Our July Training in Nairobi

Dr. Jim Robey and Attentional Growth Inc have begun to train a new generation of Christian leaders in Africa using the Coaching4Clergy model. From its beginning, Coaching4Clergy has had at its core a global vision of Every Pastor, Ministry Staff and Church Leader a Coach. An invitation has come to bring the coaching model of equipping and empowering lay and clergy to the countries of Kenya, South Africa and Swaziland. Attentional Growth Inc, under the leadership of Jim Robey, is responding!

This is a quickly unfolding process, and in partnership with Petronilla Maina of Kingdom Lifestyle in Nairobi, we offered two different training events to equip clergy and lay leadership with coaching skills.

The One Day Training event was 3 July, and was an introduction to coaching and its use in the church as we are making disciples. Each person coached and was coached, and left the event with coaching tools they can use in life, work and the church. The Two DayTraining was 5-6 July, and included more skill training in coaching. Click on the names to see a brochures for each event . These were be held in Nairobi at the ACK Guest House.

These training events will be useful for both business and church leaders, so the impact of the training will be increased. It is our plan, with our partners, for local potential coaches to be identified and given additional training, both on the continent of Africa and in the US. It is our desire to be useful in growing the Kingdom of God.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Jambo Jim ("Hello" Jim)

Monday, July 2, was a day spent creating connections and relationships with people at the Guest House and beyond. Imagine my surprise to discover 2 Americans (from Florida and South Carolina) and a Kenyan working with Water Missions International. Their focus is "Changing Lives through Sustainable Water Systems". We spoke of how coaching could also change lives and a "sustainable" in Kenya and other East Africa countries. My friend Petronilla ("Petro") introduced me to several key Anglican leaders and gave us the opportunity to create a personal invitation to our training events. It was Grace from the Anglican Guest House who called her friend Godfrey at the Methodist Guest House. Again, we had wonderful conversation about coaching and created relationships. I am so excited that in a few hours I am privileged to lead C4C's first training event in Africa. This journey feels so right, as if I have been for for this time and place! Thanks be to God who inspires us to reach out in new ways for the growth of the Kingdom of God.

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