MC2 Coaching Guide
MC2 COACHING GUIDE
Coaches play a critical role in the success of getting a movement started in a local area. It is important to support the MC2 training process by: • Identifying coaches • Training and empowering coaches to assist during the Trainers Training • Giving coaches clear expectations and a guide to use for their coaching
Coaches need to have clear expectations about their role, a calendar of how often to contact Training Facilitators and what to do on a coaching call.
The night before Jesus was arrested, He taught his disciples about the Holy Spirit. He taught that the Spirit would be our counselor and teacher that produces growth in each of our lives (John 14:26). Now because each believer is filled with the Holy Spirit, a coach works in partnership with the Holy Spirit to help an individual hear and obey the Spirit. Each believer must decide daily to will walk in step with the Spirit.
This is why coaching is important. If we are giving people advice, we are robbing them of the chance to hear from the Spirit and submit to him. The goal of coaching is to help others hear from the Lord and know what the Lord wants them to do so that they can follow him.
MC2 coaches are helping Training Facilitators learn to hear the Holy Spirit and to follow him. Coaches help in both personal walk and leadership topics and in movement evangelism, discipleship and growth topics.
Coaches are expected to encourage the Training Facilitators while offering loving accountability to keep their groups on track. To do this, coaches will need to: • Understand the Spirit-Filled walk in life and how to help others hear and follow the Spirit daily. • Understand the 5 core components of the MC2 process and how Launch, Multiply and Develop work together so that they can reinforce the training process. • Be prepared to help during the training by leading sessions and by helping during Next Steps planning times at the end training meeting. • Contact each Training Facilitator on a regular basis to encourage them, to gather statistics and information and to pray with them. (for example: at least every other week during the local Launch) • Provide reporting statistics to GCM National Leaders (see the Facilitators Activity Tracking Sheet and the Activity Tracking Questions at the end of the document)
Part of the strategy for equipping coaches is a planning calendar that should assist them in achieving results as well as in creating consistency. Instead of leaving the dates and times for coaching sessions and mid-course evaluation undefined, this calendar is provided as a resource for coaches.
PRE-LAUNCH PLANNING WITH LOCAL LEADERS. COACHING STUCTURE DEVELOPMENT.
During the months and weeks leading up to the Facilitator Training, plan for the coaching role and recruit and train coaches. Master Trainers should be in communication with the main contact in the church, CRU ministry or other entity and begin strategizing with them to select coaches and place participants in groups under those coaches. If planning from a country level, the groups would probably be selected on a city basis. If there are leaders from multiple churches in the same geographic area, then it is recommended that the Pastor or other church leader be the coach for people from the church if their schedule permits.
PRE-LAUNCH ORIENTATION MEETING WITH COACHES ONLY
If possible, it is effective to have two to three hours or even a half a day to meet with the coaches before the actual Trainer’s Training in order to orientate them to their role. During this time, you should cover: • Use the MC2 Overview ppt and Multiply Whiteboard Video to explain the process and the 5 core components of MC2. • Clarify the roles during the training, including how to use meal times and the Next Steps planning times. Coaches should have their coaching assignments given to them. If possible, there should be one coach for every 5 Training Facilitators. • Show them the Activity Tracking sheet that the Facilitators will use. • Any other assigned roles.
NOTE: It is suggested to assign coaches to facilitate a Launch session during the training. This helps develop them and also allows those being trained to see different styles of facilitating.
DURING FACILITATOR TRAINING
• Coaches are assigned to Training Facilitators and meet together during meals to begin the coaching relationship. • The coaches should also be available to meet during the Next Steps planning time.
NEXT STEPS SESSION
It is crucial for the coaches to be involved in the Next Steps session. The coaches should have Next Step conversations with each person they are coaching, as well as setting and scheduling the entire 10 weeks of Launch Training on a calendar. This will allow them to schedule coaching calls (at least every other week) and set the expectations on reporting (suggested to be done weekly).
NEXT STEPS INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ACTIONS: (Coach)
- How do you feel now that you have completed the Trainers Training?
- Do you have any questions?
- Who are the 10 or more people that you will begin the MC2 process with.
- What date will you start Launch training with these individuals.
- Set date for first coaching appointment.
- Make sure they have all of the materials that they need to start their Launch Trainings: This will include:
- Jesus Film equipment, SD Cards, Thumb drives and the GodTools and Jesus Film mobile apps have been downloaded on their devices.
- Student and teacher notes (both physical and USB)
- Foundational Bible Studies for the Multiply Pathway
- Encourage them by telling them how much you believe in them.
- Pray together over their list of people.
AFTER THE NEXT STEPS PLANNING SESSION
- The coaches should pray over their leaders
- All contact and relevant information should be exchanged.
- The coach should ensure that each one of the Training Facilitators has all the materials, the proposed calendar and that they understand the MC2 and coaching processes.
SAMPLE COACHING CALENDAR
WEEK 1. Coaches have their first 15 to 20-minute coaching conversation to make sure they have started the process and to discuss any challenges they are experiencing. Use the 5-Step Coaching Process to guide the conversation. Coaches can use a personal meeting, Skype, Google hang out, Facebook meeting or a phone call to have the coaching conversation.
WEEK 2. The Training Facilitator completes the Activity Tracking form for week 2 and emails it to the Coach. The coach can respond to any specific reporting issues in week 2 through email or texting or phone call.
