Called Alongside to Help
Barnabas Coach Training Course is a training that develops coaches to serve within a local church or ministry. This training process is comprised of six modules which you can work through at your own pace. Each module focuses on a different aspect of a coaching conversation. Each module includes video segments and exercises or follow-up questions to help you process and practice the concepts. The six module topics include:
- The Coaching Experience: An introduction to coaching and the coaching process
- Discovery Listening: Learn and practice essential listening skills
- Powerful Questions: Learn and practice skills for asking good questions
- Creating Awareness: Help those you coach reflect on their options
- Designing Actions: Help those you coach develop clear plans to move toward their goals
- Moving Forward: Help those you coach stay on track
The Barnabas Coach Training Course
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Module 1: The Coaching Experience
1.1 The Power of Coaching
Bob Logan discusses how powerful coaching can be and talks about why he is a coach.
1.2 What is Coaching?
Coaching is a way to come alongside people to help them sort out what God wants them to do so they can do it.
1.3 Coaching in Scripture
We see a coaching posture in scripture through encouraging, comforting, and urging (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)
1.4 Vision for Coaching
Imagine how powerful it could be if every new believer, every pastor, every leader, every person had a coach to come alongside them.
1.6 The Barnabas Questions
Six simple questions can help you get started as a coach in a way that is truly helpful to people.
1.7 Overview of the 5 R’s
The coaching process includes five Rs: relate, reflect, refocus, resource, and review.
1.8 The Rule of Coaching
The number one rule of coaching is that the person being coached does the work.
Module 2: Discovery Listening
2.1 The Role of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit plays the most important role in the coaching relationship… not the coach.
2.2 What Makes Coaching Unique
Bob explains how coaching is different from counseling, consulting, mentoring, and spiritual direction.
2.4 Discovery Listening
Learn how to practice discovery listening, the most powerful skill a coach needs in order to be effective.
2.5 Listening vs Telling
Coaches need to avoid simply telling people what to do, but rather help them discover answers on their own.
2.6 What to do with Chain Talkers
This video gives advice for how to coach people who don’t stop talking.
2.9 30-Day Listening Challenge
Try taking the 30 day listening challenge and see what a difference discovery listening makes.
Module 3: Powerful Questions
3.4 Personal Preparation
Schedule your coaching relationships in a way that gives you maximum focus so you can be fully present.
3.9 Why Ask Questions (EAR)
The two reasons for asking questions are to increase awareness and to help people take responsibility.
Module 4: Creating Awareness
4.2 The 5 R’s – Refocus
The third R– refocus– helps people paint a picture of their future and understand the milestones along the way to get there.
4.3 Change Dynamics
A coach needs to help people consider change dynamics as they help people refocus.
4.6 Discipleship Outcomes
When we disciple people using coaching, we need clear outcomes in mind to see if people are really becoming disciples.
4.8 Coaching Moments
Bob explains the difference between a coaching relationship and a coaching moment.
Module 5: Designing Actions
5.1 Trusting the Holy Spirit
To what degree do we really have the conviction that people can hear from God?
5.2 The 5 R’s – Resource
The fourth R– resource– helps people get connected with the wide variety of resources they may need.
5.3 Coaches Don’t Give Answers
How you can be a good coach while knowing nothing about the topic the person is wrestling with.
How you can prepare more effectively for your coaching relationships through MyCoachLog.
5.6 John 15 Reflections
How to help leaders focus not only on what they are doing but on their connectedness to God.
5.7 Value of Assessment
Bob Logan discusses how an objective assessment that involves the perspectives of other people can be valuable in addition to the traditional self-assessment.
5.8 Action Steps
How to help people take appropriate action based on what they have discovered in their coaching session.
5.9 Progress Not Perfection
Good coaches focus the attention on progress and effort rather than on perfection.
5.10 Haste Makes Mistakes
Coaching helps people slow down so they can direct their efforts more effectively.
Module 6: Moving Forward
6.1 Relationship with a Purpose
Good coaching incorporates both relationship and purpose, not just one or the other.
6.2 The 5 R’s – Review
The fifth R– review– helps people celebrate, gain perspective, and determine what’s next.
6.3 Staying on Track
Ways coaches can help people build support systems into their plans to help them stay on track.
6.4 Add One Drop Two
When people add something to their lives and schedules, we need to help them free up time to be able to meet their new commitments.
6.5 Using MyCoachLog
Bob Logan provides basic instructions for how to use MyCoachLog in a coaching relationship, as well as giving a visual tour of the site.
6.6 Clarifying Expectations
How to make sure people understand what they’re signing up for when they ask for coaching from you, including goals and how the relationship itself works.
6.8 Being Barnabas
Listening to God as you consider what’s next in your growth as a coach and in your coaching relationships.