In a fast-moving world of competing challenges and opportunities, isolated leaders will inevitably have their energy, talents and skills blunted, and at worst, will be crushed by the pressure. Sadly, many leaders feel isolated and stuck in unhealthy and unsustainable patterns in their: work-life, home-life and devotional life.
Gospel Coaching offers leaders the tool of a coach to come alongside you, to offer an outside eye to your life and situation. Gospel coaches, uniquely, draw upon extensive ministry experience and an insightful gospel framework, to help you navigate your leadership onto a healthier and sustainable trajectory. All our coaches have been trained using the CMM model and they are experienced in facing the frontline challenges of church and international mission. Why not inquire now about finding your new coach? It’s the first step towards a healthier leadership journey.
Gospel Coaching was a method of coaching devised by Dr Tom Wood of Church Multiplication Ministries (CMM), an organisation that trains coaches and delivers coaching to leaders across the world. Since 2018 CMM has been training and deploying Gospel Coaches across the UK. Coaches have been recruited from a variety of networks including: FIEC, Acts 29, Church of England, New Frontiers and the Free Church of Scotland. CMM trains and mobilizes coaches across all continents on the planet. Coaches apply the gospel to men and women in contextually sensitive ways but always pointing to the person and work of Jesus. Since 2019 CMM has been developing British trainers who recruit and equip indigenous pastors to become gospel coaches through an extensive preparation process.
The Gospel Coaching method seeks to help leaders identify areas of vulnerability or untended issues that may be inhibiting or undermining one’s leadership effectiveness. This is not however, simply coaching in better techniques, the Gospel Coaching method seeks to identify hidden motivations and unchallenged idols that are at the heart of the resistance to becoming the person God has called us to be. Gospel Coaching seeks to apply the gospel with warmth, encouragement and precision to each leader’s unique: situation, personality and circumstance. Gospel Coaches help leaders to develop a thriving and sustainable leadership dynamic within themselves, amongst their family, and within their ministry.
We are absolutely committed to the gospel and that makes our C.R.O.S.S. Gospel Coaching unique. We don't just give good advice. Gospel Coaches apply the gospel to the specific challenges faced today.
In the 2.5 day, in-person Foundations Seminar, CMM's thorough process begins with vital training in grace renewal dynamics, coaching skills, and initial experience in Gospel Coaching to prepare for the post-seminar cohorts.
Each participant will be assigned a facilitator and placed in a group of three for a 12-session follow up skill development practicum. These practicums, or "trihorts" are where you learn to gospel coach in real time.
Trihorts meet via video for six 2-2.5-hour sessions where each person coaches, gets coached and observes coaching under the direction of a trained CMM facilitator.
Dates and times for the six video sessions are decided mutually among each group and generally meet every three weeks. Participants also engage in six gospel coaching sessions with someone in ministry or leadership for a season of implementation.
This process enables participants to apply the theory and skill for maximum learning.
At the conclusion of the practicum, each participant will receive written feedback on their growth and development as a gospel coach through a 360-degree online evaluation. The facilitator, fellow participants, and coachee plus a self-evaluation provide significant input and steps for implementation and improvement.
CMM desires to equip, train, and empower 1000s of men and women as gospel coaches to spread grace renewal dynamics where we live, work and worship. For free.
Seminars and cohorts have limited space to ensure interactive training that utilizes the best adult-learning methods. This ensures you learn to coach in real time for the sake of God’s Kingdom.
The information in this brief questionnaire and optional follow up interview, helps CMM get to know you and discern your readiness to invest in this life-changing skill.
By giving CMM this information, you nor CMM are obligated to pursue training. Your information will not be shared with any other organization.