Gail Buse Lead Coach/Coach Trainer
I coach people because most people never reach their full potential in life. Personal accountability has much to do with our reaching personal capability and continued personal growth. Everyone has dreams, but for many people those dreams remain good intentions. Life Coaching takes those dreams from good intentions to reality. That makes life fulfilling.
I coach people because seeing the gifts in other people’s lives released and realized brings great joy to my life.
I coach people because it helps people to have a balanced and fruitful life. Coaching people helps people to live focused on what is truly important to them.
Through Coaching I find fulfillment in helping others to realize their dreams and visions.
I serve as an FCF Relational Representative and co-pastor an FCF church with my husband, Ernie Beers.
I had the privilege of going through the coaching process several years ago and it revolutionized how I do life! It helped me become intentional in pursuing my goals and destiny in Christ. Life is too short to live without focus or to move from crisis to crisis. Instead of taking a reactive stance to life, I am now proactive. I have a plan for balance in my life with the goal of staying healthy in body, mind and spirit for years to come.
I have a passion to equip ministers and leaders with the necessary tools to put them in the same position. I desire to see our ministers lead balanced lives so that they can have great impact and influence on those around them. The coaching process will do just that; it is transformational and will provide leaders with a compass to keep them on course - even in stormy waters - to accomplish God’s call on their lives.
When asked to describe me, people who know me will use the words “faithful” and “committed.” Once I agree to do something, I will do it prayerfully and to the best of my ability. It may take me a while to get started, but once I start, I am committed to finishing.
I understand the struggles of not knowing where to start and the feelings of being overwhelmed when trying to move forward with a decision. Coaching changed my perspective and helped me to move forward in the call of God upon my life. It brought a focus to my life that I was missing. That is why I am passionate about coaching people. I want them to become all that God has called them to be. Coaching is a vital way for people to grow in the gift of God upon their lives because it challenges their paradigms and stretches their faith.
I coach people because everyone has so much potential living inside of them that is waiting to be discovered and deployed. Coaching is a very effective vehicle in helping people to discover their potential and bring about the lasting change needed to deploy this potential.
For the last decade, I have worked with young leaders, coming alongside to help them become all that God has called them to be. And I love it! Life Coaching helps leaders to recognize that fulfillment and happiness is not found in “doing” all of the right things, but rather in being. And it provides a trusted way, with a trusted someone, to assist in living a balanced, full and satisfying life.
I’m Claudia- a wife, mother, full time employee and pastor! Each role demands responsibilities. Learning how to prioritize my time is crucial.
My experience with coaching has been incredible. Coaching has elevated areas in my life to a greater level. With so many responsibilities in my life, it has helped me to focus on what is important.
Coaching gives me a sense of security knowing that within me is the power to make excellent decisions to achieve my goals.
Why I want to coach others:
. . . because I have experienced the benefits of coaching in my own life, and I
know that it brings wonderful results when you stick with it.
. . . because I want to help people learn that they have great potential to
accomplish their dreams and goals.
. . . because I want people to learn that they can live a meaningful life on earth.
. . . because by coaching others, my gifts will be developed, which will bring
more joy to my life.
I was initially drawn to coaching when I discovered the impact that coaching had on me. Although most people regard me as a high achiever, my coach helped me to reach even higher while retaining balance in my life.
I enjoy encouraging people to go beyond what they think is possible. One of the most rewarding parts of coaching is helping people discover the depth of their giftings and realize the full potential God has put within them. I love coaching because it helps people reach their dreams and succeed in their callings, while establishing and maintaining Godly balance. That’s good for their relationship with God, their family and their health.
My name is Jason Meechan and I am the senior pastor of Kona Faith Center. I believe that you can be everything God has made you to be and that you can do everything God has made you to do, but it is up to you. Because I am process-oriented, I love the coaching process. I like to ask people what they want to do and then ask them how they are going to do that. I like asking people if they did what they said they were going to do. Yes, I love to see people grow. I love to see people reach. I love to see people make their unique contribution. I love to see people be who God has made them to be. I want to see people finish well.
I coach people because I want to offer people the same opportunity that was offered to me to transform my life.
Coaching has had the largest impact on my life in the last seven years, and I want to offer people the same opportunity to have that life changing impact.
I coach people because I want to offer people the opportunity to have someone in their lives that is far enough away to be that confidential sounding board and accountability partner that we all need.
