Monday October 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM EDT
Tuesday October 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center 
Terrace Hotel
689 North Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

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Larry Ousley 
Intentional Growth Center 

Also Offered Virtually:

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET

  • Sept. 17; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 5, 19; Dec. 3, 17, 2014

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Coaching Skills for Ministry 

October 27 - 28, 2014

Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center

Lake Junaluska, NC

“Coaching Skills for Ministry” is designed to equip pastors and ministry leaders with basic coaching skills that can be integrated and incorporated into their ministry setting.  Coach training can dramatically enhance the ministry leader’s effectiveness as a leader and greatly increase their impact within their faith community and the larger local community.  In addition, this training will prepare leaders to effectively coach each other in coaching partnerships among their peers.

Participants in this training will:

  • Gain a strong understanding of coaching and the distinction between coaching and therapy, consulting and mentoring.
  • Observe and debrief LIVE coaching sessions by the presenter.
  • Learn core coaching skills that can be incorporated into their work setting.
  • Have opportunities to practice these coaching skills and receive feedback.
  • Experience a combination of coaching theory and practice.
  • Learn a model for having a “coaching conversation.”
  • Receive a complimentary coaching session with one of our coaches.
  • Participate in a follow-up group coaching session 30 days after the training is completed. The intention is to provide support and accountability in the development of each participant.  A telephone conference call line will be used. 

1.5 CEU’s will be offered to those who have completed “Coaching Skills for Ministry.”

Cost: $197.00

Limited to 24 participants.                                                              Register by October 17, 2014

Accommodations are additional.  Contact the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center for booking information at (800) 222-4930 or e-mail reservations@lakejunaluska.com. Mention you are coming for this event.

Want to go deeper?  Consider staying one more day for the whole Coaching4Clergy Professional Coach Training experience.  The Coaching4Clergy Module 1: Coaching Foundations is an accreditted coach training program recognized by the International Coach Federation.  Find out more!  If you register for Coaching Skills for Ministry and decide while you are here to stay for Coaching4Clergy, your $199 program fee will be applied to the cost of tuition for Coaching4Clergy Module 1.

Larry Ousley


Leader: Dr. Larry Ousley  (Larry@LarryOusley.com) is the Executive Director of the Intentional Growth Center (IGC). Before coming to IGC in 2000, he served as senior pastor of three churches of over 1,000 members in the Holston Conference of the UMC. He is a life coach recognized through the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) in 2004 and as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) in 2010.  Larry is also an Endorsed Life Coach by the United Methodist Endorsing Agency, is a Certified Organizational Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), and has served as a faculty member on an ICF approved international coaching school. He was an author in the anthology— Ministry 3.0: How Today’s Church Leaders are Using Coaching to Transform Ministry. Larry has lead approximately 10 long-term group leadership coaching projects and has over 1,500 hours of experience coaching pastors, district superintendents, and conference staff persons.