The first duty of love is to listen.
The one who gives an answer before he listens—this is foolishness…
Good coaching isn’t the art of giving good answers. It’s the art of asking good questions.
M28 is establishing a coaching culture as part of our disciple making efforts. We will provide for a discipleship coach to assist individuals, churches and organizations in developing discipleship skills and keep in focus the long-term goal of inspiring others to make disciple in their fields of harvest.
In today’s economy, coaching key volunteers in disciple making is the only realistic option for many churches.
Life Caoches are available. We are certified life coaches or coaches in training.
Life Transformation Group Training
Coaching Cadres (Disciple Makers)
Discipleship Strategy for Church/Ministry Leaders
No one size fits all when it comes to developing a disciple making strategy for your church or ministry. There are several training tools and strategies to assist in the implementation for your church or ministry. These are fee-based consultations determined by the size of your church. It can be done in one-hour segments over phone, via Go to Meeting, Skype or onsite visit. It requires some diagnostic questions to determine the appropriate integration with your existing church or ministry.
Here are six elements of a Good Discipleship Model
Understanding the Great Commission
Start with transformation, not information.
It’s not what you do! It’s what God does!
Pray, Watch, Encourage
Strategic Approach: KISS (Keep It Simple & Sticky)
Be Viral and Multiply
Other Discipleship Workshops and Seminars
This is an introductory seminar explaining the discipleship style of Jesus, tools, resources and practices associated with spiritual formation, discipleship and the life transformation model.
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Thirty Days to Understand the Bible Accountability Group
This equipping group is designed to be done both individually and in a group. Individually, it will take the disciple 15 minutes to get a handle on the core teachings of the Bible, the geography of the Holy Land, and key characters, places and events. In the group format, the disciples come together with a teacher who guides them through self-discovery for a period of 13 weeks. This can be done in multiple formats including small groups.
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DeepDCoaching is an important aspect of discipleship that is geared to spiritual formation for deeper devotion, service and ministry. It’s an intentional relationship in which a coach seeks to empower, equip, and energize the individual to grow in Christlikeness.
DeepDCoaching extends the disciple making process beyond the initial life transformation principles. It seeks to empower the individual to evolve skillfully, relationally, and spiritually, to increase their discipleship and disciple making capacity. Additionally, the disciple will be challenged to discern what next steps God may be calling them to take. The approach is action and goal oriented. Contact us at 717-610-4645 or email at
Best Practices Taught in DeepCoaching
Listening to God Cultivating Awareness of Desperation in Others
Caring for Self and Others
Strategizing for Ministry
Training for a Discipleship Movement
Discipling the Desperate
Challenging Potential Laborers
Everyone has a story to tell. Our stories are powerful tools that when spoken at the right time and in the right way, can bring a connection with God’s powerful life changing Spirit. Below are a few ways and many resources on how to offer a taste of grace to others with your story.
90 Second Transformation Stories
Work on a short “before and after” story giving another person the Big Picture of transformation in your life. What is your “Before and After”? What was your situation before you came to faith; how you met Jesus; and how He has changed your life since that time. Write it out, keep it to ninety seconds! “Give reason for the hope that lies within….” Don’t offer to those who have no interest in your story but pay attention to the hopelessness and desperation in the lives of others. Offer to them. Pray and ask God to give you courage to tell your story.
Cultivate awareness when meeting others. Listen for desperation, brokenness, heartache and despair. Establish a short phrase that expresses your relationship to God that may offer a connection and taste of grace to them. Nothing preachy, only conversation seasoned with grace.
For example, “I am doing better than I deserve. Thank you for asking. And you?” Or, “My heart is filled with joy. I hope yours is too.” “My day is filled with peace and I take for granted if you really want to know.” “I am blessed for no apparent reason to me. And you?” “I was forgiven and I am forever grateful.”
Don’t be glib or allow this to be contrived. Offer to those who you have an established relationship or those whose lives need a taste of grace—a kind, encouraging word. Pay especial attention to desperate people who are looking for hope and help. If no hint of desperation, don’t worry. You may find they will seek you out because of your ‘words of grace” at some other time.
As part of your “before and after”, tie in a short Scripture verse that reflects your story. This acknowledges the Lord (Prov. 3:6).
No better way to gain a hearing in another’s life than when you show them love. Serve, Listen, Tell.
Utilize an oral or visual method of story telling to communicate with others who may be visual learners (see websites below)
Just Walk Across the Room DVD Series
e3resources (storytelling tools)
I am Second: Inspiring the Revolution of Second
The Orality Network (4 Billion People are Illiterate and Cannot Read the Bible—so how do we disciple? How are we to tell them? What are we to do?)
TruthQuest is a discovery system designed to equip leaders of groups to continue the journey of learning for the rest of their lives. But it goes beyond this; it is also intended to help them introduce this life-long journey process to others who can in turn do the same.
TruthQuest is a tool produced by Neil Cole at CMAResources. TruthQuest uses peer mentoring and mutual accountability to learn specific Bible truths in ways that will affect your personal life. Unlike other tools, it will help you to learn Biblical truths in layers of personal study, reflection, preparation, teaching, challenging others and being challenged. It is not enough to learn material, but the truth must flow in one’s life and change the way we live. Too many Christians are educated beyond their obedience.
The goal is not just that people know what to think; they will learn to think for themselves and then learn how to help others do the same.
This is a great way to help busy people who can’t afford time or money for a more formal education, to find equipping and learning that will pass on to others and stand the test of time.