Coaching makes all the difference for congregational vitality and community impact.
What is Coaching? Coaching assumes a certain level of health and well-being – it is NOT counseling. It doesn’t assume expertise or experience – it is NOT mentoring or advising. The main premise is that the Coachee has all the answers within themselves. A coach uses their innate curiosity, ability to listen and coaching training to help the Coachee shift perspective, identify obstacles or limiting beliefs, and regain momentum in order to move toward their goals or desires.
How will Coaches be utilized by the Conference? We need our team of Coaches to deploy all across the Conference to facilitate (sometimes difficult) discussions; work with program participants to take what they’ve learned and make positive changes in their mission fields; and generally, help people become healthier, more engaged Disciples of Jesus Christ.
Coaching Training Opportunity
Full Six-Day Professional Coaching Training 1 (PCT1) with Coaching4Today’s Leaders
Dates: September 19-21; October 3-5 & October 17-19
Location: Central UMC – 201 University NE, ABQ (by agreement, some portion may be done via video call)
Instructors: Rev. Dr. Doug Mills & Linda Nash
For NMAC members/affiliates, the cost is $1000 + $75 for books.
This program of study includes Module 1 and fulfills 64 hours. Requirement for applying for to be an ACC coach: Complete 64 hours training, as well as mentor coaching (with benchmarks) and log 100 hours of coaching. Then you can apply to take the exam.
What are our Conference Coaches Doing with their Certification?
-Accountability Coordinator for public school district
-Coach pastors and church leaders
-Discipleship Development Minister for their church
-One-on-One Coaching following New Membership Class
-Move teams & groups forward in church & work
-Personal coaching business
If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Blossom Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org.