Gospel Coach - Shepherding Leaders to Glorify God

Author(s): Scott Thomas; Tom Wood; Steve Brown (Foreword by)

Church Planting

Many ministry leaders serving in churches find themselves overwhelmed, disillusioned, and depressed by the enormous and challenging task of leading and serving others. When leaders aren't healthy, the result is often an unhealthy church. Leaders need someone to shepherd their soul so that they can then lead others to the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Every church leader--from fulltime ministers to volunteer leaders--needs a Gospel Coach who will come alongside them with words drawn from Scripture and godly wisdom, grounded in the gracious saving work of Jesus Christ, and presented in the context of a trusting relationship. Gospel coaching is an intentional relationship of skillful caring for others based on four ancient shepherding principles: 1) Know the sheep 2) Feed the sheep 3) Lead the sheep 4) Protect the sheep Gospel coaches inquire about the personal, spiritual, and missional aspects of a leader's life in a loving yet focused manner, probing the heart for compulsive unbelief or selfish motivation, disobedience, and sin, leading them back to the Gospel through belief, repentance, and obedience.


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General Fields

  • : 9780310494324
  • : Zondervan
  • : Zondervan
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Scott Thomas; Tom Wood; Steve Brown (Foreword by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 240