Becoming a Coaching Leader


It’s no secret that the most effective leaders and leadership teams in congregations and church organizations are often those that are supported by a coach.

Coaching is a powerful relationship where trained coaches assist persons and organizations to design their future through clarifying and focusing on their unique gifts and calling; and creating goals and strategies to achieve this future while improving their flow and ease in all of their lives. Coaching both develops the whole person/team and accomplishes the results they are aiming to achieve. In short, learn to help persons become more fully alive—and guess what, experience shows that coaching students not only learn to help others in their development, but have huge, transformational learning themselves.

Excellence in Ministry Coaching is committed to providing introductory, non-accredited, training for pastors and key lay persons to support the development of effective ministry. Training received may be applicable to a professional coach training program through a sister company.

Training Options:

  • Coaching Foundations: This one-day (or two 3-hour sessions) training is designed to introduce a variety of leaders (e.g. small group leaders, mission team leaders, committee leaders, mentors, coaches) to the foundational coaching skills and coaching conversation models. See how the coaching approach to leadership in a variety of settings can transform the way ministry is done in your context!
  • Coaching for Leaders: This one-day (or two 3-hour sessions) training is designed to help pastors and church leaders move from the managing/consulting/advice-giving model of ministry to a coaching approach for more effective ministry and significant personal development of your leadership in all ministry settings. (The Coaching Foundations training is suggested as preparatory training)
  • Coaching for Discipleship: This one-day (or two 3-hour sessions) training is designed to equip coaches to engage in supporting the journey toward maturity of disciples in your congregation. Why settle for more content and classes when members of your congregation can experience real life-transformation!

All training is provided in a virtual format. Professionally designed materials are provided as PDF documents for participants. Training groups are limited to 15 participants to promote strong group interaction.

For more information about how to bring this training to your District/Conference click here.