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About Phil Maynard

Dr. Phil Maynard has served as Director, Path 1 Coaching Network (Discipleship Ministries) Director, Excellence in Ministry Coaching (www.emc3coaching.com) and Director, Coach Training for Leaders (www.empowercoaches.com). Before taking an early retirement to enter a full-time ministry of coaching, consulting, and training, Phil served as Director of Congregational Excellence for the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.Phil is a certified coach , an Endorsed coach (UMEA), a certified Conflict/Mediation Coach, and licensed trainer/facilitator. Phil is a graduate of Duke Divinity School (M.Div & Th.M); University of Kansas (M.S. Ed); and Drew (D.Min). He is a contributing author for the Transform One resource (ChurchSmart) and author of: Discovering the Possibilities, SHIFT, Tips, Tools & Activities, Foundations, Discipleship Coach Training Workbook, Real Discipleship Survey/Personal Report, Membership to Discipleship.

Top 5 Things People Need From the Church to Grow as Disciples

December 23, 2014 By Phil Maynard The Challenge to Grow and Take Next Steps (Part 4 in the Top 5 Things People Need From the Church to Grow as Disciples) This may come as a surprise for some, but the Willow Creek survey indicates that a large percentage of those beginning and starting to grow [...]

Top 5 Things People Need from the Church to Grow as Disciples

December 16, 2014 By Phil Maynard Leaders Who Model and Reinforce Spiritual Practices (Part 3 of Top 5 Things People Need From a Church to Grow as Disciples) It is often said that where the leaders go, the people will follow. I think this is especially true in the Church. I worked with an Administrative [...]

Top 5 Things People Need from the Church to Grow as Disciples

December 9, 2014 By Phil Maynard 2 - Help developing a personal relationship with Jesus Developing a personal relationship with Jesus doesn’t happen by accident. It isn’t transferred by osmosis. We don’t ‘catch’ it by sitting next to another Christian in the pew on Sunday morning. In unpacking the tools of how to aspire toward [...]

Top 5 Things People Need from the Church to Grow as Disciples

December 2, 2014 By Phil Maynard Series…Top 5 Things People Need from the Church to Grow as Disciples 1 – Help Understanding the Bible Research by Willow Creek (as reported in the book Move: What 1,000 Churches Reveal About Spiritual Growth) identifies ‘help in understanding the Bible’ as a need reported by around 75% of [...]

Chvch Rules

November 25, 2014 By Phil Maynard Chvches (pronounced “churches”) isn’t a religious group at all. They’re a Scottish ‘electronic’ band that is currently touring the U.S. behind its 2013 album release, The Bones of What You Believe. In an interview this past summer with Chicago Tribune writer Luis Gomez, the band mates related what they [...]

Switch – Book Review

  September 9, 2014 By Phil Maynard Chip and Dan Heath, in this very excellent book about leading change, provide amazing insights into how to connect with both our rational and emotional processes to accomplish change. In the first part of the book, the authors introduce the psychology of change using an analogy developed by [...]

Faith Coaching

August 7, 2014 By Phil Maynard If you want to see real results and relationships, become a coach to others and take them on the journey from where they are to where they want to go!  Coaching people through their faith journey will impact your life and the lives of those you coach… -Phyllis Hendry, [...]

Book Review: See, Know & Serve (Part 2)

July 21, 2014 By Phil Maynard Thomas G. Bandy is an internationally recognized church consultant and leadership coach. The author of many books over the years, this may be my favorite due to the very practical nature of this resource. Bandy has been a leader in the development of helpful resources for understanding demographic research [...]

3 Ways to Connect People to Jesus (and Your Church)

July 14, 2014 By Phil Maynard I’ve rarely met a church where there wasn’t a desire to introduce more people to Jesus. Yet, the number one issue as I work with churches (new church plants and existing congregations) is how to reach more people for Jesus.   Basically there are three options. First, is what [...]

Book Review: See, Know & Serve (Part 1)

June 23, 2014 By Phil Maynard Thomas G. Bandy is an internationally recognized church consultant and leadership coach. The author of many books over the years, this may be my favorite due to the very practical nature of this resource. Bandy has been a leader in the development of helpful resources for understanding demographic research [...]

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