Apr 6, 2009

Coaching Network

Rick Warren has said so many times that pastors are the most underrated change agents in the world. As I approach the ten year mark on being a senior pastor and having the privilege of meeting more and more pastors I am seeing a very disturbing pattern.

Pastors are fried–lonely–confused–frustrated–and desperate. We want to do what is right…but there seems to be constant pressure coming at us from all side. How do we know what to do next? How do I handle this staffing issue? How can I structure my schedule to maximize my time? Those are a few of the questions that are being asked.

So, last year, after a lot of prayer and consideration I decided to do a coaching network for senior pastors…and it turned out to be one of the highlights of my year. God did an amazing work in all of us who were involved. We were able to learn from and challenge one another in a smaller type of environment. Iron definitely sharpened iron.

I wasn’t sure as to whether or not I was going to do it again…and decided to skip doing it in the Spring; however, I am feeling it is time to begin another network…and so we will crank it up this August and it will meet once a month through November. (That would be four sessions.)

If you are interested in being a part of this network then please email my assistant, Lindsay Taguba. Her email address is Lindsay.taguba@newspring.cc She will send you an application that must be filled out and sent back in. We are only going to be able to accept around 15 people–so the sooner you get that thing in…the better.

(BTW…be nice to my assistant. There was a dude the last time we had applications that called in and was rude to her…I found out and ripped up his application and threw it in the garbage. If you cannot treat people respectfully then you don’t need to be in a coaching network…you need to go back to K-5!)

The cost for being a part of this network is $1,500 that will be due by no later than June 30th.

Once again let me say that I am pumped about this and can’t wait for it to take off. We will be taking applications throughout the month of April, meet as a team and make the decisions as to who we feel the Lord wants to be involved during the first two weeks of May…and then go from there.

If you have any questions regarding this…Lindsay is the go to person and will be more than happy to assist you in any way.

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