Hey, I'm Christalyn Baker!
Founder of Four 12 Training Group (Four 12). I work with pastors, churches, and other faith leaders on developing strong infrastructure and systems to achieve and maintain their vision.
Over the last 23 years, I’ve assisted churches, faith-based ministries, and ministry leaders change the way they see, think, and do ministry by helping organizations develop their infrastructure, governance protocols, vital member and community systems, and leadership development pipelines. I use my ministry experience, the gift of administration, and the information I’ve learned in the MBA program, to develop practical solutions that transform organizations.
In October 2020, I established Four 12 with an aim to collaboratively equip organizations to not only do ministry but to sustain it, develop disciples, promote organizational stewardship, and enhance ministry effectiveness.
Strategic Planning, Implementation, Performance Management
As a child, I was always fascinated with the church office and the mechanics of church administration. My earliest memory of “consulting” was at five years old - me advising the deacons to separate the bills into denominations and to use a calculator to ensure offering count accuracy. Can you believe they actually listened? I didn’t realize an administrator was born and that day would shape who I am now. As a teenager, my passion for church administration grew despite witnessing some of the good, bad, and ugly things that go on behind the scenes. Instead of running away from the church, the lack of processes, need for development, and structure made me run full speed ahead to the place I love to serve. Today, all those experiences have evolved into one of my greatest joys in life - equipping leaders to serve well.
Since we are a training group, I love to train teams and develop a plan to strengthen their organization's infrastructure and implement what they've learned.
I am open to the following projects:
I stay teachable. Listing is a skill that all consultants should possess. One can never know EVERYTHING. It's important for me to take courses and attend conferences to learn new skills and ways of thinking.
I also love the challenge to fix the most disorganized organizations, as long as the team and leader are open to change. Taking on challenges keeps the creative fires burning and my brain continually thinks of solutions.