The Coaching movement in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) began nearly 15 years ago in an attempt to empower and equip congregational mission developers in their work. Today, the movement is working to actively raise up and deploy coaches in synods all across the ELCA to empower the vitality of our leaders and congregations everywhere. The mission of the coaching movement in the ELCA is to: “Multiply leaders through coaching.”
How this is being expressed in each synod is different. Here in the NT-NL Synod, coaching began as an outgrowth of our 2017 Leadership Convocation and the collaborative dreaming of the ELCA Coaching staff and our synod staff. It exists to empower pastors, congregational leaders, and congregations to greater and more effective mission, towards congregational vitality, and towards growth.