This Ministry Specific Coaching Guide on Church Transition follows the four stages and 11 frames on the storyboard. These sequential stages consist of:
- Prepare intentionally to deepen spiritual & relational health, discern future possibilities mobilise a leadership team.
- Engage relationally with your target group.
- Establish carefully the process of review and making disciples.
- Grow holistically a kingdom focus and a multiplication mindset.
Foundational to the success of a leader transitioning into a church is a clear intentional pathway that helps marry together the future dreams of both the leader and the church. The pathway outlined in this storyboard can be used in both a linear and mosaic way and is designed to help the leader - or the coach who coaches the leader - to identify if essential steps have been missed in the transition process. Making use of this clear pathway will help leaders to transition into and develop churches that are healthy and growing.
Apart from the specific introductory notes for coaches, most critically, the CG provides suggested questions that can be asked of the coachee to help open up the conversation. These targeted questions (and support coaching notes) exist for all the "behavioural indicators" of each "frame" of the storyboard. The individual being coached can then refer to their own separate storyboard as a guide to the conversation (which will be over a number of sessions) and the coach invites the individuals to think about application issues by asking the questions and probing further when answers are given.
This resource is a PDF downloadable file intended for the use of the purchaser. It also includes a complimentary copy of the accompanying Ministry-Specific Church Transition Storyboard. Please purchase reprint permission if you wish to make multiple copies of the Storyboard for your Coachees.