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Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How to Say No
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator -- Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask: - Can I set limits and still be a loving person? - What are legitimate boundaries? - What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? - How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? - Aren't boundaries selfish? - Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.

Christian Coaching, Second Edition: Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality
by Gary Collins

With a biblically based approach, this groundbreaking textbook for life coaching presents a coaching model using how-to sections field-tested for more than eight years, custom forms coaches can use, and more.



The COACH Model for Christian Leaders: Powerful Leadership Skills for Solving Problems, Reaching Goals, and Developing Others
by Keith E. Webb

Do you have the leadership skills you need to solve problems, reach goals, and develop others? The COACH Model® is a radically different approach to leading people. Rather than provide answers, leaders ask questions to draw out what God has already put into others. Learn how to create powerful conversations to assist others to solve their own problems, reach goals, and develop leadership skills in the process. Whether you are working with employees, teenagers, or a colleague living in another city, you’ll find powerful tools and techniques you need to increase your leadership effectiveness. The COACH Model for Christian Leaders is packed with stories and illustrations that bring the principles and practice to life. Based on first-hand experience and taught around the world, this book will transform your conversations into powerful learning and results.

Coaching In Ministry: How Busy Church Leaders Can Multiply Their Ministry Impact
by Keith E. Webb

Discover How To Multiply Your Ministry Impact Through Coaching
Are you ready for a new way to develop leaders that doesn't add to your busy schedule?

Leadership expert, Dr. Keith E. Webb, presents a radically different approach to developing leaders. Coaching allows you to develop both skills and character in other people, while doing ministry.

Rather than giving advice, asking powerful questions will draw out what the Holy Spirit has put in.

In this book, you will learn practical ways to develop the people around you and multiply your ministry impact through coaching. You will learn:

  • How to reach ministry goals and develop other people along the way.
  • How to be free of the pressure of having all the answers.
  • How to know when to mentor and when to coach.
  • How to ask powerful questions that lead to change.
  • How to move people into action with one simple question.

Coaching In Ministry is concise, just 87 pages, and focused on one thing: how you can develop the leaders around you while staying engaged in ministry. You're busy, and Coaching In Ministry honors your time by getting to the point quickly and giving you practical steps forward ... without padding a ton of extra pages to sift through.

Based on first-hand experience and taught around the world, this book will give you the tools you need to move forward. It is possible to develop leaders and have greater ministry impact -- while also having more margin in your life.

The Complete Guide to Christian Coach Training
by Linda C. Hedberg

This comprehensive resource provides an overview of 13 of the top training programs in professional coaching, taught within a distinctly Christian context. For those considering coach training for personal development, professional applications, or serving and ministry, essential information on training options is consolidated and streamlined. A primer on the field of Christian coaching and information on accreditation of schools and credentialing of coaches is included. Eleven decision-making factors are presented, guiding readers through the process of choosing coach training that is right for their unique purposes. Training accredited and approved by the International Coach Federation is featured, including courses applicable to ICF credentials at all levels. The 2016 edition is the seventh annual update. 

Faith Coaching: A Conversational Approach to Helping Others Move Forward in Faith
by Chad Hall, Bill Copper, and Kathryn McElveen

Tired of fill-in-the-blank faith and one-size-fits-all approaches to discipleship? Faith Coaching equips you to use coaching conversations to help others find and follow their spiritual growth path.

For too long, Christians have taken a delivery approach to spiritual formation: we memorize key verses and snappy concepts to spring on our un-churched neighbors; we provide fill-in-the-blank study courses for believers who want to grow in faith; we strive to tell, teach and transfer what we know. The results? Stagnant believers, lowered expectations and an avoidance of spiritual conversations. There must be a better approach. What if you could take a discovery approach to spiritual formation? What if you didn’t have to be an expert with all the answers but you could ask questions that helped others expand their commitment to following Christ? What if you could take a coach approach? And what if this approach were easy to learn, simple to apply, and bore fruit in the lives of those around you? Here is such an approach. Faith Coaching teaches you to leverage the power of coaching conversations to help others find and follow their spiritual path.

The Invitation  Transforming the Heart Through Desire Fulfilled, a Practical Guide
by Tony Stoltzfus

You are invited… to a change of heart, Jesus’ way! Transformation isn’t about being more disciplined or trying harder, but establishing a life-giving connection where Jesus fills your heart’s deepest desires for love, significance, belonging, freedom, security, and more.

God’s change strategy isn’t focused on fixing your bad behavior, but on filling your heart with himself.

