Ministry Leaders, “Beware!”
Recent research suggests two-thirds of ministry leaders do not sustain long-term leadership initiatives, but shrink back to positions of maintenance or survival. I know what it is like. I’ve been there myself.
Personal Leadership Matters
As a ministry leader, you know ministry is one of the most rewarding, yet most challenging jobs on the planet. So, it is your job to keep yourself leading from a position of health and spiritual authority, rather than out of positional authority, relying on your own personal strength, or worse, dysfunction. As a ministry leader, you must do all you can to make sure you character submits to God and your “stuff” doesn’t undermine your leadership.
Pastors and ministry leaders need the trust, counsel, and wisdom of others familiar with their path. God does not intend anyone to do it alone. But, ministry leaders are often the most isolated people in their organizations. It is hard to talk about your “stuff” with your boss, or the people you lead. Who knows what the backlash could be? So, you need to find someone removed from your present situation, where confidentiality is guaranteed. So, where do you find that?
Unique Coaching For A Unique Call
Well, I’d be honored to be your trusted “other”. I am a seminary-educated ordained minister (MDIV) with years of frontline pastoral service behind me. I have experienced all the ups and downs that go with that, so I “get it”. In addition, I am an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and Certified Spiritual Director (CSD). My blend of coaching skills and ministry experience affords me a unique perspective on the challenges ministry leaders face.
In a coaching relationship, I work with many ministry leaders like you to:
- Cultivate your “mission”
- Clarify your “call”
- Pursue avenues of personal renewal & spiritual formation
- Increase your knowledge and skills in your particular role
- Heal from ministry wounds
- Develop self-awareness & emotional intelligence
- Initiate 360 Evals
- Exercise Self-care: physical, mental & martial health
- Develop Leadership Skills
- Navigate ministry & life transitions
- Discern it is the right time to “climb up” to the next role
- Know when to leave and how to do it well
- Develop a mentoring strategy for yourself and others
- And much, much more…
Please visit the Christian Life Coaching and Spiritual Direction pages on my website, and their respective FAQ pages. You may also find a blog post helpful, The Difference Between Christian Life Coaching & Spiritual Direction. Those are great places to start. However, if you still have questions, or are ready to get started, please contact me. I will get back with you as soon as possible.
See What Others Are Saying…
I felt Charlie was always fully engaged in our conversations and that he had access to a great many useful tools for reflection. It wasn’t always easy, but always thought-provoking and helpful. Charlie shows that he, too, is human, and yet, his extensive experiences in ministry provided many insights that were helpful to me.
Charlie is gifted in abetting anyone who finds themselves ‘stuck’, ‘leaning’, or at a turning point in life. He is an intellectual with an innate competency for clarity. Charlie’s humor and keen wit are enormous assets to constructing rapid rapport with people, as to ‘get down to business’ without ‘candy coating’ the conversation.
Charlie is an incredible blessing to me. His wisdom and support were essential in my working through some significant challenges. Charlie asks the right questions, at the right time, and brings clarity to the situation that allows me to see a way forward. He consistently challenges and encourages me in personal spiritual growth and leadership.
I am an Anglican Priest, an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and Certified Spiritual Director (CSD). My mission is simple: I help people discover who God created them to be…and how to get there.
If you have any questions, including how to begin a Christian Life Coaching or Spiritual Direction relationship with me, please feel free to contact me.