Jon and Mindy Jamison of the Baptist Friendship Center are working toward developing an intentional coaching program to aid churches in developing or re-configuring their Community Ministries.
The specifics are still in the works, but the skeleton will look something like this:
BCI Churches involved in Ministry Coaching would expect:
- A 3 to 6 month “hands on” coaching commitment
- Monthly on site visit from BCI Coaching Staff
- Weekly connection with BCI Ministry Coaching Staff via phone/email
The purpose of this coaching is not for BCI to tell the churches what to do, but to intentionally work together to maximize existing gifts and opportunities within the local church to meet ministry needs within the community.
We’d love to work with you to help identify needs within your community,” said Friendship Center Co-Director Jon Jamison, “then help develop a ministry through your church to address some of those community needs.”
The long term goal is to create a team of trainers, each with various ministry experiences, who would consult with churches in an effort to coach them in beginning new ministries.
In looking across the state at churches with community ministries already in place, Jon and Mindy are attempting to gather more information with the intent of creating a “best practices” Ministry Manual that could be shared with churches within the coaching context.
Friendship Center Co-Director Mindy Jamison says, “Over time, we’d love to see all of our churches engaged in community ministry. This type of partnership between churches would be vital in moving that goal forward.”
- Would your church be interested in receiving Ministry Coaching from BCI?
- Would you be willing to share information about some of your ongoing ministries to help Jon and Mindy develop this “Ministry Manual” and/or be willing to help coach another BCI church in a specific area of ministry?
If so, please contact Jon & Mindy at the Friendship Center. They look forward to working with you.
Jon and Mindy Jamison