The Auburn Coaching Institute

Developing Bold and Resilient Church Leaders

Auburn Seminary has been educating and equipping church leaders hardy enough to thrive in life and ministry on the frontiers of America for almost 200 years.  While once the frontiers were geographic, today they are cultural, technological, economic, and religious.  To help church leaders thrive on these new frontiers, The Center for Christian Leadership created the Auburn Coaching Institute.
 
"Coaching" is a particular method of professional development well suited to strengthening church leaders in the ways they need the most:  organizational leadership, personal resilience, and vocational discernment.
 
Coaching is:
  • Individualized.  Through a one-on-one relationship, coaching helps you identify the issues, obstacles, and opportunities of your particular ministry and deal with them directly. 
  • Action-oriented.   Coaching uses reflection and discernment as preparation for action.  It has a relentless focus on taking quantifiable steps towards your goals.
  • Holistic.   Coaching helps you address the interdependence of your personal faith, your sense of call, your personality and relationships, your capacities and resources, and your context.

Coaching is not:

  • Mentoring.  A coach helps you to discern and fully realize your own unique purpose and potential, not to imitate those of someone else.
  • Consulting.  A coach helps you to identify, set and reach the right goals for your work; a coach does not provide solutions for you.
  • Therapy.  A coach helps you develop your strengths and potential for the future, not on healing the brokenness from your past.

 

Find out how to apply for the 2015 Coach Training Program now!