As I've worked with and coached preachers over the years, and in my own ministry, I've found that church leadership and preaching is tough work - it's not for the faint of heart.
New challenges are always surfacing; the joys are elating and the lows can be devastating.
At the same time, to remain sharp in my preaching and leadership, I need ongoing training.
I know I'm not the only one! We all need continual training, but many pastors only have their seminary training to fall back on (if they went).
Unfortunately, seminary often isn't adequate to deal with the rigors of day-to-day ministry. And while it's no doubt valuable, it's not designed to help pastors continue growing throughout their ministry careers.
All pastors need three vital things to continue growing throughout their ministries:
1. Ongoing, practical training
2. Personalized coaching
3. A community of like-minded pastors
But so few pastors actually have these three vital resources in an ongoing, intentional way.
In this episode, we'll explore these three needs and how the Advanced Coaching Community can provide you with all three.