Coaching information


Contacts for Coaching within the four YFC Areas – who to contact and lines of responsibility


Coaches ask powerful questions, which help people see their challenges differently, and find direction to overcome their problems. Jesus was able to get to the heart of the matter with people through his use of questions. He helped them review their thinking and set them on a different path. Below are some powerful questions Jesus asked others, compiled by Tony Stoltzfus in his book Leadership Coaching, the Disciplines, Skills, and Heart of a Christian Coach

  • ­”But who do you say that I am?”
    Peter’s great confession Luke 9:20   ­
  • ”What do you seek?”
    To the disciples of John who followed him, John 1:38   ­
  • ”What do you want me to do for you?”
    To the blind man beside the road, Luke 18:41
  • ”Woman, where are they?  Has no one condemned you?”
    To the woman caught in adultery, John 8:10   ­
  • ”What’s this you’re discussing so intently as you walk along?”
    Jesus on the road to Emmaus, Luke24:17; MSG   ­
  • ”What is written in the Law?  How do you read?”
    Jesus replies to a lawyer who puts him to the test, Luke 10:26   ­
  • ”Show me a coin.  Whose likeness and inscription has it?”
    Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, Luke 20:24   ­
  • ”Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk,?”
    At the healing of the paralytic, Luke 5:23
  • ­”Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbour to the man…?”
    The Good Samaritan, Luke 10:36   ­
  • ”I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to   destroy it?”
    Healing on the Sabbath, Luke 6:9


Below are some testimonies from other YFC staff who have found Coaching useful.

My coach has helped me with understanding my boundaries. i.e. Thinking through and understanding what my responsibilities are in a situation and what I need to leave aside. Helping me to understand how I manage others has a knock on effect on the work of our centre – that I can have a positive effect on young people by being a good manager. A key outcome is becoming more confident within my work role throughout this time.

My coach is excellent at encouraging me to work out solutions myself – almost frustratingly so when I’m sure he could easily give me a solution! But quite rightly, he encourages me to work things out so they are right for my situation and enables me to step back and look at things from a different perspective than I usually would.

He has helped me change from being reactive – prioritising according to the next crisis/deadline – to being more proactive and working out how to free up time to enable me to build the organisation according to the vision we feel God has given us, finding His priorities rather than man’s priorities. My coach encourages me to think more creatively and to think long-term.



Level 1 – Introduction to Coaching

This is an introduction to coaching delivered via a 2-day workshop. Participants will have read the Coaching 101 book before the workshop and, at the workshop, receive the 101 Handbook. Participants will learn and practice the basic skills of coaching and receive foundational understanding and skills to help them use coaching techniques with their ministry, staff and volunteer relationships etc. They will receive some tools and paper templates for writing session summaries.  This training will help participants value coaching, understand the importance of being coached and use some coaching skills day to day. It is not sufficient training to qualify participants as coaches. Costs per person include the two books Approx $30 plus the local expenses for the workshop – all costs quoted are USD.

Level 2 – Becoming a Qualified Coach

Following the first 2-day workshop participants continue to have 9 sessions with a Coach/Mentor, learn about and join the CoachNet website, coach 2 people under supervision for 6 months and do a 360-degree online assessment. They will have a further 2-day workshop, receive a 3rd book and create a personal development plan for the following 6 months. Costs vary depending on the nation with 3 pricing levels $55 – $33 – $22 for 12 months CoachNet membership per person and $50, $30 or $20 for each 360-degree assessment. Books are approx. $15 each.  In addition, there will be local expenses for the 2nd workshop.

Level 3 – Remaining a Qualified Coach and passing it on.

The final level is about remaining a qualified coach. To do this, the coach agrees to remain a member of CoachNet and continues to do 360 assessments every 12 to 18 months following their initial training. The coach also agrees to participate in helping others gain their coaching qualification by being a coach/mentor for future trainees. They continue to use the CoachNet website and receive coaching and supervision as required throughout their coaching career. Costs to remain a qualified coach range from approx. $100 to $40 per annum depending upon the nation.