It is estimated that anywhere from 4000-6000 churches close every year in the United States. 65-90% of churches right now are declining, stagnated or growing at a rate slower than their community. Churches need revitalization, and Sutton Church Consulting exists to help.

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We can offer initial and comprehensive church consultations which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Church Health Report

  • Community Report

  • Leadership Assessment

  • Facilities analysis

  • Coaching 

  • Practical implementation of solutions

  • Discovering growth and ministry obstacles

  • Statistical analysis of key church metrics

  • Interaction and interviews with pastors, staff, lay leaders and church members

  • Stewardship/financial analysis

  • Outside perspective on the worship service

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Pastor Sutton's heart is to help struggling churches thrive again, and he has first hand experience doing so. Brandon has been the pastor at Blue Ridge Christian Union Church in Shelbyville, Indiana since 2013. When he started his pastorate, the church was declining and hurting in many ways. A lot of the members didn't believe the church would survive. But, by God's grace, they have not only survived, Blue Ridge has thrived. What was once a defeated and declining congregation is now a joyful, fruitful and vibrant group of believers. The attendance has grown from an average of 62 persons each Sunday to 125 every week; even seeing some Sundays with as many as 170 in attendance. The budget has more than doubled, increasing ministry opportunities, and most importantly Blue Ridge is reaching their community for Christ. The church has also hired two more staff members; a youth and family pastor who oversees a thriving youth ministry and an outreach/discipleship pastor who continually blesses the church with his various gifts.

Brandon is also a Certified Church Consultant. He graduated from Church Consultation University in 2019 where he studied under the expertise of Dr. Thom Rainer. 



Helping Churches Thrive

I can testify to Pastor Brandon's heart for helping churches grow. Not only has he studied and written on the topic, but he is willing to get his hands dirty in working with struggling congregations. I'm confident others churches would benefit from his help.

Brad Schultz
Pastor at Zion Evangelical Church
Shelbyville, Indiana

Brandon Sutton understands churches. He particularly understands churches with leaders desiring to take the steps toward greater health and revitalization. I have worked with Brandon personally, so I can commend him and his work to you. He has the skills and the track record to help your church get to the next level.

Thom Rainer
Founder and CEO of Church Answers

Brandon has equipped our leadership with effective coaching that has fine-tuned our vision and direction. He has given us some valuable, practical steps to help lead our church in revitalization.

Randall J. Worland
Pastor at First Baptist Church 
Shelbyville, Indiana



Lead Consultant

Brandon Sutton is the founder of Sutton Church Consulting. He regularly works with pastors and ministry leaders seeking to cultivate health in local churches. He has also been the senior pastor at Blue Ridge Christian Union Church since 2013. Pastor Sutton is passionate about preaching the whole counsel of God, reaching the lost with the message of the gospel and training believers to follow Christ. Brandon has been married to his wife Sherrie since 2010, and they have a beautiful daughter named Emma.




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