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 Overview 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. Then ask the group, “How can we help you get there?” These are the two questions in Coaching. Allow people to provide answers. Let the group help each other. Encourage cross-pollination. Be ready to reteach tools on the spot or before the next coaching meeting. The goal is encouragement. This sustains 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 time in 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 team.
- Don’t overlook Coaching meetings. They are the difference between someone being exposed to 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.