General Coaching Assistance
Using proven approaches and techniques, particularly around effective listening, redirecting and reflection, coaches help teams in churches to do the following:
1. Establish compelling goals – what does God want you to achieve?
2. Determine simple and achievable next steps – what does God want you to do now?
3. Offer useful resources from a variety of places – what is God providing for your work?
4. Recognize and celebrate progress – what has God been doing in your work together?
5. Grow spiritually, individually and as a team – how is God moving in your lives?
Growth Coaching Specialization
In addition to effective coaching skills, diocesan growth coaches engage a continuous learning process in the specialized areas of church growth. These include:
1. Christian disciple-making
2. Adaptive leadership
3. The Missional Church
4. Evangelism authentic to the Episcopal Church
– Personal commitment to being a disciple of Jesus Christ in the Episcopal Church tradition, especially the key spiritual practices that support that work
– Passion for bringing “those who do not know Jesus to the knowledge and love of him.”BCP 101
– Enthusiasm for face-to-face work with congregations – the fun of “coming alongside”
Duties and Responsibilities
– Attendance at annual weekend training retreats, monthly coaching network gatherings
– Monthly coaching “triads,” where coaches receive coaching from
– Assigned reading
– Attendance at three to four program plenary sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring) (Way of St.
– Paul team coaches only)
– Monthly 90-min coaching sessions with teams