This Ministry Specific Coaching Guide on the Growth Barrier -120 follows the four stages and 10 frames on the storyboard. These sequential stages consist of:
- Prepare strong foundations of personal and congregational growth.
- Focus the organisational direction towards growth.
- Multiply leaders and care structures.
- Navigate towards growth and multiplication.
Most church leaders have a desire to reach people with the gospel and see the church grow. At times growth seems to happen naturally until it confronts invisible growth barriers. When this happens the temptation is to ask the question "How do I get the church to grow?" placing the responsibility for growth on the leader's shoulders. All healthy organisms grow so a better question is "What is keeping the church from growing?" If the church is stuck, what obstacles are inhibiting growth? This storyboard is designed to help leaders confront the attitudes and barriers preventing growth and apply a plan to remove them. Jesus will build His Church.
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 Growth Barrier -120 Storyboard. Please purchase reprint permission if you wish to make multiple copies of the Storyboard for your Coachees.