Introduction to Christian Coaching

Christian coaching is an amazing and potent combination of the power of faith in Jesus Christ and coaching skills. This 12- credit course exposes you to some of the most powerful concepts, strategies, and tools in the world of Christian coaching. Additionally, you will create and refine your own identity and skills as a Christian coach.

“The scriptures are replete with admonitions to make plans, set goals, and strive toward the finish line. Paul encouraged us to think on admirable, true, and right things and to put these into practice (Phil 4). As well, Peter admonished us to add goodness, knowledge, perseverance, etc., to our faith in increasing measure (2 Peter, 1). There are scriptures which motivate us forward… “forgetting what is behind” and to strain toward the goal. I believe that God purposefully imbued humankind with a spark of creativity and optimism, which, through the power of the Holy Spirit, encourages us forward.” Thomas Gray, Christian Coach, Jerusalem

Course Objectives

As a result of this course students will be able to:

  • -Discuss the differences between Christian coaching and other forms of coaching
  • -Verbalize the distinctions between coaching, counseling, consulting, mentoring, and discipleship
  • -Recognize the attitudes and skills necessary to be an effective Christian coach
  • -Demonstrate powerful Christian coaching skills
  • -Utilize powerful questions
  • -Employ accurate listening techniques

This course requires an additional hour a week requirement for Peer Group Meetings, as well as weekly assignments of approximately one hour.

Required Textbook

Leadership 101 by John Maxwell

Frequency: This course is offered once a year.

Course Prerequisites