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.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

THURSDAY, July 5: We have heard, and now we see with our own eyes!

At the end of out Introduction to Coaching on Tuesday, Petronilla challenged each person to come back on Thursday and bring 2 or more with them. Well... They did. six of the seven bright 15 more. Wow! This coaching program has credibility. So, twenty three of us began the Basic Coach Training. Today the participants from Tuesday assisted in some parts of the training. One challenge for us was a "shift of perspective" from the leader (me) as the giver of truth to the one who calls forth the truth in the class. And it worked. Each person coached and was coached, and fell in love with coaching and the community that was being created! What an awesome experience for me. Petronilla asked Ray to create a Facebook page for the group, and Coaching_4_Clergy_Kenya was created. Our group represented a variety of churches and locations, including Southern Sudan. Already our first group of coaches in Kenya is bigger than just this one country. People kept coming see what all is happening!

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