FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
“I can go further and faster with someone coaching me than I can on my own.” Andy Stanley
How long is a typical coaching relationship?
Coaching relationships are built over time. A three month initial agreement is typical.
Do we have to meet in person?
No. It is common for coaching to take place in a focused distraction-free phone conversation.
Do coaches have to be certified or licensed?
Not necessarily, but a credentialed coach, like a credentialed minister, assures a minimum level of training, experience and standards. Coaching involves a specific set of skills and conversational models that take training and time to master.
How can coaching help my church?
Coaching can help your church by helping you maximize your professional leadership capacity, and helps you manage your personal life and ministry responsibilities. Coaching skills you will learn can also help you coach others who serve with you in ministry.
Myths About Coaching
- It’s for the weak or struggling.
- It’s like Counseling- counseling looks back, coaching looks forward
- It’s like Consulting – consultants provide answers, coaches ask questions
- It’s like Mentoring– “Mentoring is imparting to you what God has given me; coaching is drawing out of you what God has put in you.” – Dale Stoll