“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes” Marcel Proust
The Old Testament imagery of Dry Bones from Ezekiel 37 resonates with every minister at one time or another. Ministry can be exhilarating and frustrating. In the good times we have to temper the temptation to think it is all about OUR gifts. In times of struggle it is helpful to have opportunities to dialogue and process. Can old bones still thrive?
After 38 years of ministry in local churches, what was possible with my old bones? I reached out to a good friend who was coaching ministers in order to process how I might navigate my next stelps. I had been feeling restless for about 5 years. I loved what I was doing. I enjoyed preaching. I had a great staff. I was still dreaming and planning, but…….something was unsettling. Was this something God? Was I not spiritual enough? Did I just need to move to a new church? My coach guided me through the coaching process and I discovered a new way to understand my calling . I discovered that I had been “coaching” ministers, staff, and laity for years, but just didn’t know to call it that. I also discovered I needed training to be able to do it more effectively.
Dry Bones Coaching combines my love for ministry, for those serving in ministry positions, 38 years of experience at every level of the church, and God’s call to a new expression of ministry.
My guess is that the reason you are at this site and have read this far is that you are restless too. You are seeking more for yourself and/or from your church/organization or staff member. Coaching can help. It can bring clarity, focus, direction, next steps and accountability. It can help you sort through what God is doing with and through you at this point in your life and ministry.