Rethinking Small Groups Coaching – Operation KABOOM!

As many of you know, until recently I was on Team D (the discipleship team) at National Community Church. For several years we’ve had a system of small groups coaches in place to help guide our small group leaders.

We’ve gotten much, much bigger as a church since we implemented that coaching system, and our small groups strategy has changed radically. Heather Zempel, our Discipleship Pastor, decided that it was time to rethink how we do small group coaching, so she commenced “Operation KABOOM!” In other words, we’re blowing up the old coaching model and building a new one from the ground up.

I’m excited to be able to be a part of strategizing our new coaching system. We had our first big team meeting tonight, and it was very insightful to hear from some different folks on coaching/mentoring/leading from a number of different approaches, from the military to sports coaches to parenting, just to name a few. We also looked at some biblical examples of discipleship.

My plan is to discuss some of the topics we covered here in the coming days.

Posted at 9:52 PM on September 15th, 2009
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