NEXT STEPS COACHING

NEXT STEPS COACHING

Most of us have had the experience of attending a conference and feeling excited to lead transformation in our communities — only to have that excitement dissipate as the daily demands of ministry set in. NEXT Steps Coaching is a new initiative designed to support leaders as they shepherd their communities through real and lasting change.

Coaching is a one-on-one or group relationship that helps individuals identify goals and develop a strategy for meeting those goals. A coach’s job is to listen deeply, ask powerful questions, and help clients deal with the internal and external barriers that get in the way of their own effectiveness, fruitfulness, or joy.

A study featured in Public Personnel Management Journal reports that managers who underwent a training program showed an increased effectiveness of 22%, but those who were coached following the training increased their effectiveness by 88%. NEXT Steps Coaching helps leaders bridge the gap between intention and action.

MENU OF OPTIONS

Individual Coaching

Check out our coaching directory for a list of coaches who are familiar with the mission and values of NEXT Church, or explore our subsidized coaching option.

Group Coaching

Join a group coaching cohort of ministry leaders, led by a coach, to work toward change you want to make in your ministry.

More details about all of these options below!

More Details

Individual Coaching

Coaching Directory

Check out our coaching directory for a list of coaches. These individuals are familiar with the mission and values of NEXT Church, typically through attending at least one National Gathering. They also have or are actively seeking accreditation through a recognized coaching credentialing organization. As a prospective client, you are encouraged to contact these coaches directly; NEXT Church is not involved with funding, nor with vetting these coaches, other than as stated above.

Subsidized Coaching

We also offer subsidized coaching, thanks to a generous monetary and in-kind grant from National Capital Presbytery. Clients pay a $150 flat fee for six sessions of coaching with one of NCP’s coaches, all of whom have been trained and are seeking certification through the International Coaching Federation. You do not need to be a member of NCP to apply, and coaching sessions would take place over the phone or video conference. An application is required. Upon acceptance, you will be matched with two potential coaches, which you can meet with to determine the best fit.

Group Coaching

Join a group coaching cohort of ministry leaders, facilitated by a coach, to work toward change you want to make in your ministry. Each session will be structured around participant “quandaries,” which the group will work together to explore, share resources, and help the participant identify next steps. The group will meet monthly, via video conference, usually over a period of six months.

Goals

  • Support leaders in their efforts to make change in a particular area of their ministry.
  • Offer leaders “balcony time” to reflect on the practice of leadership, the system in which they work, and their own patterns.
  • Build relationships with other ministry leaders for collegiality, support, and idea sharing.

Logistics

$125 per person for six two-hour sessions. (You will be billed when the cohort begins.) Dates and times of the sessions to be coordinated by the coach facilitator. Each group will have 8-12 people.

To find a group that works for your schedule, sign up using the Google form below. After that point, you will be contacted by the coach-facilitator and the group will begin once the group has a critical mass.