New Church Development Coaches Program

To start a church, you need more than information—you need more than motivation. What you need is effective coaching! You need both insight and advice, delivered at the right moment during the initial days of your church start. Our vision is also that every organizing pastor will have available a trained and qualified coach. Coaching can make the difference! National studies done over the last 10 years reveal church planters who follow no specific training track and develop no plan have a 30% chance for the church to be functioning and viable five years later. Church planters who were trained, coached and develop a plan have an 89% chance for the church to be functioning and viable five years later.

Coaching is All About Goals
The NCD coach is far more than a friend or support system for the pastor. An NCD coach’s primary commitment is helping the NCD achieve vision and goals agreed upon by the pastor, presbytery and lay leadership. Vision is understood to include: • • • • • Core Values Behaviors Language Culture of the Congregation Potential ministries, target people groups, etc.

The coaching program brings experienced church development pastors together with organizing pastors beginning new churches

Once the vision is intact, with realistic and mutually shared goals, then the coach works with the pastor on strategies to reach and fulfill this vision. A coach will: • • • Help clarify these goals, Reach agreements, Focus the pastor and leaders’ work on reaching the goals.

Coaching F.A.Q’s  How does it work?
The coach will visit annually with the NCD pastor and leadership - both congregational and presbytery. Following this preliminary visit a contract or covenant is signed between the pastor, coach and presbytery. The coach will be in regular contact with the pastor discussing specific concerns, suggesting strategies and recommending resources.

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 When should a coach be engaged?
• • Before you begin. A coach can work with your team from the conception to develop a strategy and process for starting a new church. Once an organizing pastor is called. Those early days can be tough, with one meeting, twelve people and an empty day planner. A coach can help create a productive workweek. Further along, when the new congregation faces a plateau. When staffing is getting started. When a building is being considered. At some other anticipated challenge a coach could help. If the goals are not being met, a coach can play an important role. In early assessment meetings you measure progress against projections and hopes. The coaching program opens up an array of options to help our NCD’s

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 How Do I Request a Coach?
• To request a coach, or for further information about the coaching program, you may contact the Church Growth Office of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Call 888-728722, ext. 5247, or e-mail Sherry Britton or Brian Clark.

 Where Can I Get a Copy of the Coaching Covenant?
• • Click here to download the standard coaching covenant for PC(USA) NCD Coaches. If you have trouble opening the file, email us and we will be happy to send you contract.

Who are our Coaches? (click on name to e-mail)
 Edwin Andrade Pastor, Nueva Rivera Presbyterian Church (Specializes in Hispanic Churches) www.riversidechurch.com Sandra Luciano Andujar Pastor, El Buen Vecino Presbyterian Church www.elbuenvecino.com Sam Atiemo Pastor, Bethel Presbyterian Reformed Church (Specializes in Ghanaian Churches) www.bethelpresbyreformedchurch.org

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Dave Barton Pastor, The Gathering at Windsor www.thegatheringatwindsor.org David Boumgarden Pastor, Riverglen Presbyterian Church www.riverglen.org Rob Bromhead Pastor, Centreville Presbyterian Church www.centrevillepres.com Jerry Bron Pastor, Southminster Presbyterian Church (Specializes in Suburban Churches) www.southminsterchurch.com Elizabeth Brookens-Sturman Pastor, Brambleton Church www.brambletonchurch.org Brian Clark Pastor, Riverside Presbyterian Church www.riversidechurch.com Clint Cozier Pastor, Cherry Valley Fellowship www.cherryvalleypc.org Doug Cushing Pastor, Tyger River Presbyterian Church www.tygerriverpres.org Pam Driesell Pastor, Oconee Presbyterian Church www.opcusa.org Julius Edah Pastor, United African Presbyterian Church Jeff Eddings Pastor, Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community (Specializes in Ecumenical, Emerging Churches) www.hotmetalbridge.com John Haberlin Retired Pastor (Specializes in congregations in difficult situations) Ed Harding Pastor, Prince George’s Community Presbyterian Church (Specializes in African American Churches) www.pgcchurch.org

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Ray Jones Pastor, Macland Presbyterian Church www.macland.org Sheryl Kinder-Pyle Scott Kinder-Pyle Pastor, Latah Valley Presbyterian Church www.latahvalley.org John Lee Nancy Marroquin Pastor, Dripping Springs Presbyterian Church (Specializes in Suburban Churches) www.dspres.org Dan McKnight Pastor, Kaw Prairie Presbyterian Church www.kawprairie.com Dan Melton Pastor, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church www.standrewsmtairy.org Rick Gillespie-Mobley Pastor, Glenville New Life Presbyterian Church (Specializes in Urban, African American Churches) www.glenvillenewlife.com Dave Moore Pastor, New Summit Presbyterian Church (Specializes in Suburban Churches) www.newsummit.org Lonnie Oliver Pastor, New Life Presbyterian Church www.nlpconline.org Gus Park Pastor, Denver Hamni Presbyterian Church (Specializes in Korean Churches) www.denverhanmi.org Eric Peterson Pastor, Colbert Presbyterian Church www.colbertpres.org Jose Pezini Colin Pritchard Pastor, First Presbyterian Church (Specializes in Emerging Churches) www.victorpres.org

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Carlos Rivera Pastor, de La Iglesia Presbiteriana Nueva Vida (Specializes in Hispanic Churches) Andrew Stephens Pastor, The Village Presbyterian Church (Specializes in Urban African American Churches) Len Tang Pastor, Sherwood Presbyterian Church www.sherwoodpres.org David Van Deren Pastor, Providence Presbyterian Church www.providencepc.org Jim Walker Pastor Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community (Specializes in Ecumenical, Emerging Churches) www.hotmetalbridge.com Craig Williams Director of Church Growth, Cascades Presbytery BJ Woodworth Pastor, The Open Door www.pghopendoor.org Steve Wright Pastor, Village Presbyterian Church www.villagepreschurch.org

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