LIFE COACHING IS DISCIPLESHIP WITHFOCUSED INTENTIONALITY!
It begins with understanding what the purposes of God are in the person you are coaching and working with theHoly Spirit on their progressive transformation. The clearer your understanding of what you are coaching them to beand do, the more eective your coaching will be. It will also create huge buy in from them if they know what you aredoing together, how you are doing it and why you are doing it. Unity of vision creates unity of purpose and a deepercommitment to the process especially when you are both tempted to bail out.
Agree on how long you will do this for and how frequently you will meet. Set a time to meet and stick to it.
Agree on what you want to cover and why. Pick study materials that help you achieve your agreed upongoal and commit to studying them fervently. You get out what you put in.
Decide if you want to invite others to do it with you. Sometimes it is best one on one but a life coachcan also take 3-4 people or more through this process together. The mutual sharing by those they arecoaching can really aid the process. Core Curriculum of Life Coaching
Abba Father Relationship; Word and Prayer
Identity and Lordship of Jesus Christ
Personal Identity in Christ--who does He say you are
Character transformation process of the Holy Spirit
Purpose for our life on earth in general
Building loving relationships that glorify Christ
Hurts, Habits and Hang-ups and how to resolve them
Hearing God and being led by the Spirit
Gifts and Ministry of the Holy Spirit
Clarication of your divine design / ministry
Strong grasp of major biblical doctrine
Stewarding your time, talent and treasure for Christ There are other things that could easily be added to this core life coaching curriculum but this is such a good start. To cover this list would require a one year commitment from both coach and disciples. You could cover one topic amonth using both the Bible and the Purpose Driven Life. I nd the Gospel of John done with the Purpose Driven Life isa great way to get started in life coaching. Doing them together gives a rich diet for growth and discussion and allowsyou to discuss critical issues about life and being transformed into a real disciple of Jesus Christ. These two could bedone in three months. We also have excellent Life Tracks that you can use for key topics like the Holy Spirit, Shape,Finances and Maturity. In our Small Group Resource Center there are also all kinds of Bible studies and DVD series youcan chose from to use for life coaching. Having a clear goal with clear expectations and consequences for failure to participate keeps the value of theexperience worth the cost of involvement. A goal for those who complete life coaching is it to lead others throughit and multiply themselves in others. This only deepens their understanding of how to grow in Christ. Imagine if someone had done this kind of life coaching in your life? Would that have helped you grow rapidly and become evenmore fruitful for Christ? The great thing is that it is not too late. You can be coached and become a coach. Either wayyou can grow rapidly and become fruitful for Christ. Where are you honestly?
I feel I need to be coached in the following area for me to become a coach.
I feel I could coach others if I had the right materials. How would I get started?