GoodCities Ministry Coaching

GoodCities specializes in coaching those who are facilitating the development of a city transformation movement. Our coaches understand the dynamics of leading citywide kingdom coalitions which seek to serve God and their city. Each coach understands the stages of transformation and the skills needed to move from one stage to the next. Our coaches are capable of teaching these skills or can bring in trainers who can.

Coaching is a dynamic partnership between the coach and one being coached, helping that person/team move from where they are toward the person/team’s desired destinations. Those destinations are defined and shaped by the person/team being coached with the help of the coach to unlock the vision, build confidence, focus on goals, take practical steps and celebrate progress.

GoodCities Coaches meet the following qualifications:

– Agreement with the Lausanne Covenant.
– Successful experience in working with a citywide coalition of church and ministry leaders across denominational and racial lines.
– Live up to the standards set in the GoodCities Coaching Standards and Guidelines.
– Demonstrates familiarity with coaching methodology and understands the differences between coaching, training and consulting.
– Is well-connected with those who can provide training and other services for a city movement.
– Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to the Externally Focused Church movement.
– Educationally has attained at least a masters degree from an accredited theological seminary or demonstrated experience equivalency.

Entering into a coaching relationship with the facilitator of a city leadership team:

A coach will be contacted by the facilitator of a city leadership team based upon evaluation of the fit with the leadership team’s current strategic plan. Once a coaching relationship is agreed to, coaches will send the groundwork packet and city profile documents to the facilitator of the city leadership team for completion prior to the first session.

Standards and Guidelines:

– Coaching is designed to address issues the person/team being coached would like to consider. These could include (but are not limited to) spiritual growth, decision making, and achieving short-term or long-term goals.
– Coaching will be an ongoing relationship that may take a number of months, although either party can terminate the relationship at any time. Some of the coaching may be through telephone contact. The coach and the facilitator of the city leadership team should agree upon an initial time period for the coaching process. The person/team being coached may extend this time period in concert with the coach.
– Coaching may involve brainstorming, values clarification, the com¬pletion of written assignments, education, goal-setting, identifying plans of action, accountability, making requests, agreements to change behavior, examining lifestyles, and questioning.
– Coaching involves payment for services, prior to its beginning both parties will agree to a fee, form of payment, procedures for canceled appointments, and initial length of commitment.
– Coaching is a confidential relationship and the coach agrees to keep all information strictly confidential, except in those situations where such confidentiality would violate the law and when agreed to by both parties.