"This book is of great value to church leaders and of immense relevance to anyone involved in helping others be empowered and see dreams fulfilled. The coaching framework can be easily used as part of a personal or small-group discipleship programme and as part of a team building process for those in Christian ministry.The book is very readable with clear and helpful diagrams and illustrations. This is an inspiring, challenging and relevant book for anyone looking to find deeper understanding of themselves and to make sense of their life journey."
Linda Harding, International trainer, missionary, UK National Director of the Kairos Course:
"As someone who is involved in teaching managers, I see this as a breath of fresh air that I would commend to all of them most strongly."
Prof Peter L. Bradshaw: Professor in Health Care Policy (University of Huddersfield) and External Examiner for the NHS National Management Training Scheme.
"This book challenges & inspires us to make a profound journey of self-discovery and clarifies our under standing of the human condition & gives us the tools to facilitate problem solving and personal development. The author is eager for his readers to find their true potential fully satisfied and he provides an impressively detailed comp rehensive analysis of how this can be done.His enthusiasm is infectious."
Mr Michael Flowers MBE. FRCS. Retired Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine Leeds & retired missionary to Bangladesh.
WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN COACHING CULTURE?
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect,
but I press on so that I may lay hold of that
for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Phil 3:12
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus phil 3:14
1 I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received...
7...to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it says:
“When he ascended on high,
he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”
...to equip the saints for works of service...”Eph 4:1-8etc
Through the abundance of grace and the gift of righteoudness we reign in life
through the One man Jesus Christ Rom 5:17
You are a royal priesthood a holy nation...
Coaching is a process of helping people to fulfill their potential in any and all areas of lifes opportunity through a set of empowerment based development tools. Christian coaching seeks to maximise a Christians potential in Christ and fulfil their calling in Christ. A culture is a normal and recognised set of values, practices and decision making structures which are typically embraced and regularly expressed among a group of people. Therefore a Christian coaching culture is a set of values, practices and structures which support the process of empowering Christians to maximise their potential in Christ and fulfill their life’s calling in Christ.
God’s calling agenda is two fold: Every believer has been invited to share in the high calling of being a royal priesthood and a holy nation, which means that we are called to holiness and we are called to worship. But as a kingdom of priests we are not only called to minister to God, we are also called to mediate God to the world. In this respect Jesus called us the ‘salt of the earth’ and the’ light of the world’, and the Apostle Paul spoke of ‘works of service’ we are called to fulfil. The church has two dimensions to its calling - to God and to the world. This twofold dimension of our calling is clear and unambiguous, but the specific, personal ways we are each called to express our calling to serve are often more hidden and lay in wait for us to find and uncover. Both these elements of our calling in Christ require us to press in and lay hold of it, and to live worthy of it. We have a responsibility to ourselves, to each other and to the world to see our calling fulfilled.
Calling is not the special preserve of the specially gifted believer, it is not a unique priviledge set aside for church leaders, docctors or missionaries. Calling is an invitation, a priviledge and a responsibility given to all of us who choose to make Jesus Lord. For some of us, our personal calling is more easily understood, for others, it is a mystery not easily uncovered; but the truth is that a Christian’s calling or purpose is available for all of us to seek out and live out in the power of God’s Spirit. A Church coaching culture is one which recognises our individual responsibility to fully lay hold of all that Christ has laid hold of us for; and also recognises our corporate responsibility to help one another fully lay hold of that same calling.
A Christian coaching culture intentionally develops the structures and expectations which actively facilitate each person’s growth into all that God has called them to. This means that the specific 5 fold equipping ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Pastor/Teacher and Evangelist, in addition to the general oneanother pastoral care and discipling ministries should all seek to release others into their God given call in the kingdom of God, not just the church. In a Christian coaching culture, these ministries also understand how to facilitate the actions which lead to personal growth, rather than letting people remain comfortable in the comfort zone of good intentions.
Developing a Coaching Culture can be run over 2 consecutive Saturdays or alternatively, all day Friday and all day Saturday.
In Part I of ‘Developing A Coaching Culture’ 2 day workshop, we explore the values and practices of a Christian Coaching Culture, and the relationship between ‘pastoral care’, ‘discipleship’, ‘life calling’ and ‘equipping’ for specific skills and ministry. We look at definitions and models and get active with group work and pair work. By the end of Part I we are ready to explore Part II - The basic skills of coaching, Part III - One to one discipleship coaching and, Part IV - Peer group coaching.
By the end of the 2 day workshop you will have a clearer idea of how church coaching fits in with other more traditional models of church ministry, and also some practical models and skills for beginning to implement a coaching culture within your own church setting.
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Richard and Cathy