I am excited that today I get to formally launch my ministry coaching with a display table at Ministers Week at Brite Divinity School, TCU and University Christian Church. I am looking forward to hearing the stories of friends and colleagues and sharing words of encouragement and hope. Each of us need someone in our corner, someone who cares about our faith, life and ministry, who is rooting for us and praying for us.
Ministry is hard, even in the best of circumstances. And the best circumstances are rare.
We are, like all others, broken people in need of repair, wounded people in need of comfort, sick people in need of a physician.
We are also, like all others, beautiful people, created to reflect the glory of God in the world. We are precious and good and worthy of being loved.
We bear the in-breathed Spirit of God.
We are miracles to behold, and
WE ARE CALLED!
But it is easy to forget the latter in light of the former. We receive negative messages from all around, telling us that we are not…
Ministry coaching for clergy, congregations, and all followers of Jesus, is designed to restore us to the integrated and synchronous life God intends for those Christ calls. It is about being transformed into mature disciples of Christ. Transformation is neither a quick nor an easy process – it takes time and energy and prayer.
Whether a single conversation, an ongoing process, individually or as a group or institution, coaching has a way of opening our hearts and minds to the insights that are most often deep within us waiting to come out. It then helps us claim who we are and live fully the life and ministry that God dreams for us.
And I can’t wait!