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Ian Duncum Consulting


My vision is to grow healthy missional pastors, churches and denominations. I do this through pastoral supervision/mentoring, church consultancy, training, and writing.

My Story

Dr Ian Duncum is a trained and accredited (with John Mark Ministries) church & non-profit consultant, working with church leaders to facilitate over 160 churches of various denominations to maximise their growth or deal with issues blocking growth and health. Sometimes Ian has consulted with churches while pastoring them (intentional interim ministry). Alongside this, Ian provides consultancy for denominations and training for ministers, church leaderships and others.

Ian has been mentoring and coaching Christian leaders for many years, and this personal and skill development has helped many to take up significant church or para-church positions. Some years ago Ian added pastoral supervision to provide a supportive space for pastors/ministers/leaders/chaplains to reflect on ministry practice, and develop as a person and a minister (Member Australian Christian Mentoring Network, Member Australian Association of Supervision, St Mark's Recommended Supervisors List, Member European Mentoring & Coaching Council, Member International Mentoring Association, authorised supervisor for most denominations and chaplaincy/SRE organisations such as Generate and Korus Connect).

Ian has held denominational leadership roles in church health/church planting and consultancy training/supervision, and a tertiary research position with NCLS Research/ACU. Ian has also set up two SRE boards, who manage religious education across fourteen high schools. 

Ian is an accredited minister with a track record of growing and revitalising churches over 20 years. This includes a church which had declined for 37 years before Ian was appointed, growing from 60 to 160 attenders in five years. Ian has also pastored in two churches over 400 attenders, as well as various intentional interim ministries.

Ian is passionate about church health and seeing churches move strongly into a changing future, impacting their local communities.  Ian's doctoral research into the impact of church consultancy on church vitality and growth, is published as The Impact of Church Consultancy (order here). Ian has also contributed chapters to Congregational Transformation in Australian Baptist Church Life and Baptists Responding to Cultural Diversity and authored or co-authored numerous articles. 

Ian is married to Joanne, a speech pathologist, and they have two sons. For relaxation, Ian enjoys good coffee, playing tennis, 4WD, reading, and renovating.

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