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At Chosen Pen Institute, we believe that coaching can have a great impact on ministry. It is our mission to teach coaching to leaders throughout the body of Christ to strengthen their ability to help people move forward.

“Coaching doesn't replace anything we do in ministry. It augments everything we do in ministry." – Arden Adamson, retired director of Coaching for the Assembly of God

In this course, we will lay a solid foundation for you as a Minister’s Mate™ Coach. The course is divided into eight weeks:

  • An introduction to the concept of coaching

  • An introduction to the skills of coaching

  • And a primer on how to get started as a coach

  • Culminating with a Minister’s Mate™ coaching certification


For over a decade, we have trained pastors, small group leaders, teachers, denominational leaders, youth pastors, and more how to coach. Our materials were designed by pioneers in the field, who continue to have a high impact on leaders in both the secular business market and Christian ministry.

We have built in a great way to interact with other students in the course, and by the end, you will have developed some good resources that will help you as you begin to coach.

The course is built around 2 hours of professionally captured video teaching with a pair of great teachers who bring a relational dynamic to the class. You will not listen to a monotonous talking head but will instead feel engaged in a classroom setting.

You could finish this class in a few hours, but we encourage you to engage deeper. Spend some time interacting in our discussion questions. Turn off the video and try coaching someone with the skills you have learned so far.

We hope you will join us as a Minister’s Mate™ Coach because we believe that this is a powerful tool that will move the Kingdom of God forward!

What you’ll learn

  • Coach others into forward steps

  • Ask powerful questions

  • Listen with better retention

  • Distinguish the difference between coaching and other helping professions

  • Navigate popular coaching models

  • Start a coaching relationship with a client


Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • No previous knowledge or training is necessary for this course.


Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed as an introduction to coaching skills that can be used to help others move forward in their personal and professional lives.

  • This course is taught from a Christian perspective that relies on the mindset that God created people with purpose.

  • This course sets a foundation for further learning in the coaching field.


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