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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The Volunteers Pastors Need

Volunteers are at the core of getting ministry done and moving vision forward. Recruiting and training volunteers can be a full time job… and everything can still fall apart. Here’s how to coach your ministry leaders to spot, train, and mobilize volunteers that get the job done and come back to serve again. 

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Coaching through Scandal

If you stay in the coaching game long enough, at some point you will coach leaders on how to deal with division in the body, disciplinary issues, and, well, scandal. Sadly, these issues are a part of life. As a coach, you have an opportunity to help leaders rise above the problem and take the higher ground.

Getting revitalization right 

Your client’s church is in a slump. Whether it’s just a feeling or a steadying decline in attendance the word that is in the back of your head is revitalization. It’s clearly time to do something new. Here are 4 revitalization strategies to help your client make the right changes.

Set effective—and reachable—goals 

Your client has a big vision. To help them see that vision become reality means strategically breaking up that vision into manageable goals. Easier said than done…

Is your board functioning well?

Being stuck with a dysfunctional board can feel like a being out to sea, alone on a sailboat, without wind. You can’t get anywhere and it feels like there is nothing you can do about it. But there is!

Is timidity in the way? 

Timidity can feel like a major obstacle to overcome. The good news is that assertiveness is a skill that can be learned. Here’s a good place to start.

Level Up To Transformational Learning 

Your goal as a coach is greater than the tasks at hand. Excellent coaching moves a client through reflection to action to transformational learning. 

How good are you at time management… really? 

You’ve thought it. You might even recall (with a pit in your stomach) of a time you’ve been told to “get your priorities straight”. We’ve all been there. Either way, it’s a red flag that you aren’t managing your time well. The good news is, prioritizing is the first step in the right direction.