God is on mission to rescue his runaway planet. The scope of his rescue is more than his people. It is cosmic in nature. He plans to rescue and “to reconcile to himself All things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood shed on a cross.” In other words, through his Gospel he will reconcile all things. Is there any higher compelling reason to be involved in Gospel Coaching — the empowering of leaders to multiply the Gospel in their spheres of influence in the mission of God to renew all things? Wow! When we rehearse Gospel Story in its fullness, it really is a cohesive and compelling purpose to coaching.
A Church Planter was not doing much personal evangelism. As we explored why he was not highly motivated to engage non-believers part of his personal story came out. He had never shared it with others. A close relative had committed suicide when he was younger and it was a place of shame for him. He told me that one of his hesitations in talking with people was they would eventually find out that part of his story and it was too painful to relive. Man, all the coach training in the world cannot prepare you for that.
I wish I had a success story to tell you. He would never go there to a place of the power of the Gospel to heal his shame. We finished our 2 years without ever addressing that issue again.
Ok, for those of you who are Presbyterians and have to attend a quarterly Presbytery meeting, let me suggest something: Ask your pastor and work committee or MNA committee for personal privilege to give a 5 minute talk on the value of Gospel Coaching. End it with your business card available to all those attending…not just the pastors but other leaders as well.
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.
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