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NC Synod Coaching

Gather + Connect + Support

About Us

The NC Synod Coach Taskforce 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.

The next ELCA Coach Launch training will be November 6-7, 2019 at the synod office in Salisbury. For more information, check out the ELCA Coach Launch Brochure NC or contact Pastor Charlie Zimmerman with questions.

NC Synod Coaches

After attending the ELCA Coach Launch, certified Level 1 and Level 2 coaches have the option of becoming a NC Synod Coach. This group of individuals are eager to walk with you as you discover ways to make concrete changes in your life and in your ministry context! Click here to read a brief description of the NC Synod Coaches.

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!

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

Ready to start making changes in your life?

Connect with a coach!

Coaching Interest Form

The NC Synod Coach Taskforce

Pastor Charlie Zimmerman

Coaching Coordinator

ELCA Certified Coach

International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified

Lauren Thurow

Program Assistant for Leadership & Candidacy

ELCA Certified Coach

Pastor Tim Brown

Pastor at Good Shepherd, Raleigh

ELCA Certified Coach

Working on ICF Certification

Heidi Kleine

Director of Faith Formation at Christ the King, Cary

ELCA Certified Coach

Working on ICF Certification

Connect with a NC Synod Coach!

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

Why Use a Coach: Accountability

April 23rd, 2019|

Why Ministry Leaders Use Coaches to Keep Them Accountable and Focused

You’re leading a congregation, but you’re also a leader in the Synod.  Or, perhaps you’re called as a pastor, but there’s no congregation to lead, and you’re building it from, what feels like, scratch.  Or maybe you’re in the middle of your first call and you already feel underwater.

Leading in the church can be difficult, and figuring out where to put your energy can be intimidating, especially when there are

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