Experienced ministry coaches and other ministers (pictured below, left) who are interested in becoming ministry coaches, met recently in Columbus, Ohio, to participate in ministry coach training provided by GCI-USA Church Administration and Development. Participants included six ministers (below, right) who will continue to pursue certification as GCI-USA ministry coaches.
During the training, Anthony Mullins, ministry coach program coordinator, taught these sessions:
- Coaching the Person, Not the Problem
- Coaching Models
- Ask, Don’t Tell: The Art of Asking Powerful Questions
- Measurable Outcomes, Action Steps and Small Victories
Regional Pastor Randy Bloom, who launched coach training several years ago, taught a session on listening skills. Pastor David Howe, who is a certified life coach, taught sessions on the intake process and preparing memorandums of understanding. Pastors Sam Butler and Becky Deuel then shared practical lessons learned through their experience as ministry coaches.
Each participant was given a copy of the book The COACH Model for Christian Leaders by Keith E. Webb. Ongoing coach training will include online webinars, five hours of practice coaching through triads, and an exit interview.