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					 Leading Leaders
Coaching Cell Leaders
“ The key behind the cell system is
            the coach.”
 David Yonggi Cho, Pastor of the largest in the world
“ In the athletics, a coach’s goal is to
     move his or her team toward a
    championship. While the goal of
   Christian coaching is move people
          toward Jesus Christ.”

Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
   What is a cell group coach?
• A cell coach equips cell leaders with the
  tools, knowledge, and opportunities they
  need to develop themselves and become
  more effective.
• A cell coach encourages, nourishes, and
  challenges cell leaders to grow and
  multiply their cell groups

  Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
   The importance of coaching
1. Coaching keeps a group leader’s motivation.
   Consistent coaching can keep a leader
   inspired and sharp.
2. Coaching can improve a group leader’s ability
   to lead. Small differences in strategy (along w/
   little mistakes) make the difference between
   winning and losing
3. Coaching can prevent disasters before they
   occur. Discouragement can be dealt with
   before it becomes deadly.

   Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
   The importance of coaching
4. Coaching helps leaders work together as
    a team. Cooperation prevents unhealthy
    isolation and promotes unity
5. Coaching can foster the discovery and
    development of new leaders. A group
    system grows when potential new
    leaders are discovered in existing
    healthy groups.


  Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
The habits of great cell group coaches

1. Receive from God
2. Listen to leader
 - Benefits of listening:
• Increases the level of credibility
• Increases the emotional bank acct. of
    the leader
• Promotes trust and well being – as well
    as friendship
• Allows the leader to gather accurate data
  Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
              Continuation to listening

Listening obstacles:
1.   Inadequate preparation for the coaching session
2.   Lack of prayer about questions that you need to ask
3.   Poor body language (e.g., not the leader in the eyes)
4.   Unresolved personal issues (e.g., “the coach needs to
     be heard”)




     Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
The habits of great cell group coaches

3. Encourage the leader
- How to encourage cell leaders:
• Highlight accomplishments
• Express confidence
• Show you care about the leader
    personally



  Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group
                      Coach
     Continuation on encouraging
What leaders need:
• They like to feel special, so sincerely compliment
  them
• They want a better tomorrow, so show them
  hope
• They desire direction, so navigate for them
• They are selfish, so speak to their needs first
• They get low emotionally, so encourage them
• They want success, so help them win

   Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
The habits of great cell group coaches

4. Care for the leader
 - Practical suggestions to build friendship:
• Invite the cell leader to your home
• Send cell leader b–day cards, get well notes, or
     spontaneous off the wall humorous letters or e-
     mails
• Go out for coffee with them
• Invite them to play sports w/ you or do some
     other normal life activity
• Pray daily for your cell group leaders (which will
     solidify your spiritual friendship)

   Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
 The habits of great cell group coaches

5. Develop/ train the leader
- Eight habits cell leaders should use (Dave Early):
•    Dream of leading a healthy, growing, multiplying group
•    Pray for members daily
•    Invite new people to visit the group weekly
•    Contact group members regularly
•    Prepare for the group meeting
•    Mentor an apprentice leader
•    Fellowship w/ group members through planned
     activities
•    Grow as a leader through personal development

        Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
Continuation on develop/training
Training model of Jesus:
• I do – you watch
• I do – you assist
• You do – I assist
• You do – I watch
The habits of great cell group coaches

6. Strategize with the leader
- Tips on releasing new leaders:
•    Cast the vision from the 1st day
•    Remind and the review the vision regularly
•    Pray about whom to release and when
•    Delegate responsibilities
•    Focus on balance and multiplication will come
•    Avoid negative terminologies (e.g., splits,
     divide, break)
    Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
     Continuation on strategize
Coach’s role in birthing:
• Cast vision
• Provide affirmation for the leader and his or her
  apprentice
• Participate in the process (attend meetings
  leading up to the birth of the new group)
• Follow-up (be in constant contact w/ the leader
  throughout the process)
• Administration (provide resources and training
  for the leader)
       Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
The habits of great cell group coaches

7. Challenge the leader
- Guidelines for confronting:
• Confront as soon as possible
• Separate the person from the wrong action
• Give the person the benefit of the doubt
• Be specific
• Avoid sarcasm
• Avoid words like always and never
• Tell the person how you feel about what was
    done wrong
• Give the person a game plan to fix the problem
• Affirm him or her as person and a friend
        Joel Comiskey, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach
The habits of great cell group coaches

7. Challenge the leader
- Rule of thumb for effective feedback:
• Descriptive rather than evaluative
• Specific rather than general
• Directed toward controllable behavior
    rather than personality traits or
    characteristics
• Solicited rather than imposed
• Soon after the event under discussion
    rather than several months later
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