ARE YOU READY TO BE COACHED?
Proverbs 27:17 states that, just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other. I have had the opportunity to serve as a coach for a number of years. It is one of those things that brings me a great amount of joy. It is great to invest in the lives of leaders, and to speak into persons who are trying to stretch their leadership capabilities. It’s exciting to get those being coached to think outside the box of what they are already doing in ministry. Being coach is an adventure for sure.
Here is what I have discovered while serving as a coach: being a coach helps me to be a better leader, too. I find myself processing my own ministry as I am helping the leader that I am coaching. When I ask questions of that leader, I begin to evaluate my own leadership tank. Helping others has literally helped me. Being a coach has helped stretch me as a leader. It has helped me to discover weaknesses in my own leadership that needed to be improved. I am blessed to be able to coach leaders.
God wants to stretch your leadership. The question is this: are you ready to be coached?
Still being sharpened,
R.W. Moody Jr. is a Youth Ministry Team member and the pastor of student and missional ministries at Parkgate Community Church in Pasadena, Texas. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.