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.
Review and Assist
Look at The Big Picturetogether. Read it slowly so people 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 encouragement that 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 time in increasing intervals. For instance; 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks and 12 weeks. This way you will have met for close to a year as a Tool Box team.
You may choose to extend the Tool Box to ten weeks with a few more weekly Coaching meetings. Lengthening Tool Box often helps disciple makers stay engaged in the process.
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. Ask for a host for the meeting. Keep it to ninety minutes. Plan for refreshments at the end.