One of the prime areas of focus at the time of getting engaged in Pastor coaching is strategic planning followed by the implementation of the plan. Getting the pastors analyze their respective church and ascertain the present primary focus, how has the church reached the position at which it is presently standing, how did the community perceive it as well as the current strengths and weak points of both the church and the pastor are determined as the initial steps in the creation of a strategic plan. Also, it is crucial to analyze people whom you are asked to reach and determine their needs that your church and meet.
Defining the Vision and mission
Another essential issue that needs to be discussed with one who is undergoing the coaching is the vision and mission. Developing a crystal clear mission defining the purpose of God for the Church should be the priority for an executive pastor. Though it seems rudimentary but most of the times what the churches are doing doesn’t meet the statement defining their vision and mission. The staffs of the church might have spent long time deciding what exactly should the statements say but along with a new strategy, the vision and mission may be defined in a new way and nothing wrong is attached to the same. Along with the mission, the development as well as implementation of a vision for your church honoring and painting the image of the almighty’s preferred future for the same is equally important to that of having a proper mission statement.
Estimating the success factors
There are also many other things that is essential for a coach to speak about and advise like defining the core values of the church, the success factors as well as measurements for ensuring that all the activities and goals are properly integrated and aligned throughout their respective ministries. Some of the examples of the core values of any church can cover service to the society, missionary living, Christian spirituality, community building and truth. Those factors defining the success of the church include fellowship, evangelism, bible study, worship, compassion and management of staffs effectively. However, it is not limited to these solely. For reaching the objectives and goals that are rooted in all these success factors and core values, there needs to be the development of a crystal clear success strategy.
Implementation of the plans with expert advise
Action plans, reviewing processes, tracking and the system of communication- all are different ways of ensuring that the pre-decided strategy is followed properly. All of these factors might seem daunting to the one undergoing the pastor coaching, particularly if he finds any of these concepts new or in case the church he is leading is traditional to a higher extent. So as to combat any difficulties, it is truly helpful to go ahead with the implementation of a clear and simple organizational structure, repeatable process guiding the organization of ministries for ensuring maximum empowerment and effectiveness. In short, proper planning and the exact implementation of these plans do play an essential role in the growth of the church the pastor is working for and pastor coaching render guidance for the same.