This is a paper that focuses on the potential contribution towards mentoring and coaching. The paper also does a comparison between mentoring and also coaching.
The potential contribution towards mentoring and coaching
Final Integrative Paper
This assignment is a comprehensive 12-15 page paper (remember that APA starts counting pages with the Title page) that integrates the course material into an assessment of the potential contribution you see mentoring and coaching making in your own personal and ministry context and in the church at large. This paper has three main sections:
1. Review: Firstly, provide a brief Compare & Contrast of mentoring and also coaching. Also include important biblical/theological foundations for mentoring and coaching from a Spirit-led perspective as a part of your assessment.
2. Apply: Secondly, assess your personal application of mentoring and coaching. This is the core of your paper. Apply the skills and principles learned from this course into your own leadership and organizational context. Summarize and evaluate your experience in your weekly mentoring and coaching practicum sessions. What benefits were experienced? What challenges occurred? How did this experience inform your view of yourself as a mentor and/or coach?
Additionally, how do you plan to become more effective in these areas of ministry? What is the current mentoring and coaching culture within your organization? Process the benefits and challenges that might be involved in introducing more of a coaching culture into your area of influence. (For example: the church often operates within a “telling” culture, the business world, a “directing” culture. There are challenges). What would it look like if you were to apply coaching practices into your current context(s) for leadership development, discipleship, and/or spiritual formation
Thirdly, appraise the application of mentoring and coaching in the broader church context. This section of the paper draws heavily on perspectives introduced by Ogne and Rohl (2019) for implementing coaching principles into a changing ministry world. Subsequently, from your own experience and observation, evaluate leadership development in the church today within the changing cultural realities of post-modern thinking. Also, how effective has the church been at preparing the next generation for leadership? What ideas do you have for improving this process? How can the development of leaders be enhanced through mentoring and also coaching? You may include both anecdotal and statistical evidence to support your views.
This is an academic paper to be written in formal APA style (including Abstract & Reference page, proper use of headings, punctuation, spelling, etc.). Points will be deducted for failing to include all the requested material, inadequate support, and non-academic writing (avoid the use of personal pronouns except when sharing a personal story as an illustration). Be sure to include at least five appropriate scholarly sources to support your positions