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Congregational Vitality

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Why Use a Coach: Vitality is Difficult Work!

By Catherine Fink / March 18, 2019
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Changing course in ministry takes time and intention. When a new pastor is called, everyone needs to adjust to the new phase in the church’s life, and this is never easy. Perhaps you’re called as a new pastor in your ministry setting, and you need someone to walk with you. Maybe you’re not officially called […]

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Small Congregations Workshop

By Rick Godby / December 6, 2017
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Small Congregation Workshops are scheduled periodically for clusters of smaller congregations that might be searching for a new sense of hope in a changing community. To date over 120 lay and rostered leaders from over 60 congregations have participated. Their purpose is to build relationships with other small congregations and to talk about possibilities for […]

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Pastor Greg Williams

He listens deeply…

By Catherine Fink / October 16, 2017
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I’ve engaged a coach for a couple of years now. He listens deeply, asks powerful questions, and helps me shape clear and realistic action plans that are a tremendous help in successfully leading the congregation that I serve. —Pastor Greg Williams, Grace, Hendersonville

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Amy Daniels

I am always amazed…

By Rick Godby / October 3, 2017
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I look forward to my coaching time each month.  I am always amazed at the clarity and guidance that this hour gives to my ministry.  God’s Spirit permeates the space and God gives clarity and wisdom and guidance to me through the process.  Having this time set apart guarantees that I spend some time re-centering […]

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Pastor Angela Powell

With boldness and courage…

By Rick Godby / October 2, 2017
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With boldness and courage, I stepped into a plan to expand our worship from a single traditional worship service, to an additional more contemporary non-traditional style of worship.

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Charlie Zimmerman

What is Coaching?

By Rick Godby / August 1, 2017
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Coaching in the ELCA is about serving Christ and Christ’s mission in the world. Check out this introduction to the two-day ELCA Coach Launch Training Event. It’s a good overview of coaching in the ELCA.

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