Coaches Gathering

Jeff Tunnell

Next time I meet with my coaches we will process M. Scott Boren’s book, “How Do We Get There From Here” by turning the pages from front cover to back.  We have all finished reading this one and now we want to take on some dialogue as to how the material relates to us in the various stages of transformation.  It should be fast-paced and highly interactive and hopefully a bit of fun too.

The part I look forward to most is the interaction with others in discovery of Vision, Strategy, Values, Practices, Priorities and Principles.  While we are not “reinventing the wheel” in this exercise, we are looking to strengthen our vision team and tighten up our processes that will lead to greater and more fruitful ministry.

Next week we will meet with Joel, share our results and receive additional coaching from him.  We don’t need to “go it alone” in the ministry of cell church!  There have been too many times in my life and ministry where saying “No thanks, I can do this myself” has cost me time and additional effort, ending in failure.  Pride still precedes a fall and we are saving ourselves the trip, pun intended.

Comments?

Jeff

2 thoughts on “Coaches Gathering

  • That’s a fascinating use for Scott’s book. I always saw it as more of a transition strategy guide for lead pastors and stage 2 implementation teams (which is in that book if you’re reading this and don’t understand what I’m writing about).

    Do let me know how that goes!

    Some churches discover that they didn’t do enough in stages 1-5 when they have groups and go back through the book. Everyone wants to rush the process and start at stage six. Can’t say I blame them, but with a transition to cell-based ministry, one must remember who won the race between the tortoise and the hare.

    The successful church will not have one speck of fur on its shell 🙂

  • That’s a fascinating use for Scott’s book. I always saw it as more of a transition strategy guide for lead pastors and stage 2 implementation teams (which is in that book if you’re reading this and don’t understand what I’m writing about). Do let me know how that goes!

    Some churches discover that they didn’t do enough in stages 1-5 when they have groups and go back through the book. Everyone wants to rush the process and start at stage six. Can’t say I blame them, but with a transition to cell-based ministry, one must remember who won the race between the tortoise and the hare.

    The successful church will not have one speck of fur on its shell 🙂

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