Learn about coaching, how to become one and where to find one.
What’s your next best step?
If you are a coach, you may well have asked that question. If you have been coached, you may have been asked that. A coach is someone who asks a lot of questions while you do 80% of the talking. Coaches can assist you in addressing areas of personal growth, professional options, strategic planning and more.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A ROSTERED LEADER TO BE A COACH!
The ELCA offers training for coaches not only for general coaching opportunities, but also for topics specific to our ministries. Stewardship, creation, hunger, and grief coaching are all possibilities. If you would like to explore what an ELCA coach can offer, find a coach, or apply to become an ELCA coach, check out www.elcacoaching.org. Please note that ELCA coach applicants need their bishop to sign off on an application. Applicants do not need to be rostered ministers. Here in the Northeastern Ohio Synod our coaching coordinator is Pastor Leonard Killings. He can help you locate an ELCA coach and apply for training to become an ELCA coach. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Coaching/Spiritual Direction Report and Request for Reimbursement The synod is providing a reimbursement of $30 per month for coaching or spiritual direction. In order for the reimbursement to be authorized, the rostered minister must submit a report of the session and the provider must submit a request for reimbursement.