About

Why Consentia Group?

Consentia Group was established to help you develop a culture where relationships thrive.

Ministry and work is disrupted and derailed by poor leadership, conflict, and misunderstanding.  Our process begins with DISCOVERY (self-awareness), then learning how to RELATE effectively, and GROWING both personally and organizationally.  We are deeply committed to the historic Christian faith and the Gospel.

Vision

Our vision is to be the premier site for the Christian Community in emotional intelligence (self-awareness) resources and training.

Our Name

“Consentia” is Latin for awareness. Change is possible when we become aware of what and why we behave.

Value

We value Transformation (through self-awareness and the Gospel), Multiplication (through Certification), and Excellence (in our training, resources, and support).

Unique Approach

We believe that combining self-awareness with Gospel truth provides the opportunity for deep transformation.

Insightful Assessments

We use the powerful TotalSDI Suite of Assessments that align with Biblical truths and reveal the “why”, not just the “what”.

Proven Results

Research demonstrates our training produces highly significant transformation in soul awareness, relational management, and conflict resolution.

Training / Certification

We provide training or invest in you to be a facilitator of our resources to your ministry through certification.

Applications

Specific applications of self-awareness training are available for local churches, teams, leadership, marriage/counseling, and missions.

Vision

Our vision is to help you build a culture where relationships thrive.

Our Name

“Consentia” is Latin for awareness. Change is possible when we become aware of how we behave and why.

Value

We value Transformation (through self-awareness and the Gospel), Multiplication (through Certification), and Excellence (in our training, resources, and support).

Unique Approach

We believe that combining self-awareness with Gospel truth provides the opportunity for deep transformation.

Insightful Assessments

We use the powerful SDI 2.0 that aligns with the three passions of the soul

Proven Results

Research demonstrates our training produces highly significant transformation in soul awareness, relational management, and conflict resolution.

Training / Certification

We provide training or invest in you to be a facilitator of our resources to your ministry through certification.

Applications

Specific applications of relational intelligence training are available for ministries and non-profits.

Leadership Team

Bruce Terpstra D.Min.

President

Our President, Dr. Bruce Terpstra, has 36 years of pastoral ministry experience.  He is a veteran of 17 years in denominational leadership and developed more than 70 new churches in the New York metro area and has given oversight to almost 400 pastors.  He holds a doctorate in Leadership Development and is also the founder of 3KeyCoaching and the author of Three Passions of the Soul and Soul Discipleship Primer: cultivating discipling communities.

Larry Shelton, D.Min.

Principle

Dr. Larry G. Shelton has led 2 churches as senior pastor for a total of 33 years ministry experience. His first church grew from 70 to 3,000 in 15 years. He has post graduate degrees in Medical Technology and Marriage, Family and Child counseling as well as a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate in Church Growth and Administration from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been married for 530 months to Faith, the love of his life. Together they raised four amazing children. Dr. Shelton is spearheading the SoulMates for Life application of SDI. He is the author of Short Stories for the Long Haul, a devotional guide for couples.

Mark Searing, D.Min. & Reatha Searing, D.Min.

Principles

Mark has extensive ministry experience in South America training leaders. He has also served as a District Superintendent in denominational leadership consulting and coaching pastors and churches. Reatha is a certified chaplain and is passionate about leadership development and healthy marriages. They both hold D.Min.’s from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

Marcos tiene mucha experiencia en Latino América equipando líderes. Él también ha servido como Superintendente (Presidente Regional) en consultaría,mentoreo y capacitación para Pastores, Iglesias y sus líderes. Reatha es un capellán certificada a nivel de EEUU y tiene una pasión para el desarrollo de liderazgo y matrimonios excelentes. Ambos tienen sus Doctorados del Seminario Gordon Conwell.

Joel A. Smith, D.Min.

Master Facilitator

Joel A. Smith, D.Min.

Joel’s desire is to work with you to lower the bucket and draw out what The Father has poured in.  His gifts, wiring, skills and thirty years of ministry experience all feed into three key areas that comprise a sweet spot that make him an effective coach, mentor and equipper in the areas of effective communication, soul care and missional ministry.  His dissertation is a study on the effect of coaching on discipleship in a local church setting.  You can reach him at Joelasmith146@gmail.com

(717) 514-3805

John Edgar Caterson, D.Min.

Military Liaison

John Edgar Caterson, D.Min.

Dr. Caterson, has 33 years of ministry experience and has traveled to & coached in 50 countries.  He joined the strengths movement 18 years ago and is passionate about helping organizations & individuals focus on cultural & relational change. Dr. Caterson has spent the past decade as a liaison & advisor to the US Military Chief of Chaplains as well as the Holistic & Comprehensive Military Fitness initiatives.  Currently he is a faculty member in both the Departments of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill AFB, Florida serving as the Course Director, Instructor of Record and Lead SME for the Special Operations Chaplains Graduate Certificate Program (SOCGC).  JE holds a doctorate with four disciplines – Story Integration, Narrative Theology, Leadership Development, and Attribution Psychology. He is also the founder of American Strengths Center and the author of dozen books including best sellers Engage Your Strengths and Clarity About Your Soul.  You can reach JE directly at je@johnedgarcaterson.com or 813-410-1471.

Yeathus Johnson, Doctoral Candidate

Intercultural Specialist

Yeathus Johnson

Yeathus Johnson has served as both pastor and church planter and has 20 years of experience developing leaders and churches in urban environments.  Yeathus is a certified Cultural Intelligence and Unconscious Bias trainer, consultant and coach serving organizations globally.  He received much of his organizational management training and skills while working as a product manager in Information Technology with United Parcel Service for 10 years. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from South Carolina State University, a Master’s in Urban Ministry from Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS), and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Global Leadership at ATS with a dissertation focus on Developing Cultural Intelligence in Leaders.

Paul Keidel, D.Min.

Missions Specialist

Paul has served on the mission field in Africa and Europe as both a missionary and field director and more recently as a missions mobilizer.  His book, Career Defining Crisis in Missions, is widely used in seminaries.  He has vast experience in working with missionary teams as well as local churches.  His passion is mobilizing workers for effective missions around the world. You can reach Paul directly at Paul.Keidel@gmail.com; website www.paul-keidel.com

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