One-On-One Coaching

Each Clergy Coaching Network pastor will have the privilege of a one-on-one, confidential coaching relationship with your coach.


Areas of Coaching may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Deepening your own spiritual walk
  • Exploring emotional intelligence
  • Exploring your core leadership abilities as well as your adaptive abilities
  • Developing a life and ministry plan that will help you stay the course
  • Developing vision and focus
  • Leading the church in evangelism and mission
  • Building and supervising staff
  • Learning to give away leadership
  • Developing lay leadership
  • Choosing not to micromanage
  • Coming to terms with your role of chief resource raiser
  • Making preaching a high priority
  • Understanding how, as a church grows in size and complexity, your role will change
  • Coming to terms with conflict, managing conflict and growing when conflict occurs
  • Cultivating courage and the willingness to risk
  • Guarding your integrity
  • Rediscovering humility and servant leadership
  • Living a healthy life

Your Clergy Coach will support you in the following ways

  • Encourage you to set challenging and inspiring goals for your life and ministry
  • Believe you can do it!
  • Expect the best from you
  • Explore options with you
  • Help to generate action steps that work for you
  • Keep you moving forward
  • Celebrate your accomplishments along the way
  • Delight in the positive results you get for yourself

A coaching conversation will have several characteristics:

  • The focus is on knowing what you want to get out of the conversation. You set a goal for the session. “By the end of this conversation I would like to _______________.”
  • Your coach asks many questions, sometimes powerful questions, that get you to thinking deeply about what’s going on what what’s important. Some of these questions may be ones you’ve never considered before or dared to ask yourself.
  • A fair amount of clarification occurs during the conversation. Communication can be a slippery beast and you can expect that your coach never to assume too much. Your coach listens intently, digs deeply and probes endlessly.
  • The coaching conversation involves a strong call to action, but this doesn’t always mean you identify a full blown plan. The action may be that you need to explore more options, do some more research or even reflect more on the issue at hand. But the call to action ensures that your move yourself and your thinking forward.
  • The focus is fully on your current agenda, with the context of your life and ministry. If you decide that the burning priority in life is perfecting about parenting, your marriage, your health or even our golf swing, then that will be the focus until you choose to move to another aspect of your life. But because coaching tends to highlight the connections—or lack of them—in your whole life, you are likely to change your agenda fairly frequently for yourself when other priorities take over.