Why Do You Need GOSPEL Coaching?
"Every study we have done shows that church leaders will do a better job leading their church to health if they have a coach who comes alongside to encourage them, ask questions, offer resources and hold them accountable."
--Church Smart Resources · www.churchsmart.com
Where's the Gospel Thriving?
Eduardo and Stephanie Escobar are spreading the Gospel through church planting in Durango, Mexico — a largely Roman Catholic city northwest of Mexico City.
After months of networking, preaching, and counseling, 5 more people were baptized into the church by profession of faith this summer. One young lady who was baptized is the first ever convert in her family. Eduardo told us she suffers persecution from her family but has experienced the grace of God and wants to follow Him no matter what.
Gospel Coaching is helping Eduardo in the pressure-packed situation of starting a church. He says it helps him maintain peace and perspective. How?
Eduardo says, “The success of the church does not depend on me principally. I am trusting in the Lord to build his church.”
While there is still much to be done, as he lives out the Gospel and teaches others, the church grows in number and in Gospel depth. CMM is honored to now serve a church planting network in Mexico with Gospel Coaching. s.
“I became a Christian once for all upon the basis of the finished work of Christ through faith; that is justification. The Christian life, sanctification, operates on the same basis, but moment by moment. There is the same base (Christ’s work) and the same instrument (faith); the only difference is that one is once for all and the other is moment by moment…If we try to love the Christian life in our own strength we will have sorrow, but if we live in this way, we will not only serve the Lord, but in place of sorrow, He will be our song. That is the difference. The ‘how’ of the Christian life is the power of the crucified and risen Lord, through the agency of the indwelling Holy Spirit, by faith moment by moment.”