Experiencing desire fulfilled changes what you want—and that makes change easy!
In this practical, down-to-earth manual on heart change, master coach Tony Stoltzfus teaches you the revolutionary approach he’s used to walk thousands of Christian leaders through personal transformation. Here’s how it works. Behavior comes from the heart, and the heart is motivated by our desires--desires for things like for recognition, acceptance, significance, or joy. Most of crazy, twisted stuff we do that causes us so much pain is aimed at filling these unmet desire with things in this world. The surprising key to Jesus’ approach is this: your heart’s desires were meant to be filled in your relationship with God; not by things, but by Jesus himself (see James 4). Encounter Him touching your desire every day, and it will transform your behavior without even trying.

Jesus’ way of change is better than you ever imagined! The Invitation takes you on a journey to this realm of desire. We’ll start with the common Christian approach to change (disciplining outward behavior), and contrast it to what the New Testament says about changing from the inside out instead. Then you’ll learn about how the heart works, the different levels of the heart, the 16 deep desires, the Two Guardians of the heart (beliefs and emotional memories), and the steps to identifying beliefs and desires. The author is eminently practical: for instance, he presents four tools you can use to encounter Jesus in your desires and six for changing beliefs, with clear steps and multiple examples for each. This book is a practical manual, not a theoretical discourse: it is filled with intimate stories of real people from all walks of life experiencing transformation through using these techniques to encounter Jesus in their deep desires.

As a special bonus, The Invitation also includes four hours of free, on-line video keyed to the text, featuring live, unrehearsed demos of how to coach the heart!

For coaches, counselors, pastors and anyone who wants to be more effective at helping facilitate personal change, The Invitation is a gold-mine of skills and tools, and an invaluable training resource. An entire suite of training aids are available to help you bring these techniques into your world, including DVDs, workshop and course outlines, a mobile app, and more. Professional training and certification are also offered through the Leadership MetaFormation Institute.

Leadership Coaching: The Disciplines, Skills, and Heart of a Christian Coach
by Tony Stoltzfus

Leadership Coaching is an essential tool for anyone who wants to learn to coach or improve their coaching skills. Written by a top Christian coach trainer, it is filled with real-life stories, practical tools and application exercises that bring coaching techniques to life. Part I is an in-depth look at how coaching fits with the purposes of God. Starting with key biblical concepts about how God builds leaders, this book goes beyond proof-texting to present an integrated, values-based paradigm for leadership coaching. Part II uses a hands-on, interactive approach to show you how to coach. Utilizing the seven key elements of effective coaching as a framework, each facet of the coaching relationship is explained in detail. Then follow-up Master Class sections help you internalize the key concepts and try them out in real life. Leadership coaching is a great introduction to a powerful way of helping others grow.

The Reflective Journal For Coaches: Sharpening Your Coaching Skills For Client Results
by Keith E. Webb

Are you ready to sharpen your coaching skills and deliver better client results?

Coaching is more an art than a set of skills. Coach and client journey together through dialogue. The coach discovers right along side the client.

The more self-aware and reflective the coach is, the more likely he or she will be able to facilitate a self-awareness process within a client. Through journaling you can increase your self-awareness, spot areas for your own personal development, and increase your learning - all in order to deliver better coaching for your clients.

Use The Reflective Journal For Coaches to:

  • Increase your effectiveness as a coach.
  • Be intentional about your own personal development.
  • Enhance your sessions with a mentor-coach or coach supervisor.
  • See progress and themes that show up over time.
  • Deliver better, more valuable, coaching results for your clients.

The Reflective Journal For Coaches includes:

  • Journal space for 60 coaching reflections.
  • Instructions on how to reflect in ways that produce results.
  • Detailed examples of journal entries that go beyond the obvious.
  • 50 powerful reflection questions to stimulate your thinking.

The Reflective Journal for Coaches will assist you to sharpen your coaching skills and provide more value to clients.

The Search for Significance:  Seeing Your True Worth Through God's Eyes
by Robert McGee

Robert McGee's best-selling book has helped millions of readers learn how to be free to enjoy Christ's love while no longer basing their self-worth on their accomplishments or the opinions of others.

In fact, Billy Graham said that it was a book that "should be read by every Christian."


In this re-launch of this timeless classic you will:

  •  Gain new skills for getting off the performance treadmill
  •  Discover how four false beliefs have negatively impacted your life
  • Learn how to overcome obstacles that prevent you from experiencing the truth that your self-worth is found only in the love, acceptance, and forgiveness of Christ
  • Discover what two million readers have already discovered:  that true significance is found only in Christ.



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