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Join the Coaching & the Church Community

Here’s your chance to meet other coaches who are working with coaching in the church! You can:

  • Put your name in a comment to join our list of coaches working in the church world
  • Inform others of what you are doing
  • Connect with others by responding to their comments or contact info
  • Learn from the community by asking or answering a question

To join, just post a comment (you have to register and be logged in to post) with your name, contact info (if you wish), and a few sentences about what you are doing with career coaching. Or you can scan the comments list, and if you see something or someone interesting, respond to their comment to get in touch.

This not an advertising forum, so please don’t write an ad for your practice! This is about connecting with other coaches, not prospecting for clients.

The coaching and the church coaches list is below.

5 Responses to “Join the Coaching & the Church Community”

  1. benwiles says:

    My name is Ben Wiles. I am a soon-to-be graduate of Regent University with my M. Div. and I am also a graduate of Lifeforming Leadership Coaching in Virginia Beach. I am serving as the lead pastor of River of Life Church in Hot Springs. Upon my graduation, I am going to begin seriously moving my church’s discipleship program into a coaching paradigm. I have already begun making steps toward doing this, but will not be in full implementation stage until later this year. I am also in discussion with my denominational leaders about creating a coaching network for pastors that will not only benefit them, but will expose them to the values and some of the methodologies of coaching so they can apply it in their setting as well.

    • benwiles says:

      By the way, I can be reached via email at


    • Russ Rainey says:


      Thanks for taking the time to join the “Coaching and the Church Community”. Let’s get on the phone and get to know one another better so we can share experiences and learning. It sounds like you have a “God-sized vision” for the impact coaching can have in your church and denomination. I would love to hear more about that. I will email you about a time to talk by phone.
      Russ Rainey

  2. David Bredeman says:

    David Bredeman here, missionary to Peru. I’m just starting to teach ministry coaching in a two year Bible college we’ve established in the capital city of Lima. I’m thankful to Roger Erdvig of the Center for the Advancement of Christian Coaching and Tony Stoltzfus for their sacrificial help in spreading Christian coach training to Latin America. Here in Peru we’re anxious to see how implementing coach training into Bible school training will produce more well rounded leaders. This will be key to promoting personal growth along with intellectual growth.

    • Russ Rainey says:

      Hi David,

      Like you, I am anxious to see what coach training could mean to future ministers and their leadership of other staff and volunteers in the church. Please share your learning and experience with us over time and post comments to the articles you find in this area of the blog. We want this to be a rich experience and a way of getting to know other brothers and sisters who have similar interests. We are all on a steep learning curve, but isn’t it fun and rewarding?
      Russ Rainey

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