Our Mission: Develop a coaching culture in
the Southern Missouri District
SMD Coaching Network is a vehicle for training and multiplying quality coaches who will in turn coach pastors and their wives, church leadership, and communities in the Southern Missouri District. The purpose of coaching is helping someone succeed. And what is success? It's finding out what God wants you to do and then, doing it. Given that definition, success will certainly look different with different people, but is will all be tied into accomplishing biblical mission. Far from a top-down program designed to accomplish pre-conceived ends, coaching empowers each individual believer to listen to the Spirit of God and act in accordance with the unique mission they sense God calling them toward. Coaching is essentially listening to the Spirit and taking action accordingly, with a structure of accountability already built in.
The goal of the SMD Coaching Network initiative is to multiply coaches throughout the SMD District by creating a coaching “grass roots” movement that will make available a coach for every church planter, revitalization pastor, emerging leader, and congregation. (Please note: The term emerging leader is defined by someone who is willing to find culturally relevant methods while maintaining complete dedication to biblical authority.) One very exciting thing about coaching is that there is no need for the coach to be an expert. Quality coaching is about much more than individual skills - it’s about orchestrating those skills together to accomplish a process. In other words, developing competencies that allow your skills to effectively meet the practical and spiritual needs of those you will coach.
How can you really make a sustainable difference in critical areas like leadership development, church health, and church multiplication? Coaching can function effectively as the core discipline for engaging high quality growth in these areas. It provides the infrastructure and momentum for seeing biblical mission carried out, for seeing new leaders developed from within our district, for seeing churches grow in health and effectiveness, for seeing churches taking root in local communities through anointed spiritual leaders.
Imagine the strength of having coaches available at every level of our district so everyone is getting the help, connection, and resourcing they need-- new church planters, revitalization pastors, local church pastors, pastors' wives, district leaders... even new converts in every local church. Imagine the potential for growth!
Imagine your own potential for growth as your coach helps you find a way to get where you want to go. Through the art of focused listening, powerful questions, and strategic insights, a coach helps you get moving and accomplish your goals.
Our Vision: Every leader needs to be coached; every leader needs to be a coach and needs coach training.
SMD Coaching Network
is in partnership with CoachNet Global.
The General Council of the Assemblies of God