Coaches are influencers and force multipliers.
Great coaches bring out the best in their players. In the same way, spiritual coaches bring out God¹s best in disciples of Christ. People are motivated to follow a leader that recognizes their giftedness and harnesses it for growth.
Uncommon Leadership 101 laid the foundation for discipleship and care within the small group setting. Uncommon Leadership 201 established the foundational doctrines for ministry. Uncommon Leadership 301 builds on these trainings by instituting the leadership oversight role of the Coach.
The Coach's role offers leadership to the Small Group Leaders through counsel, consultation, and cultivation of disciple-making skills.
The goal of a Coach is to engage people you lead in dialogue that helps them recognize their current limitations, explore next steps, and paint a vivid picture for where God wants to take them. It is imperative that the people you lead feel inspired to take that next step. They achieve this when they sense you are motivated more by their personal growth than by a check mark. They sense this when you listen carefully and when you truly care about what they communicate. Coaches don¹t just point out problems, they recognize progress and spiritual victory. Be there for them when they need you to be.
The invitation to be a Coach is a serious calling. We believe you are up for the challenge.