Chuck Gohn is the Senior of a small, independent, non-denominational church on the north side of Pittsburgh. For the last two years, Chuck has been attempting to implement a coaching culture as part of the overall discipleship model for the church.
Reach Chuck at bellevuechristian.church or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Challenges of implementation:
- People don't "get" coaching or reject as trendy.
- Because of relational aspect, women gravitate to coaching more than men.
Joys of implementation:
- High Impact low investment of time. Very good ministry for a person with not a lot of time but has the desire to contribute in a significant way.
- Takes away the excuse for people not growing in their faith.
- Small groups have validity, but a person can hide for years. Coaching places them in a growth position
Advice for implementing coaching in the local church.
- Some are not coachable (need to be creative, resourceful, whole)
- Take it slow. Don't advertise a coaching workshop. Hand pick a few people and begin coaching them.
- Celebrate wins. Get a cheerleader.
- Require your potential coaches to be coached