If you are wondering if Christian Life Coaching is what God is calling you to do, here at the Center for Christian Coaching we want to be clear that our mission is to “Prepare the Saints”.
Part of fulfilling this call involves us teaching Coaches to Coach.
We don’t want anything to get in the way of our calling of training other Christians to become Christian Life Coaches. We believe so strongly in the impact that Christian Coaches can have on our hurting world, when Christ is the Center of this life of service.
In Ephesians 4:12, teachers are called to equip His people for their works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up. A simple study of the word “equip,” (Greek word is kataridzo,) as used by Paul in Ephesians chapter 4, shares four essential tools for preparing saints for service.
We have made these 4 tools a primary focus for how we train future Christian Coaches.
The first tool we have for equipping the saints is prayer. From the early days of being in awe of how God built the Center for Christian Coaching, we have always been heavily focused on prayer. We want to immerse every student, every class, every session, every lesson in prayer.
We don’t want anything we do to be based on our own ideas, but rather be ushered in by God Himself.
Our desire is that every moment a student experiences here at the Center for Christian Coaching, is covered in prayer.
Another way we equip or prepare the saints is by focusing on the Word of God. Look carefully at the end of this familiar verse:
All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16–17)
Our entire program is centered on Jesus Christ and His Word. In addition, God’s Word plays an integral role in each class session.
We don’t want to provide Christian training in word only, but instead we want to be training Christians in The Word!
The third tool for equipping the saints is intentional training. Jesus used the word kataridzo as the result of intentional discipleship training.
“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40).
We want our students to be fully trained to be like the Master Teacher and the Master Coach, Jesus Christ.
We are intentional in doing all we can, whether it’s teaching, demonstrating coaching, skills practice, evaluations, etc., to fully prepare you as a Christian Life Coach.
The last tool we use is providing the opportunity to connect with others in the Body of Christ.
We believe it’s powerful for students to connect with each other, to be there for each other, to provide support for each other and to encourage one another, as they take the journey of becoming Christian Life Coaches together.
We keep our classes small intentionally, so classmates can really be invested in each other.
It’s beautiful to see how students hold each other up in prayer so that one will not be overwhelmed.
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV)
As you consider serving the Lord as a Christian Life Coach, we pray that you will feel confident knowing that we are a school that truly Prepares the Saints as we teach Coaches to Coach. Contact us today!