What does it look like to have a coach in your life? Basic Coach Training is designed to equip pastors, ministry leaders and church leaders with basic coaching skills that can be integrated and incorporated into daily local ministry. This daylong training will teach you what it means to have a coach and what it takes to be a coach.

This is an introduction to coaching roles in the Missouri Conference through Congregational and Pastoral Excellence and is open to laity and clergy. If you're interested in coaching in the Missouri Conference, Basic Coach Training is the first step towards that path.


When: August 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: Missouri Annual Conference Office, 3601 Amron Court, Columbia, Missouri, 65201

Cost: $35 (includes lunch and materials)


About the presenter (Note: We will be watching a recording of Val's May presentation)

J. Val Hastings, MCC, is the Founder and President of Coaching4Clergy, which provides specialized training for pastors, church leaders and coaches. Val hired his first coach while he was pastoring at a local United Methodist church. His progress was noticeable by all, and he began to wonder, “What if I adopted a coaching approach to ministry? What if the larger church adopted a coaching approach to ministry?” In that moment a vision began to emerge—a global vision of Every Pastor, Ministry Staff and Church Leader a Coach.

Val is the author of the book The Next Great Awakening: How to Empower God’s People with a Coach Approach to Ministry and the e-book The E3-Church: Empowered, Effective and Entrepreneurial Leadership That Will Keep Your Church Alive. Val currently holds the designation of Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, the highest coaching designation.