SIDEBAR Setting Up the Coaching Agreement Within the Church

by Linda J. Miller

When using coaching with staff and volunteers, discuss the following, depending on the situation:

  • difference between how you have worked together in the past and what will be different moving forward.
  • Confidentiality — this is always in place with coaching, and you will need to adapt to your situation.
  • Style, pace.
  • Honesty, feedback.
  • Expectations — how you will be responding differently and how you want your staff to be.
  • Logis· Thetics (scheduling, whose office or by phone, how long the meetings will last, etc.).