My father-in-law was a remarkable man: a colonel in the Army in the same headquarters in England that General Eisenhower worked from during WWII. It was there that Eisenhower planned Operation Overlord—the Normandy D-Day offensive. After the war, my father-in-law returned to Columbus Ohio and launched a career as an independent architect.
And he was a dedicated Christian.
He designed and built the church building for the church he helped plant in 1960 and became an elder.
In my years of coaching pastors, I’ve found that the conversation will inevitably drift into one of three tracks that will determine what the person being coached really wants. Even when you begin a session with, “What would you like to leave with as a result of our time today?”, it typically will still take a turn into one of these three categories no matter what the coachee says!
The three primary tracks I’ve observed are: Life-coaching Spiritual direction Organizational
I was recently invited on a podcast with William Vanderbloemen. I wasn’t completely sure what the interview was going to be about, but it ended up taking some interesting turns… ...particularly on some of the emotional changes following stepping down from leading Vineyard Cincinnati Church after being part of it for thirty years.
As you can probably imagine, there were things I would have done differently in the transition…and some things we did really well. Even many of my
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