One of the best definitions I’ve heard regarding the difference between coaching and mentoring says; Mentoring is putting stuff in…coaching is pulling stuff out.
Over the past twenty plus years of dealing with ministry in and through the local church I have encountered numerous pastors and leaders who have encouraged me to be their coach. Couple that together with the Lord giving me a strong passion for pastors and leaders and it may help you understand why I think the time is right for me to move into this important area.
Beginning this month I will take on men who are either a senior pastor or ministry CEO for on-going coaching. At this time I am limiting the number to twelve to see how much time and commitment may be required. Here is a list of some of the ideas I am processing:
- Meetings will take place via Skype or regular phone calls to last for about one hour (more if required)
- Frequency would be either once a week twice a month, or once a month depending upon need (more or less may be an option given special circumstances)
- I would make myself available to these men twenty-four/seven for any emergency
- I would travel to meet personally with anyone requiring special assistance
The primary areas of focus will be in this order of priority:
- Relationship with God/Spiritual disciplines
- Relationship with family/personal life issues
- Leadership gifts/abilities/challenges
- Church structural issues/church effectiveness/Board structure and relationship
For more information or to set up a Q&A session with Vince, please call 719-481-2620.