Thirty Reasons Every Pastor Needs a Private Coach
Thirty Reasons Church Leaders Need a Coach
by Scott Thomas

  1. Coaching helps to remind a leader of the Gospel.

  2. Coaching exposes a leader’s blind spots.

  3. All leaders are capable of succumbing to sin’s deception.

  4. Leaders are models for faithful obedience.

  5. Coaching is preventative maintenance for a leader.

  6. The stakes for a church leader are high.

  7. Coaching models biblical community.

  8. Coaching provides a prayer partner for the leader.

  9. Leaders can be prideful.

  10. Leaders are often lonely.

  11. Coaching is a practical means for a leader to pay careful attention to self.

  12. Coaching brings encouragement to the leader.

  13. Coaching can protect the flock from a leader’s mistakes and bad decisions.

  14. Coaching improves a leader’s perspective and objectivity.

  15. Coaching facilitates the leader’s growth and equipping.

  16. Coaching sharpens a leader’s calling.

  17. Leaders lead where they have walked themselves.

  18. Coaching is a means for intentional accountability and submission.

  19. Coaching helps a leader identify and fight arrogance.

  20. Ministry is a difficult and complicated task.

  21. Leaders in a coaching relationship model discipleship.

  22. Shepherds need shepherded.

  23. Coaching sharpens a leader’s skills and abilities.

  24. Coaching provides a safe sounding board.

  25. Coaching is fun.

  26. Coaching encourages friendship.

  27. Coaching provides affirmation for a leader’s decisions.

  28. Coaching enables personal sanctification.

  29. Coaching protects family and marital health.

  30. Coaching is a means to obtain advice from a fellow leader.

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About Scott Thomas
Scott Thomas is Pastor of Pastoral Development at The Journey Church in St Louis. He created the Gospel Coach Training and Certification system and has coached hundreds of pastors. Scott has served as President and Network Director of Acts 29 Network and as an elder at Mars Hill Church. Scott has an MA in Missional Leadership and has been married for 31 years to Jeannie, with whom he has two sons. He planted and replanted churches for 16 years as a lead pastor.