The MCNet Coaching Process
The MCNet material is a multi-year training model for leaders and those they serve, with the purpose of producing healthy leaders and ministries as well as initiating a new generation of Christian ministries to meet the current global needs.
The MCNet Coaching Process usually begins with an introduction to mentoring, as we believe that this is fundamental to developing healthy servant leaders and effective teams. Healthy churches are reproducing churches, but without healthy leaders and teams it is impossible to achieve this goal. Developing Others 1 is the workshop that introduces mentoring and is best accompanied with Mentoring thru Intentional Relationships – Guide 1, which is a tool to help someone guide a mentoring relationship. This is then followed by the rest of the workshops and tools as described below.
These workshops and resources can be applied to both an existing organizational/church context, or to begin a new ministry. Bringing about change within an existing ministry or organization is in many ways more difficult that starting one, as vision often has to be recast, values assessed, and priorities altered. However, the goal of the process with existing church is to identify leaders who have the potential to plant a new ministry and release them to do so. The MCnet Process is outlined below:
A. Transforming Existing Churches/Organizations
There are Five Sections, each with corresponding Workshops and Resources. If conducted by our International team, typically two sections are covered in a year. If facilitated by local coaches, this may be compressed into a shorter period of time.Read More
- Determine if there are shared values and buy-in by key leadership.
- Provide an overview of change and organizational culture
- Provide an overview of the Coaching Process
- Intro to Timeline and its importance
- Overview resources in the notes
- Affirm commitment to avoiding pitfalls and finishing well
- Define what Mentoring is
- Distinguish between discipleship and mentoring
- Emphasize the biblical model of servant leadership
- Mentoring praxis and an Intro to Guide 1
- Determine how many have begun to mentor others
- Intro Mentoring Guide 2 to continue mentoring process
- Discuss aspects of vision and its application to Team Ministry
- Overview functions of a mentor
- Discuss peer mentoring and phases of a mentoring relationship
- Outline conditions necessary in an organizational to foster mentoring relationships
- Emphasize the importance of team ministry
- Discuss how decisions are made and how to be a supportive type of leader
- Describe the Pathway of Vision: Identity, Mission, Vision, Structure
- Introduce the Ministry Flow Chart
- Focus on understanding Change and Transition in an organization.
- The application of the Organizational Life Cycle and Ministry Flow Chart and the use of the CHEA.
- Facilitate the First Team workshop; the marriage team is the most important team.
- A marriage seminar with an emphasis for leaders
- Provides a biblical foundation for male/female relationships
- Application of servant leadership for both husband and wife.
- Using the Organizational Life Cycle, Pathway of Vision, and Ministry Flow Chart, to help organizational leaders evaluate condition of their Ministry.
- Emphasize the importance of identifying and equipping Transitional Ministers.
- Provide a more detailed explanation of Organizational Life Cycle
- Help leaders deal with conflict and change
- Overview the Three Structures of Ministry
- Emphasize the importance of being a student of Scripture
- Provide basic principles of Exegesis and Hermeneutics
- Outline the various genre of Scripture and how to study and apply each
- Explain use and application of Church Planters Competency Assessment.
- Re-emphasize the key points of the workshops, that healthy churches are reproducing churches.
- Help team put all the tools and resources together in order identify vision and the specific calling of their organization.
- Introduce the Church Planting Process (see Section B below). Provide ongoing coaching (Church Planting Process) for emerging leaders who have been identified who could join a team of church planters or catalysts for new ministries.
- Provides the biblical outline of God’s global plan for humanity
- Shows the importance of appropriate ministry structures to fulfill this plan
- Provides a basic historical background of mission movements
- Explains the “E” and “P” scales and their application
- Explains ways that churches grow
- Helps churches and organizations define who they are called to reach
- Using principles from previous workshops, assists churches identify their specific vision
B. Initiating New Ministries and Churches
From the above Coaching Process, healthy churches should have the fruit of producing new leaders who are willing to expand the ministry. The following process uses the same materials, but it now applied to leaders and teams who are beginning new churches and new ministries.
These materials may also be used as a Church Planting or Ministry Initiative Process. This includes Six Phases that includes Coaching Sessions, Corresponding Workshops, and Resources for participants to apply.Read More
Phase 1: Leader
Phase 2: Mentor
Phase 3: Team
Coach: Preliminary Team Assessment ; Seed funds begin to be set aside
Mentors: Continue Leadership Development with Team, Focusing on the new church or ministry
Resources: Mentoring thru Intentional Relationships Guide 2
Phase 4: Equip
Phase 5: Plan
Phase 6: Plant
Coach: Regular ministry assessment – Help ministry reproduce itself
Mentors: The plan is reviewed and the team released & commissioned to launch the new ministry
Resources: Ongoing assessments & launch of Phase 1
C. The CAP – Coaches Action Plan
The following chart outlines the process for the MCNet Coach and the corresponding materials and resources that can be employed at every step in the process.Read More