I coach people because I think this is a primary ingredient to live the intentional balanced Life that Jesus came to give us.
I coach people because it is fulfilling to me to see people boldly move farther than they ever have before, farther than they ever could by themselves, and realize what it means to "enter His rest".
As a representative of the International side of FCF, I coach those who live outside of the U.S.A. but want to participate in coaching and fulfilling their visions and dreams that may seem too large to accomplish without help. I also coach those within the U.S.A. as someone who understands the culture and pressures of ministry.
I want to encourage everyone to go for the gold, to do something for God that only they can do. I coach to help people bring their talents and gifts to the Lord so that they can help extend the Kingdom.
Ministers need balance in their lives. I want to let them know that it is not only okay to take some time for themselves and their families but that it is a biblical mandate. We should set the example of living balanced lives for others to follow.
Nothing is greater motivation than accomplishing things for God!
As an international missionary, I have lots of cross-cultural experience and a practical down-to-earth viewpoint. With more than twenty years in ministry and many years in the counseling ministry, it is a joy for me to help strengthen people in ministry. No matter what the enemy has thrown at you, God can still use you in a mighty way. As a teacher of the Word of God, I love to see the light of revelation and the freedom that the truth brings to a situation.
Hi. My name is Randy, and I serve as Senior Pastor of FCF Ottumwa, Iowa. My personal passion is to help people connect to their purpose, and then help equip them to live out that purpose. My coaching journey started six years ago when I realized I was not where I needed to be in my life and ministry and that I did not know how to move forward.
Coaching was the catalyst that moved me forward. Coaching will be a life-long journey for me because I am geared to keep moving forward and learning to do things better than I do today. For me it is all about having significant Kingdom impact in the world in which we live. Coaching has given me the tools and resources to do just that!
My motivation for coaching is to help people live free from the hindrances and weights that would prohibit them from being all they are called to be in Christ. I want to see them fulfill their calling and ministry with excellence and joy in their personal lives and ministry.
Seasons and transitions bring about challenges, wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who is on your team to help you navigate through rough waters? Or what about when you reach a point on your journey where you are dissatisfied with life or ministry? What then? Coaching can help. I coach because I want to be a part of the process of helping people find balance in life and live the life God created them to live. It is amazing what God can do with a willing heart through the coaching process.
I have been coached for two years and understand the value of the coaching relationship. I've enjoyed coaching others and must agree with a coachee, who after a coaching session said, "I think everyone should have a coach." I have a mandate to help people walk in the abundant life they were created to live, which means abundance in every area! As a graduate of Faith Ministry Training Institute, I have served as an Associate Pastor with my husband, John, since 2004. Together we also homeschool our two children and strive to live a balanced life.
Why I believe in coaching people….
I coach because I love to see God developing His plan in people. I want to help people get to that place where they realize that there are ways to do the things they were created to do and that God placed the answers right inside them. I want them to see that a balanced life can and will bring a new perspective into their lives and ministry. Our churches are filled with so many people who have dreams and visions but don't know how to bring them to pass. Coaching is a tool that brings an outside perspective to draw out the inward potential, helping people to fulfill their call. I have seen the success of this tool in other peoples’ lives and ministries, and now I can add myself to that group for which I’m grateful!
Greetings! I am Virgil Stokes, Pastor of Faith Christian Fellowship of Tucson. My passion in ministry has always been to help others find their calling and fulfill it. I believe regular people can do remarkable things. Coaching helped me in that process, and I know it will help you. We have everything necessary to reach the world abiding within us. Let’s turn it loose!
I coach because I believe the process helps people to locate their own gifts and passions. These are God-given and intended to be released and developed to their fullest.
Ernie Beers Lead Coach/Coach Trainer
I love to work with people and help them realize the visions they have in their hearts. I’ve always enjoyed listening to others and encouraging them to move forward, step-by-step, and live their dreams. Through several decades of pastoring, I have been privileged to participate in the growth process of many people. Being a life coach brings such joy to my heart – it is exciting to see others motivated to achieve their goals. I so enjoy being part of such a life-changing process!
I coach people because I know that the coaching process is powerfully transformative. People are able to reach new levels of accomplishment as they access the vast potential that lies within them. Coaching is an individual-centered, relationship-based, goal-driven experience that empowers people to embrace and realize their dreams. It brings glory to God and great satisfaction to my heart to help others experience the fruit of this personally enriching process.
