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Joplin, Missouri 64804-1037

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Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM to Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

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Missouri Annual Conference Office
3601 Amron Court
Columbia, MO 65202

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Jenny Gragg

Registration closes April 29, 2019.

The Missouri Annual Conference has partnered with Coaching4Clergy to establish a coaching culture in Missouri. Laity and clergy are regularly offered a chance to experience Basic Coach Training, known as BCT, and to use those skills within their congregation or with other individuals.

On May 6-7, we're offering another Basic Coach Training session alongside an opportunity to take one or two next level courses to sharpen your coaching skills. Coaches of the Missouri Annual Conference are expected to take a BCT before any upper level courses. You may select between one and three coaching modules over the two-day event. If you're interested in applying for MKI coaching, you would benefit from these two next level programs.


The event cost includes materials and lunches. Lodging is available at an additional cost for the night of May 6, 2019. Please register and pay for lodging by April 15, 2019, to be included in our room block at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3300 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, Missouri, 65202.


9-11 A.M., MAY 6
Basic Coach Training
 with Val Hastings, Coaching4Clergy
Cost: $20
The coaching program is for pastors, church leaders, and ministry staff who want to develop ministry excellence and effectiveness. This introduction offers persons to opportunity to explore the role of coaching for leaders and congregations. It offers basic building blocks of coaching.

11 A.M. - 4 P.M., MAY 6
Coaching for Resiliency with Sarah Ciavarri
We hear a lot about resiliency and grit these days. From neuroscience to research done in schools and the military, we are learning that resiliency – this ability to bounce back with a sense of wholeness and integration – can be learned, and the effects of practicing it personally and professionally can have huge impacts on the trajectory of a church, family or individual. In this course, we will learn what resiliency is, how it differs from perfectionism, how it is connected to our core values, why it matters in ministry, how God calls us to be resilient, and coaching practices you can use today to increase your resiliency and support others to do the same.

9 A.M. - 2 P.M., MAY 7
A Transformational Coaching Model: Responding with Principles from Nehemiah
 with Nelson Roth
Cost: $40
A coaching tool for those stuck and looking to move forward, this course will help you as a coach to gain confidence in coaching conversations. The tried and proven principles with this model from Nehemiah will help make a difference; bringing a transformational process into a coaching session. Coaches who are using this transformational coaching model find it both practical and reproducible. Embedded into this transformational coaching model are both Coaching4Clergy’s Eight Building Blocks and the ICF’s Core Competencies.
2-3 P.M., MAY 7
Establishing Coaching in the Missouri Annual Conference
Cost: Free

If you are interested in applying to be a coach in any area of the Missouri Annual conference, you will need this one hour course for roles and expectations of our coaches/process. Learn more at


Val Hastings
Dr. J. Val Hastings, MCC, is the Founder of Coaching4Clergy. Val is the author of numerous books and has developed four coach training programs which are accredited and approved to the highest level by the International Coach Federation. 

​Sarah Ciavarri
Sarah Ciavarri is a pastor and a Professional Certified Coach. She serves as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Sarah has a huge passion for seeing congregations and church systems strengthened and transformed by developing resiliency and space for authentic conversations. Sarah writes songs and never passes on an opportunity to do improv. You can learn more at

Nelson Roth
Nelson Roth is an ordained minister and Professional Certified Coach. As Co-founder of Relevant Ministry, Inc., Nelson is fulfilling his ministry passion by coaching leaders in areas of healthy church initiatives and discipleship. Nelson has authored three books: Nehemiah Response, how to make it through your crisis; Nehemiah Response, a coaching model; and Relevant Discipleship Pathway, a framework for intentional transformation and multiplication. Nelson and his wife Pam live in Gulfport, Mississippi and have three married children, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild. For more information, visit