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NC Synod Coaching

Gather + Connect + Support

About Us

The NC Synod Coach Team is a leadership team who provides ongoing support to coaching ministry across the state. Our focus is to Gather, Connect and Support:

  • Gather information about coaches and those seeking to be coached
  • Connect those who are seeking a coach with those who are trained in this field
  • Support coaches who are working with leaders in the synod and create training opportunities for those interested in being a coach

What is Coaching?

ELCA coaching is an interactive process between three people: the leader, the coach, and the Holy Spirit. Coaching trusts the Holy Spirit will guide, enlighten, and empower the process of self-discovery, marshal the needed resources to accomplish what is desired, and empower the change to achieve the desired results.

Coaching is about growth, change, and results. It believes that the answers to what a leader wants to do lie within the leader. The task of the coach is to draw those out by creating the opportunity for the “ah-ha” moments of discovery.

ELCA Coach Launch

With the help of CoachNet, the ELCA and the NC Synod Coaching Team provides training for this confidential one-on-one relationship with leaders in our congregations. Thirteen (13) new coaches were trained in November 2017. These new coaches join our previously trained cohorts to make an outstanding team. If you are interested in participating in future trainings, please contact Pastor Charlie Zimmerman.

Coaching for Leadership

  • Discipleship
  • Stewardship
  • Children, Youth & Family
  • Worship Leadership
  • Community Development
  • Time Management
  • Self-Care
  • Staff
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mission, Vision and Values
  • And more!

In this video from the MetroDC Coaches, Bishop Eaton shares her testimony on why coaching matters and talks about her experience with coaching!

Coaches connect dreams to concrete actions that create change for individuals and congregations.

Ready to start making changes in your life?

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The NC Synod Coach Team

Pastor Charlie Zimmerman

Coaching Coordinator

International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified

Lauren Thurow

Program Assistant for Leadership & Candidacy

ELCA Level 2 Coach

Pastor Tim Brown

Pastor at Good Shepherd, Raleigh

ELCA Level 2 Coach, working on ICF Certifcation

Heidi Kleine

Director of Faith Formation at Christ the King, Cary

ELCA Level 2 Coach, working on ICF Certifcation

He listens deeply…

October 16th, 2017|

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

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