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My Story

My name is Rebecca Rutherford. I have been in the local church for the past 17+ years in full-time service as a children’s, youth, discipleship, and associate pastor. During that time I was given opportunities to work with all ages and different ministry areas including missions, preaching and becoming a published author. I have enjoyed these years of ministry and find myself in a position to be able to use my gifts and experience for the wider church.

This is a three-fold business with a focus on life coaching, discipleship consulting and curriculum development. I have been “coaching” for many years doing pastoral care. I am able to do this for both individuals or groups. Life coaching is a fast growing approach to mental health, developing goals or transformation. These are uncertain times and people are having to find new and different ways to find healing. Coaching is one way that people can get professional help without insurance. 

My experience in creating discipleship pathways, programs and classes gives me credibility to be able to consult with churches who need an outside perspective or fresh ideas for this new day of making disciples. I have recommendations from those I have worked with in the past that speak to the knowledge I have in the area of discipleship. I feel that I have something to offer others, particularly those who can’t afford the overhead to hire clergy or staff. I am also in a great position to help congregations going through transition.

Since my days in children’s, youth and camping ministry, I have been creating my own content for specialized curriculum. I am now a published curriculum author and I am poised to be able to consult and help churches develop their own curriculum. My theological slant is Wesleyan with a high value on grace. As an ordained United Methodist Deacon I will seek to appeal to churches within the pan-Wesleyan denominations but will not limit myself to that.

Be Inspired

Personal Coaching, Discipleship Consulting and Curriculum Development

The inspiration for this ministry endeavor comes from the Holy Spirit. The word “inspire” means to blow on a flame so as to make it grow. My goal in this ministry is to work with the Holy Spirit collaboratively as we work also together with you in whatever capacity, whether it be coaching, consulting or curriculum development. May we never lose sight of the one who inspired us in the first place as he blew air into our lungs and put his Spirit in us. Join me as we seek to continue to be inspired by what God is up to in our lives and may we learn to assist the Lord in that work, whether it be for personal growth or faith development. Need help with that? Let’s set up a coaching session or a consultation!

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Rebecca Rutherford is a treasure trove of experience and wisdom. What can’t she do! From leading in faith formation to writing curriculum to building systems and structures for local church mission and ministry and from pastoring children to pastoring pastors (and She has done it all cross culturally too.

She is a seasoned, wise leader. Having known Rebecca for many years and worked with her on a range of projects I would highly recommend her as a strategist and consultant. 

JD Walt, Sower in Chief | Seedbed Publishing


Rebecca Rutherford, minister, curriculum writer, teacher and storyteller , has an unique ability to make biblical concepts come alive for children and youth in relevant and engaging ways. Her authentic approach combined with her love of the Word and her love of children and youth is an excellent example of how to minister to children and youth in today’s ever-changing world.  Through her work at churches, Summer camps  and Children’s Leaders workshops both in the U. S. and in Tanzania, she has developed effective resources that  have equipped both leaders and parents. Here’s a minister who is a valuable resource who truly understands the importance of children and youth ministry and how to make them vital in the life of the church and community.

Lisa Bond 


I first experienced Rebecca’s training when she worked came to Tanzania to train church leaders in children and youth ministry. She jumped into connecting with and getting to know the participants. Her training flowed from a place of wisdom, caring, and experience, but she never forgot who she was in the room with, making sure that training reflected the contextual needs of leaders in Tanzania. She was helpful in addressing key challenges that came from the leaders themselves as they anticipated returning to their churches to implement what they learned. I would recommend Rebecca for any church regardless of size or context because what you receive will be prayerfully and intentionally prepared for your context and with your needs in mind.

Rev. Eric Soard



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Articles, Blogs, Curriculum

Trackers of Faith | Life of Discipleship

In these forty Life of Discipleship lessons, students will be exploring some of the foundations of the faith. Every four weeks, students will enter a new module that explores the depth of what we believe as Christians. In this curriculum, children track their faith by learning what it means to be and make disciples. 

Written by Rebecca Rutherford

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