Become a Christian Coach

How can I become a coach?

The Center for Christian Coaching will offer a certification program for Christian Coaches. The CCC program is designed to equip leaders with Christian coaching competencies. This program is recognized and accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the global governing body which determines ethics and standards for the professional practice of coaching.

The CCC program exists to equip staff and leaders in the Brentwood Baptist Network, as well as leaders within other churches and local ministry non-profits across our region.

Christian Coach Certification Requirements – 32 hours (2 classes) of in-class coaching instruction

  1. Course 1 – CCC301-Coaching Foundations (16 hours)
  2. Course 2 – CCC302-Coaching Relationships (16 hours)
  3. 3 hours of coaching mentorship provided by a certified coach
  4. 10 hours of earned practicum hours
  5. Coach Certification Application
  6. Exam

CCC 301
Coaching Foundations

Course Description

Coaching Foundations is an essential class for every leader. It answers the questions:

  • What is coaching, and how does it differ from mentoring and counseling?
  • What are basic coaching principles and how should a coaching session look?
  • What are the do’s and don’ts of being a coach?
  • What are the benefits of having coaching conversations with those I lead?

These questions and more are answered in this foundational course, meant to equip and train you in the methods and skills of Christian Coaching. 

In this ICF accredited class, you will learn:

  • The art and practices of powerful questioning, active listening and co-creating actionable next steps with your coachee.
  • How coaching allows you to help others, while relieving you of solving their problems and challenges.
  • Coaching models for having successful coaching sessions
  • How coaching conversations can create new awareness and forward momentum for those you are leading and/or discipling.

Because this class is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), you will also gain a firm understanding of the Coaching Core Competencies as outlined by the ICF.

Increase your effectiveness as a leader in your community, church ministry, workplace, and family with the valuable skills you will learn in the Coaching Foundations class.

Upcoming Courses

February 4 -5, 2022 – CCC-301- Coaching Foundations 

Brentwood Baptist Church
7777 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 37027

Church Members & Ministry Partners: $50

Non-Members – $200

CCC 302
Coaching Relationships

 Course Description

Understanding how to build a strong coaching relationship with your coachee is essential to achieve effective coaching outcomes.

In this ICF-approved course, you will learn:

  • Important elements for co-creating a strong coaching relationship with your coachees.
  • How to  talk about coaching to educate others and build a culture of coaching in your organization.
  • The ingredients needed to have a strong first session.
  • The difference between doing coaching and being a coach.
  • How to identify your strengths and challenges as a coach

Because this class is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), you will also gain a firm understanding of the Coaching Core Competencies as outlined by the ICF.

Increase your effectiveness as a leader in your community, church ministry, workplace, and family with the valuable skills you will learn in the Coaching Foundations class.

And as a refresher, the Christian Coach Certification is ICF accredited and can be earned by achieving the following steps.

  1. Participating in the Coaching Foundations class (CR301)
  2. Participating in the Coaching Relationships class (CR302)
  3. Receiving mentorship for three hours (three sessions) by a Mentor Coach
  4. Completing 10 hours of coaching practice 
  5. Taking the Certification Exam
  6. Completing the Certification Application

You will find more information about the class on the registration page, but please let me know if you have any additional questions. Hope you will be able to join us!

Upcoming Courses

November 12-13, 2021 –CCC 302 Coaching Relationships

Brentwood Baptist Church
7777 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 37027

Church Members & Ministry Partners: $50

Non-Members – $200