from Southeastern. Rob has worked in more than 20 countries across five continents with more than a dozen different denominations.

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Our Team

Greg Poss

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Alexandre Antoine

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Steffen Schulte

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VISION

We seek to give life and vitality to churches and organizations that are in decline.

VALUES

Engendering courage
Launching journeys
Clarifying complexity
Focusing resources
Empowering leadership

STRATEGY

Identify
Assess
Process
Launch
Coach

Our Mission

BRINGING LIFE AND VITALITY TO THE BODY OF CHRIST.

Our team sees itself partnering with pastors and churches to discover God’s plan for their ministry. We believe every church is different – planted in a distinguishable community, led by a different leader, and used by God for distinct purposes. Corpus helps you discover these distinguishable aspects and helps you develop a customized six-step plan for revitalizing your church.

The “Six Step Plan”

Step 1: Uses a Nehemiah 1 approach to help you DISCOVER the current
state of the ministry.

Step 2: Uses a Revelation 2-3 CONVERGENCE exercise to Re-position the
church where God wants it to be.

Step 3: The Vision PYRAMID – answers the six directional questions from
Nehemiah 2.

Step 4: The PATH – considers the five Great Commission passages of the
New Testament and details the steps a church will follow to make disciples.

Step 5: The LADDER – plans out the steps for leader development.

Step 6: The TOOLKIT – a biblical integration model for implementing the plan.

Most pastors were not trained in seminary or Bible college for these kinds of tasks. Year after year these issues are listed in survey after survey as the hardest parts of a pastor’s job. It is not that these leadership responsibilities are difficult to learn or hard to implement. It is that pastors and church leaders were never trained to understand their importance and most have not discovered how these responsibilities are described in Scripture.

The Corpus mission is to educate, equip and empower church leaders to fulfill these “overseer” roles in the church. We know pastors want their churches to do well. We know most pastors are unsure and feel ill-equipped to do what they are asked to do. We know pastors desire to honor God and be faithful in their ministry. Many pastors have never been equipped to do what they are being asked to do.

Our Team is here to Help!

Our Vision

TO IMPACT ONE PERCENT OF AMERICA’S STRUGGLING CHURCHES AND THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE.

We envision partnering with thousands of churches to develop one customized plan at a time, helping each church recover their passion for ministry and develop a plan that works for their church as they seek to see lives changed and communities transformed.

ReFocus helped us clarify the path for us to achieve our God given mission.

DAVID NEFF Senior Pastor; New Covenant Fellowship Church, Graham, NC

Board of Directors

Gary
Baldwin

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Frank
Byrne

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Fred
Kremkau

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Jerry
Mellinger

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Abner
Wright

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