The Christian Leader as World Class Coach
Time & Location
About The Event
(A 3 part half day sessions)
Oct 14, 2020, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Oct 16, 2020, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Oct 20, 2020, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Why Meta-Coaching skills for the Christian Leader?
Transmitting God’s truth and life is essentially done though communication. While the eternal truths of God’s love and promise will never change, the process of communicating this love effectively through generations is not static and needs to adapt through changing cultures and mindsets, and more importantly, be tailor fit for each unique individual’s circumstance and thinking preference. As an interesting passage observes:
Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? … One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ...
Rom 14:4a, 5
The quality of one’s communication skill determines the quality of one’s relationships, leadership, and results.
Many of today’s Christian leaders are being challenged with how to effectively influence others to live for God and be part of a faith community. While there are moments that telling, instructing, advising, teaching, giving sermons, correcting, and admonishing are useful means of delivering his message, these top-down approaches to communication—used inappropriately and at the wrong time-- might lead some leaders to receive resistance from others- a deaf ear, keeping the church at bay, continual backsliding, or worse--eventual departure from the church or faith community.
The 2012 Church Document INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS, in calling for a New Evangelization, observes:
The coalescing of social and cultural factors — conventionally designated by the term "globalization" — has initiated a process which is weakening traditions and institutions and thereby rapidly eroding both social and cultural ties as well as their ability to communicate values and provide answers to perennial questions regarding life's meaning and the truth.
The rise of the millennials and succeeding Gens Z and Alpha, are generations not beholden to traditional authority, and are not that impressed with the wisdom of seniority. For today’s young, the main source of connection, wisdom, experience, and crucial information are now accessible with the flick of a finger, to be enjoyed in far more varied and entertaining ways, and can immediately be turned on and off at will.
Christian leaders will now have to compete with these more creative, attractive, and compelling influencers, many of whom unfortunately have contrary values to Christianity. Constantly using the top down prescriptive approach to communication will not be to the Christian leader’s advantage. As Abraham Maslow observed:
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail."
The Meta-Coaching Advantage
The Meta-Coaching approach—an influencing discipline and technology that has been modeled after the world’s best communicators, has been used successfully by leaders and coaches in domains like business, life, leadership, therapy, and sports-- offers an expansion pack to the Christian leader’s arsenal of communication tools, so when other approaches fall short of the expected goal, there are additional “gadgets” that leaders can pick out of their communication toolkit to enhance their effectiveness.
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"I consider that the dynamics of meta-coaching have their valuable place within the spiritual work of grace. Our pastoral training would benefit from learning practical skills such as:
- Establishing good sustainable rapport
- Becoming effective listeners
- Asking good questions
- Identifying their own conviction and motivations to change and grow
- Laying out best practical steps toward personal change"
-John Keating, Presiding Elder, Servants of the Word, VP, Sword of The Spirit
"Meta-coaching is an answered prayer because...The old model of discipleship has not been working…
[i.E.] Get someone into a relationship and feed him, tell him what to do. If he has a problem, solve the problem for him. And if he has a question, you give him an advise…Based on what i’ve experienced, meta-coaching is the new language of discipleship!"
Author and renowned Faith Leader
'I have attended so many seminars and programs, most of which teach the why part, but not the how. This is the next chapter of that journey. Meta-coaching will take you on an adventure to know yourself deeper and unearth your hidden potential.
It will show you that the keys you have been looking for have been in your pocket all along...It’s time to unleash it!"
Top Ranked Speaker, Best-Selling Author
"Meta-Coaching has helped our young people reflect on their purpose and meaning, enabling them to level up themselves and to overcome obstacles. The skills we learned in the meta-coaching system have equipped us to listen more, to come up with purposive questions that may more effectively serve others. Meta-coaching facilitates changed lives."
Senior Woman Leader, Christ Youth in Action
"Meta-Coaching made me a better leader! I learned to listen more and appreciate others as they are."
-Fr. James Castro
Claretian Missionary, First Meta-Coach Priest
"After a series of training on Meta-Coaching, I became more aware of who I am, became deeply appreciative of what more I can do, and more eager to discover and unleash potentials still hidden within me. This method of unlocking the gifts that god has given me influenced greatly my unique style of helping participants to unlock theirs, too.
Meta-Coaching is a powerful tool that god has gifted us with to be more of him in doing the mission he entrusted us within the church."
- Celsa Paler-Uy
former Mission/Executive Director Institute for Pastoral Development for more than 20 years
Communicating to the Person as an Embodied Spirit
Furthermore, many Christian leaders might not also be emotionally intelligent, that is, in over-spiritualizing their focus and communication, they can downplay the embodied aspect of our nature—which other than the physical also involves the neurological, which affects the unique languaging dynamics of each individual, all of whom have their own code of meanings, values, priorities, affecting the exercise of one’s faith life. Because while a person’s spirit should animate the body with inspiration and enthusiasm (Greek “enthous” meaning “inspired by God”), it is also true that the body, with its fatigue (physical) and stress (psycho-emotional) can weigh the spirit down,
“The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak…” (Mt 26:41).
That’s why, with the rise of psychological problems- stress, depression, self harm, etc… the Christian leader needs to be equipped not only with the spiritual, but also with the psychological, philosophical, and emotional tools to influence others to follow Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Training Duration and Length
The initial training will run for 3 half day sessions. Future training for advanced coaching skills will be identified at an agreed upon date for those who are interested. Coaching as a discipline cannot be fully learned in 3 days so a follow-through Coaching Lab sessions for practice will be made available to those who want to gain mastery in the coaching skills.
Who can become a Christian Coach?
Only the individual Christian Leader can make this final decision based on his calling. Learning to become a Christian Coach at world-class levels requires dedicated passion and commitment, teachability and the willingness to continue learning. One thing is clear though: few are the leaders that are skilled in facilitating transformations in the mind of other believers, in support of the passage:
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Rom 12:2)
And whatever a leader’s current level of communication skills is, there will always room for growth.
Who should be recommended to the training?
The church leaders may recommend their own priests, pastors, ministers or lay church volunteers to attend, but it is crucial that whoever is recommended must personally want and desire such a training, and not only out of compliance to their leaders. This is key because ownership of the discipline is a prerequisite to subjecting oneself to the rigors of the coaching discipline.
Early Bird P 5,000 ( by Sept 30)
Special Rate P 6,000 (by Oct 7)
Regular Rate P7,000
- Special Rate (Until Oct 7)PHP 6,000PHP 6,0000PHP 0
- REVISIT for Module 1 graduatesPHP 500PHP 5000PHP 0