What would the Church look like if its leaders discovered what God is calling them to do, and then do it?
Coaching raises the effectiveness of clergy and other leaders in their investment in others, and accelerates the goal-reaching process. Incorporate its skills into your personal and lay leadership development, and imagine the impact coaching could have on your congregation and community.
Coaching 101—basic coach training for ministry leaders--is slated for April 13-14 at Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge. You can register for the Friday evening and all-day Saturday workshop online at https://tinyurl.com/CoachingTSM. Anchored Coaching, a ministry of the Titus Institute, is co-sponsoring the event with the seminary.
Coaching 101 participants dig deep into the coaching process, explore techniques for asking powerful questions, practice being an active listener, and leave prepared to coach others at a basic, and effective, level.
Here’s what some diocesan leaders have said about coaching’s impact on their ministries:
Coaching has been the single most helpful thing for me in ministry in the past two years. [My coach] helps me to ask questions and to seek answers about the ‘big picture’ of my ministry that I do not talk about regularly with church leaders. Our time together has truly propelled me in ministry.
Coaching gives me an objective person to bounce ideas off. It helps to think through ideas more thoroughly, which results in creating more coherent and strategic action plans for successful implementation.
One of the greatest challenges in ministry is staying focused in the face of distractions and competing expectations. Coaching has helped me to name and own the vision, and focus my energy and time on the important in the face of the urgent. It has also helped me to use my creativity much more effectively in that process.
The registration fee is $75. (Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh leaders and Trinity School for Ministry seminarians pay a discounted fee of $65.) Attendees will receive a Coaching 101 book by Bob Logan and Tara Miller, slide notebook, and snacks. Participants can enjoy lunch on their own at any of a number of local Ambridge eateries.
Don’t wait to register! Both of last year’s coach training workshops were sold out.
This workshop is open to anyone interested in developing coaching skills, but is a prerequisite for Titus’ Coach Certification candidates.
Questions should be sent to Jenni Bartling, Anchored Coaching’s Ministry Director, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.