When a basketball coach sees a player getting frustrated because he is trying to play the wrong position, the problem isn’t his ability to play basketball. The coach needs to get him in the right position and help him develop the right skills for that position.
A ministry coach does the same for a pastor or ministry leader. After some prayerful observations, he helps you see your calling and gifts in a clearer way and develop more skills for your ministry.
Ministry is a balance between inspiration and organization. A balance of following God and leading people. Our constant challenge is the routine and stress of ministry. It’s easy to start responding to problems rather than follow God and lead His people.
Ministry coaching is a process. A ministry or pastoral coach comes alongside a pastor with another set of eyes and veteran experience to help the pastor gain a fresh sense of vision and clarity for the ministry he’s called to do.