Pastor Mark Furlong recently presented “Discovering Your Purpose” at our church. The seminar was mostly attended by young adults who felt energized by the probing questions Mark asked with regards to their finding their life’s purpose. Mark not only presents quality material for participants to digest. He also possesses a very enjoyable and welcoming manner of teaching. He is very transparent and wins people’s trust quite readily.
I highly recommend Mark and the “Discovering Your Purpose” seminar to every church. It lends itself easily to any church’s discipleship program in establishing a firm foundation in young Christians’ lives.
Pastor, New Plymouth Community Church
IT Student Ministry, Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
I´ve known Mark Furlong since 1984. – First as a member of his church in Munich, Germany and later as part of his leadership team. In 1991 Mark returned to the US and handed over the responsibility for the church to my wife and me.
Mark is a man of incredible integrity with a distinct teaching gift. His ability to draw from the depths of God´s word and make eternal truths relevant for today is remarkable. His sense of humor, great up to date examples and hands on applications make it a pleasure to sit under his ministry.
I consider it a great privilege to have been able to walk alongside such a faithful and inspiring man for a season.
This much I know for certain: I trust Mark Furlong like a brother.
I first met Mark in the late 1990’s, when he was an associate pastor at the church where I am a member. I always looked forward to services when Mark was preaching.
Mark was real. Mark was practical. I left services where he preached feeling like his message applied to me. Mark’s interpretation of God’s Word was something I could utilize in my Christian walk.
I’m glad to know Mark is now embarking on a career as a life coach. It seems to me like a good fit. Mark always was one of those rare people who had the ability to quickly surmise what my priorities are, and offer something relevant about how to get closer to my goals. Mark is supportive and nurturing, while at the same time rooted in reality. He helps me acknowledge that what I desire won’t happen, if I don’t follow-thru.
I know Mark would not approach life-coaching with an “agenda.” His agenda… is your agenda.
Mark Furlong has won my respect and confidence.
Alex Fees, St. Louis Channel 5 NBC Reporter
Mark combines his training as a coach with a wide variety of ministry experiences to provide help for pastors, churches, or even congregation members who would like to work through a variety of issues in ministry, and even in life. Mark has helped us re-strategize our small group ministry, as well as consulting on discipleship development and structures.”
Senior Pastor of West County Assembly of God Church, St. Louis, Mo.
It is hard to describe the pleasure and satisfaction one feels when you have truly, positively been affected by another so that you are happier and more content with your life. It is when you truly understand how to align you talents, personality and purposes that you know what is the best life path to take. That is what Mark Furlong helped me to accomplish with his talents and abilities as a life coach. I am truly grateful to him.
I thought that over all the presentation was great. I enjoyed the personal examples you shared and breaking down into small discussion groups after each session. Talking about what you’ve heard helps most people learn/ remember better. The format was excellent; it really didn’t feel like 3 hours. The handouts are super helpful for taking notes and are good reminders for staying on track with your goals.
IT Student Ministries, Southeast Missouri State University
I really enjoyed your presentation. I had just read “The Purpose-Driven Life” and God was speaking to me about His purpose for my life. Then I went to your presentation and I received some practical advice, especially on developing a mission statement. When you asked us to list different areas, like our passions, encouraging moments, and life-changing messages we’ve heard from God, I really started to put everything together. I’ve already got a rough draft of my mission statement, and God later gave me a more detailed plan. Thank you so much for coming and talking about our purpose!
IT Student Ministry President
SPJ Vice President
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I can’t say enough about his outstanding teaching ability, and enthusiasm for the word of God. I could always count on Mark to mentor us with his Christian knowledge, and experience. Mark also exhibits very strong leadership skills as well.
Mark always displayed excellent knowledge and was dedicated to his job. I have been
very fortunate, to have been taught, and mentored by Mark Furlong.
Jim Troxel, Director of Transportation for a St. Louis School District
Mark Furlong is a mentor and friend who has helped me more fully realize my potential. I was very proficient in gathering ideas and facts, but lacking in practical application. I am now better able to translate ideas into action as a result of Mark’s teaching and leadership. I believe that fellow seekers will be able to relate very quickly to Mark’s teaching.
Thanks for the recognition of our metropolitan area students. I enjoyed the program. I thought that the speakers were excellent, especially Mark. I heard others on my way to my car saying the same.
Mrs. Judy Ferguson Shaw
McCluer South-Berkeley High School
Academic & Scholarship Coordinator
Library Conference Room
201 Brotherton Lane
Ferguson, MO 63135
Mark Furlong has the heart of a true coach. My path crossed with his during my CCI training. He was assigned to me as my coach and provided me with my first practical and real exposure to the coaching process. He set a high standard and demonstrated an ability to connect and the capacity to direct that has served me well as I enter this new and exciting field. He has been a blessing to me and I am very thankful for and appreciative of my coaching experience with him. I hope to impact my clients as he did me.
Working with Mark is a rare privilege. I enjoy every minute of our time together. I especially enjoy his way of praying before each session. His calm, concerned style of communication makes me feel comfortable and willing to openly share my dreams and goals.
I fully believe it is of paramount importance to have a purpose and plan to strive toward while working with a coach. However, if your coach does not demonstrate a true desire for you to succeed and an honest concern for you as a person then – you have the wrong coach. Mark does not disappoint in these vital areas.
I recommend Mark and his coaching services.
James Bars – Author
I have never met Mark in person, but I immediately felt at ease with him during our recent coaching sessions. Mark led me through a thought process that brought clarity to where my business niche needs to be as I take steps to transition into a Christian Life Coaching business myself. He made me think, which I have discovered is much better done with a coach than alone. I consider myself a problem-solver, but I can tell you that Mark helped me take a fresh look at things I was wrestling with. He helped immensely with putting together an action plan, that is still In place and working, to bring balance to my work-rest-of-life reality, something I desperately needed. The time spent with Mark was worth every minute.
Lowell Troyer, PMP
Consultant/Senior Project Manager
Mark Furlong is a God centered and spiritually grounded Christian Coach. He employs good verbal communication skills and is a great active listener. He has been blessed with excellent discernment and, therefore, he was able to help me gain clarity and insight so I could successfully reach my goals. I feel truly blessed and grateful to have had Mark as my coach and I will continue to employ his services in the future. In addition, I highly recommend him for anyone seeking a very skilled and experienced life coach.
Peace & Blessings,
Thomas P. Hamilton