December 29, 2021

Coaching for Dreams and Passions
One great use of coaching is helping people identify their dreams and passions. In a sense, that’s the core of coaching: to help people find the direction God is calling them.

Written By Robert E Logan

Christian Coaching Pioneer, Strategic Ministry Catalyst, Resource Developer, Empowering Consultant : Logan Leadership

The Need

It’s easy to assume people already know what they want… and deep down that may be true. Most of us, however, need help to articulate and to clarify the vision God has placed within us. Vision doesn’t always come to us clearly and fully formed. There are often questions, fears, and doubts that are closely tied to our dreams and passions. And they certainly don’t come to us with an implementation plan.

coaching dreams and passions

Coaching for Dreams and Passions

Here are some great questions you can use to come alongside others in this very personal journey of identifying dreams and passions:

  • What excites you?
  • Where are you seeing God at work?
  • What drains you?
  • Tell me about your gifts, strengths, skills, experiences.
  • What promptings have you been hearing from God?
  • If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do for the glory of God?

Now, it’s time to try it out!

Even if you’re not a professional coach, see what happens when you ask these questions of someone you’re supervising, mentoring, or discipling. Or, try them out on a spouse or a friend and see what happens. Be sure to set aside some focused time to really listen to their answers and reflect back what you are hearing. You’ll probably be surprised at all you discover.

COACHES: Plan to up your game

The Christian Coaching Excellence Track starts next month! Expert coaches Bob Logan and Gary Reinecke will guide you through assessment, one-on-one mentoring, and group webinars to help you create a personalized development plan to raise your effectiveness as a coach. Learn more HERE. Pay in full by January 5th for a 10% discount. Register through Eventbrite today! 

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That was a great coaching moment!

Most coaching assumes a formalized coaching relationship with a beginning, a middle, and an end, with clear goals to be accomplished along the way. However, you can also use your coaching skills in less formal ways– just as a way of relating and interacting. Think of it as a “coaching moment” instead of a “coaching relationship.”

Steps to Help You Make Decisions with God

You’ve got a big decision to make. When you make a decision based on the human intellect alone you might come away with a “good decision”; in contrast, when you consider God’s perspective on a matter you engage the spiritual dimension. This will lead you  down the path of prayerful decision making.

Can you find coaching in the Bible?

If you are trying to help others understand the biblical basis for coaching, here are two key scripture passages to help.

9 Ways Coaching Aligns with Biblical Principles

You may be wondering if coaching is biblical. The Bible never commands us to coach. In fact, the word coach is never used. So why coach? Should we even coach? Here are 9 ways coaching aligns with biblical principles.

The #1 Secret to Raising Self-Led Adults

You want your kids to become self-led adults. People who make good decisions, live into their gifts and talents, and contribute to their communities. The teen years are when the rubber hits the road. 

Purpose-filled Conversations with Your Teens

Conversations with your teens can feel one-sided. There are a lot of grunts and minute head nods, or if you’re lucky–one word answers. But this is a time in their development where they make important decisions that have lasting consequences. So, how do you move past casual chats to more meaningful and purpose-filled conversations with your teens? 

Coaching your kids

Translating your coaching skills to support your parenting will help you raise kids who have a clear understanding of who they are and have a solid framework for making good decisions. 

5 signs that you could be a better coach

You’ve been coaching for a while now. You may have even completed coach certification; but you feel there is something more… Are you coaching at your optimal level or could you be a better coach? How do you really know how well you’re doing? 

5 Steps to Clarify Your Values

Having trouble moving forward in your ministry goals? What about those you serve? If you are struggling to fill seats and find volunteers the issue may not be WHAT you are doing but a disconnect from the WHY.

Learning to trust your coach and your team

Are you at the top of your game? Even if you are, are you ready for what’s next? So many gifted and purposed pastors burn out because they are playing a solo game. Learning how to work with your team raises your effectiveness and reach in ministry.