If you knew you were the key reason — the key person — God used to provide the staying decision for Tim Keller remaining in NYC during the second year of his plant, what would you think of coaching today? Would it bring profound sense of joy and purposefulness in coaching a Planter today? You may have the opportunity to coach someone with that level of influence and Gospel good. But you have to get in the game and coach someone to know how great a joy it is.
Today I have a simple question. What is the one thing that would make the most significant difference in your coaching experience? Figure out what that is and seek God to make it a reality.
Call your denominational Church Planting leader, whether national or regional, and ask what you can do to get on a list of potential coaches for their Planters. Follow up with an email about your experience and CMM certification as a Gospel Coach for Church Planters.
At CMM, we want to help you in the ministry of Gospel coaching with the CROSS Conversation so you can expand your influence and enlarge the Gospel in the lives of others. Contact Us anytime to let us know how we can empower you to multiply.
Ministry is hard on marriage. When we coach someone and ask about their Relational aspect, we get to hear what affect ministry is having on with their marriage. Sometimes a good thing is happening. Sometimes it’s devastating. Coaching will provide breathing space for the coachee. If there are problems, he is probably not going to share that with his boss or a funding partner. You are ready to be the safe person.
Consider meeting with the husband and wife at one of your sessions. Watch for the interplay and affection between them. Prepare good questions. But don't be a jerk or assume there is unhealth.
If you have coached someone, ask for a brief reference that is short and positive about their experience. If you video it, we will put in on our website and you can point people to it!
Go outside your connected sphere — your denomination or network — and ask other pastors in the area or in other regions who they use for coaching their planters. There are many networks around. Ask if they have ministry leaders of other organizations in their churches that might need a coach.
Dear CMM Coach,
we want to help you in your Gospel CROSS coaching ministry as you help others with: