The focus of NCS is not just to provide conferences or training for our partner judicatories and denominations but rather to help them build training systems. A key part of the NCS Training System is coaching. What is the difference in the performance of a NewStart, ReStart or ReFocusing leader that is trained, develops a detailed plan and is coached compared to a leader that is sent out on their own with no such support?
National studies done over the last 10 years reveal that church planters who follow no specific training track and develop no plan have a 30% chance for the church to be functioning and viable five years later. Church planters who trained, develop a plan and are coached have an 89% chance for the church to be functioning and viable five years later. While there are no formal national statistics available for ReFocusing churches yet, our experiences over the past five years had led to similar results. At New Church Specialties, this is why we so deeply believe that training, planning and coaching are critical!
NCS has developed a number of resources to assist NewStart and ReStart planters and ReFocusing pastors. We are providing some of this information at NCS on the Web and other information when a leader enrolls and attends New Church University. But never forget, as a NewStart, ReStart or ReFocusing church leader, YOU NEED MORE THAN INFORMATION! What you need is quality coaching. You need both insight and advice, delivered at the moment when it is needed the most during initial days of your NewStart, ReStart or ReFocusing church project.
The role of the coach is to help you successfully navigate the critical first 12-24 months of your church plant. As you complete New Church University, the NCS Coaching Office is committed to assisting and helping you select the right coach. For more information about NCS Coaching, contact Rev. Tim Gates, our NCS National Coaching Director at email@example.com or (407) 446-4444.
You will find additional information and resources from NCS Coaching at the links below.