Coaching will help
your congregation reach
its full potential
What is congregational coaching?
Our coaching is designed to help each congregation better understand the factors that affect their ministries and programs. Why do ministries and programs succeed or fail? Why do things that used to work very well not work so well today? Why do some congregations grow and others decline?
We can help answer these questions. For more than two decades we have studied and researched the factors that impact health and well being of congregations. Our research has not been limited to theoretical academic research. It has included hands-on experience in struggling, stable and rapidly growing congregations. It has included many denominations, styles of worship and congregations of all sizes. We have visited and studied congregations from California to Maryland and Minnesota to Florida.
Our coaching is not about implementing a program we have developed or advocating a particular style of worship. Our goal is to help your congregation design, develop and implement ministries and programs that will be Christ-Centered, need-meeting and successfully bring people into a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ. Greater congregational health and vitality will naturally follow.
Avoiding and resolving conflict is a goal and natural by-product of our coaching. Change is scary and difficult. It is often the cause of conflict. Some people see any change from what they have known as bad. The ability of Christ’s Church to minister and grow from century to century and culture to culture has been the ability to continue to share Christ’s message with people through all the changes.
Our coaching can bring a broader perspective and deeper understanding of the factors in church life and in our society that have impacted congregations dramatically for more than thirty years. To avoid conflict it is best to talk about these factors and answer questions when change is not imminent or a crisis is not looming. If members are given enough opportunity and time to gather and understand the factors that have impacted the congregation over the decades, and are allowed to discuss and reflect on them it will make future change easier and avoid much conflict.