What is a spiritual life coach
As your coach, we will ask questions, encourage, advise, challenge, make requests and listen for your "essence" so that you are consistent with who you are in terms of your goals, your values, and your vision. Our focus will be upon you and your relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
However, the coaching relationship is designed by both of us and may be refined by each of us in the giving and receiving of feedback. Although we are committed to the process, it still remains your personal responsibility to take action (or not take action) as you desire.
1. We Expect Your Best, The best results are achieved when you are ready to both do and be the best that you can be. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, you will begin to step up to the challenge and giving it your best shot. If there is a sense in which you may not be giving it your best, it is my job to bring that to you, your awareness so we can work out what you really want to do.
2. We Make Specific Requests, and we will incorporate the bible for our studies as the need arises, I will make direct requests such as, "Could you see yourself accomplishing X within the next two weeks"? You could meet the request ("Yes, we can do that"), provide an alternative option ("we can't do X, but we can do Y") or perhaps you might decline altogether (which rarely happens). Whichever way you respond though, we will support your action.
3. We Give Advice On occasion if I have a real sense of a particular direction, and you are open to it, we will make specific suggestions on how to handle a problem or an issue or make the most of an opportunity. If we not always certain about our suggestion, we will always say so. Regardless, you will need to use your own discretion and judgment.
4. We are Open If for example, we hear a hesitancy in your voice or notice an inconsistency, We will generally ask you about it. Often, it is these particular moments that permit the opportunity to resolve something. Irrespective, we will not confront you. It is only our job to highlight the issue and allow you to do with it what you will.
5. We Set Bible Study Homework Typically, we ask you to work out perhaps two or three goals or actions to focus upon between our sessions together. If we are pushing you too hard, then it is important for you to say so. If you want to be pushed harder, it is also important for you to say so.