Coach Advance logoCoachAdvance is focused on training, launching and supporting Kingdom coaches and coaching cultures in the Great lakes Region for LCMS leaders (lay and clergy) and congregation. CoachAdvance is a joint effort of the Ohio and Northern Illinois District.

Together we have 57 coaches working with leaders and congregations to strengthen their missional ministry.

CoachAdvance is an Accredited Organization Partner of CoachNet Global LLC. CoachAdvance is authorized to deliver coach training according to the CoachNet Coach Training Porcess and is committed to maintaining the high quality standards in coach training endorsed by CoachNet. The leaders of CoachAdvance are working in partnership with CoachNet to provide high quality coaching and coach training.

The greatest benefit of coaching for church leaders is that it provides a trusting enviornment for checking out God's vision and implement an action plan. Coaching is the process of coming alongside a person or team to help them discover God's agenda for their life and ministry, and then cooperating with the Holy Spirit to see that agenda become a reality.

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Great Lakes Coaching Center exists to intentionally advance God's Mission through a culture of coaching.

Our vision is to create a coaching culture in the church centered around our Triune God.

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Basic Coaching is listening and asking powerful open-ended questions.

Coaching really isn't anything new. See how Jesus used a form of coaching: "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"
In the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus lets the hearer figure it out so they own the answer instead of telling them the moral to the story right away.

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