The YFC Coaching Vision is that all YFC staff value quality ministry coaching and have it available in a language they understand on request.
A wonderful example of someone who has received coaching as a young leader is Melody Winters. Melody received coaching in the Young Leader Development and Empowerment Process. She shares some of her testimony below:
Maybe you’re like me- a bit of a “to do” list person. As I look at the list of assignments and tasks given to those of us going through the Youth for Christ Young Leader Development and Empowerment process I’ve seen them as a challenge or mission to get stuck in and get the things on the list done.
In some ways I’ve approached the process in this way to help me get motivated. This kind of motivation kicked into gear when a friend with Youth for Christ in Australia e-mailed me to ask if I would be her ‘coachee’ as she went through the Youth for Christ coaching training process. She is a good friend so I knew it would be a joy to journey with her through the process and of course I was keen to accomplish the coaching requirement of the course!
In my journey with the Lord there have been several times that as I’ve pushed myself to accomplish tasks God, in His wisdom, has caused the timing to perfectly coincide with what He was leading me into next. This time was no different. God, in His perfect timing, ordered my steps to begin the coaching process just as I was forming a new ministry. Being coached during that process turned out to be an invaluable gift to my life personally and to my ministry development. Every time I spoke with my coach I knew there would be challenges I’d have to work to overcome and issues that I’d somehow need to work out a solution to but in the midst of it all it was the phenomenal blessing of having someone there to pray for me, celebrate my successes and facilitate my brainstorming.
Yes, being coached is on the “to do” list of the YFC Young Leader Development and Empowerment requirements but my prayer and hope for me and my fellow young leaders is that the personal growth, the challenges we will overcome, and the victories we will get to celebrate in the process will make it well worth the journey and more than just another thing we need to do.
Thanks to everyone who has given financially that young leaders like me may be blessed by this tool that Youth for Christ is making available to us!
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