The vision, passion & commitment of most missionaries speaks to the degree of ‘calling’ such persons feel. However, the challenges inherent in such callings can destroy their physical, mental & emotional health as well as their marriages, families & whole ministries.
As distinctly Christian professionally-trained coaches, we are well positioned to work with those in cross-cultural and missionary settings in the foundational work of coaching — Values & Vision clarification, operationalization of Missions & Goals, discernment of Opportunities, strategic handling of Obstacles, effective Communication across widely ranging Personalities and Cultural Differences, Team Building and the like.
This course explores the many challenges of coaching effectively with those ministering in foreign cultures and unique domestic populations such as prison ministries, reservations, and rural or inner-city missions.
The burnout rate for those working in such settings is high and can be dramatically improved upon through informed coaching that takes into consideration such challenges as:
- First-term stress
- Learning & language
- Becoming bi-cultural
- Facing unfulfilled expectations
- Living in a “fish bowl” (having very little family privacy, easily open to criticism)
- Marital & family stress
- Dealing with civil authorities
- Handling conflicts
- Re-entering American culture
- Adjusting to retirement and/or termination
In addition to in-class discussions drawing upon two outstanding texts, students are each assigned a volunteer missionary to coach in a concentrated internship experience over six (6) private sessions throughout the second half of the course. In-class processing of these coaching experiences expands dramatically upon the readings and topic discussions with real-life application. (This internship enables us to provide 16 hours of ICF-approved training credit instead of 10 for the classroom content only.)
- NO monthly payments
- $250 balance
3 Monthly Payments
- $90 monthly
6 Monthly Payments
- $75 monthly