Clergy coaching helps the pastoral sector of the society in their personal growth with a more professional touch in their work. As clergy society is more attached to the Church culture the most frustrating part of this Church professional is that they fall into some of the unavoidable loopholes which can be avoided if they are properly guided by the good mentors.
Why Clergy Coaching is important
There are some challenges which the clergy or the pastors face. These challenges may be trivial or may be serious depending on the source.
Criticism and conflict: These conflicts are not always doctrinal. It may be trivial also. But the challenge to come out from such conflict is the lack of proper trainer or mentor who will guide them for handling such conflicts.
Stress: The clergy life is full of high and low. Expectation from church members are normally very unreasonable and when there is a ministry call then the stress level is very high.
Family problems: Pastors or Clergymen find difficult to find time for family and also the expectation from the Church members of their family and spouses are seemingly very high which sometimes results to unending stress for pastors.
Depression and Burnout: Depression is a very common problem for the clergy. The Church ministry attracts two types of clergy. One is lazy and other is workaholic. The work does not demand any accountability so the former can get away with fewer hours of work and the later works for more than 70 hours per week. The second type is the most. Thus there lies huge disparity.
Time management: Very vital issue for the clergy. They have to attend numbers of meetings, several congregants, and preparation of the best sermons, to conduct weddings, funerals and also to be involved in otherauspicious functions so they do not know when and how to say “NO”. There are many clergies who do not have good knowledge of handling these responsibilities not can they delegate to anyone else.
What is clergy coaching?
In order to do the things in the best non-complaining way the pastors or the clergy finds it necessary for ClergyCoaching. The clergy coaching provides supportive mentors who will listen to the clergy and provides the most appropriate and professional coaching to these clergymen.
With the growing complexity of Church, the Clergy coaching provided the clergy with a self-sufficient program based coaching.
The Coacher feels the necessity of a cultural shift of the Church which demands some help and best support. Needless to mention that Martinson is the major proposer of the Clergy coaching. The program involves some best seasoned, healthy trained pastors with other non-trained pastors who wish to imbibe some strong points for their personal growth with some profession leadership training.
Who would be benefitted?
This Clergy coaching would help in particular to those new pastors who undergoes a transition say from associate clergy position to senior clergy those who are facing problem in the church ministry and would like someone to help them in the process of their work