- Forward by Ed Stetzer
Even leaders need leading. In the context of this greatly changing world, ministry experts Steve Ogne and Tim Roehl have coined the phrase “transformissional” to define the unique type of inspired coaching they offer to spiritual leaders in need of fresh direction.
“The path that the Lord of the Harvest has designed sometimes takes us beyond our comfort zone and off the map of our experience,” they write. “We’ll help you understand how coaching helps leaders get traction and make progress in personal growth and ministry productivity. We’ll also help you become an effective coach so no matter where you find yourself—from church buildings to coffee shops to places you’ve never gone before—you can come alongside to help others live out their call and make a difference in their world.”
About the Author
Tim Roehl leads Church Resource Ministries’ A*C*T*S Innovation Team (Assessing Coaching Teambuilding Strategically). He is also the coauthor of TransforMissional Coaching and director of Harvest Ministries for The Evangelical Church. His ministry background as a pastor, author and church planter now help him assess, coach and train leaders from a wide variety of denominations and nations. He holds degrees in Pastoral Ministries and Church Management and has a Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership for Church Multiplication. He and his family live in Blaine, Minnesota.
Steve Ogne is an internationally known church planting trainer, coach, and consultant for Church Resource Ministries and coauthor of TransforMissional Coaching and the bestselling Church Planter’s Toolkit. He holds degrees in Pastoral Ministries and Church Management and has a Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership for Church Multiplication. He lives with his wife and three sons in Somis, California.
There are many gems in this book for those who coach pastors, church planters or missionaries. The strength of this book comes from years of coming alongside missional leaders. I have been on the receiving end of Steve Ogne's coaching ability and I know from experience how astute he is at drawing out the strength of the one he is coaching.
Some books are written from an author's knowledge, and others come from the author's life calling, giftedness, experience and soul. This fits the latter. I've watched Tim and Steve live their book, and it is a delight to see how it reads like coaching on paper, about coaching, from two coaches. If you read TransforMissional Coaching in a quiet place, you can almost hear their voices encouraging you. It doesn't get any more real than this.
There are few men that I consider both experts and friends. Steve Ogne and Tim Roehl fit that bill, and they are worth heeding. I was blessed with good mentors-but TransforMissional Coaching will help me (and you) be intentional, biblical, and strategic in our coaching relationships.