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A glimpse into LIFE group Coaching

On Saturday, I introduced a little into the what a coaching support model looks like. Even without a lot of specifics, I got a lot of great feedback and several volunteers already! Thank you to those of you who are stepping forward.

This model will be launch simultaneously with the LIFE groups launch on September 12th. This means coaches will be making their first phone calls in September.

What does coaching look like? Great question!

All coaches will be expected to read through Coaching Life-Changing Small Group Leaders by Bill Donahue and Greg Bowman. While I wish I could read you several pages out of this book, I’d be typing all day. I want to give you just a brief look into what the world of a LIFE group coach looks like:

As a Coach, you are one of the most strategic people in the life-change process. While the sole responsibility for the success of the ministry does no rest on you alone, you play a vital part. Your role in nurturing and developing group leaders is critical to the health and vitality of the small group ministry in your church. You are on the front lines of the ministry and will have the most contact with the group leaders in your care. (p.54)

This role will mean so much to those leaders in which you are investing your time. While we are only starting out with a limited number of coaches to carry the current need (2 men and 2 women), there will be plenty of opportunity for more coaches as we grow as a ministry.

If you are interested in learning more about coaching, please contact me at the church office (384-5038) or email me at adults@thirdcitychristian.org

If you enjoy a good book on the subject, check out:
Coaching Life-Changing Small Group Leaders

by Bill Donahue and Greg Bowman
or
Building a Church of Small Groups
by Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson