Course Descriptions

Coach Approach Ministries has developed a series of coach training courses designed to give participants the mindset, skill set, and tools to begin utilizing coaching in their leadership and relationships with others. Thrive Church Network, in association with Coach Approach Ministries, offers courses 501, 502, 503 & 510, which are designed to meet the requirements for credentialing through the International Coach Federation.

Class 501* | Foundations of Christian Coaching

*This course is a prerequisite for all other courses.

This course provides the basic foundation for understanding and practicing coaching. Topics covered include: core coaching skills, coaching conversation model, the biblical basis for coaching, how coaching is distinct from counseling and mentoring, and how can use coaching in their ministries or workplace. You will finish the course ready and able to use coaching at a basic level.

Class 502 | Establishing a Dynamic Coaching Relationship

What does it take to develop a strong professional coaching relationship? It takes attention to the essentials and going beyond expectations. In CAM 502, we teach you to do just that. In this ICF-approved course, you will learn: ICF ethics and standards, how to help PBC orient around areas of strengths and high performance patterns, the ingredients for a strong first session, and how to go beyond just the doing of coaching in order to really be a coach.

Class 503 | Coaching for Change, Transition and Transformation

Coaching is all about change. Coaching is all about change, but not all change is the same and coaches need to be able to support three types of change: proactive change, transitions, and deep transformation.

Class 507 | Coaching Teams

Coaching isn't just for individuals -- it's also ideal for teams. In this course, you will gain an understanding of the difference between a team and other types of groups, learn how to develop authentic teams, learn the skills needed to coach teams, how to support teams in overcoming dysfunction, use team covenants, and create alliances.

Class 510 | A Coach Approach to Leading and Managing

You know how to coach, and you know how to lead, but how do you incorporate coaching into your leadership? This course provides the knowledge and skill necessary for taking a coach approach to working with teams, managing direct reports/volunteers, and leading within a church or other organization.

* This class is a required part of the Certified Christian Leadership Coach (CCLC) credential.