VCI “Coach” Training Feb 11-12 at FUMC Conroe

Date Posted: 2/5/2015

One of the major keys to success for any church that enters the TAC Vibrant Church Initiative is the effectiveness of the coach that is assigned to each church to provide guidance and resources in the implementation phase. The directive or district coach earns a stipend by serving as the person who walks with the congregation over the entire 18-24 months of the process and helps them to follow through on the “prescriptions” that are written by the VCI Consultation Team and approved by the congregation.

The coach is in a role that can either be a real ministry multiplier or a huge impediment in moving the congregation toward a better living out of the UMC mission. “We’re not leaving that to chance,” notes Dr. Jesse Brannen, Director of the Center for Congregational Excellence. “We want to make sure that VCI directive/district coaches are well trained and ready to make a positive impact in their assignments.” He invites anyone interested in learning the basics of personal coaching and how to become a VCI Coach to attend the training on February 11-12, 2015 at FUMC Conroe.

Participants will learn about creating the coaching relationship, using powerful questions to create moments of insight and change, a few simple coaching models to use, how to use your intuition in coaching, as well as several opportunities to practice new insight with others in the class. No experience is needed. Laity are highly encouraged to attend. You don’t have to be an expert to be a highly effective coach. This training is also a great introduction to the subject for anyone who is considering personal or life coaching as a career.

For additional information, contact Dr. Steve C. Stutz at