Over the last 18 months I’ve been involved in a Senior Pastor’s coaching network that has been a huge blessing in my life. Honestly, I didn’t even know things like this existed before I signed up.
But this experience has been a huge blessing to me and the church I’m honored to lead. Here’s the truth: everyone needs a coach. Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer on the planet and he has a coach. Why? Because we all have room to grow. I don’t know a Pastor that couldn’t benefit from a season of coaching.
What would happen ? Here’s 5 benefits:
#1 – A Bigger Vision – One of the benefits I didn’t expect from coaching as a building of my faith. I believed if God did it somewhere else, He could do it in my areas as well. My faith was built up.
#2 – A Better Leader – Before God grows your church, He wants to grow the leader. Coaching forces you to grow by reading, listening, and interacting with other leaders God is using for the Kingdom.
#3 – A Blessed Church – I believe that the church is blessed and healthy when it is balanced around God’s purposes. Coaching allowed me to see where my church was unbalanced and fix it.
#4 – A Breakthrough Season – We were stuck when I 1st started in a coaching network. Thankfully, God has allowed us to break the 500 barrier and march towards 750 boldly. But I believe had it not been for an outside coach looking at our church, we’d still be stuck.
#5 – A Broader Perspective – Being around 12-15 other Pastors allows you to hear about what God is doing in other parts of the country. Some of the best ideas/ solutions I’ve gotten have come over lunch talking to another leader that’s part of the coaching network with me.