Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Miller and Hall center totally on the nature and ministry of Christian coaching. They provide an overview of the growth and development of coaching and its application to Christian ministry. They show core coaching skills and essential and supporting coaching skills. The core skills of focused listening and asking powerful questions reappear throughout the book as the authors demonstrate in real life situations how to use them. They draw on the experiences and writings of other authors to share the most important models a new coach can use. They emphasize the ways to create a relationship with a client and the absolute importance of doing everything to maintain that relationship in trust and integrity. They turn to various types of leaders and show how coaching skills can be used in the fundamental tasks of leadership. Finally, they turn to the various opportunities a minister in a local church has to utilize coaching skills in worship, in mission, and in community building. Coaching is a powerful tool that can be used to serve the greater good. After all, Jesus was one of the greatest coaches the world has ever seen. Linda Miller and Chad Hall have written a practical guide to coaching that can really help people of faith expand and improve their ministries. Use it as you serve others." -Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus
"Offering plentiful examples of coaching skills in action and being solidly grounded in Scriptural truths, this book is a must-read for anyone serious about distinctly Christian coaching. Linda and Chad are masterful coaches and have provided a tremendous new resource for the advancement of this field!" -Christopher McCluskey, PCC, President, Coaching for Christian Living & Director, Christian Track at the Institute for Life Coach Training