LCMS School Ministry Leadership Coaching
Helping Leaders Move to the Next Level:
Extraordinary leadership coaching engages administrators and church leaders in a self-directed process empowering them toward professional and/or personal excellence while employing a collaborative support system. The partnership between a leader and their leadership coach embraces the Christian faith and therefore is committed to the highest ethical and legal standards of the coaching profession. This coaching process is uniquely designed to bring real and lasting growth to enable individuals to reach the next level of leadership.
LCMS Leadership Coaches are trained and certified under the direction of the LCMS School Ministry office. However, Coaches are not employees of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and serve as independent contractors. As such, all content of coaching sessions is confidential and will not be shared with an LCMS District office or other entities of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Structure and Fees
A coaching agreement generally consists of an Intake Session and three to four Coaching Sessions. Additional sessions may be scheduled as mutually agreed upon by the coach and client. There is no fee for the Intake Session but a fee of $100 per session is payable in advance to the coach for additional Coaching Sessions.
Who Are the LCMS Leadership Coaches?
Joseph (Joe) Bordeaux
Judith (Judy) Christian
William (Bill) Cochran
Richard (Rick) Hans
Rebecca (Becky) Schmidt
Robert (Bob) Whipkey
As a LCMS School Ministry Leadership Coach:
I hold myself accountable to the highest level of integrity, honoring Jesus Christ individually and corporately, in all my associations with clients and colleagues.
I will maintain complete confidentiality with my clients, within the confines of the law.
I will be clear with my clients about the nature of the coaching relationship, including structure, fees, refunds, expectations and guarantees.
I will never give a client’s name to anyone for any purpose, without express permission.
I will give credit where credit is due for materials supplied by other sources, respecting copyrights, trademarks and intellectual property.
I will judiciously avoid conflicts of interest. If any should arise, I shall, without delay, inform concerned parties of my position.
I will represent myself honestly and clearly to my clients, and coach only within my areas of expertise.
I will actively pursue well being, wholeness, and continual learning in my own life.
I will refer a client to another coach if I am not within my area of expertise or comfort, so the client gets the best possible coaching.
I will honor my Christian values in my professional conduct, placing neither blame nor blemish on the name of Christ, the School Ministry Coaches or the coaching profession.
I will take all reasonable steps to notify the appropriate authorities in the event a client discloses an intention to endanger self or others.
I will support professional coaching among believers.
Content Based Upon the International Coaches Federation and the Christian Coaches Network