The Rev. Dr.s Beverly & George Thompson
The Rev. Drs. Beverly and George Thompson have served as the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina’s Missional Transformation Coaches since April 2013. They bring a wide array of experiences, resources, and skills to this ministry. Atlanta is Beverly’s hometown, where she worked first as a nurse and then as a gerontologist before graduating from Columbia Seminary with a M.Div. degree and a D.Min. in Spirituality. She served several congregations in metro Atlanta, is a certified spiritual director, and has taught a number of leadership courses in seminary.
George has served the Church in both congregational and higher education settings across the country, including fourteen years on a seminary faculty. He earned doctorates in biblical interpretation and in theology and the human sciences, with a dissertation on congregational decline and renewal. Together and individually, Beverly and George have published a number of books and articles for pastors and congregations.
In April 2017, the Thompsons moved into this coaching ministry full-time, with “The Vibrant Congregations Initiative.” Their approach creatively combines spiritual practices, congregational discovery, vision discernment, and constructive change, maintaining a supportive, inviting, and encouraging atmosphere. These resources have been selected carefully and are designed to benefit any church of any size and location. The Thompsons are passionate about the idea that, in such a time as this, every congregation is called to be open to the Spirit, for the sake of the Gospel.
BOOKS BY THE THOMPSONS
In addition to working with the Thompsons in person, you can also learn much from their books. Read a book to learn more about some of the key concepts the Thompsons employ and learn from their reflections on many practical topics. While they are available on Amazon and Wipf & Stock, you can also ask about getting a copy or placing an order from the authors themselves.