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Graduate Degree Program In Executive Leadership, Pastoral Care, & Change Course

Course #:         GCL-460                                                          Hours: 10 Lec/ 2 Lab/ 0 Ext/ 12 Total


Method:          Asynchronous Distance Learning                 Schedule: 11 weeks  

Complete Synopsis                                                                Prerequisites: None

DIAMONDS IN CHRISTIAN LEADERS combines textbook reading lectures, coaching labs, and online discussion forums to give the leader advanced knowledge of the essentials of Christian coaching. Being a good listener and being supportive of others, this course assists faith-based leaders with listening to what others have to say and feel, a technique that sets the stage for being effective in any service organization. The payoff for mastering this coaching technique is the ability to find rare jewels in developing yourself and others for lifelong leading, loving, and learning in public and private service for ministry.

Required Textbook:   Coaching for Christian Leaders: A Practical Guide (TCP Leadership Series) by Linda J. Miller; ISBN-13: 978-0827205079, 160 pages, Publisher: Chalice

Learning Objectives

Through extensive research and use of the suggested course materials, you will:

  • Identify and describe the principle of centeredness in coaching.
  • Identify and describe the skill of forming powerful questions.
  • Identify and describe challenges to coaching for individuals used to traditional ministry.
  • Identify and describe engaging in supportive coaching that leads to self-discovery.

Course Syllabus