Women Need Leadership Coaching

by Robin Vaughn
Women's Coaching Catalyst at CMM

“As the wife of a church planting pastor, I seldom get the chance to pour out the less-than-pretty places in my life with a sense of safety and belonging. Having someone who’s neither directly affected by nor dependent on your own well-being is a rare gift for the heart in ministry.” Kassie

We see ladies leading everywhere: in their workplaces, their churches, their communities, and most importantly, seeking to manage their families and homes. I often find myself amazed as I witness unselfish sisters around me lending their strength in a way that defies comprehension. We women play such a powerful role in the lives of our spouses, our children, and the people we lead.

As women shepherd so many around them, one question arises: Who is shepherding them?
Where do they find admonishment, comfort, truth-telling, and help in moving from one stage of life to the next? Women need Gospel Coaching.

A Gospel Coach serves as a discipler, spiritual mentor, and coach in a unique type of friendship. These coaches recognize the abilities and gifts God has given female leaders and encourage their development.

Ephesians 2:10 says:
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.“ (ESV)

God has prepared the good works we will walk in, and coaching can be an integral piece of the process by imparting skills and encouragement. This helps the leader walk out those good works and fulfill her role in ministry, life, and work.

The fruit of Gospel Coaching is not only for the female leader, but can also benefit her family, her church, and others in her sphere of influence.

Women today are bombarded with ideas derived from humanistic marketing that claim “self help” solutions are the answer.

Gospel Coaching guides us as women to uncover the idols of our hearts that propel us toward false hopes. The gospel teaches that the problem is inside our hearts and minds, and the answer is not in our own efforts, but in Christ alone. Jesus has already done it all on the cross, and He is the ultimate solution to every problem we face.

Remember, you don’t have to face the challenges in ministry alone. We believe every leader needs coaching that involves intentional Gospel conversations with focused discussions about one another’s relational, personal, missional, and spiritual life. Please join us at our next Gospel Coach Training for Women in Leadership THIS March in Atlanta, GA. Click here to learn more!

1 Comment

Dr. Dan Neundorf - January 30th, 2021 at 8:22am

Excellent article! It's particularly useful to point out that Women leadership can be fluid, with leaders emerging from the team or stepping back depending on the task and/or their specific strengths and skills.