Meet Jon Hauser
Jon is a dynamic, visionary leader with a deep commitment to the local church. In 2000, he and his wife quit their jobs and jumped out in obedient faith, moving to Fargo, ND, to start a new church for people who don’t like going to church. With no experience, but great passion, he followed God’s dream of connecting 1,000s of people apart from God with Christ and a church family.
Starting with 3 people, Prairie Heights Community Church of the Nazarene grew to a vibrant church family of over 5,000 Prairie Heighters… in a community highly resistant to new churches.
Jon says, “I know what it is like to lay awake at night with a fire in my soul to help one more person receive Christ as their Savior, to equip and send out examples of Christ to change our world, to train more and better leaders, and start more churches while wondering where the financial resources would come from. My desire is to partner with pastors and churches to fund their God-given dreams and potential.”
Prairie Heights is regionally known as the church that simply loves people. They call this servilization (see a need and meet the need). Servilization is not what they do but who they are.
Jon is passionate about training Godly, effective leaders in the church and business community. He has completed leadership speaking, training and coaching contracts as a founding team member of the John Maxwell Team. Jon believes, “Generosity is a key requirement of an effective, healthy, multiplying leader. When we overlook this key behavior, we can invest significant time or money in a business or church leader and receive a minimal return on the investment.”
Jon grew up in North Dakota, graduated from North Dakota State University and Nazarene Theological Seminary. He worked as a consultant electrical engineer for 20 years. He writes a weekly column for Forum Communications that is published in 10 newspapers.
Jon and Teri have been blessed with two children: Nathanael, age 23, and Brooke, age 11. Jon cheers for the NDSU Bison, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Braves, and Minnesota Timberwolves.
No matter the size of your God-inspired dreams, it can be daunting to think about chasing down the necessary resources. The truth is that while vision almost always exceeds current realities, the means to support your vision is within your grasp.
With Generis, you’re not alone. Our customized Campaign approach will help you assess, rethink and reframe your current reality, allowing you to reach your specific goals while also establishing a foundation for increased generosity overall.
Let’s be honest; there are times when one-on-one guidance, encouragement and accountability brings out the best in us and accelerates our ability to chase down those big, audacious dreams. The Generis Coaching experience is designed to align with your greatest needs and is delivered over a period of time that makes the most sense for you.
There are seasons in every church where a team needs to go heads down and implement a new strategy or solve a pressing problem. In a Ministry Strategy engagement, one or more of our leaders will help you uncover the right solutions for the season you’re in. They will also walk alongside to help you execute with greater speed and effectiveness. Journeys like these are highly tailored to your unique church mission, culture and people.
From time to time, it can be extremely helpful to analyze the habits of your overall giving climate to see what is currently working as well as where opportunities for a culture of generosity to increase might exist.
The Generosity Assessment is a one-day experience that provides a thorough assessment of your church’s effectiveness and reveals new opportunities for creating a culture of generosity. Think of it like an x-ray into the giving perspective of the church.