Multiplying Coaches

Incorporating Volunteer Coaches

Multiplying Coaches

Coaching is essential for a sustained missional community movement. If you are committed to decentralized discipleship, you must make ongoing investments in leaders. If this is true, and, if every leader needs to be coached, you will need to multiply coaches. You probably can’t coach all the leaders in your care and even if you […]

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Starting Coaching Relationships

Note: This post aims to give an outline of the first two or three meetings and other important steps. You can also expedite this process by having the leader fill out a leadership development plan after you have met once and heard their story. That document walks through their calling, perspectives, vision for community, and ways they want […]

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Leadership Development Plans

Leadership development is something everyone is committed to but struggles with in the course of life. Sometimes we get  motivated and put together a long stream of classes we want leaders to do and call that “development.” Other times, we have a pre-planned one-on-one process to guide people through. Or we gather a group of […]

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GC Leader’s Role Description

I am regularly asked about what gospel community leadership looks like in Bread&Wine. We’ve had several iterations of GC leader role descriptions that have focused on a variety of things over the years. Below is our current leadership role description that I’m sure will change over the years. A few notes before you examine it […]

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Other Coaching Models

In my last post on coaching, I outlined my template or model for coaching conversations with community leaders. In that post I promised to introduce alternative coaching models I have found helpful. I want to explain and unpack the “Hour Glass” model which is the foundational model on which all others are built. Then, I will […]

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Coaching Conversations

Over the last four posts we’ve unpacked what coaching is and isn’t, how to be a coach, and the skills required. Now, we turn our attention to the coaching conversations themselves. What do you actually do when you sit down with a leader? How does coaching happen? I’ve learned it requires preparation and a plan […]

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6 Essential Coaching Skills

What skills does a coach need to be good at? What makes a good coach and what do you do to become one? We’ve already discuss why we coach, what coaching can’t do, and the mindset of a coach. Now it is time to dive into what coaching looks like. What is required to help […]

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The Coaching Mindset

This is post 3 in a series on coaching and leading leaders. So far we have  covered what missional coaching is and its potential in supporting and aiding community leaders. We’ve also acknowledged its limits and what coaching isn’t. Coaching is essential for a sustained missional community movement. If you are committed to decentralized discipleship, you […]

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Give Your Missional Community a Name

It doesn’t have to be creative like a garage band, or spiritual, or from the Bible. However, your missional community needs a name or the default will be “Your Leader’s Name Missional Community”. This, unfortunately, reinforces the idea that the community belongs to the leader, that it’s their thing, and not our priority. Instead, set […]

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The Limits of Coaching

Coaching is essential for a sustained missional community movement. If you are committed to decentralized discipleship, you must make ongoing investments in leaders. We call this coaching. This is the second post in our series on missional coaching. Read the first post on the why and what of missional coaching. Coaching isn’t shepherding Shepherding is […]

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