Blog – What Makes Coaching Christian?
James, the brother of Jesus, wrote: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God can heal you. – James 5:16 The goal of confession is healing, and the means to healing is confessing. This is an intimate interaction that must be handled delicately. While the coach doesn’t formally hear confessions,
Perhaps the deepest driving principle for me and the rest of the CAM leadership team is this: coaching is a way of joining God as God works in the lives of other people. In other words, coaching is ministry. I believe this principle to be true, whether coaching occurs in a ministry setting, a
Os Guinness wrote, Calling is the truth that God calls us to himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is invested with a special devotion, dynamism, and direction lived out as a response to his summons and service. Some were called to preach, like Tim Keller. Some
Eugene Peterson described the partnership of believers like this: “moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God’s son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ” (Ephesians 4:12-13). I have had glimpses of that experience. Chuck had been my unlikely partner in a small
Coaches help clients set goals (and hopefully reach them). And clients have all sorts of great goals, from improving a relationship to raising their performance at work to achieving a big milestone such as writing a book. But there is perhaps no bigger goal than this: becoming a more virtuous person. When a client truly
Recently a student coach asked me as his client to imagine Jesus listening to our conversation and then Jesus interrupts and asks this powerful question. “What do you want me to do for you?” – Mark 10:36, 51 My coach turned this practice session into a possibility torrent. Jesus hadn’t just offered me three wishes.
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