As a ministry coach I will help your team focus on the right things, accomplish your goals, and break through growth barriers. I also provide leadership & productivity coaching to individuals as needed.
I offer leadership & practical ministry workshops for ministries in a wide variety of topics. My communication style is both relaxed and practical. I’m also available to speak during weekend church services.
I specialize in asking questions which will stimulate strategic & creative thinking. This will almost always lead to new ideas and solutions to problems & bottlenecks. Check out my blog for more great content!


What People Are Saying:

Wayne doesn’t just talk about the theory of how to raise a church to the next level he is someone who has actually done it. His input at the church I pastored had a major impact on the success of the church. His work with students at Elim Bible Institute… Read More.

President Michael Cavanaugh, Elim Bible Institute

Wayne Hedlund knows how to get things done. He served as our executive pastor and really helped us move forward with healthy systems and effective strategies. One of the best things he brings to the table is an ability to scale his leadership coaching to… Read More.

Pastor Joshua Finley, Elim Gospel Church

Wayne helped us to examine and analyze everything from the signs out front of our church to how we take an offering. Planning sermons and utilizing better graphics. He helped us address how sensitive we are to guests and how to plan staffing moves. He was thorough and… Read More.

Pastor Bill King, Elim Grace Christian Church

During coaching sessions with Pastor Wayne I learned a lot about leadership and ministry in a short time. He helped me to step back and notice some things about myself that I wouldn’t have seen before. For example, one of the things we talked about was stage presence, which… Read More.

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Recent Posts:

Rethinking How We Think



Years ago I heard a story about a man who tried to steal an ATM machine. His plan was to rip the ATM out of the wall of a store-front by chaining it to the back bumper of his pick-up truck. After securing the chain, the incompetent thief got in his truck and hit the gas. A few seconds later, he heard a […]



wayne hedlund

In July of 2010 I took the leap and became a blogger.
My first post was entitled, “Lids, Levels & Leadership.” I didn’t know what I was doing and I didn’t know if my attempts at reaching out to the larger christian community would succeed. All I knew was that I had sensed the gentle nudging from the Holy Spirit to […]

What to Read


Every once in a while I like to post some great articles I’ve stumbled across on the web that I think will be helpful to my readers. Here are some great ones for you to consider looking over! Enjoy!

laptop-supportTwelve Ways Pastors Went from Burnout to Vision  by Thom S. Rainer
There are few vocations that can engender burnout like the pastorate. The demands on a pastor’s […]

Knowledge Empowers Leaders To Make Wise Choices



A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength; for waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers. Proverbs 24:5-6

There is very little that will frustrate a true leader more than lack of knowledge. Knowledge, when wielded by the right individual, is like a sharp sword that is capable of cutting through confusion to find truth and wisdom. Lack of knowledge leaves us […]

Invite Your Guests To Come Back!



I recently visited a church for the first time with my family. I had a great experience. We were welcomed at the door, handed materials at a Guest Services table and told what to expect and where to go. The people seemed friendly and interested in us, without being pushy or fake. The service was interesting and engaging. We were even ‘greeted’ after the service by a few random people as well as […]

Cared for, Called & Empowered to Serve


fields-ripe2I was reading Matthew chapters 9-10 this week. I’d like to share 9:36-10:1 with you.

When he {Jesus} saw the crowds he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into his harvest field.’ He […]