In Christianity, we shift from a humanistic philosophy to one based on God’s presence dwelling in us and through us. The centerpiece of Christian coaching is the client’s awareness of where God is leading a person. Therefore, the expression of faith can at times be as important as the skill of coaching itself. With this perspective in mind, we support the following definitions for Christian Coaching.
Definition for Christian Coaching
Christian coaching is an approach to the practice of professional coaching–whether focused on personal or professional growth–that integrates the biblical worldview when working with clients to recognize their potential and effect personal change. Whereas the biblical worldview is given priority over existing
theories of human nature, motivation, personal change, growth and development as well as frame the perspectives by which coaching is offered.
Christian coaching is a professional relationship focused on empowering a person or group to effect change, create new awareness, move into action and step into abundant Christian life in business and in personal areas.
A Christian coach uses the skills of professional coaching to enable clients to affect change, create new awareness, and move into action, while keeping in mind the bigger picture of humanity as taught by a biblical worldview. Since clientele vary in their walks of life or perspectives on faith, the coach chooses
frameworks that best suit the client’s agenda. The biblical perspective remains the lens from which the coach views the client, but the integration of that perspective is sensitively adapted to the individuality of the client.
Information from: CCNI (Christian Coaches Network International)