There Are Many of Us, by Tim OlsonApr 11th, 2009 | By MCC Moderator | Category: Missions Coaching - Guest Posts
I have heard many new coaches describe a passion for poor people, those out of jobs, or even missionaries. They know coaching will be a powerful tool for them as it will for anyone. But what is the common denominator for these groups? They likely cannot afford coaching – and the coach cannot afford to coach them.
Being one of those coaches with the passion to coach missionaries, I felt there had to be a way to provide the money, the ways and the appropriate content for this unique group of people. There had to be many more of me out there with the same passion.
Guess what! There is, and there are! I am continually amazed by all the activity and growth I see and hear about and even more excited by all the interest in this significant niche. Coaching in the world of missions is catching on and perhaps even exploding. Through this blog we (with your help) hope to provide information, dialog, contacts and direction to grow it all the more.
I would like to list one avenue right now that may interest some of you. The Mission Coaches Network (MCN) was founded in 2006 by two coaches who shared this coaching-missionaries passion and they have been joined by a few dozen others to try to find ways to make this niche work financially as well as practically. Much of the outcome of that group will come through as we develop this blog.
If you would like to begin connecting to others with a similar passion, contact Tim Olson at email@example.com or Tina Stoltzfus-Horst at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will have you jump through a few small hoops to join us.
Located in New Hope, Minnesota, Tim Olson has his own business as a personal life coach after years as a pastor, teacher, school principal, business owner and missionary. In addition, for 1/5th of his time, he serves as a leadership coach for the National Fathering Ministry staff both in the US and in Ukraine. Tim received his training in the Christian track of Institute for Life Coach Training, is a member of Christian Coaches Network and co-founded Mission Coaches Network. For more, see www.TimOlsonLifeCoach.com