Believe it or not, it is a nice idea to perform coaching for pastors however, without a meaningful concept, this could turn out to be a waste of money and time. With the help of a coach on side, they can assist in revealing the truth about life of others and help them to navigate through issues as well as concerns surrounding their church. Again, without substance and content, it might put halt to the productivity.
So to be very effective, there are certain things that should be taken into account which includes:
Strategic planning is basically the single most important thing to be considered. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of people who are willing to attend seminary and spend countless sum of money to truly understand the bible and learn it in detail. It’s ironic however that they are lacking of the simple and basic strategic concepts for planning.
Also, another aspect that should not be taken for granted would be the leaders on staffs who could induce change among others. If there’s something that you need to know about “change” it is the fact that it’s constant. Having said that, members of the church have to be prepared all the time in communicating the need for any changes that take place in all aspects of the church.
Needless to say, both pastors and churches ought to handle delegation and organization. Believe it or not, most churches are giving least amount of attention to this ability. The church’s ability to prosper is being hindered by lack of communication, personal understanding and miscommunication. Without having intelligent and accurate delegation, the pastors might feel responsible for pretty much everything and makes them feel to carry unnecessary weight.
At the same time, both the present as well as future ministry leadership requirements should be assessed on top of delegation. Successfully developing and implementing ministry position description that is clearing expectations and establishing guidelines work wonders especially among leaders of the church and even on the church as a whole.
Apart from that, discussing assimilation and outreach is a very good topic to talk about with the pastor that’s being coached. Questions similar to how you are going to reach out to community that your church is situated, how you and the rest of the staffs along with its leading members can disciple those that are new to the church or new to the faith are something that should be given clarity.
Well at the same time, let us not just forget about how to identify weaknesses and strengths of leaders as this play a significant role in helping pastors to fully maximize the potential of the leader. It is worthwhile to spend time developing such potential.