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Why Use a Coach: Vitality is Difficult Work!

2019-03-26T08:17:49-04:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Congregational Vitality|

Changing course in ministry takes time and intention. When a new pastor is called, everyone needs to adjust to the new phase in the church’s life, and this is never easy. Perhaps you’re called as a new pastor in your ministry setting, and you need someone to walk with you. Maybe you’re not officially called as a redeveloper, but you look at your list of ministry tasks and you see that’s a lot of what you’re spending your time on: injecting vitality into ministry.

Pr. Jonathan Schnibben sees a coach as essential to keeping his call to inject vitality in perspective. He writes, “My coach came along side me as I’ve tried to lead this change. He listens to me, challenges

Small Congregations Workshop

2018-01-30T09:34:12-05:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: Congregational Vitality|

Small Congregation Workshops are scheduled periodically for clusters of smaller congregations that might be searching for a new sense of hope in a changing community. To date over 120 lay and rostered leaders from over 60 congregations have participated. Their purpose is to build relationships with other small congregations and to talk about possibilities for future ministries. The theme of the workshop is building a transition from a sense of scarcity to abundance, from disparity to hope, and from maintenance to mission.

Contact the Congregational Vitality Team chairperson, John Coffey, for more information.

Read more on the Congregational Vitality webpage.

He listens deeply…

2018-01-31T13:51:44-05:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Coaching, Congregational Vitality|

Pastor Greg WilliamsI’ve engaged a coach for a couple of years now. He listens deeply, asks powerful questions, and helps me shape clear and realistic action plans that are a tremendous help in successfully leading the congregation that I serve.

—Pastor Greg Williams, Grace, Hendersonville

I am always amazed…

2018-01-31T13:52:35-05:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Coaching, Congregational Vitality|

Amy DanielsI look forward to my coaching time each month.  I am always amazed at the clarity and guidance that this hour gives to my ministry.  God’s Spirit permeates the space and God gives clarity and wisdom and guidance to me through the process.  Having this time set apart guarantees that I spend some time re-centering and dealing with the most important things on my ministry agenda.  It helps me to focus on what needs my true attention.

—Amy Daniels, Deacon, Christ-Providence, Charlotte