What Is Christian Coaching?

What Is Christian Coaching?
Christian coaching is a discipleship tool that helps people grow from where they are to where God wants them to be. Focus is on the present and future – looking at possibilities and reaching goals. At the heart of effective coaching is a shift in thinking on the part of the coachee that results in realigning actions with new thinking.

How Do I Become a Christian Coach?
As a branch of Middle Tennessee Leadership Institute, the Center for Christian Coaching provides ministry leaders with training in coaching skills and competencies to help them engage in Christ-centered, empowering, and actionable conversations with those they lead. The Center for Christian Coaching offers a certification program designed to help leaders develop and master Christian coaching competencies useful in church ministry. This program is recognized and accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the global body which determines ethics and standards for the professional practice of coaching.

How Can These Skills Benefit You in Ministry and Life?
In our classes, you will explore how to offer a safe place for someone to talk through life’s issues. You will learn how to provide a setting where the person being coached can verbally process toward solutions and actions.

Through the practice of skilled listening and asking powerful questions, Christian coaches can walk alongside people who want to work on areas such as:

  • Practical spiritual growth and disciplines
  • Self-awareness, purpose, and identity
  •  Premarital, marital, or family matters
  • Relationships
  •  Important life decisions
  •  Developing a vision or calling for their lives
  • Leadership development

How Can I Become a Certified Christian Coach Through the Center for Christian Coaching?

  • Christian Coach Certification Requirements: 32 hours (2 classes) of in-class coaching instruction
  • CCC301-Coaching Foundations (16 hours)
  • CCC302-Coaching Relationships (16 hours)
  • Three hours of coaching mentorship provided by a certified coach
  • 10 hours of earned practicum hours
  • Coaching Certificate Application
  • Exam

For more information about the Center for Christian Coaching click here.