Transforming the Annual Ministry Review

I’ve been sharing a sneak peek into our new coaching book, Ministry 3.0: How Today’s Church Leaders are using Coaching to Transform Ministry. It’s an anthology of real-life stories of how coaches have worked with pastors, church leaders and ministry staff in a variety of settings and situations.

The last section of the book looks at how to create a larger coaching culture, and one of our contributing authors addresses a “dreaded event” that everyone goes through but most don’t seem to be handling very well – the annual ministry review.

Claire Pedrick describes how she and her company 3D Coaching are bringing a coaching approach to the annual review process. This brings Spirit into the conversation and enables “a transformational conversation that can have a positive impact not only on the minister, but also on their congregation and community.”

I love how Claire breaks down the process into some really practical steps about where to start (hint: she says it’s not at the beginning). She also reinforces the principle that with a coaching perspective, the reviewer doesn’t have to teach, help or fix the pastor who’s being reviewed.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these four snippets from the book’s sections about coaching for leadership and team development, practical help for pastors, coaching through transition and change, and creating a larger coaching culture. The full book will be available in the fall of 2012, from the Coaching Books page of the Coaching4Clergy website.

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