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Our small group coaching materials are specifically designed for coaching small group leaders, cell groups or house church leaders. Make sure and check out our Peer Coaching program for creating peer accountability while introducing the coaching approach in your small groups. We also offer some excellent heart-engaging games that make perfect ice-breakers and exercises to take your group deep quickly and create authentic relationships.
 
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Why Small Group Coaching Systems Fail

by Tony Stoltzfus

I had another conversation the other day with a church whose small group coaching system wasn't working. Over the last few years I've been to a lot of churches who are going down this road, or tried to go down it and are starting over. The problems have become so predictable that I couldn't restrain myself from going into telling mode. "Let me guess," I offered. "The coaches haven't received any coach training, so they are frustrated and don't know what to do; and the small group leaders don't want to be coached because they don't want to be spied on."

"Yeah, that's pretty much it."

In my experience, these are two of the biggest failure points for small group coaching systems. Generally what happens is the church (or a leader in it) gets excited about coaching and dives rapidly into instituting a coaching system. Often existing overseers or successful group leaders are simply renamed "coaches". There is rarely a formal training program or coaching qualification required of coaches, and I have yet to find a church that screens people in any way for coaching aptitude. Generally, the ones chosen are available, faithful members who have successfully led a small group...
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A Pocket Guide to Coaching Small Groups by Randall Neighbour
A Pocket Guide to Coaching Small Groups
by Randall Neighbour
95 pages
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In this quick read, Randall Neighbour, a leader in the small group movement, tackles one of the biggest problems in small group coaching: building the kind of relationships with small group leaders that make them want to meet with you. A Pocket Guide to Coaching Small Groups tells you what your leaders need most--someone who will support them in their ministry and help their group reach its goals--and it shows you how to become that. The Pocket Guide provides tips for time management, ways to prevent discouragement, how to invest in leaders for maximum impact, and your role in developing new leaders from the groups you support. If you embrace these simple principles author Randall Neighbour espouses in this book, you’ll become the kind of small group coach that makes small group ministry a life-changing experience for everyone involved!

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Authentic Coaching Relationships by Tony Stoltzfus
Authentic Coaching Relationships
by Tony Stoltzfus
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. To access those just put the CD into your computer!

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The Small Group Coach's Library
The five best reviewed and top-rated titles we recommend for small group coaches, bundled together at a discount price!

The Small Group Coach's Library is perfect for both small group coaches and pastors who oversee small group systems, providing the key resources you need to get started or build your coaching skills. The bundle includes these five must-have resources:

  1. 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.
  2. A Pocket Guide to Coaching Small Groups focuses on how to build strong, effective relationships with the leaders you're coaching.
  3. Leadership Coaching is the best how-to-coach guide available, with a wealth of practical tools and techniques as well as a picture of the values behind coaching.
  4. 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.
  5. How to Ask Great Questions is a wonderfully practical guide to honing your asking skills as well as learning discussion-leading and facilitation skills.

These five essential titles will get you off and running as a small group coach!

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