Research has proven that the greatest contributor to cell group success is the quality of coaching provided for cell group leaders. Many are serving in the position of a coach, but they don’t fully understand what they are supposed to do in this position. Joel Comiskey has identified seven habits of great cell group coaches. These include: • Receiving from God. • Listening to the needs of the cell group leader. • Encouraging the cell group leader. • Caring for the multiple aspects of a leader’s life. • Developing the cell leader in various aspects of leadership. • Strategizing with the cell leader to create a plan. • Challenging the cell leader to grow. Practical insights on how to develop these seven habits are outlined in section one. Section two addresses how to polish your skills as a coach with instructions on diagnosing problems in a cell group, how to lead coaching meetings, and what to do when visiting a cell group meeting. This book will prepare you to be a great cell group coach, one who mentors, supports, and guides cell group leaders into great ministry.
Michael Mack –
I’ve used this book as an additional resource for equipping and continuing to develop my coaches. I used many of the very practical strategies, ideas, and tips that are all through the book, conveniently placed in call-out boxes on almost every page. I’ve also quoted Joel Comiskey quite a bit from this book. Often, when I’d meet with my coaches—either together in coach clinics or one on one—I’d use material from Comiskey’s book.