This week I would like to share with you some beneficial information by Touch Ministries (presenter: Jay Firebaugh) from the cell coaching seminar entitled “The Key is the Coach”. Jay shared this with us some time ago, and I enjoy re-visiting these insightful differentiations in coaching:
Nurturing is the act of speaking confidence and vision into people. Equipping is the act of helping them do their ministry better. Developing is the act of helping them become all they can be for God and His kingdom by committing yourself to pour into them personally.
Nurturing Equipping Developing
All Many Few
Care Training for work Training for personal growth
Focus is on Need Focus is on Task Focus is on Person
Relational Transactional Transformational
Service Management Leadership
Maintains Leadership Adds Leadership Multiplies Leadership
Establishing Releasing Empowering
Helping Teaching Mentoring
Need Oriented Skill Oriented Character Oriented
What they want What the organization needs What they need
A Desire A Science An Art
Little or No Growth Short-term Growth Long-term Growth
These lists are a bit incomplete without the entire presentation. Touch Ministries has provided the audio files for free at their website. Just scroll down the page a little and you can hear Jay present all 5 sessions.
I think seeing the differences in these aspects of coaching provide us with some stimulating insight for staying on task as we develop leaders. The final comment from me is that caring for others is tantamount to successful coaching; I may fail to coach well, but I will always care about and for those God entrusts to me.