What difference can coaching make for your staff and your congregation?
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Guest: David Smith, life development and spiritual growth coach; David also trains leaders in The Coach Approach
Introduction: Church leaders can invest in the lives of staff and church members through coaching.
- Participating in regular coaching sessions is a relational and tailor-made process. It’s a deeper investment and it pays off in the lives of those you coach.
- Establishing a coaching relationship
- Clarity about what coaching is (and what it isn’t)
- Getting to know one another
- Discussing what coaching will look like
- When should church staff do the coaching and when should a third-party coach be considered?
- Authority role vs. influencer role: if that’s difficult, an external coach would be better.
- Keep the investment of time in mind.
- Church leaders must be thoughtful and intentional about who they’re investing in. Even if an external coach is used, coaching shows an investment in church staff and members.
- Who on my staff might be open to coaching?
- How might I consider the short- and long-term effects of coaching for my church?
- David Smith’s site: com
- Bethel Coaching: com
- Leadership MetaFormation: meta-formation.com
- Western Seminary
- Coach 22
- Coach Approach Ministry
- Coaching for Christian Leaders: A Practical Guide by Linda Miller and Chad Hall
Becoming a Coaching Leader: The Proven Strategy for Building Your Own Team of Champions by Daniel Harkavy