PGA golfer Phil Mickelson hired Andrew Getson as his swing coach. Getson has helped Mickelson see things he couldn't see in his swing. Last month, he shot his lowest round score in a decade. Why? Because a coach can see what the player cannot see; this is true in sports, in theater, in voice, or in business.
Relationship coaches help their clients see what they can’t see in themselves. When you coach a Church Planter or pastor or ministry leader, you help them see what they are not seeing or won’t see. Sometimes it's a deep motivational issue sometimes a skill. But that is a value you provide in coaching.
A great question can turn a conversation into a life-changing encounter. Probing questions — not invasive or interrogating questions — are invaluable. A well-placed question, exploring the reason why they did what they did or didn't do can lead to deeper life reflection. Sometimes an event in one’s story can bring to light deeper fears and limitations. When we capture good questions and add them to our coaching practice we become better coaches and better helpers of other ministries.
So you want to add a client or start a coaching practice? Seek out referrals. Make a short list of 20-30 people you can send a note explaining what Gospel-coaching is and what its value is to a leader. Ask if they know anyone who would benefit from having a Gospel Coach. Think back of previous pastorates and the fellow pastors in the region. Be the go-to person for coaching within your network, adjudicatory, or presbytery.
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.
Dear CMM Coach,
we want to help you in your Gospel CROSS coaching ministry as you help others with: