This is the first coaching meeting. The format is different.
- Open the meeting with leader led prayer.
- Review the tools taught the previous weeks. Ask someone to explain it and see if anyone had an experience applying it.
- Inform the group that this is the first coaching meeting. No new tools are taught. The format is different. It consists of two segments; Review & Assist and Schedule.
2. Review and Assist
- Look at The Big Picture together. Read it slowly so people can have an idea of where they are in the disciple-making process. Ask two key questions;
- Review; Ask the group, “What is your next step?”
- Assist; Ask the group, “How can we help you get there?” Allow for each person in the group to answer. Let the group help each other. Allow for cross-pollination. Be ready to reteach tools on the spot or before the next coaching meeting. The goal is the encouragementthat leads to disciple-making.
- Pick a date one month out for the next coaching meeting. Do this at the end of each coaching meeting. Meet four more times after the next one. Schedule them one at a timein increasing intervals. For instance; 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks and 12 weeks. This way, you would meet for close to a year as a Tool Box team.
- Don’t overlook Coaching meetings. They are the difference between someone just learning the tools and someone who becomes a life-long disciple-maker. Coaching is that important!
- Consider meeting the same day, time and location as Tool Box. Keep it to ninety minutes. Plan for refreshments at the end.
- Watch Radical or Falling Plates.
- Ask the group to close in prayer about the meeting.