Coaching

Coaching Overview


Improvisation is performing without a script. And though it gives the appearance of spontaneity, real improv requires practice and preparation to develop the ability to act and react in the moment.

At Slingshot Group, we’ve developed the IMPROV Leadership coaching model to help ministry leaders build trust, increase collaboration, promote creativity, and feel less afraid to take risks. Which in turn, moves people towards being more committed to their roles and performance.

We help people love their work.

Learn more about the coaching services we offer through our IMPROV Leadership approach and our team of ministry experts below.

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First 90 Days


The “start” is crucial. Our First 90 Days Coaching will give your new staff members the skills & understanding to get off to a great start.

The First 90 Days

Recent workplace studies have shown that new staff members absorb more value from the organization than they provide over their first six months on the team.  We can accelerate the speed at which your new hires move from “value taking” to “value adding” during their first 90 days and prepare them for success.

I had worked with other search firms in the past and was critical of them until I met the Slingshot team.

Tim Robinson, Senior Pastor
Broad Grace Church

By helping you maximize your new hires, you’ll also be creating margin for those hires to become contributing members of the team, leading to a quicker return investment for the entire church.
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Next Level


Slingshot Coaches are trained to coach through any challenge. Let our team help your team move to their next level.

Next Level

Our nationwide team of experts are able to coach and develop your staff to their highest potential.  From basic skill building to more complex developmental journeys, we have a team of resident-experts who are trained, passionate, and proven leadership developers.

If members of your team have encountered a problem they’re not sure how to solve, have plateaued in their knowledge or growth in their current position, or are pioneering something new, our Next Level Coaches can provide valuable insight. Their guidance can be the missing link in taking your team to the next level in the leadership and growth of your church.

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Organizational Health


Help elevate your team to a higher level of functionality, and a more holistic approach to change.

Organizational Health

Not all change has to be difficult. Our organizational health specialists can help you elevate to a higher level of understanding and functionality in seasons of change– emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Whether it’s learning to give productive feedback, set self-care boundaries, or adapt with flexibility, the sustainability of your organization depends on the holistic health of its entire team.
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Succession


Navigate leadership transition with integrity, while maintaining health for everyone involved.

Succession

Leadership transitions can make or break the future of any church. The smartest churches address succession head-on and provide plenty of time to navigate the change well. Regardless of the model that best fits your church, Slingshot’s Succession Team knows how to help your Board, Senior Pastor, and Staff navigate the murky waters of leadership transition and change dynamics.
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Our Team


David A. Miller Lead Associate David A. Miller

Lead Coaching Associate

Over the past thirteen years, David A. Miller has had the privilege of serving as a pastor, mentor, speaker and teacher. His diverse experiences on both the east and west coasts—in thriving, multi-site churches as well as parachurch ministries—collectively contribute to an arsenal of skills that only continues to build.…
Stan Endicott - Co-Founder Slingshot Group Stan Endicott

Vice President

Stan has coached hundreds of today’s young leaders, produced several major worship albums, and directed teams in several internationally known ministries including Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse, Willow Creek Community Church, and Saddleback Church.
Jeff Helton - Senior Leadership Jeff Helton

Associate

Jeff Helton has spent 30 years working in senior leadership roles in large churches and in Christian publishing. He believes a team is only as efficient and effective as the health of its members and spends much of his time coaching, training and consulting both individuals and teams to move…
Nancy Beach Coaching Associate Nancy Beach

Associate

Nancy Beach is a passionate champion and voice for leaders and artists in the local church. For over 20 years, she served as the Programming Director for Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago. Nancy was privileged to be one of the founders of that local church, also serving as…
Mitch Burch

Associate

As a leader for more than 40 years, Mitch Burch brings a depth of experience in all areas of church life and most coaching environments. Having led four great churches, developing staff and a growth culture in each ministry, Mitch knows what it takes to create ministry teams and foster…
Vance Martin Associate | Children Vance Martin

Lead Associate

Vance Martin literally has a lifetime of ministry experience; he grew up in the home of a Children’s Pastor/Evangelist. Vance has been exposed to all types of churches and ministry philosophies through the years and has been in vocational ministry for 15 years. He has served all sizes of churches…
Tim Foot Lead Associate | Worship Arts Tim Foot

Lead Associate

Born and raised in Tasmania, Australia, Tim Foot has been involved in vocational worship ministry for 25 years. As well as leading Slingshot’s worship division, he has been the worship pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church in Colorado, where under his tenure, they have added two satellite worship locations, continued to…