Not only is it important that we guard against criticism in order to prevent burnout, it is also necessary to not criticize others and burn them out. One of the best ways to avoid becoming a critic is to instead become very good at giving feedback.
Beneath all of our failures, sins, shortcomings and ungodliness is a deep and dangerous truth that God has created us in his image. There’s a great mystery to that verse and also a great invitation.
I have had the privilege to serve as a coach to pastors for over 15 years, and I’ve noticed that it does not take long in the coaching relationship for the topic of church size to come up. I’ve also noticed that some pastors approach church growth with health and wholeness while others struggle with…Continue reading 5 Things to Remember When It Comes to Church Size
This is our sixth and final installment of a series exploring coaching and the ways coaching can make a positive difference on ministries at the local church level. Today, we’ll look at three specific aspects of congregational life: conflict, preaching and small groups. Conflict I have yet to see a church that did not have…Continue reading The Impact of Coaching for Conflict, Preaching, and Small Groups
We were nearing the end of two days of training in Portland when I noticed Gary gazing out the window. While the rest of us discussed what a shift to a coach approach would mean to ministry, Gary seemed lost in his own world. His participation in the class had been very normal up until…Continue reading The Impact of Coaching for the Local Church