The value of coaching in ministry

How do you know that a garden or a yard has been handled with great care? You see it in its appearance and the fruit that is produced. If it’s left to fend for itself, it will become overgrown or withered. The same is true for our personal lives and the organizations we lead. If we fail to manage them with ongoing care and cultivation, like a garden they will wither or become overcrowded with the chaos of unnecessary activity. Why is it that we so often ignore this truth?

In my own life I have experienced the incredible value of coaching through Building Champions. Through the guidance of my coach, I have been able to develop a holistic plan for my whole life (both business and personal), received insight into how to best implement the plan, and received accountability for the actions I need to take to make my plan a reality and sustain it for the long haul.

The Value of Coaching in Ministry

In a very similar fashion, I have seen church leaders benefit from the coaching provided by our own team here at Church Community Builder. This service has become one of the most popular things we do outside of our software. Since launching the service roughly five years ago, we have had the privilege of helping literally hundreds of church leaders care for their ministries through the following services:

  1. Assessment of the processes and people that support their vision.
  2. Development of a plan to address gaps discovered in the assessment.
  3. Insight into different ways to close the gaps.
  4. Accountability for the actions necessary to make the plan a reality.

(Sound familiar?)

Why would you choose a Church Community Builder Coach? Well, besides the fact that they are highly skilled change managers with a combination of church and business experience, they have a unique perspective on what does and doesn’t work in the local church. Serving thousands of churches of all shapes and sizes will do that for you. How good would it feel to know that, no matter what obstacle or opportunity you face as a church leader, your coach has probably seen it before? That’s what you get with a Church Community Builder coach.

There’s a reason world-class athletes and world leaders alike use personal coaches. Even if you’re at the top of your game or your industry, there is always room for improvement. Through coaching we receive insight on things we might miss. And the truth is, we need others to hold us accountable for action.

If coaching is valuable for them, why wouldn’t it also be valuable for church leaders?

Take a look here to learn more about the opportunity to receive coaching from Church Community Builder. Whether or not you choose to receive coaching from us, I want to encourage you to get a coach somewhere. It will make all the difference.

Have you ever had a ‘coach’ in ministry? How did it make you better?

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Posted by Steve Caton on Mar 4, 2015 10:00:44 PM