Connecting Through Coaching Circles

by: Nancy Beach  |  February 9th, 2018  |  Coaching  | 

One of my favorite aspects of Coaching Circles has been the ongoing Facebook connections of the group in a private feed (which is optional for participants).  I was looking over some of the posts of recent groups, and realizing what a powerful resource they have become to one another. The leaders post all kinds of questions, ranging from fairly simple ones to more complex and challenging issues.  Here’s just a sample:

Worship Arts Coaching Circles

  • What does your audition process look like?
  • What are 5 recently added worship songs that your congregation seems to love?
  • How are you handling Christmas when it falls on a Sunday?
  • Could you please send job descriptions for “Worship Pastor” and “Creative Arts Pastor” if you have one?
  • How are your worship leaders scheduled?
  • What is one learning you had from Easter week?

These groups also do a lot of sharing of creative videos, sparking ideas for one another.


Women in Leadership Coaching Circles

  • How do you plan/design effective staff meetings?
  • Do you use a project management system that works for you?
  • How do you handle requests for outside building use? Do you allow alcohol on your premises for private events? For church events?
  • I’m heading into my first experience of team teaching for a Sunday morning message – any advice for the process of message preparation?
  • How does your church handle baby dedications?
  • Please send job descriptions for ___________(several different roles)


Of course, there are also many requests for specific prayer as a leader gets ready to teach or lead worship, or as a leader contemplates a transition or is heading into a difficult conversation.  I love to see other group members weigh in and lovingly serve one another.

Would being a part of a vital network of leaders be the right next step for you? The initial Coaching Circles experience lasts just under a year…. but there is a long-term benefit of connection that has no defined end. What a wonder to know we are not alone in ministry!

These circles are intentionally limited to 12 or less people so that we can forge the kind of bonds possible with a more intimate group. This year we are offering two different Circles for women and worship arts leaders. Please consider applying today, or let us know if you have any questions!

Nancy Beach

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… Read More