Coaching Basics

Coaches are an important part of small group ministry. Coaches recruit, train, and support small group leaders as they lead. Learn what coaching looks like and how to be a great coach.

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Coaching Small-Group Leaders

Coaching Small-Group Leaders

Practical advice for those who train, support, and encourage small-group leaders
Small-Group Coach Orientation Guide

Small-Group Coach Orientation Guide

Helpful articles and forms that equip coaches to perform their role well
Effectively Coach Your Leaders

Effectively Coach Your Leaders

Everything you need to be a great coach
Recruit Great Coaches

Recruit Great Coaches

The essential qualities to look for in potential coaches

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Four Qualities All Small-Group Coaches Need

Four Qualities All Small-Group Coaches Need

What to look for in potential coaches for your ministry
The Nuts and Bolts of Small-Group Coaching

The Nuts and Bolts of Small-Group Coaching

Choosing coaches and growing a coaching structure.
Set Leaders Free

Set Leaders Free

What it takes to let leaders lead
Resolving Small-Group Conflict

Resolving Small-Group Conflict

What I've learned from my mistakes
Mentor: Orientation Guide

Mentor: Orientation Guide

Help your church's mentors form clear expectations for their relationships.
Empower Small-Group Leaders

Empower Small-Group Leaders

Release your leaders to lead without micromanaging or giving total freedom.
Effectively Confront Leaders

Effectively Confront Leaders

Learn how to address issues in a healthy, biblical way.
Keep Your Promise to Pray

Keep Your Promise to Pray

A model for praying effectively for your small-group leaders

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Successful Coaching

It's as simple as the word COACH

Coaching that Works

A good coaching system can mean the difference between success and failure in your small groups.

Moving to a Staff Coaching Model

For our church, lay coaching just didn't work.

The Leadership Development Process

A chart that shows the development process of Small-Group Leaders

Small-Group Leadership Mentoring

What is shepherding, really?

Developing Your Apprentice

An easy guide to selecting, training, and sending apprentices in your church.

Learning to Disciple People

Four primary steps towards discipling others.

To Coach with Love

One Small-Group Leader shares her needs with her coach.

Leadership Support – Keeping it Simple

If our churches are going to be healthy, then we have got to have healthy leaders.

The Five Stages of Coaching Relationships

Learn what to expect, and how to react, as a small-group coach.
Healthy Ministries Provide Ongoing Training

Healthy Ministries Provide Ongoing Training

Your leaders need more than just start-up training.
Group Dynamics

Group Dynamics

A collection of resources that can help you better understand group dynamics
How to Serve Your Small-Group Leaders

How to Serve Your Small-Group Leaders

Five things they need from you
Weekly Communication Is Crucial

Weekly Communication Is Crucial

What I've learned about weekly communication with leaders

The Proper Care and Feeding of Group Leaders

Be proactive, make them a priority, and stress the importance of confidentiality.

Teaching That Transforms

What makes Christian education distinct from its secular counterpart?

Key Components of a Leaders' Retreat

Here are 10 ways to make the most of your time together.

Leading Volunteers

Here are some things to keep in mind when money isn't a factor.

Accountability in Small Groups

Learn about accountability from the early Methodists.

Asking Questions Like The Master Teacher

Use well thought out questions to make a lasting impact.