Saturday, September 22, 2007

missional church coaching on the road


About a year ago I started working on a dream, a way to explore missional church leadership with existing pastors in context. Rather than expect leaders to come to my training institution, what would going to them look like?

I designed a course that mixed coaching, on-line learning and action projects and started field testing it with a group of 14 pastors, students and church planters here in Christchurch in February. So far I am delighted with the growth that is happening in lives, and in ministries, as we read, think, talk and listen together.

My input in the last few months into Anglican Clergy Conferences has resulted in an invitation to take the course on the road and to work with groups of church leaders as follows:

Waikato: 13 oct, 26 oct, 25 nov, 19 jan, 8 mar, 3 may, 7 jun, 5 jul, 2 aug.

Auckland: 7 dec 07, 18 jan 08, 7 mar 08, 4 apr 08, 2 may 08, 6 jun 08, 4 jul 08, 1 aug 08, 5 dec 08.

Canterbury (still taking shape): 8 dec 07 (2 hour introduction in town), 26 jan, 1 mar, 19 apr, 10 may, 31 may, 28 jun, 9 aug, 6 dec.

(There is still space for about 3 more people in Waikato and 6 more people in Auckland. Canterbury is still very fluid).

For more information on the course download file. I have also put together a 6 minute video presentation introducing the course, which I’m happy to send to interested parties. Let me know.

Posted by steve at 11:44 PM


  1. …. Why not put the video presentation on youtube ? Or maybe a shortened version of it if it’s too big.

    Comment by Tangira — September 23, 2007 @ 5:33 am

  2. have thought about it … don’t technically know how …. and if i’m real honest, wrestling with the fear that might laugh/mock.

    silly I know, but a present reality


    Comment by steve — September 23, 2007 @ 10:21 am

  3. …C’mon man, get your ‘ CantabrIAIN ‘ mate to do it for ya, he’ll know.

    …Laugh, mock ? We’d never do that…Much. You’re putting out a DVD (or is it Video on a CD? ) right ?

    C’mon, even Mclaren uses Youtube to promote his books. If he can, you can… imagine a new reality from this ‘ present ‘ reality – as silly as that may seem….

    Comment by Tangira — September 23, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

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