Attention ministers, pastors and other church leaders:

With 6 out of 10 churches doomed to close in the next 10 years, the odds are overwhelmingly against your church.

But even if your church survives, will you?

This is a time of death and resurrection

I believe that we are in the midst of a paradigm shift involving the DEATH of the pastor-centered (denominational-centered) approach to ministry and the RESSURECTION of the next great awakening in Christianity – the empowerment of all of God's people.

What's coaching got to do with it?

Ephesians 4:12 highlights the primary role of the spiritual leader as that of "preparing (equipping) God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up." Coach training offers practical and proven tools and skills to equip God’s people, to build up the body of Christ.

How could a church leader apply coaching skills?

As a church leader with coaching skills, you will be uniquely and expertly poised to:

  • Help the individuals in your church and community to deal with challenges including personal and work relationships, family issues, transition, spirituality, work-life balance, leadership or career
  • Help the groups in your church to work more effectively as a team
  • Help your Board of Directors and supervisors by listening more deeply and by asking powerful questions that move things forward
  • Help other church leaders thrive through this transitional time in ministry

At its core, coaching is about empowering others. What if empowering and equipping people became the norm in your faith community? Consider the impact that your faith community could have locally and globally.

The Next Great Awakening: How to Empower God's People with a Coach Approach to Ministry


Originally used as a handout package for our coach training programs, this book has blossomed into a powerful stand-alone resource. For church leaders who want to integrate coaching skills into their work, this book covers:

  • What is Coaching?
  • The Building Blocks of Coaching
  • A Five-Step Coaching Model
  • Coaching Scenarios
  • Your Next Step for Coach Training
  • Additional Coaching Techniques and Strategies

Rich with Biblical references and practical examples, this book will provide you with a solid foundational understanding of coaching techniques. The tools and exercises, along with additional resources provided by Coaching4Clergy will equip you to continue to practice and develop your skills, setting you firmly on the path towards coaching excellence.

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Who is J. Val Hasting?

J. Val Hastings currently holds the highest coaching designation, Master Certified Coach (MCC), through the International Coach Federation. Val is also a Past President of the Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance, and a Professional Mentor-Coach.

After 20+ years as an ordained United Methodist Pastor, Val founded Coaching4Clergy and has now coached more than 3,500 pastors,
denominational leaders and church leaders.

The reviews are in

G. C. Patterson Photo

I thought the book was extremely well-written and provided an excellent introduction to the subject of coaching. The personal and biblical illustrations served to relate well to a Christian leader and the scenarios certainly were ones that he/she could identify with. I learned a great deal from the illustrations and background information you provided, and I believe that this book will make me a better coach and trainer of coaches.

Thank you Val, for this incredible work. Your book represents a wise blend of pure coaching technique, insightful practical application and solid biblical reflections that move discovery-based coaching into the center stage of Christian Leadership. Spiritual leaders, regardless of denominational distinctions, will be blessed as they learn and practice coaching. What a powerful tool for the Emergent Leader."

G.C. Patterson, M.Div., Th.M., D.D.
Texas Baptist Coaching Network – Texas Baptist Convention

Trigena H. Halley photoVal's book is a great reminder for all coaches on how to be a 'masterful' coach! This book shows how coaching can be used to empower today's church leaders to work effectively with volunteers, staff, congregational members and church leaders. Coaching is about moving individuals forward and Val's book shows how we can effectively implement this model. Val has crafted exercises and scenarios from real-life church situations, with Biblical references and examples of how coaching can work in a church setting. This book is an excellent resource to any church leader wanting to move their church forward in a way that supports and builds relationships and empowers others!"

Trigena H. Halley
Peak Performance CCT, LLC

Dr. Larry Ousley

Even though I’m an experienced coach, reading this book served as a reminder of the gift of coaching to the church’s work of empowering leaders to best live their full life of faith and effectiveness as well as provide ways for them to call forth others.

The exercises and scenarios, which are included throughout, assist the reader in applying the approaches to real life church situations, while the Biblical references and examples of coaching will be indispensible in helping the church world appreciate this new “hot” mode of working with people.

The Next Great Awakening inspired me that the training of leaders in coaching skills is flowing along in a powerful way. I'm excited about working with Val to create new training and coaching opportunities for leaders and churches."

Dr. Larry Ousley, CPCC, ACC, ORSCC
Executive Director of the Intentional Growth Center
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

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