Thursday, August 18, 2005

missional discipleship

I just had an email asking me what Opawa was doing in the way of missional discipleship. Over the last year I have developed a programme called Growth coaching; which offers one on one; whole of life coaching. A person meets with a coach, together they set a programme, and the coach holds them accountable.

This was what started the idea , and the realisation that most discipling programmes are content based, not people based. They impart information and have set starting and ending points. How to be more flexible?

It was also important to see growth as whole of life and at all life stage, not just for “new” Christians. So this is some research I did as part of a sermon series.

This is our finished publicity product, which is given out to interested people. And this is an article from a New Zealand Christian newspaper about the concept.

We trained 10 growth coaches toward the end of last year. They met last week for support and prayer and feedback. They are quietly working away, behind the scenes, connecting with people, quietly changing lives.

Posted by steve at 09:17 PM

1 Comment

  1. I’m fascinated by this Steve, I’m a UK life coach and am currently setting up my business and have been thinking about how I can give my time and skills as a part of my offering to God – I had thought a bit about Spiritual Direction but it didn’t feel quite right, so this is a great idea. I’ve read the document you linked to in the post, can you point me in the direction of any more info?

    Comment by Heather — August 18, 2005 @ 11:12 pm

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