Coaching is the process of ‘coming alongside’. There are many times when it would be helpful to have someone alongside to help you define your vision, clarify your goals and identify action plans.
No matter what stage of life we are at. Whether in ministry, in our families or in our workplaces, coaching and mentoring are powerful approaches to unlocking and releasing God’s dream for each of us.
What is coaching?
- Coaches come alongside to help – like Barnabas. By encouraging and challenging others, Barnabas empowered them for ministry. He may not have been in the starring role, but without him many others would not have been able to accomplish great things for God that they did.
- The goal of coaching is to help someone succeed. What is success? Success is finding out what God wants you to do and doing it. Given that definition, success will necessarily look different on different people.
- Each person needs to discover for themselves what it is that God wants them to do. Coaches aid that process, but they don’t direct it. Coaching is not about telling others what to do; it’s about helping them discover it for themselves. Coaching is the process of coming alongside a person or team to help them discover God’s agenda for their life and ministry, and then co-operating with the Holy Spirit to see that agenda become reality.
To enquire about engaging a coach or to begin training to become a coach. Please contact the Associate Director for Church Development
Rev Ian Altman
Associate Director Church Development
Baptist Association of NSW & ACT
P: 0412 682 819