Coaching Lessons from Easter Weekend

It may feel like Friday, but Sunday’s a-coming!” – Tony Campolo

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As we continue to look towards the Scriptures for coaching inspiration, today we land on the story of the resurrection in Luke 24.

There are three days over the Easter weekend. Friday, when all hope feels lost, Saturday, where we just don’t know, and Sunday, when, “Wow!” everything’s different. In Tony Campolo’s classic sermon, he talks about how many of us were stuck at Friday or wallowing in Saturday, the unknown, and we have to remember that “Sunday’s a-comin’.

The women who found Jesus’ empty tomb probably felt a bit foolish going there. Even though they were going to prepare his body for the burial, they were also clinging to the hope that he had risen.

As helpless and desolate as they felt about his death, they were continuing on with the next step – preparing him for burial – because that was what was there to do. And that’s what we all have to do, when we’re unsure or we feel hopeless – just go and do the next step that you do know.

Which day is most like you right now? Hopeless, unsure or “Wow!” What helps you move into Sunday when you’re stuck in Friday or Saturday? More importantly, what is your next step? Just do it! And see what happens.

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J. Val Hastings

J. Val Hastings, MCC, is the Founder and President of Coaching4Clergy, which provides specialized training for pastors, church leaders and coaches. Val is the author of the book The Next Great Awakening: How to Empower God’s People with a Coach Approach to Ministry and the e-book The E3-Church: Empowered, Effective and Entrepreneurial Leadership That Will Keep Your Church Alive. Val currently holds the designation of Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, the highest coaching designation.

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