MLI will be piloting a coaching group for WELS principals. The coaching will be designed to help principals develop healthy spiritual, emotional, and physical habits, along with transparent relationships, that foster spiritual resilience. These efforts all take place under the grace of God and among the connections of brotherly relationships. The support for each principal will come in the form of the following:
- an annual conference
- monthly coaching from a trained Christian life coach
- a monthly webinar based on assigned book reading or topic (spiritual, emotional, physical, and profession areas will be worked with)
- ongoing contact with a peer coach
What will make this coaching different than typical coaching is the spiritual based approach that is both intense and at the same time broadly applicable in multiple areas of life and ministry. The individualized coaching is also combined with a deep camaraderie among the principals participating in MLI Coaching. Trust is built. Authenticity develops. Accountability to each principal’s goals comes from his own growing faith in Christ, the coach’s devoted guidance, and the group’s brotherly encouragement. This coaching toward personal development is a long-term strategy and not a quick fix.
Another desired outcome is for the principal in MLI Coaching is to impact others in the kingdom as they themselves develop both spiritually and professionally. Leadership coaching and leadership team coaching will also be available to the principal and his team.
Contact Greg Schmill if you desire more information on the possibility of participating in MLI Coaching following the completion of the pilot program.