Dave and Jon Ferguson use six coaching questions at Community Christian Church.
- How are you?
- What are you celebrating?
- What challenges are you facing?
- What do you plan to do about those challenges?
- How can I help?
- How can I pray for you?
I like the list. It’s usable, comprehensive, and you can go through them in an informal manner over the course of a normal conversation.
I suppose the list could be shortened. #1 happens on its own, and #6 should be obvious by the time you get through the first five.
I would like to see another question added, something to the effect of “What’s your goal; and what’s your plans/progress toward that goal?” A question such as this would make their guide more proactive, whereas now it feels a bit reactive.