“I have known Scott for 10 years and we’ve worked together for 8 of those years. He has served me immensely in the area of fund-raising and overall strategy of ministering to my financial partners as friends in a way that actually encourages them. I can be hard headed at times and resistant to “traditional” thinking about raising support but Scott takes it all in stride. He shares some ideas with me and backs off and then given some time to think about them I often end up doing what he suggested but by then I think it’s my idea. Scott’s also been with me to the Middle East and has even attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. with me several times. He is really great at relating to all different kinds of people and he’s a constant supporter of our overall mission to encourage Muslims to follow Jesus. His insights and coaching have become a vital part of my life and our ministry.”
~Carl Medearis, Author Muslims, Christians & Jesus~
“I’ve known Scott for several years and have seen him interact in a variety of circles. No matter where he is or who he’s with, Scott is the same passionate, encouraging, man of integrity. His eagerness to help others fulfill their dreams and the speed at which he follows through never ceases to amaze me.
Scott can sit down with anyone and really listen to their situation and quickly layout an actionable plan that they feel excited and encouraged to follow through with.”
“I needed a friend in my corner so I didn’t have to go it alone and with Scott I knew I had that.”
~Nathan L, TOAG~
“Scott was well organized and provided ample motivation and direction for the daily workings of our team, delegating responsibilities and encouraging others to step up in leadership as well. Scott is gifted in helping a team work together and have fun while doing so!”
~Jack and Trish U~
“Scott is an excellent leader and walks the talk. He has an innate (and God-gifted) ability to read people and quickly assesses their strengths and weaknesses. He challenges participants to push themselves out of their comfort zone and stretch their faith through encouragement and loving conviction. He creates an environment that will give each participant the opportunity to increase their spiritual growth far beyond their expectations. He does not hold your hand but he grabs your heart.”
“If you are heading overseas long-term, we highly recommend hiring a partnership development coach, like Scott Gore. He customizes his advice in a just-in-time approach, to give you just what you need to know, right when you need to know it. You’ll save yourself months of making common mistakes and feeling frustrated with slow, confusing results because his advice is tested, given in a spirit of constructive encouragement and it works! We are both previously successful business people and we knew it would be smarter to pay a little bit to get coaching from someone who knew what they were doing, so we could get a great return on investment. We are almost completely funded and are on track to be over the 110% goal we had set by the time we leave, by God’s favor we will.
We started doing dinners based on the principles in the book Funding Your Ministry, which was excellent, and then, working with Scott, we raised a monthly salary of $6000/month, as well as $10,000 in one-time costs (which we never asked for), recruiting 39 individuals and families and two churches onto our sending team, in four months of sixty dinners, coffees and hundreds of phone calls and e-mails! Actually, our teammates also hired Scott, and our two families, with God’s blessing, raised $12,000/month total in four months of fund-raising. Hire Scott”
~Paul & Jeanne Z~
“Scott Gore has helped so many people step outside their comfort zone, taking them to a place where they can get a new perspective on life.”
“Scott is the kind of leader you want to lead an intense trip to a hurting people. He is well organized and thorough, but more importantly he cares about the people he is leading and the people he is loving and serving. He is a bridge builder and is a good role model for learning how to love the one in front of you.”
“From my first conversation with Scott Gore, on the phone, having never met him, he immediately put me at ease and helped me to feel confident in taking a trip like this. Having flown by myself, and meeting up with the other trip members in Amman, he once again made me feel like I made the right decision to come. The entire trip was led well, but with a flexibility and humor that I found to be important for a trip like this. He listened for our input and made changes to things as fit the group’s needs. He made sure that we all felt (and were) safe and if one of us became sick, he made sure we were taken care of. He allowed us the right amount of freedom and was willing to let us take the lead with outreach or home visits or team meals or meetings.”
“I would recommend Scott’s PDM (Partnership Development Ministry) consulting, mentoring and coaching to anyone. If any of my friends are looking to start out for the first time or bolster existing support, Scott does well adjusting to where you are at and working with you from there. He is very personal and also professional too. I had been on support for four years and was never fully funded. Then I got married and was really intimidated about how I was going to do PDM with my wife. My wife had never done it before, and I had done it before but not great. Scott not only consulted, mentored and coached us all the way to 110% but he made us laugh and dried our tears along the way too. Scott really helped my wife and me to be able to both work well together on PDM and lean on each other’s skills. Hiring him was the best thing I did for my marriage during our field prep time. It saved my wife and me from so much tension, stress and frustration.
You can pay big bucks to go to a fire hose five day conference or you can use that money to pay for 5 or 6 months of personal, weekly, professional coaching that is just for you. DO THE MATH! I don’t really think it is a hard decision. My wife and I write this recommendation from the field as we’re here now thanks to all of Scott’s powerful, insightful and beneficial help.”
~Steve & Andrea B~