Equipping people for works of service

Equipping people for works of service

Ephesians 4:11-12 sheds light on why coaching is done: “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in...
Four more ways coaching aligns with biblical principles

Four more ways coaching aligns with biblical principles

Note:  See yesterday’s blog entry for the first five. Coaching moves people toward maturity rather than dependence. Instead of simply telling people what to do, coaching helps people mature in making their own godly decisions. In this way, they grow in responsibility...
Five ways coaching aligns with biblical principles

Five ways coaching aligns with biblical principles

Coaching assumes that each believer has the capacity to hear from the Holy Spirit for themselves. The Apostle Paul modeled that listening and discernment process for us: “I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit”...
Is coaching biblical?

Is coaching biblical?

The Bible never commands us to coach. In fact, the word coach is never used. So why coach? Should we even coach? Is coaching biblical? The Bible does command us to do certain things: to make disciples, to encourage one another, to listen to the Holy Spirit, to follow...
What is coaching?

What is coaching?

Coaching is the process of coming alongside a person or team to help them discover God’s agenda for their life and ministry, and then cooperating with the Holy Spirit to see that agenda become a reality. Coaches come alongside to help, just as Barnabas came alongside...
A history of faithfulness

A history of faithfulness

When you’re working with people, and they’re trying to make a decision on where they need to go or what they need to be doing, I often ask them, “How has God led you in the past?” They then rehearse where God has led them and that informs their current situation. They...