I coach because people are important to God. The word "important" does not come close to describing the unfathomable value the Creator has placed on each human being. Every one of His creations has purpose and potential. These are brought forth in nurturing and challenging relationships. That is what a coach does: he or she provides clarity and inspires change in a caring relationship.
Walking people through the discovery process and seeing them flourish in life is a beautiful thing. A coach is a vital partner with God and the "coachee" in this journey of discovery. And the coach has the privilege of celebrating success when the client achieves their goals. It doesn't get any better than that!
Coaching is my sweet spot in ministry. I am immensely fulfilled in this supportive role. Whether it is helping someone become the person God intended or fulfill the works He has ordained, there is indescribable joy knowing I have had a part in the finished product. I find enormous gratification serving others in this Christ-centered ministry of coaching.
I am Connie Coggins, mother of six children and someone who wears many hats. Because I am quiet and reserved, I love to let others tell their stories and allow me to be a sounding board. I am steady and loyal and have a deep appreciation for gifts and talents in others. Since 1978, I have served in the ministry as a praise leader, in special music and ministry, and as a pastor’s wife. We have lived in several states and pioneered 2 churches. For the past 9 years, my husband and I traveled around the world, teaching on leadership and family values. In 2015, we started FCF of Broken Arrow. In addition to ministry, I work as the secretary-treasurer of my husband’s construction company and understand management on several levels.
A coach is a person dedicated to helping you reach your God-given goals, complete annoying tasks you have procrastinated on, and help you with family and work relationships so that you can live a balanced and happy life. A coach asks questions that keep you accountable to yourself in an enjoyable way.
For all my life I have participated in sports, and I know and understand the importance of a coach. Coaches help people to work towards achieving their full potential. They also have a role in encouragement. Coaches bring out ability by identifying needs and planning and implementing suitable training programs. Whatever the context, coaching involves developing the participant and providing the best possible practical conditions in order to maximize their performance.
As a pastor, I have taught on the ministerial gifts in the Body of Christ. But when a person who does not attend church asks, “ What is a pastor, and what do they do?” I respond, " A pastor is like a coach."
•To educate through communicating ideas and concepts
•To improve technical ability by applying knowledge and skills
•To gain trust
•To establish and outline realistic goals and objectives
•To learn continually
•To deliver and have sessions in an organized and effective way
My name is Brenda, and I am the director of WOVEN in Grace, a women’s ministry at FCF Tucson. I married the man of my dreams in 1988 and have two adult children.
Even after attending over 30 years of leadership conferences, goal setting seminars, and numerous books on productivity and success, I still struggled with getting what was in my heart put into action. I have been in the business realm for many years and a lay minister involved in teaching, training and discipling others. I’ve transitioned into being a licensed minister and have taken great strides toward the call of God on my own life due to being coached. It made a huge impact on my business, ministry, and personal life. I’ve learned the immeasurable value of coaching and love to help others who want to maximize their potential in becoming all that God has ordained them to be. It is a joy to help people realize that the vast treasure of answers, road maps, vision, and wisdom that God has already imparted to them is just waiting for the right questions to bring them to the surface and onward toward a plan. I truly believe that coaching is a game-changer in that it helps one to focus on what matters most and to stop the busyness that often steals our time so that we are not progressing in God’s plan. I rejoice in seeing people stop passing on their passion, and helping them to think outside-the-box and to tap into innovative ideas and resources to bring to pass what they know they were put on this earth to accomplish.
I coach because I know the benefit of being coached. Coaching enabled me to reach my personal and professional goals. The experience was life changing, and soon I had the desire to coach others.
I coach so that others can share in the same experience.
I coach so that I can help others to find fulfillment in their destiny that God has ordained for them.
Coaching allows you the opportunity to witness transformation in the lives of others, as they start to tap into their own strengths and overcome weaknesses through the tools given throughout the coaching process. The coach gets the opportunity to see that individual open up like a rose. There is no greater experience than to help others reach their full potential.
My name is Terry, and I co-pastor Kona Faith Center, Inc. in Hawaii with my husband, Jason. God called us to work together in this endeavor although we have different gifts for accomplishing the work of the ministry. Even though my DISC is a DI, through God’s grace I am able to handle a lot of SC tasks also!
