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Overview Miller and Hall center totally on the nature and ministry of Christian coaching. They provide an overview of the growth and development of coaching and its application to Christian ministry. They show core coaching skills and essential and supporting coaching skills. The core skills of focused listening and asking powerful questions reappear throughout the book as the authors demonstrate in real life situations how to use them.
Publishers Description Miller and Hall center totally on the nature and ministry of Christian coaching. They provide an overview of the growth and development of coaching and its application to Christian ministry. They show core coaching skills, and essential and supporting coaching skills. The core skills of focused listening and asking powerful questions reappear throughout the book as the authors demonstrate in real life situations how to use them. A TCP Leadership Series title.
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Studio: Chalice Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.07" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Chalice Press
Series TCP Leadership
ISBN 0827205074 ISBN13 9780827205079
Availability 0 units.
More About Chad Hall & Linda Miller
Chad W. Hall is an ordained minister who has served as a church planter, pastor, denominational consultant and trainer. He has been coaching and training others to coach since 2001 and currently serves SAS Institute Inc. as global training and development consultant. Linda J. Miller is a pioneer in coaching in business and churches. She played a key role in the launch of coach training, working with Corporate Coach U to launch its first training programs. Today, Linda shares her time between The Ken Blanchard Companies where she serves as Global Liaison for Coaching Services and Coach Approach Ministries where she serves as a founding partner and Executive Coach.
Reviews - What do customers think about Coaching for Christian Leaders: A Practical Guide (TCP Leadership Series)?
Introduction to Coaching For Christian Leaders Oct 1, 2007
Linda Miller and Chad Hall have produced a helpful introduction to Christian coaching. The strength of the book lies in its balance of explaining coaching skills, benefits, and uses of coaching in Christian ministry.
The "how to" section is roughly half the book (70 pages). These chapters introduce 8 basic coaching skills, with Listening and Asking Precise Questions getting the most coverage. The teaching is correct, helpful, and up to professional standards (Miller is an ICF Master Certified Coach working for The Ken Blanchard Companies). However, the book suffers the same fate as so many introductions: There's not enough "how to" for someone to pick up the book and significantly improved their ability to coach. (The best Christian "how to" coaching book is Leadership Coaching: The Disciplines, Skills, and Heart of a Christian Coach.)
Practical examples throughout the book demonstrate the benefits of coaching in a wide variety of settings and from a variety of helping roles. In fact, the unique contribution that Coaching For Christian Leaders makes is the summary of how to use a coaching approach in different leadership roles (leading, visioning, managing, and shepherding), and in church ministry.
Many authors and readers have trouble translating the formal coach-coachee relationship to a more spontaneous, informal relationship of using coaching skills in everyday interactions. Here Miller and Hall excel. They take the longest chapter (26 pages) to outline coaching in the church. They give a page or two to a coaching approach to: + Preaching + Sacraments + Prayer + Building Community with One Another + Spiritual Growth + Spiritual Friendships + Ministry Teams + Service to Those in Need + Evangelism The cumulative effect is a beautiful picture of how coaching skills can be used in everyday interactions in the church to empower and draw out the potential of people.
Currently, Coaching For Christian Leaders the best introduction to coaching from a Christian perspective, although the subtitle, "A Practical Guide," is a bit of a stretch.
If you're looking for a well-rounded book to introduce Christian coaching, this is it.
Great book that delivers what it promises! Jun 28, 2007
This practical guide is just that! Linda and Chad provide great background for Christian coaching as well as practical examples to help bring the concepts to life.
Pragmatic Leadership in the Post Modern Era Jun 27, 2007
Linda Miller and Chad Hall have taken lessons from their Corporate and Church leadership experience and created an easy read with much practical advice for those who wish to provide meaningful leadership to their organiations/ministries. Anyone who is wrestling with how best to apply coaching to the leadership role should read this for process and practice coaching.
This is a Practical Guide Jun 27, 2007
What a wonderfully clear and helpful book on the subject of coaching from a Christian perspective. Something seems to be missing from the process of taking new believers on the journey of spiritual maturity. Perhaps what has been missing is the element of coaching. Miller has, from her vast experience, written a very helpful book for the Christian seeking to understand the wonderful help coaching can bring to that process. This book is helpful, engaging and well written.Christ -centered Coaching: 7 Benefits for Ministry Leaders (TCP Leadership Series)
title not clearly descriptive Jun 26, 2007
Well, it is a good read, but not quite the 'practical guide' to coaching I had expected. As a coach, the title, etc. caught my eye as just what it said it was - a practical guide to coaching. I expected a book geared for coaches (or potential coaches). Instead, the book seems like it can't quite make up its mind whether it's written for them or for those simply searching for a coach or wondering what good a coach might be.