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Leadership Training and Coaching


August 13, 2018
August 15, 2018
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Presidents Room
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105 United States
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What would help you the most in ministry? A way to lead without being controlling? A helpful way to develop people and grow leaders? A positive way to handle accountability issues? A powerful way to empower people? If you said, “yes” to any of these then the answer is probably coaching. Often misunderstood, coaching is a powerful way to unlock potential. This is not a class where you sit behind a table and learn it all from a book. This class will provide opportunities to observe, experiment, test and participate in coaching through a variety of settings and situations. It will be a coaching laboratory that will fast forward your development and increase your effectiveness and productivity. Whether you are new to coaching or are looking to refine your skills, this course will be a valuable tool for you. We will define what coaching is and how it compares to other helping skills. We will introduce the coaching fundamentals, but more than that some of the keys to working with a wide variety of people to empower their service, growth and development. Learning and experiencing these best practices will provide you with a framework for approaching your ministry relationship in ways that will produce lasting results.

Who should attend this training?
Professional church workers: pastors, school administrators, directors of Christian education who desire to be more effective with those they lead. Those who are new to coaching or those who may have been coaching but are looking for coach specific training. Those who are looking for a more servant-hearted approach to leadership. Those who are looking for practical ways to empower and develop those with whom they serve. Those who are looking to be even more productive. Note: Space is limited to 27 participants.

Recommended reading:
A Christian Coaching Guidebook: How to Come Alongside Others for Ministry Results by Scott Gress.


Rev. Scott Gress
Rev. Scott Gress serves as an independent contractor in the areas of leadership training, consulting, coaching and coach training and works with the LCMS Florida-Georgia District and other churches, groups and individuals. He has served 22 years as a parish pastor and is now called by Lutheran Counseling Services of Orlando, Fla. He has a master’s in leadership and received coach training through The Coaches Training Institute, Internal Impact and Coach Approach Ministries. He is a professional certified coach through the International Coach Federation and a certified leadership coach through Internal Impact. He has authored A Christian Coaching Guidebook: How To Come Alongside Others For Ministry Results and hosts The Coaching Leader podcast. Gress and his wife, Maria, have two sons and live in Boynton Beach, Fla. You may learn more about Gress, read and subscribe to his blog at http://scottgress.com. You may contact him for a complimentary strategic coaching session at scottgress@me.com.

Registration: $125
Registration includes the cost of training and materials, refreshments, light breakfast Aug. 14 and 15, and lunch Aug. 14.

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