From Rut to River: Coaching Pastors in Stuck Situations

Full Title
From Rut to River: Coaching Pastors in Stuck Situations
Author
Laura A Cunningham
Abstract
Maintaining pastoral resilience for ministry while serving a congregation struggling with change has been a dilemma for mainline church pastors. This project focuses on executive coaching for pastors at risk of becoming "stuck," losing energy of momentum in congregational ministry. This report explores executive coaching theory, considering how working with a coach can help a pastor out of a rut and thus regain energy for ministry. It uses narrative methodology to describe the impact of coaching on two pastors in Hudson River Presbytery in order to show how coaching may benefit pastors in similar situations.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Jeffery L Tribble
Language
English
Date
2017
Number of Pages
42