How Can You Help Missionaries Value Growth? by Michael EssenburgSep 2nd, 2009 | By MCC Moderator | Category: Missions Coaching - Guest Posts
If you want to help missionaries value getting coaching, you may need to start by helping them value personal and professional growth. Why? Because coaching is about growth, and if missionaries dont value growth, they wont seek coaching.
Question: Why might missionaries not value personal and professional growth?
Answer: Because they focus on serving others. Because they work in an organization that doesnt have an organizational growth plan or a professional development plan. Because their mission doesnt emphasize personal or professional growth.
Question: How can you help missionaries value growth?
Answer: By asking questions like If you could grow in one area of your life, what would it be? And by encouraging missions to develop organizational growth plans and professional development plansthis will help missions emphasize personal and professional growth.
Question: What strategies have you found useful in helping missionaries value personal and professional growth?Michael Essenburg, a missionary with Christian Reformed World MIssions, uses coaching to empower Christian leaders and organizations to close the gap. Michael has served in Japan for over 20 years. To learn more, please visit http://closethegapnow.org