Coaching ministry leaders into Daily Wellbeing,
Resilience, Thriving, and Authenticity.

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Why We Coach

“Our research indicates that it is possible for ministry leaders to flourish when they intentionally cultivate their own Chrsitian formation and key relationships. If you are feeling stuck, alone, burned out, or simply want to take your personal formation and leadership to the next level, Flourishing in Ministry Coaching is for you.”

Chris Adams

Executive Director

Center for Vocational Ministry


We walk alongside you every step of the way. Get started on your journey to wellbeing, resilience, thriving, and authenticity.


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Step 2  DESIGN

Work together to choose the individual or group coaching package that is best for you.

Step 3  MATCH

Get matched with a coach based on an evaluation of your preferences and needs.


Experience the creative, life-enriching, and effective process of Flourishing in Ministry Coaching that will help you sustain key practices and relationships for you to flourish.


Evaluate your progress and explore the ongoing role that coaching can serve in your journey toward flourishing.


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Pastors and ministry leaders don’t get into difficulty because they forget they are leaders… they get into difficulty because they forget they are persons.
– Dr. Archibald Hart

Meet Our Coaches

Our Flourishing in Ministry coaches are a group of carefully selected, ICF certified, experienced ministry leaders with graduate education who have been specifically trained in the Flourishing in Ministry model. 


Is our coaching program right for you? Check out these frequently asked questions:

What is Flourishing in Ministry Coaching?

While a lot of coaching for ministry leaders focuses on ministry skill development, Flourishing in Ministry coaching focuses on the holistic, personal formation of ministry leaders. Flourishing in Ministry Coaching utilizes a synthesis of practical and pastoral theology, applied positive psychology from the Flourishing in Ministry project, and ministry leadership coaching designed for the holistic formation and wellbeing of pastors and other ministry leaders. A group of highly educated, trained, certified, and experienced FiM coaches are available to journey with you in moving toward your own wellbeing and leadership goals.

What is the Flourishing in Ministry Project?

 Over 10 years of scientific research with over 15,000 pastors has led to an integrated model of wellbeing at work for ministry leaders. What are the practices and conditions that not only prevent burnout, but promote flourishing? You were created to flourish in four key dimensions: Everyday Wellbeing, Resilience, Thriving, and Authenticity. Learn more (link to: https://workwellresearch.org/) [future consideration: can we actually include the FiM graphics that show the 4-dimensions of flourishing?

What is Coaching?

The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Our Flourishing in Ministry Coach Education Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd, defines Christian coaching as “a professional relationship focused on empowering a person or group to effect change, create new awareness, move into action and step into the abundant Christian life.” While coaching is different from pastoral counseling, psychotherapy, spiritual direction, or mentoring, at times coaching may overlap to some extent with all of these.

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