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What is Coaching?
Coaching is the process, guided by the Holy Spirit, of coming alongside ministry leaders, teams or groups to help them discern and realize God’s call for their life, leadership and ministry.
Who benefits from Coaching?
Various ministry leaders
Testimony from Nate Visker, Spring Lake, MI - "Meeting with my coach helped me gain clarity around the role I play in my church. More importantly, it helped me identify next steps and tasks that needed to be achieved. Although I could have done some of this on my own, I know I wouldn't have. I found the perspective, encouragement, and accountability I needed to get me going again."
How could you benefit from coaching?
- Discover resources you already have
- Create a space for listening to the Holy Spirit
- Be affirmed as the expert of your own life and context
- Deepen conviction about what God wants you to do, when to do it, and who can join you
- Receive powerful encouragement in a confidential relationship
Types of Coaching
Leader CoachingLeader coaching can be one on one or with a cluster of individual ministry leaders.
The coaching of individual ministry leaders is the most basic of the Holy Spirit-led coaching.
Leader coaching is overwhelmingly content neutral, with the conversation focusing on the unique needs and goals of the person being coached.
In leader-cluster coaching, the coaching focus rotates form one leader to the next, and may include shared learning.
Contracts and timelines for the number and length of sessions, and payment arrangements, are negotiated, agreed upon and signed by the coach and those being coached.
Coaching sessions may be conducted in person or by phone.
Available Coaching Clusters and Contact Information:
Congregational Coaching is with church councils, vision planning teams, and other leadership groups.
Congregational coaching requires intentional dependence on the leading of the Holy Spirit.
The content of congregational coaching, while generally guided by structured resources and programs, focuses on the unique needs and goals of the congregation and leader group being coached.
Examples of "structured resources and programs" include Healthy Church, Natural Church Development, REVEAL, and Ridder Leadership Development.
Contracts and timelines for coaching assistance, payment arrangements, other costs and reimbursements are negotiated, agreed upon, and signed by the coach and congregational representative.
Healthy Church Office, email@example.com, phone 616.224.0770
Stan Koster, Healthy Church Lead Coach, firstname.lastname@example.org , phone 616.403.7755
Ben Becksvoort, Great Lakes Regional Leader, email@example.com ,phone 616.224.0723