What is a Christian life coach?
A Christian life coach is someone who, with God’s grace will gently guide you through life’s ever changing path and make it possible for you to grow, change and discover your true self. A coach is there for support, encouragement, motivation, accountability, reassurance, and to help you unleash your untapped potential.
It is broken down like this:
- The Past (where you were)
- The Present (where you are)
- The Future (where you and God wants you to be)
This is the most important of the three. As it says in Isaiah 43:18, “Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past.”
The coach/client relationship is safe and non-judgmental in order to help you construct a plan to become who you and God would like you be.
A Christian Coach will bring scripture into the coaching sessions and help you discover what direction God would have you go – who you were designed to be. Several materials are available to identify the truth within you. The good news is the answers already reside within you. A coach is there to gently walk with you as God reveals his masterpiece that is you.
Does scripture really help?
Individuals already have all the resources they need but struggle to get past fear and doubt to tap into their true selves. Philippians 4:13 “You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.”
When we try to do this thing called life on our own, without seeking God’s advice, we inevitably end up right back where we started. This leads to anxiety and frustration. Instead, try this: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God…” Philippians 4:5.
A person in charge of their mind is also in charge of their results: Romans 12:2 “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
And just when you feel like you’ve tried everything, there is Isaiah 40:29-31 “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”
Are you ready to soar on wings like eagles?
Christian Coach’s Creed
by Rev. Dr. Leelo-Dianne Bush, President and Founder of PCCCA, 2006, rev. 2007, 2008, 2009
I believe in Jesus Christ, who is my Lord and Savior. I believe it is my duty to uphold Jesus’ teaching as found in the Holy Bible, in my own life and actions, as well as within my relationship with anyone I coach. I believe that to whom more is given, more is required. As a Christian life coach, my personal life must be completely above reproach. My actions or omissions shall never lead anyone to doubt my faith or their own. I believe it is my duty as a Christian Life Coach, to point to the Holy Scriptures as God’s inerrant plan, when my client is uncertain, confused or at a loss for direction and particularly if my client’s direction appears to be aiming away from the truth found in God’s Word. I believe my relationship with my client should be Christ-centered and client-focused, where my goal is to help my client with their God-given purpose and living true to it.
I believe it is my duty to maintain the confidentiality of everyone I coach, unless information is released by the client or such confidentiality conflicts with the prevailing law or court order. Otherwise, information shall remain confidential unless it is deemed that such information could be illegal, harmful or dangerous to person or property. I will maintain integrity in all business and personal dealings; performing as I commit to perform, referring clients to others if the client’s needs do not match my competencies. I believe my sessions are to be led by the Holy Spirit, and I must be ever ready to speak the truth in love, as I am led. My goal is and will always be: personal and professional excellence. I believe, when I am weak, God is strong. With God in it, nothing is impossible! Amen.
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