What is ELCA Coaching? Click here for a Ministry Description
Why would you need a Creation Care Coach for your Synod or Congregation? To help transform the action plans, resolutions, pledges, etc. into active progress by having a trained individual accompany you/your team as you ensure goals are clear and attainable.
How can you find a Coach? Check out the map of Creation Care Ministries and reach out to those marked with a red heart or go directly to the ELCA Coaching site and submit a request form for more information.
Want to become a Caring for Creation Coach?
Learn about the our training (click here) for those who already have completed the initial Coaching program. To explore the ELCA’s Coaching program find out more directly from those who have experienced the program (hear stories here – click).
“… My most profound feeling is gratitude. THANK YOU to all of you for not only the training, but the preparation that went into it, your expertise, the vision that you invited me into, the people to whom you connected me, and the coming time of transformation. I could never have imagined what these three days would mean for me…and I am just beginning to realize it. Thank you for your partnership, your inspiration, your wisdom, and the HOPE that you have opened up for me! I carry you all with me today and in the days to come, and I look forward to connecting with you through our continued training.”
– Noni Strand, Kansas City – Central States LRC Mission Table Chair, after Inaugural Creation Care Coach Training (NV- 2/6/19):
Introduced in 2019, Caring for Creation Coaching is another area of specialty coaching being offered by the ELCA in collaboration with Lutherans Restoring Creation and ecoAmerica. Using a format similar to what has been successful with Stewardship and Discipleship Level II Coaching, this specialty will focus on developing coaching skills and competencies around five pillars (Worship, Personal Discipleship, Education, Building & Grounds, Public Witness & Advocacy) of caring for creation in the congregation and local community. Through a series of seven session, participants will be equipped as coaches to accompany individuals and small groups in achieving their dreams through actions that create change related to caring for creation and climate solutions.
In each session special attention is given to sharpening coaching skills and engaging coaching competencies as outlined by the International Coach Federation (ICF). These will help coaches journey alongside leaders involved in God’s work, both loving and serving the world. (Note: ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.).