At Coach Approach Ministries, we believe that coaching can have a great impact on ministry. It is our mission to teach coaching to leaders throughout the body of Christ to strengthen their ability to help people move forward.
“Coaching doesn't replace anything we do in ministry. It augments everything we do in ministry." – Arden Adamson, retired director of Coaching for the Assembly of God
In this course, we will lay a solid foundation for you as a Christian Coach. The course is divided into three sections:
For over a decade, we have trained pastors, small group leaders, teachers, denominational leaders, youth pastors, and more how to coach. Our materials were designed by pioneers in the field, who continue to have a high impact on leaders in both the secular business market and Christian ministry.
We have built in a great way to interact with other students in the course, and by the end, you will have developed some good resources that will help you as you begin to coach.
The course is built around 2 hours of professionally captured video teaching with a pair of great teachers who bring a relational dynamic to the class. You will not listen to a monotonous talking head but will instead feel engaged in a classroom setting.
You could finish this class in a few hours, but we encourage you to engage deeper. Spend some time interacting in our discussion questions. Turn off the video and try coaching someone with the skills you have learned so far.
We hope you will join us as a Christian Coach because we believe that this is a powerful tool that will move the Kingdom of God forward!
Brian and Chad welcome you to our class, an Introduction to Christian Coaching.
Udemy has a lot of features. Brian takes you a quick tour of how to get the most out of the Udemy platform.
In the section notes, you will find the slides we use in our presentations. It is a good idea to look over the notes before you begin watching the videos in this section. You will not understand the context, but a quick exposure will help you process the learning when you watch the videos.
Coaching is interactive. This is your chance to enter fully into the class relationship.
Student will learn the origin of the word "coach"
Student will learn the complete definition of coaching as described by the International Coaching Federation.
Student will learn how coaching is different from other helping professions, such as counseling and consulting.
Student will see how coaching can promote learning in a client even when new material is not being presented.
This quiz checks for understanding of learning in the first section.
Student will learn how to choose a topic for coaching.
The best way to get a quick feel for coaching is to observe good coaching. In this video, Brian coaches Chad.
Brian and Chad analyze the first coaching example and give the student an opportunity to see what made this coaching example successful.
Brian and Chad switch roles so that you can see another sample coaching conversation.
Before we learn any skills, it is critical that we learn to approach a coaching relationship with the right mindset.
Student will learn the three most basic tools in the coaching skill set.
Chad and Brian explain three common models used to guide a coaching conversation.
Let's review your learning for section 2.
Brian and Chad explain a few common problems that arise with new coaches and describe how to avoid them.
Brian and Chad challenge you to start coaching.
Chad and Brian lay out the next steps in your coach journey.
Brian Miller loves to coach leaders who have passion! Brian is the Strategic Director for Coach Approach Ministries, which is a leading trainer of Christian coaches. If you are looking to clarify your goals, feel more confident in your role, or build teams that own the vision, Brian is ready to help you move forward.
Brian has served on several non-profit boards such as Habitat for Humanity, New Life for Haiti, and Williams Elementary PTO and planted The Crossover Church in Mattoon, IL. He has used his coaching skills to improve his leadership ability and help organizations grow stronger.
Brian has been married more than 20 years to the love of his life Danelle, and they have three wonderful children – Alyssa, Cayden, and Ethan.
Chad Hall, MCC, has been coaching leaders since 2002 and currently serves on faculty and as Director of Coaching at Western Seminary in Portland, OR. He has applied coaching first as a denominational leader with the Baptist State Convention of NC and later as an internal coach with business intelligence leader SAS, Inc. His publications include Coaching for Christian Leaders: A Practical Guide (2007, Chalice Press) and Faith Coaching: A Conversational Approach to Helping Others Move Forward in Faith (Coach Approach Ministries, 2009). He has also written frequently for Leadership Journal. He splits his time living in Hickory, NC and Portland, OR.
Bill Copper, PCC, is a respected coach, trainer and leader with experience with corporate, educational, and non-profit religious clients. He currently focuses his talents in helping leaders and organizations through coordinated roles with two organizations. In all of his endeavors Bill seeks to add value by leveraging the power of coaching and innovation for the success of individuals, organizations, stakeholders, and personnel.
Bill is a highly experienced coach and coach trainer, having worked with over 200 coaching clients and over 1,000 coaching workshop participants. He is skilled at coaching leaders as well as teams to identify goals and move toward them with clarity and commitment. Bill is also experienced in developing competency maps and utilizing them to enhance client and team performance and growth.
Bill has a great deal of experience designing, hosting and delivering webinars and other distance training technologies.</p></p>