Life Coaching allows a magnificent opportunity for those that desire to live balanced, intentional lives in order to fulfill the God-ordained call on their lives. As believers, it is imperative to live balanced and intentionally in order to produce the fruit of the Spirit as identified in Galatians 5:22, 23 (character) and to comply with our Lord's Great Commission of Matthew 28:19, 20, as ministers of the gospel. Although people may know who they are in the Lord (character), what He has called them to do (commission), they often do not know how to accomplish this. Coaching puts the "how to" into reality by achieving self-discovered action steps with accountability. Coaching helps the person complete the process with fulfillment and without stress. Coming alongside someone using the Life Coaching process and watching them achieve success is encouraging and exciting. That is why I coach.
Hi, I'm Kim. I am happily married to the man of my dreams, and I serve as co-pastor of FCF of Ottumwa, a church my husband and I founded in 2000. I am an energetic and goal-oriented person. Challenging myself to grow and attain fresh goals is a natural high for me. I wouldn't be true to myself if I didn't also mention that I love people and find them utterly fascinating. If there is a room full of people, I will be in the middle of them having a great time!
At my core is a deep love for God and a commitment to be involved in developing people. Since 2009, I have been a Life Coach. My commitment as a coach is derived from John 10:10. I'm committed to helping others reach the quality of life that Jesus came to provide. I partner with individuals to offer support, accountability, and a "safe place" to discuss victories and challenges. It's exciting to see people experience growth as they discover the balance of life and ministry, prioritizing and realizing God's purposes for their life and ministry in a fresh way.
I’m told the name John Smith is common, but I prefer to think of it as popular. Of course, that’s probably because I tend to be the-glass-is-always- full kind of a person. I look for the best in circumstances and people. Believing in people, desiring their gifts to be realized and their God-given dreams to become a reality for them and the lives they touch- that is my heart. Coaching is a great tool to help us unlock, develop and release God’s fullness and to clarify purpose and maintain direction so that we fulfill our calls and bless those around us.
John, along with his wife Valarie, has served as the Associate Pastor of FCFTucson since it opened its doors in 2004. He has a BS in Sociology from Indiana State University and is a graduate from Faith Ministry Training Institute (FMTI). Besides his pastoral duties, John is the Assistant Director of FMTIonline.com, helping people find and fulfill their calling to serve our Lord and their local church.
I heard somewhere that time is our most precious commodity. We can always get more people or money, but everyone has the exact same amount of time. I coach because I want to help people make better use of their time: to complete the projects and goals the Lord has asked of them and to balance their personal and professional lives.
Coaching is the tool that will help me to help others achieve their goals. It helps us to focus on what’s important and to devise a plan that will address the priorities of home and at work.
One of the great things about coaching is that it will work with your personality and strengths, whether you’re driven or relaxed, structured or creative.
Isn’t it great to have an objective ear to bounce off problem solving ideas or planning steps to accomplish a goal? Or even better, define what really matters to you? As a coach, I have the opportunity to walk with you on the journey of your success.
My name is Brenda Wray, and I live in Surrey, United Kingdom. I am an ordained minister and relational representative of FCF. I have a BA in theology and have been involved in Bible college ministry for most of my adult life.
My passion and call has always been to teach God’s Word, especially to those called into ministry. I long to see people fully equipped in the Word, not only in knowledge but also in their ability to teach and train others.
With more than thirty years of teaching experience across a broad spectrum, ranging from first-year students to pastors and leaders within the church, I have found one common thing among all groups. A high percentage of those who receive the teaching and training never seem to be able to apply it in their own lives and ministries! This frustrated me.
When I first encountered coaching, I thought it was something outside of my call until one night God spoke to me in a vision. I saw people wandering around in a forest. Through the trees, I could see various pathways leading into the light. As I watched, the people looked at the different pathways, but then they just continued walking around in the shadows of the trees. The Lord spoke to my heart: “These are My people. Many of them never fulfill their call and purpose. Their destiny is never realized because they are afraid of taking the wrong path!"
I began to understand that coaching was the missing link in my ministry. As a teacher, I can help people to understand God’s Word. As a coach, I can help them to apply it. I praise God that He has enabled me to become a life and ministry coach. To help God’s people become all He wants them to be is the most incredible thing, a great honor.