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True Course Ministries

At True Course Ministries, our purpose is to enrich the life of the present and future Church through supporting career clergy.

With customized mentoring, coaching, and consulting experiences, we give young clergy a solid foundation to achieve a sure start, a fruitful journey, and a faithful finish throughout their life and ministry.

We provide tools and coaching support for healthy personal growth and self-care, skill development, and leadership development for career clergy.

True Course Ministries is solely supported by prayer and donations of people led by God to partner with its ministry and cause. See below to find out more about the various ways that you can partner with True Course Ministries.

How to Give

Via Check or Bill Pay

Write a check and send via USPS, monthly or periodically, as you desire. A faithful monthly donation ensures continued service to the clergy and congregations.

Mail to: True Course Ministries, Inc. | 506 Dal Paso Dr., Robinson, TX 76706

Via PayPal

Use your debit or credit card through PayPal – our secure portal for online giving.


How to Get Involved

We invite you to get involved in the True Course Ministries vision. Whether you’ve heard about our dynamic mentoring, coaching, and consulting services and are interested in experiencing it for yourself, or you’d like to financially sponsor a friend or fellow clergy as they grow as a leader and minister, contact True Course Ministries today. We can show you how!


Another easy way to support our ministry is to tell other people about what we do and how we are helping young ministers stay the course.  If you know of someone you’d like to share our valuable ministry with, please let us know!

“Michael Godfrey is an incredible coach. Time with him is not about psychotherapy. That is not what he is or does. It is about coaching, growing and learning and becoming. Yes, you will unpack what is going on in life, which is certainly important and something that needs to be happen, but more importantly you will discover more of who you truly are-how you are gifted, wired and the passions God has given you. You will learn how to take concrete steps towards the life God intends for you. I am thankful for the time I had with Michael. For me it was a half-time period of life where the ultimate question I was facing was : “How do I finish well and what does the second half of life look like?” Michael walked masterfully with me through this time and I am better because of that. I wholeheartedly commend Michael and his ministry to you. You will be blessed.”

Dr. Kevin D. Prather, Minister

“My name is Rev. Daniel Dennison and I serve as the campus minister at the OU Wesley Foundation, the United Methodist Campus Ministry at the University of Oklahoma. I first became acquainted with True Course Ministries in the spring of 2016 when Dr. Godfrey came to lead a time of team building and learning with our student leadership team utilizing our Birkman assessments. I found this both personally beneficial, but also extremely beneficial to our ministry. I decided to do a personal consultation with Dr. Godfrey to further explore my Birkman results and this led to us having him lead a time of learning with our full time staff utilizing our Birkman reports. Our ministry, staff, and students have been very blessed by the learning we received from the Birkman assessments.

I’m grateful for your support of True Course Ministries. You and I will probably never meet, but your giving to this vital ministry is helping to change lives that change the world. As my life is changed through the coaching that happens because of your giving, students’ lives within our ministry are also changed, leading to an even greater ripple effect that begins with your financial gift. Thank you!”

Rev. Daniel Dennison, Director
OU Wesley Foundation, University of Oklahoma

“Please allow me a moment to say thank you for your contributions to True Course Ministries. Because of your generosity, I have been able to benefit from Michael Godfrey’s expertise and kindness in my own life journey. This has been a great boon as I have faced a number of challenges in my life and ministry.

When I first contacted Dr. Godfrey, I was hoping to identify personal values and gain clarity as I explored next steps for my ministry. Throughout our coaching relationship, Dr. Godfrey has been helpful in both of these arenas, and I appreciate the insight that he has provided. My primary point of praise, though, comes in regard to an unexpected development in my coaching experience.”

Mike Smith, Pastor
Immanuel Baptist Church, Durham, North Carolina

“I have experienced Michael and True Course Ministries in a new and more personal way as Michael has begun a season of coaching with me. As the demands of a transitioning and growing congregation increase, the need for both a safe place to process ideas and experiences as well as seasoned council has become more and more evident. Michael has proved invaluable in both regards, and I look forward to continued growth during this season.

Thank you for investing in True Course Ministries and for your part in producing “100 times what was sown!” My church is better equipped to fulfill our mission with joy, faithfulness and perseverance because of your ministry through True Course Ministries.”

Josh Vaughan, Senior Pastor
Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, Waco, Texas

“Michael and Susan Godfrey are some of the finest people I know, and it has been a pleasure to work with and learn from them. When I first met Susan, she reached out to me as a fellow minister’s wife, offering to meet with me on occasion or talk with me about the ups and downs of church work. We began to talk and meet from time to time, and out of that grew a precious and beautiful friendship. She has counseled me, prayed for me, prayed with me, and been a listening ear. I value her opinion and trust her wisdom. Most of the time, she is the only one I can talk to about ministry, marriage, and personal issues. Life in ministry can be very isolating, and my friendship with Susan has helped me overcome dark times and find peace in the midst of trouble. She always reminds me of God’s faithfulness and what is real and true.

Thank you for supporting Michael and Susan and True Course Ministries. I am thankful God has called the Godfreys to help minister and impact other lives in this way.”

Minister's Wife, Texas

“I cannot tell you how grateful I am for the time I’ve spent with Dr. Godfrey. One of the greatest aspects of working with Dr. Godfrey is his ability to use the Birkman to give me a clear sense of what the tension point is and then a personal understanding of how to get out of it. The best part of working with True Course is just that I am growing more and more comfortable in my own skin. Dr. Godfrey has been critical to my development as a husband, father and pastor.

I would also like to thank all of the donors who’ve made my coaching experience more cost effective. You have made a difference in my life, the life of my family and the life of my church. The work on vision and values we’ve done together has bled into our church. Our church has been greatly influenced! Thank you!”

John Bower, Lead Pastor
Normandy Church, Dallas, Texas

“Thank you for your donations to True Course Ministries. As a result of your generous giving, I was able to lead a Sunday School class of twenty people through the Birkman individual and group assessment process. Our goal is to help each member grow in Christ by understanding more about themselves and their relationships with others in their class. True Course provides training and consultation to me for giving Birkman feedbacks, works alongside me, and then brokers Birkman questionnaires to us so we could accomplish this.”

Jeff Cockerham, Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation
Central Baptist Church, Fountain City, Knoxville, Tennessee

“I have benefited tremendously from Dr. Michael Godfrey’s coaching and could not have successfully navigated some very difficult situations without his guidance.

As a scholarship recipient, I could not have accessed True Course without financial assistance from people like you. This gift allowed me to work with Michael during some of my most difficult days in ministry to date. He provided a listening ear and helped me evaluate the situation, myself, and helped forge a path forward.

As a result of True Course, I feel I have grown personally in ways I could never describe in words. This experience has altered the way I view the world, the church, and myself. It has given me skills that will help me throughout the rest of my life.”

Church Staff Member, Texas

Coaching Benefits

Productivity Benefits

  • Accelerate and increase productivity – Get more done in less time.
  • Gain resources to more easily adjust to transition and change.
  • Uncover and develop your unique leadership qualities.
  • Maximize your potential, move from good to great.
  • Live consistently according to your priorities based on your foundational values.
  • Experience a strong sense of accountability.
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