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Healthy Church Coaching Via Telecom Packages

If you'd like some additional guidance after finishing your CHAT process, you have the option to purchase a telecom package with one our qualified Church Health Coaches. Your coach will connect with you and your team via telephone or Skype and take you through the following sessions. Click on the session number to read a description of what will be covered. Custom coaching options are available beyond these packages. Call for more information.

In terms of expectations, it is important to note the difference between a coach and a consultant.  What you're essentially purchasing below is an hour of a coach's time to give you some feedback and guidance - not the heavy lifting that a full-blown (and much more expensive) consulting arrangement would offer. 

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Telecom Session Descriptions

Session One: Reviewing Your CHAT Findings and Suggested Next Steps (75 min)
In your first coaching session, we will help you understand the full report generated for your review after completing CHAT. We will go through the report step by step, highlighting the key insights gleaned from your assessment. We will compare/contrast the responses of the leaders and congregants, looking for both agreement and discrepancies between the two groups. We will explain the charts and graphs from the report, review the specific data from each question, identify key comments to address, and underscore the strengths that were identified and upon which you can build. We will discuss suggested next steps and guide you as appropriate in the discovery of God's preferred future for you and your congregation.

Session Two: Rediscovering Spiritual Leadership: Discerning God's Direction as a Team (60 min)
In this session, we will define together what spiritual leadership looks like in the local church today. We will discuss a paradigm for healthy teams to consider as they engage in the process of spiritual discernment and decision-making. This paradigm is an "inside out" way of looking at team leadership, encompassing the following topics: spiritual life of leader and team; structures that work in good times and in challenging seasons of ministry; strategies which lead your church into new areas of missional focus; stewardship that supports and enhances the vision of the church; and service opportunities that reinforce and sustain the mission and giftedness of the congregation. A discussion of the attributes of a vital ministry team will reinforce your understanding of how best to function together in the life of your community of faith.

Session Three: Charting Your Course for the Future (60 min)
What will it take to move beyond your current state of ministry into God's preferred future for your church? In this session, your coach will talk through the key questions that need to be answered as you come to a deeper understanding of God's unique will for your shared life and ministry. We will outline together the following issues: spiritual needs assessment (including CHAT, plus demography of your community, historical facts and figures of your congregation, interviewing area leaders, unchurched neighbors, and your own prayer warriors); strengths and areas that need improvement; new ministry opportunities to consider as well as hindrances that may impede your progress; writing SMART (strategic, measurable, achievable, results-oriented, time dated) goals and corresponding action steps. We will also discuss the importance of ongoing change management, evaluation, and accountability, which in turn will lead to greater ministry effectiveness.

Session Four: Optimizing Your Church's Ministry Platform (60 min)
Your foundation for ministry is essential to your health and vitality. What are the overarching statements that define your ongoing church life? In this session, we will cover the five key defining elements of a well-written ministry platform. These include your statement of faith, your philosophy of ministry, your vision statement, your mission statement, and your organizational structure. All of these are to be supported by your current listing of ministries. It's important for your church leaders to understand that your ministry platform is not something to be written once and then filed, and subsequently forgotten. Instead, a church's ministry platform needs to be a living document, continuously before you as a guide to leadership development, decision making and community life. We will urge you to treat your ministry platform as a white paper, always open to review, revision and renewal. Kept alive, your foundation will be secure no matter how well (or poorly) various aspects of your church life are being fulfilled.

Session Five: Goal-Setting for Kingdom Impact (60 min)
Writing effective goals sounds easier than it actually is ... especially when you're writing goals that impact the life of the local church. Treating ministry goals in a "measurable" fashion can oftentimes be misunderstood. However, since we serve a goal-oriented God, who has a Master Plan in mind for his people, it's important that we write out goals that we sense are descriptive of God's calling and direction. When it comes time to begin to fashion our goals into understandable objectives, we often need help writing them in such a way that everyone is motivated to accomplish (or exceed) their intent. In this session, your coach will help you learn how to write SMART goals ... and instruct you on simple principles for interviewing your goals to ensure they are written out in language that's Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-oriented and Time-dated. All ministry goals are to be articulated in such a way that they answer the basic questions: who, what, when, where, how and why. Once spelled out in this way, they can be evaluated for Kingdom impact early on and along the way toward completion.