Ministry 3.0: How Today's Church Leaders Are Using Coaching to Transform Ministry, J. Val Hastings, ed. (St. Peters, MO: Cathedral Rose Books), 2012 [affiliate link]
Once again Val Hastings delivers the goods with another volume every interim pastor - no matter how experienced - will keep close at hand.
This compendium of very short chapters (2 to 4 pages) is laden with insight, illustration, applied wisdom and (often but not always) specific steps and questions the coaching interim pastor may want to use in various situations.
The book even contains the names and contact information of the various contributors. You are encouraged to connect with them to learn more, thereby polishing your own coaching skills.
Each chapter tells a short story of coaching as a ministry leadership technique in various ministry situations. The provocative chapter titles invite the interim pastor to jump right in.
Let me give you a teaser of some of the chapters' contents:
- Fishing for Different Fish: Using Scripture in Coaching
- Stressless Preaching: How Coaching Helps Pastors to Preach with Power
- Pickin' That Carcass Clean: Coaching a Congregation through Conflict
- Who Can Help? Coaching a Stuck Church Committee
- From Fragile to Fruitful: How Coaching Assisted a Pastor with a Struggling Church
They sure caught my attention!
The chapter titles alone beg every interim pastor to order a copy up today. If you're serving as an intentional interim pastor charged with introducing significant change in the church and transformation in the hearts of the people this volume will reward you for the reading.
Coaching is one of four major initiatives at Transition Ministry Group. This book and its companion Change Your Questions Change Your Church [affiliate link] will be oft used and much loved tools for training interim pastors and coaches.
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