Coaching

Because no one should do this alone


 
 

Have you ever left a conversation with clarity, insight, and courage? That’s the kind of feeling you get with a great coach. That’s why we have experienced leaders to coach you as you develop a new worshiping community. We believe this is essential for healthy and sustainable ministry, so we would like to connect you with a specially trained coach. Coaches meet regularly with you to listen, ask great questions, help you discover your gifts, and enable you to discern the way forward when you get stuck.

Do you have a coach? Let us help you find a great one by contacting us today.

 
 
 
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Coaching Manual

Please explore our coaching manual. It has everything about our network and coaching philosophy.


Application for Coaching

Are you interested in being partnered with a coach? Download and fill out the application through the link.

 
 
 

Our Coaches

Our coaches take the posture of servant, not expert. The coach is there to ask questions that aid in discernment, not tell the NWC team what they should do. They help the missionary leader discover, clarify, and align with God’s mission in a particular context. Therefore, our coaches empower the missionary team members to use their gifts to fulfill the Mission of God in a particular context, developing strategies and the key next steps. Our coaches challenge the missionary leader to rely on prayerful listening and reflection both private and corporate. and finally, the coach is meant to hold the missionary leader responsible and accountable to the Mission of God.

Some presbyteries have other resources they can offer. Our 1001 coaches are specially trained to work with leaders of new worshiping communities. We have coaches who speak a variety of languages. But you are welcome to select a coach who works well for you.

 

Cost

The cost of a coach is $1,500/year plus any expenses of a site visit. The typical coaching relationship consists of one site visit per year (touring the ministry context, meeting with leaders/core group/stakeholders/presbytery teams) and an hour's worth of coaching each month.

We strongly recommend that the presbytery or ministry partner share in the cost of the coaching agreement. All parties have a part in the coaching relationship and benefit from coaching. The grant itself may be used to contribute toward the expense of a coach. When coaching was added as a condition for grant recipients, the amount of the grant was increased to address the added cost associated with the conditions. Or consider using the specific cost of a coaching contract + site visit (around $2,500) to gain a new donor to your community.  A donor who has experienced the importance of coaching may be pleased to give for that purpose.

 

Grants

The NWC investment grants and growth grants include the expectation of a coach, and have increased in value to assume the cost of coaching. Why not start now to get connected with a coach who can walk alongside you in this journey?

 

Contact

If you are interested in coaching please contact Jeff Eddings, he will review your answers and begin the process of recruit a coach that best fits the needs of your ministry.

 
 
 
 

Coaching Manual

Please explore our coaching manual. It has everything about our network and coaching philosophy.


Contact Jeff

Do you have questions about the coaching process or would like more information.


Coaching application

Are you looking to be coached? Fill out the application from the button below and send it too jeff.eddings@pcusa.org