A sports coach strives to help the athlete get the most out of his ability, and to get better in his sport.
In ministry, a coaching relationship provides a catalyst for the senior pastor to grow further in his ministry and possibly move into new areas of ministry.
Sometimes coaching helps a pastor work on vision. Other times a pastor may be coached into better communication skills … even better preaching and teaching skills. Coaching can also help a pastor who is considering a next step of some sort.
Poimen pastors listen, give feedback, ask questions ... so the pastor can live and function as the Lord would have it.