The Small Group Coach's LibraryThe five top-rated titles we most recommend for small group coaches, bundled together at a discount price!
The Small Group Coach's Library includes these must-have resources:
* Coaching Life Changing Small Group Leaders
* The Pocket Guide to Coaching Small Groups
* Leadership Coaching
* Powerful Questions: Problem Solving (Audio CD)
* How to Ask Great Questions
This new coaching bundle from Coach22 provides the key resources you need to get started or build your skills as a small group coach. Coaching Life Changing Small Group Leaders from Willow Creek provides invaluable tips on setting up your coaching system and applying coaching skills to the unique small group coaching arena. Leadership Coaching is the best how-to-coach guide available, with a wealth of tools and techniques as well as a picture of the values behind coaching. The Powerful Questions: Problem Solving audio CD lets you listen in as a master coaches shows you how to help people develop solutions without telling them what to do, while A Pocket Guide to Coaching Small Groups focuses on how to build strong, effective relationships with the leaders you're coaching. Finally, How to Ask Great Questions is a wonderful resource for honing your asking skills as well as training small group leaders in discussion-leading and facilitation skills.
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The Small Group Coach's LibraryBelow is more info about each of these five great small group coaching titles:
by Bill Donahue and Greg Bowman
This book from Willow Creek provides helpful info for lay coaches on topics like:
- Modeling a surrendered life to those you shepherd
- Gaining the tools and wisdom you need for coaching
- Helping leaders grow spiritually
- Nurturing the spiritual development of leaders
Think of this offering as a practical application guide for how to apply the asking techniques in coaching to walking with small group leaders. You'll appreciate the tools, examples and practical hints this book has to offer, especially if you function in a Willow Creek-style "church of small groups"
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In this quick read Randall Neighbour of Touch Outreach Ministries illustrates how to build effective relationships between small group leaders and their coaches. This pocket guide provides excellent tips for time management, preventing burnout, investing in leaders for maximum impact, and the role of the coach in developing new leaders. If your coaches embrace the simple principles found in this book, they will become the kind of coach that makes small group ministry a life-changing experience for everyone involved.
by Tony Stoltzfus
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Leadership Coaching is the best how-to-coach book available for small group coaches. Written by a top Christian coach trainer, it is filled with real-life stories, practical tools and application exercises that bring coaching techniques to life. An invaluable facet of this book is that it separates out coaching, mentoring and supervision and focuses exclusively on the skill of coaching.
Part I is an in-depth look at how coaching fits with the purposes of God. Part II uses a hands-on, interactive approach to show you how to coach. Utilizing the seven key elements of effective coaching as a framework, each facet of the coaching relationship is explained in detail. Then follow-up Master Class sections help you internalize the key concepts and try them out in real life.
4 Audio Sessions (65 minutes) plus handouts in Enhanced CD format
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Powerful Questions: Problem Solving shows you three powerful coaching skills for brainstorming and helping people develop creative solutions using a Christian coaching approach. You'll learn how to take people to their ideal future to get around the limitations of the present, the obstacle approach to problem solving, and how to take brainstorming to the transformational level of values, beliefs and identity.
This short, practical volume offers a lot of useful tips and techniques for constructing excellent questions. It is targeted at small group discussion leaders, and covers some of the bread and butter coaching techniques: open and closed questions, probing questions, asking about what's significant, and bringing out people's inner thoughts and true feelings.
The best feature of the book is that it includes example after example of well-designed questions created for specific scenarios or situations. Any coach (as well asl any small group leader) could benefit from having this volume handy.
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50 minutes audio + handouts
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In this Christian coach training audio CD, coach trainer Tony Stoltzfus shows how to build authentic coaching relationships with those you coach (and with everyone else you meet!) Starting with the idea that an authentic relationship is only one conversation away, Tony shows how to use stories to go deep quickly. The disc covers the two fundamental paradigms of authenticity, four principles of authentic story-telling, different types of life stories you can use while coaching, authenticity exercises and more. It's a great way to build relationship coaching skills during your "drive time" in the car. The teachings provide training in core skills in enhanced CD format that includes handouts and free articles as well as audio handouts and free articles as well as audio!
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Peer Coach Training is designed to build accountable, growth-centered peer relationships in groups. The Peer Coaching Independent Study makes it easy for as few as two people to go through the training without having to recruit an entire group to do it. It is also a great way for you and a friend to learn the fundamentals of the coaching approach by watching a great coach at work. Simply listen to the DVDs together and follow the schedule in the Workbook to go through the course. It takes only an evening a week for nine weeks to gain a significant, authentic friendship that will help you grow.
Your trainer for these sessions, Tony Stoltzfus, is a master coach with years of experience working with ministry leaders and a coach trainer who has worked with hundreds of professional Christian coaches. Click Here for more resources from this author.
135 pages, softcover
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"The most frequently asked question in all four Gospels," writes author John Dear, "is perhaps the most beautiful: 'What do you want me to do for you?' With this question, we discover not so much a God who demands to be waited on, but a God who is eager to serve." If you want to learn more about questions from Jesus himself, this book will help take you on that quest. It arranges 125 questions of Jesus in 19 categories, and then provides a meditation on the meaning of each. For a coach, just having the list of questions is worth the price of the book. It also serves up occasional nuggets like Richard Rohr's observation in the introduction that Jesus only directly answers three of the 183 questions that he himself is asked." Fascinating.
John Dear is a priest, retreat leader, author, and peace activist, who draws from experiences such as serving as Red Cross coordinator for chaplains for families after the 9/11 attack. The meditations on each question focus on topics like justice, love, forgiveness and non-violence. If you come from a conservative or evangelical stream, this book can also be a good challenge to look into parts of Jesus message that are probably heard less often in your world.
77 min. audio + handouts
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This special bundle includes Leadership Coaching--the best how-to book available for learning Christian coaching--plus Leadership Coaching Live, the companion disc audio set. Produced by a top Christian coach trainer, these resources are filled with practical tools and application exercises that teach you the nuts and bolts of how to coach.