Toolbox in Your Town

People often inquire about launching a Toolbox group in their city or area. The Toolbox leadership would love to talk with you about the possibility. In the meantime, below you will find five steps to launching a Toolbox group.

1. Identify a Toolbox Point Man

The point man is someone who sees the great potential of, and is passionate about, ministry in the marketplace. He should be well-connected in the business community and willing to leverage time, energy, relationships and money to see men come to know Jesus. Most of our current point men also have a personal assistant that is able to provide a few hours of administrative support per month for Toolbox scheduling and communication.

2. Identify potential Host Partners

The biggest initial role of the point man is to identify a group of 10-12 potential host partners. Host partners are other business men who are passionate about marketplace ministry and willing to pray for God’s work in/through Toolbox; help underwrite the Toolbox lunch events; invite coworkers, colleagues and business associates to the Toolbox lunches; and help identify speakers for Toolbox lunch events.

3. Host a Toolbox Vision Lunch

The point man and potential host partners would be invited to a Toolbox Vision lunch in your city/area where Toolbox founder David Oelfke and Toolbox Executive Director Tom Douthit would share the history, impact and vision of Toolbox.

4. Visit a Toolbox Houston Event

The point man and potential host partners would be invited to experience one of the Toolbox-Houston events followed by a Q/A with Houston Host Partners.

5. Pray and discern the Lord's leading

The potential launch group would then take time to pray and discern the Lord’s leading relative to launching a Toolbox in the city/area.

If a group chooses to move forward, the Toolbox Executive Director will work closely with the point man and host partners to schedule the events, secure the venue, arrange speakers, and create next-step opportunities for the Toolbox lunch events.

Contact Tom Douthit at or 832-969-9404 for additional information.

Toolbox in Your Town

pat combs

Pat is currently Senior Vice President of Teamalytics (business division of the Flippen Group) and a college baseball color analyst for Fox Sports. Prior to that he spent 11 years working in the financial services industry with Morgan Stanley and 8 seasons playing professional baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies and MIllwauke Brewers. He was a member of the 1988 gold medal Olympic team and is the author of a soon to be released “More Than the Score” (October 2020). He and his wife Christina have raised three sons. 

jeff thomas

Jeff Thomas is the Founder/CEO of Archetype Wealth Partners and author of Trading Up: Moving from Success to Significance on Wall Street. After 25 years of working for the biggest names on Wall Street, Jeff and his team concluded that they could only pursue their vision by starting their own firm in 2017. Jeff and his wife Dolly are also well invested in the community, serving with a variety of non-profit organizations, ministries and foundations.

dr. david l. cook

David Cook is a top sports psychology consultant, speaker, business consultant, and best-selling author on the mental advantage. He has coached world champions and MVP’s in the NBA, National Champions in the NCAA and has worked with hundreds of elite athletes from the PGA, NFL, and MLB using his principles of focus, passion, and mental toughness.

Les Csorba

Les Csorba is a Partner with Heidrick and Struggles in Houston. Prior to that, Les served in the White House as a special assistant to the President of the United States for presidential personnel during the George H.W. Bush Administration. He also serves on the Board of Yellowstone Academy, and is the author of Trust: The One Thing that Makes or Breaks a Leader.

Terry looper

Terry Looper is the Founder, President and CEO of Texon LP. His passion is to mentor fellow business and nonprofit leaders. Terry is also deeply involved in the community, serves numerous non-profit organizations, and is the author of Sacred Pace: Four Steps to Hearing God and Aligning Yourself with His Will.

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