"It was a wonderful weekend in many ways. I think we grew as a church family! The worship music, devotionals, and testimonies add so much and you do a wonderful job of pulling in those who sometimes sit on the sidelines. God's presence was so sweet and so strong during the whole weekend. From the first song we sang to the last Amen it was an enriching experience! God spoke to my heart. His Spirit revealed things to me in such a quiet and yet vital way that I came away with a new sense of purpose and a new passion to see things happen and to be a part of it."
Seminaries and other ministerial training courses don’t always prepare the pastor for facing the real challenges of pastoring. Too many pastors will struggle along in an unfavorable situation and wish there was some way to navigate the complicated church terrain while still maintaining their passion and positive perspective to fulfill their calling to the ministry.
They may also struggle with personal issues on their own faith journey, and wish for someone, like a confidant and a coach, who could help them to resolve these issues. They wonder who can help them to become the spirit-filled person their people expect them to be.
There is another issue that tugs at every sincere pastor’s heart – how to reach their full ministerial potential. How has God already gifted them? How can they maximize their spiritual energy to fan these gifts into flame? What can someone see from an outside perspective that they cannot see for themselves?
TLC’s pastoral coaching is an approach that is customized for each individual pastor. While there are certain common areas that need to be reviewed with every pastor, the primary focus will be on the areas for which the pastor requests assistance, and/or those that the Vision Coach detects is an area for which the pastor needs to address. One-on-one coaching, plus suggested resources, is a part of the process.
This coaching will take place in conjunction with the Dynamic Church Renewal aspect of the Vision Explosion Journey, when the Vision Coach will meet privately with the pastor on the coach’s visits to the church. At the pastor’s request, the pastor’s spouse is welcome to participate in those coaching sessions.
TLC Ministries, Inc.
488 Shelly Lane
New Castle, Indiana 47362