As I’m getting prepared to take a four-day bike trip in mid-August, I’ve been doing some tune-ups. As you may know, I had quad surgery a while back. I did the assisted rehab and they did an outstanding job. However, I found during recovery that the body would naturally compensate for an injury. The injury on my left side made my right side work harder, which tightened up my right hip. That in turn led to my having a problem with my right hamstring and left calf.
Lately I’ve been working on putting together missional coach training for a couple of different groups. I’ve done quite a lot of these types of trainings over the years, but no two are ever quite the same. Even when two different groups need and want the same basic content, they each need to process and contextualize that content a bit differently.
Even when people have made a commitment to serve on a team, life keeps happening anyway. Sometimes things come up that prevent them from serving for a while: illness, personal issues that need to be dealt with, the care of an elderly parent. How do you provide care and grace for someone in a participant group who can’t fully participate for a season?