Coaching is a very effective process that honors the needs of the coachee (person or congregation being coached) while asking the tough questions and helping them see the big picture to make a real impact.
Who is this for?
- Congregations seeking to deepen their discipleship and Christian impact on their community.
- Pastors who wish to lead their congregations into practices that bring new life.
- Key lay persons seeking to discern new ways to use their gifts and talents in the name of Christ.
- First appointment pastors who often feel isolated and need someone to help them navigate through the intricacies of ministry leadership and expectations.
- Pastors transitioning to new appointments and in need of someone to keep them focused on what really matters.
- Multiple congregations engaging the coaching process as a cohort group.
What is involved?
Coaching is a facilitated process designed to assist congregational leaders’ understanding the realities of their community context and current ministries and to begin discerning possibilities for their future.
Thus the Connectional Team offers a variety of levels of engagement. We believe that every congregation has the potential to be faithful and fruitful. Coaches work in partnership with the congregation and their gifts and resources to be the Body of Christ.
- The Basic Model: 4 to 5 two-hour sessions, plus an orientation. See the overview PDF.
- Expanded Model: 16 hours in 4 or 8 sessions, plus an orientation. The Expanded model will follow the Basic Model with greater allowances of time for more in-depth analysis and processing. Like the Basic Model the specific activities may be adjusted to fit the context and needs of the particular congregation being coached.
- Cohort Model: Multiple congregational teams in either the basic or expanded model.
Coach Toolkit – resources for NCCUMC Congregational Revitalization Coaches (password protected)