WHAT WE OFFER
At Global Caregiving Ministries, our focus is on mentoring people and equipping leaders. We specialize in forming relationships, understanding needs, and providing coaching to help individuals and couples achieve their goals and fulfill their God-given potential.
You can summarize the ministry of Jesus in this way: He preached to the multitudes and discipled a few. In other words, our Lord taught crowds of people in public settings, but for maximum impact, he concentrated his efforts on mentoring 12 men and 11 of those guys came to be leaders in the early church.
Jesus told His followers to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). A disciple is a lifelong learner or a disciplined follower of the Lord. The people Jesus chose as his disciples were willing to lay down their lives for Him and spread the gospel message to others. Jesus demonstrated that mentoring others is the most effective way to impact the world. We can never improve on his method!
Bob and Linda Buchan have served in church leadership and have spoken to large crowds and led small groups throughout the years. But they also regularly meet with individuals to lead them to Christ and help them grow into mature believers. Bob and Linda have years of experience in mentoring college students and young adults but their ministry is not limited to any certain age group, They are effective mentors of individuals and couples.
Bob and Linda are available to provide coaching for leaders of church and non-profit ministries. Gifted leaders are essential for organizational health. They are blessed with vision, which can be defined as a "picture of a preferable future." When leaders comprehend a vision, they must also learn to communicate the vision in a clear and compelling way. And they must wisely gather people together and build a team to accomplish their goals. Bob and Linda have extensive experience in leadership development. Check out the bio section below,
Bob Buchan received a B.A. from Otterbein University and was involved in CRU and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He went on to participate in a unique program that combined graduate education in counseling psychology from both Georgia State University (M.Ed.) and what is now known as Richmont Graduate University. The goal was to train counselors to work from a biblical worldview. Later on, Bob completed another graduate degree in theology from International Seminary (M.Th.).
Bob has been married to his wife, Linda since 1979, and they’ve been blessed with five children. He served as a pastor for many years, taking the lead to start 4 churches during his career. He was one of the founders of the Christian Community Network, that grew to be an association of 9 churches in central Ohio. In 2004-2005, Bob went through the Pastors of Excellence program offered at Ashland Theological Seminary.
In later years, Bob served as the Marriage and Family pastor of a congregation with thousands of attenders, called Heritage Christian Church. Bob’s mission experiences include ministry in Liberia, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Senegal, Kenya, Ukraine, and South Africa. He has provided counsel to many pastors and Christian leaders over the years and is the author of a number of worship songs.
Bob is also the author of several books, First Love That Lasts; Next Level Communication: A Guide for Pastors and Teachers; and Revitalization: Helping Churches Change, and he created a helpful resource for individuals and groups called Following Jesus When You’re Finding Work.
For consulting for churches or non-profit organizations, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access some great resources created by Bob and Linda, please check out www.christianleaders.info,
Linda Buchan has extensive experience in working with individuals, couples and groups. Linda received a B.S. degree in Nutrition Education through Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a certified Life Coach, having completed her education through the Institute of Life Coach Training.
Linda worked as a Life Coach at Beacon Center for Counseling and received training at Ashland Theological Seminary to lead “Healing Care Groups,” that help people overcome the negative effects of past hurts. She also went through fifty hours of training to become a Stephen Minister and has served the church in that capacity.
For many years, Linda worked as the Volunteer Coordinator of Heritage Christian Church. She also served on leadership teams that have ministered in Turkey, Great Britain, and South Africa. Linda and Bob have been married for many years and have raised five children.
IS THERE A COST TO MEET WITH BOB AND LINDA?
When people give donations to Global Caregiving Ministries, it enables Bob and Linda to offer coaching services with little or no cost.
CAN APPOINTMENTS BE MADE WITH BOB AND LINDA SEPARATELY?
All you have to do is contact them by phone or email and they will be glad to discuss that possibility.
ARE BOB AND LINDA AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR THOSE WHO DON’T SHARE THEIR BELIEF IN GOD OR IN BIBLICAL TRUTH?
The Buchans are followers of Jesus and they treat all people with kindness, dignity, and love.. You don't have to believe in the Bible or in the Christian faith to receive coaching. In Matthew 19:3-6, Jesus defined marriage as a union between a man and woman and they embrace that view..
WHY DOES GCM EMPHASIZE COACHING SERVICES RATHER THAN COUNSELING?
Over the years, the Buchan’s have provided a lot of counseling from a pastoral perspective but have never become licensed as professional counselors. They prefer to emphasize the word “coaching” because they don’t want people to confuse them with counselors who are recognized by the state.
CONTACT GLOBAL CAREGIVING MINISTRIES
141 Executive Ct., Westerville, OH, 43081