Letter from the Editor – Spring 2015

Letter from the Editor – Spring 2015
by Chad Hall, MCC

If you smell the smoke of birthday candles, it’s because Christian Coaching Magazine (CCMag) is approaching our tenth birthday. That’s really hard to believe. What started out as the Journal of Christian Coaching, a print publication with Jerome Daley as the editor, has morphed into the current manifestation of Christian Coaching Magazine you are reading now.

Navigating the Magazine

Christian Coaching Magazine has both FREE and SUBSCRIBER content.

Most articles are free to readers and can be accessed in three basic ways: 1) Categories are listed in the horizontal menu above and the drop down menu to the bottom right. Clicking a category will list of all articles in that category. 2) Archives lists publication months in a drop down menu to the bottom right, and will show you all the articles from that edition. 3) Search is in the upper right corner of the site and is a great way to find articles on specific topics or by a particular author.

Our most recent edition is available only to subscribers. Anyone can see a list of current articles by clicking From the Current Edition in the horizontal menu above or clicking the tab to the left of this one. From the list of current articles, click the article you wish to read and enter your password when prompted. If you have lost your password, send an e-mail to editor@christiancoachingmag.com and expect a reply within 24 hours (typically much sooner). To subscribe, click here here. and follow the instructions.

About

Christian Coaching Magazine, est. 2008

Editor: Chad Hall, PCC

Managing Editor: Bill Copper, ACC

Associate Editor: Bob Dale, PhD, ACC

Consider supporting Christian Coaching Magazine as a Sponsor, Subscriber or by giving to the ministry. Learn More.

From the Current Edition

How House Churches Can Benefit from Coaching How House Churches Can Benefit from Coaching
by Daniel Lee

My wife and I have met with the same three families every week for the past year and we will continue to meet this coming year. Why do we do this? We are not related. No one is paying us to do this. This isn’t the precursor to some other, bigger thing we have planned.
[continue reading…]

The Power of Coaching in Spiritual Formation The Power of Coaching in Spiritual Formation
by Jackie Scott

“Healing our image of God heals our image of ourselves.” Brennan Manning   We carry within ourselves all our yesterdays, the experiences and influences that have happened from our birth (and may be before) to this present moment . These yesterdays can powerfully affect today, the right-now, and dominate our relationships, our choices, our view
[continue reading…]

Your Elevator Speech…It’s Not About You Your Elevator Speech…It’s Not About You
by Wanda King

You have mastered the definition of coaching. You have clarity about your strengths. You took the course about writing an elevator speech for your new coaching career. You are ready. But yesterday, when you heard the question, “What do you do?” you drew a blank! Writing and refining an elevator speech is no easy task.
[continue reading…]

In Business

Helping Clients Build Deep Values into a Business Helping Clients Build Deep Values into a Business
by Carl Dierschow

Here’s the story of what most companies do:  deliver products and services, build a loyal customer base, and make as much money as possible.  Eventually
[continue reading…]

In Ministry

Questions for When a Pastor is Preparing  to Leave Questions for When a Pastor is Preparing to Leave
by Chad Hall, MCC with Bob Thompson, D.Min.

Life is full of transitions, and perhaps no transition is more difficult for a pastor to manage than when he or she considers transitioning to a new place of service.  Transitions are best handled through conversation – talking it through with others.  But a pastor who is considering (or preparing for) a call to another
[continue reading…]

Resources

Four Essential Elements of Coaching Communication Four Essential Elements of Coaching Communication
by Joddi-Jay Babcock

Many coaching articles focus on the skills of intentional listening and powerful questioning. These are, indeed, vital to the coaching process and set coaching apart from other leadership relationships. However without effective communication, coaching lacks the power to move clients forward. Here are four essential elements to incorporate and develop in order to boost your
[continue reading…]

Profession of Coaching

The Philosophy of 21st Century Coaching The Philosophy of 21st Century Coaching
by Blanche Wallace

Introduction This article defines the concept of coaching, identifies two dominant coaching platforms and answers the question, “What can coaching do for an organization when used as a leadership development option?” Included within the discussion is an examination of an effective coaching strategy based upon Acts 3: 1-9 and suggestions for developing 21st coaching strategies.
[continue reading…]