Coaching Ministry
Congregational Life Ministries

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Being a pastor or church leader requires heart and spiritual grounding.

Effective leadership doesn't just happen. Quality leadership takes self-awareness, optimism and skill. These leaders know the pulse of their congregation and community.

Congregational Life Ministries through its coaching initiative, Leadership Pulse360, is committed to providing coaching, resourcing, and training to support the growth of pastors and members as they guide dynamic congregations.

With coaching, leaders gain insight, increase motivation, and develop skills that empower congregations to flourish as healthier, energized churches distinguished by:

  • Empowering Leadership
  • Intentional Discipleship
  • Meaningful Worship
  • Relational Evangelism
  • Community-focused Mission
  • Caring Ministries
  • Generous Stewardship
  • Multi-voice Congregation

"Coaching and EQ-i (emotional intelligence) assessment clarified strengths, increasing my effectiveness working with our organizational teams and clients."
Dale B., Toronto

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a vital conversation focused on moving forward and taking action. It is not counseling or therapy.

Christian Coaching works to help identify where God’s purpose and a person’s (or group) strengths come together. Christian coaching is a collaborative triad between the person being coached, the coach, and the Holy Spirit. It is a process of being accountable for working on definitive goals, along with receiving encouragement from the coach (Hebrews 10:24-25).

How Does Coaching Work?

"As my coach, Stan has enabled me to move towards my deep desire to bring my best leadership into planning, organizational growth, meetings, and conversations. Stan makes each session purposeful, asking thoughtful questions thus helping me grow in self-awareness, so I can articulate those things that might hinder my best leadership."
John Hostetter
Pastor, Lampeter COB

Coaching can be face to face or on telephone. We talk at a pre-arranged time for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly sessions, which can last 30 or 60 minutes.

During the coaching session, issues and options are explored that enable the person or group being coached to step closer to the identified goals. A coach is a listening partner with whom you can feel safe sharing your ideas, concerns, dreams, and goals.

We will work amazingly together and I can help you see effective results if you are...

  • Sensing life and/or ministry transition
  • Desiring more life-work balance
  • Yearning for less stress
  • Feeling stuck with ministry and/or personal goals
  • Eager to develop leadership capacity and skills
  • Leading people and the congregation through change
  • Committed to congregational transformation
  • Genuinely learn what makes you tick and how to motivate yourself
  • Resolving conflict
  • Eager to unlock creativity of groups you lead

"Coaching with Stan has been a huge assist to my ministry. I have gained new insights into my strengths and weaknesses, my tendencies, my “soul” work, personal spiritual journey, and my true “joy” for living each day to the fullest.
I am eternally grateful for our meetings each month and I praise God that he has been called to this important ministry."
Barbara Wise Lewczak
Pastor, Stover Memorial COB

Coaching Resources

  • One-to-one coaching
    • Coaching pastors and church leaders
    • Life coaching
  • Group coaching
    • Peer groups
    • Ministry teams
  • Discerning leadership strengths
    • Personal strengths
    • Emotional Intelligence – EQ
    • 360 Assessments
    • Communication/conflict styles
    • Team strengths

Experience

Stan Dueck understands the pulse of the Church of the Brethren. He has more than 20 years experience in pastoral and denominational leadership.

Stan has coached and consulted with pastors, ministry teams, congregations and districts from coast to coast.

Stan has participated in professional studies on leadership, coaching, church transformation, missional church, and organizational systems. As a certified leadership and personal coach, he can work with people using personal and group development resources in emotional intelligence and strength-based performance.

"Stan brings the balance of knowledge, expertise and practical experience to his coaching and leadership development that is very hard to find. With my own team, Stan helped us focus and gel into a highly effective unit. I've seen Stan be highly effective with large group, small group and individually coaching and supporting others in becoming more effective leaders."
Roy Winter, Associate Executive Director Global Mission and Service, Brethren Disaster Ministries, Church of the Brethren

Stan Dueck, Training & Certification

  • Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach (ACPEC), College of Executive Coaching
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coaching Federation
  • Associate Certified coach, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching
  • Global Leader of the Future certification, Marshall Goldsmith organization
  • EQ* Certification, Multiple Health Services
    *(Emotional Intelligence)
  • Ordained in the Church of the Brethren
  • M.Div., Lancaster Theological Seminary

For more information or to schedule a coaching appointment by phone, call 800-323-8039 ext. 343 or e-mail sdueck@brethren.org.