WEEK 3. The Training Facilitators will email the Coach their Week 3 Activity Tracking form. Coaches have their second 15 to 20-minute coaching conversation. This is the week that the Amazing question is assigned and participants begin courageously approaching people for prayer. This is an important week to interact. Initiating the expectation of obeying Jesus and accountability is important. Discuss progress shown on the Activity Tracking form. Use the 5-Step Coaching Process to focus the conversation, explore options, plan next steps, address obstacles and review the plan. Coaches can use a personal meeting, WhatsApp, Skype, Google hangout, Facebook meeting or a phone call to have the coaching conversation.
WEEK 4. The Training Facilitator completes the Activity Tracking form for week 4 and emails it to the Coach. This week’s remarks and discussion can happen through email or text exchanges.
WEEK 5. MID-COURSE EVALUATION. Use the 5-Step Coaching Process. If coaching in a local area, this can be done face-to-face. If coaching is being done from long distance, a mid-course evaluation will require about a 30-minute discussion. At this point, the coach should be trying to determine if the Training Facilitators and those they are training are connecting the overall process with the assignments that are being assigned.
• Are they keeping the main vision in front of everyone involved?
• Is it clear at this point that the participant is on a path leading to the desired outcome of starting a new group?
The Training Facilitator completes the Activity Tracking form for week 5 and emails it to the Coach.
WEEK 6. The Training Facilitator completes the Activity Tracking form for week 6 and emails it to the Coach. Coaches interact with Training Facilitators through email or text.
WEEK 7. Coaches have their third 15 to 20 minute coaching conversation using the coaching process. Week 7 Activity Tracking should be emailed to the coach and discussed. The questions during this coaching conversation should be more focused on the coaching process questions and less on the Activity Tracking sheet.
WEEK 8. MISSIONAL EVENT AND BEYOND. BEGINNING THE MULTIPLY PATHWAY. This week’s focus is on starting Missional Communities through establishing and maintaining healthy, multiplying leaders, as well as balancing health, maturity and speed in a movement. Coaches should encourage the training facilitators to attend as many missional events as possible as his participants step out in faith. After the event has been conducted (on the same evening), the training facilitator should take some time to evaluate and review the event with the participant. Coaches should have a focused time of personal prayer for the missional events each day as they are conducted. Coaches can mobilize others to pray for the missional events.
WEEK 9. MISSIONAL EVENT. The coach should attend several missional events led by his Training Facilitators. Immediately after the Missional Event has been conducted (on the same evening), the coach should join the Training Facilitator to evaluate and review the event with the leader.
WEEK 10. CELEBRATION, NEW GROUP LAUNCH AND FIRST WEEK OF FOUNDATIONAL BILE STUDY. Remind Training Facilitators that at the end of the Missional Events, all those who attended should be invited to return the following week for the first Foundational Bible Study of the group. Set the date, time and location. Using the same date and location may be the best. This week is also an important week for the coach to attend to make sure that everything is starting out correctly.
WEEK 12: DEVELOP MEETING 1 Once the Missional Communities (groups) are launched, then the coach, the Training Facilitators and those who started the new groups can begin the Develop meetings. Coaching continues as the movement grows.
A 5-STEP COACHING PROCESS AND QUESTIONS
We want to help people hear from the Lord. Coaching is a tool we can use to help them. Ultimately, the individual has to decide to hear from the Lord. The coach should not immediately offer advice, but rather ask questions to help the Training Facilitators hear from the Lord. Coaches are assisting them both personally and in ministry as they grow in hearing from the Lord. Telling others is not as effective as helping them discover truth for themselves. Follow the model of Jesus. He often asked questions so the disciples would discover the truth on their own.
The mindset of the Coaching Model is:
- Focusing on the other person
- Committing to the other person’s success
- Helping the other person find their own solution
- Holding the other person accountable
The Coaching Process has five steps.
- Focus the Conversation
- Explore Options
- Plan Next Steps
- Address Obstacles
- Review and Commit
Coaches use questions to help Training Facilitators discover important issues, both in their own growth and leadership and in those they are discipling and training. Below are some possible questions in each of the five steps of the coaching process. Select the most appropriate question from each category. Do not use all the questions, but the most appropriate for the focus of this coaching conversation.
Begin by reviewing the Activity Tracking Sheet. Use the Activity Tracking Questions below. This may help to focus this coaching conversation. Focus the Conversation
- God is always at work around you. What do you sense God is doing right now in the lives of the people you are training?
- What part of the training process would you like to talk about today?
- How are things going with the training? What difficulties have you experienced?
- What are some ways you have seen God at work in the past that might apply?
- What are some possible next steps you can take to see this happen?
- What is the last thing you know God asked you to do that you have not yet obeyed?
Plan next steps
- What does obedience look like in this situation?
- Who can help you? How can they help you?
- How can this step be broken into smaller pieces?
- What obstacles might keep you from going forward?
- What might prevent you from seeing success?
- What solutions will help you overcome these obstacles?*
- What “I will ___ by ___ (when)” statement can you write?
- How will you be held accountable to follow through?
- How can I pray for you?
Activity Tracking Questions
- many people have you and the participants shared the Amazing question with?
- How many people have you and the participants reached out to care for?
- How many people have you and the participants shared your personal story with?
- How many people have you and the participants identified as Persons of Peace?
- How many people have you and the participants shared the gospel with in a direct gospel presentation?
- How many of the participants have successfully presented the Jesus Film to an audience of unbelievers?
- How many of the participants have started a missional Community?