As a spiritual leader, it’s easy to fall into the habit of giving and administering to your flock without pouring into your cup. But even the strongest among us need support or we will eventually falter.
CHC provides coaching for pastors and other clergy members who need guidance or who desire to enhance their leadership skills. Whether you’re a new pastor, you’re joining a new church family, or you just need a little extra support to meet the needs of your community, CHC’s coaches are here to help.
First 100 Days
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8
For pastors who are entering a new place of service, CHC offers “First 100 Days” Coaching. This service includes preparation and counseling as well as individualized goal setting and performance reviews.
The structure we provide during your first 100 days with a new congregation is designed to help you create a positive first impression and start building strong connections within your new church. We’ll discuss and facilitate staff introductions and direction as well as congregational meetings and programs.
For those pastors and clergy who have settled into their roles, but desire to continue their spiritual growth as a leader, CHC offers leadership coaching. Often, the roles of a spiritual leader and an administrative leader can feel contradictory to one another. You may have difficulty reconciling them or prefer one leadership style over the other. Our coaches are here to help you marry the concerns of the secular with the pursuit of the spiritual.
Our leadership coaching covers a range of issues depending on your personal needs and your vision for your church. We customize each coaching plan to the individual client. From staff management to financial planning, we’re here to help you gain mastery over that which has been put in your care.
360° Performance Reviews
“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.” Proverbs 1:5
Not sure exactly where you need extra support? We also offer check-ins and performance reviews as a benchmarking mechanism. Our 360° performance reviews cover all aspects of your clerical duties. After an in-depth observation and research period, we’ll sit down with you and discuss both your strengths and your opportunities for improvement.
Our coaches are also capable of helping you design a personalized plan for improvement, complete with action items, goal posts, and accountability tools. Our goal is to make growth achievable and continuous.
Follow Up Coaching
For most of us, going over something once isn’t enough to help us master it. It’s practice and repetition that make new teachings second nature. That’s why, for any of our clients, we also offer follow-up coaching.
This may take the form of periodic performance reviews or just checking in to ensure that you’re making progress toward your goals. Accountability is often the most vital component of success, so our coaches are here to offer that for you.
Do I Need Coaching?
Remember, bringing in a coach does not mean that there is something wrong with you or your church. Just as in sports, a coach is meant to guide you to perform at your highest level and lead you to victory. Leadership coaching is often used by the most successful churches as a proactive tool to help keep their church in alignment with their community’s and congregation’s needs.
CHC Coaches are trained to work alongside clergy and others who seek to address issues such as:
- Vocational call
- Conflict resolution
- Clarity of personal mission and vision
- Project implementation
- Vocational or life transitions
- Options for spiritual formation and/or personal growth