I’ve heard that line many, many times. Maybe you’ve said it yourself! Very often, though, there are some incorrect assumptions that undermine coaching success. See also, 5 Assumptions that Set Up Small Group Coaching to #FAIL.
There are also some real obstacles to building an effective coaching structure.
5 Obstacles to Building an Effective Coaching Structure
- Recruiting the wrong people. Coaching is an essential ingredient of small group ministry that can only happen when you have the right people on the team. You cannot build an effective coaching structure if you end up with anything less than high capacity people who are both fruitful and fulfilled in their role. See also, 6 Essential Characteristics of an Effective Small Group Coach and How to Recruit a Small Group Coach: My “Secret” Formula.
- Asking your coaches to do the wrong things. It’s not unusual for mall group coaches to be recruited to the role of an accountant or a hall monitor. Instead of mentoring group leaders, caring for them in a way that encourages leaders to follow Christ, coaches end up being asked to ensure that rosters are up…