Check out the latest video on the Logan Leadership youtube channel!
Tim Coleman, pastor of Browns Mill Church in Newnan, Georgia, talks about using their physical meeting space as a catalyst for sending and missional service to the surrounding community.
Many of you have thought a lot about creating a coaching culture in your church. How would it look to start taking steps in that direction? Here are some “what ifs” to help you start visualizing the process:
- Getting a cohort of coaches-in-training together for mutual learning and support
- Learning basic coaching skills through online distance learning units
- Engaging in onsite facilitated discussion and practice exercises
- Practicing coaching others within the church
We have a process to help you develop a culture of coaching in your church. Isn’t it about time that you engaged in an intentional process to make that happen? If you want to dialogue about options, connect with me.
You know that to help people live and love like Jesus, coaching is critical. So how do you train up good coaches? Sure, you could send them to a training event and have them do some reading. But you also need to help coaches-in-training get some hands-on experience: living missionally themselves, practicing coaching, getting coach mentoring. In this way they can gain competence both in basic coaching skills and in missional-specific competencies.
You want to lead your church in a missional direction. Why is coaching the route to getting there? Why not just teach on it?
Coaching provides an experiential type of hands-on learning. People who experience powerful coaching grow more rapidly. They have someone who will listen, ask them questions, and help them reflect on what they’re hearing from God. They have someone who will help them develop action plans and stay accountable to completing those plans. They have the support—and the challenge—of a coach who understands what it means to live and love like Jesus.
Missional coach training is for those who have a big vision for the future of their ministry. It’s for those who want to position their ministry to serve and impact the surrounding culture. It’s for those who want to be on the leading edge of change in ministry today, while developing the next generation of missional leaders for tomorrow.
Take an important first step in the right direction: equip yourself and your ministry with missional coach training. It helps you…
- Journey with people in an intentional discipleship process
- Facilitate the emergence of growing disciples into effective leaders
This is a question I’ve been hearing others ask of me lately. What’s with all this missional stuff? What’s wrong with the way you were doing ministry before?
Yet when I reflect on what I’ve been saying for years, I don’t see any big disconnect. I’ve always said, “Have your first converts before your first group. Multiply your groups before starting your first service.” By doing that, you’re ensuring a focus on evangelism and disciplemaking before your first worship service. That sets the DNA about what is most important.
Models may have changed. Principles have not.