Raising Future Disciples
Your primary role, as a coach, is to shepherd our players and supporting coaches into the fullness of Christ. This square diagram reflects the process that Jesus used for developing the disciples. This same process is used by coaches to develop not only players, but aspiring coaches as well.
The Coach's responsibility is to guide and mentor the individual through this process. I Do/You Watch is the first step Jesus used to teach his disciples. At each corner there are stressful points that may hamper continuing such as lack of confidence or lack of knowledge. The coach's role is to encourage, teach, pray, affirm, watch and demonstrate. The next step, I Do/You Help advances the individual's development by assisting, participating, and experiencing without the responsibility of the result. You Do/I Help furthers the experience allowing the individual to take on more responsibility and growth. Finally, You Do/I Watch is the final phase where the individual is fully authorized to execute without assistance.
The Wall of Resistance is always present. People will hit their walls, in flesh and sin, and resist moving forward. It is the role of the coach - moving in as the Ultimate Coach in relationship with the player - to observe, listen and respond with encouragement , information, and support to help that player move forward and experience success.
Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
2 Timothy 2:2 And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
Thank you for Holy Spirit guiding and teaching me. I ask for increased humility to remain teachable, to work through the challenges and fears I have as I lead, and teach others to lead. May the growth of those I teach be greatly increased and surpass my own, to bring you glory. Please give me the confidence in you, to be open, caring and encouraging, and to not let any jealousy arise. I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.