*Module 1 - Introduction to Christian Coaching

"And yet I show you a more excellent way." I Corinthians 12:31

1. Define key characteristics and qualities of a Christian coach.
2. Be able to articulate the difference between success and excellence.
3. Understand the differences between Christian, Christian-track, apostate, compromised, secular,  and new-age coaching.
4. Understand the difference between coaching and counseling.
5. Understand and personalize the "Essential Qualities of Leadership" as defined in Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders.

*Module 2 - Profile of a Christian Coach

"I have set for you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you. No  servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him." John  3:15-16 (NIV)

1.  Understand the characteristics and attributes of a successful Christian coach.
2. Be willing to commit to business excellence as a requirement for setting up and maintaining a  successful practice.
3. Identify the type of Christian coaching to which the student seems to be called.
4. Appreciate the importance of self-care in relationship to effective coaching.
5. Understand the importance of investing in personal and professional development as a coach.

*Module 3 - Call-Centered Living and Coaching

"Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails." Proverbs 19:21

1. Understand the Christian concept of a call on one's life.
2. Gain deeper understanding of God's personal and unique call for the student.
3. Become knowledgeable about common barriers to call fulfillment and strategies for overcoming 
4. Learn and apply techniques for faithful fulfillment of the call.
5. Understand and be able to write SMART goals

*Module 4 - Spiritual Foundation for Christian Coaching

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as  well." Matthew 6:33

1. Understand the foundation of beliefs upon which authentic Christian life coaching is based.
2. Challenge the student to see a bigger personal God.
3. Understand and acknowledge the attributes of the Holy Spirit in Christian coaching.
4. Consider and comprehend the importance of a worldview in Christian coaching.
5. Internalize and commit to memory the promises in God's Word relative to our identity in Christ.

*Module 5 - Coachable or Uncoachable, Change Management

"Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up;  do you not perceive it?" Isaiah 43:18-19a

1. Be able to articulate the three criteria for successful coaching.
2. Recognize the characteristics of coachable and uncoachable clients.
3. Know the signs of a coaching client who needs to be referred for counseling and how to make  the referral properly.
4. Understand and recognize common reactions to change and become knowledgeable about  helping people through transitions.
5. Examine the concepts of change from a Christian perspective, and be able to articulate a  faith-based approach to change management.

*Module 6 - Christian Coaching Proficiencies & Methods

"Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent  needs and not live unproductive lives." Titus 3:14

1. Understand each of the ten Christian coaching proficiencies, identify strategies for  implementation.
2.  Understand and be able to articulate the F-L-O-W coaching method.
3. Become aware of other coaching methods used in both secular and Christian coaching
4. Become knowledgeable about group coaching methods.
5. Understand the relationship between faith and fear, and how Christian coaches
can respond to  leading of the Holy Spirit without fear.

*Module 7 - Life Design: Identifying Values and Passion

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm  you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

1.  Understand and articulate the importance of living lives congruent with values.
2. Be able to identify the symptoms of someone living outside his or her value system.
3. Become more self-aware of personal values and integrate them into planning and life design.
4. Understand the relationship between passion and motivation.
5. Understand common passion-busters and strategies to help clients avoid them.

*Module 8 - Vision and Mission Statements

"For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail though it  tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay." Habakkuk 2:3

1. Commit to memory and learn practical application of the words of Jesus as stated in the Great  Commission.
2. Understand the importance of vision as it relates to living intentionally in God's will.
3. Be able to articulate the difference between a vision and a mission.
4. Write a personal vision statement that is easy for you to remember and repeat when 
opportunities are presented.
5. Write a mission statement, commit it to memory, and take measureable steps toward fulfillment  of a God-ordained vision.

*Module 9 - Ask, Listen, Overcome

"He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him." Proverbs 18:13

1. To understand the importance of, and how to ask thought-provoking, open-ended questions in  the coaching process.
2. To become aware of common barriers to effective listening and the solutions to overcoming  them.
3. To learn how to listen for the unspoken concerns of a client.
4. To understand the benefit of celebration in helping people progress toward achievement of their  goals.
5. To understand how to help others overcome obstacles in the coaching process.

*Module 10 - Preparation

"As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend." Proverbs 27:17

1. To thoroughly prepare the student for a successful experience.
2. To help the student understand the ethical responsibilities of coaching.
3. To help the student apply the lessons of previous modules to the practicum experience.
4. To provide the student with resources needed to establish a professional relationship with the 
5. To ensure the student is ready to work one-on-one with a supervisor.

*Module 11 - Your Practice

You will have the opportunity to coach at least two individuals for a minimum of four one-hour coaching  sessions each. These are real life coaching experiences. You may do your practice for free,  charge a fee for your services, work pro bono or for donation. The choice is yours.  This is not a required task, rather an opportunity!)

*Module 12 - Discerning Your Next Steps

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm  you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

1. To help the student decide on the next steps God wants them to take.
2. To provoke the student to consider if they feel called to establish a ministry or practice.
3. To determine the specialty (if applicable) for which the student is best equipped to serve.
4. To stimulate a passion for lifelong, continuing learning about the coaching profession.
5. To encourage the student to continually explore God's plan for his or her life regardless of  whether or not a practice is established.
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1. Learn and Integrate the Parent Workshop Training into your life and practice.

2. Be sure your membership is current.

3. Take and pass the online exam.

4. Develop your first personalized Learning Agreement

5. Submit your first personalized Learning Agreement.

6. Review requirements for the oral exam.

7. Prepare for the oral exam by recording as many coaching sessions as necessary until you are demonstrating the full Parenting Workshop Training.

8. Submit your best, two recorded coaching sessions, with two different clients, for evaluation.

9. A score sheet with certifiers' comments will be mailed with 6-8 weeks of submitting recordings.  In some instances, applicants may be invited to an interview with the certifiers to address specific questions. In these cases, the score sheet and certification decision will be provided following completion of this interview.

10. One year after submitting your first personalized Learning Agreement, review your experience of living and working with the Agreement with Certification Examiner.

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