Recently, I got to ask Terrace Crawford some questions about his Coaching Network. The bad news is that the deadline to register for this semester of Coaching ends tomorrow, Friday the 13th. But this is definitely something youth pastors should take note of if they are interested for future rounds. Below is the interview with Terrace.
[Terrace] I have been ministering to youth for over 17 years now (that’s staggering to me when I think about it). I have been ministering at a local church for 3 years now. I absolutely love working with students and love seeing them “get it.” We have a great time and I love being their coach and mentor in ministry.
In any capacity in ministry you still have to manage or balance your time between your responsibilities. For me, I have specific hours of the day I focus on certain projects. Working hard (but smart) is key. I would encourage youth workers to learn what works for them, work hard at it, and try to be smart in your work too (find out what resources are available to help you)
[YM]Whats something about the coaching network that you have enjoyed the most?
[Terrace] Being 17+ years deep in youth ministry, you forget about what things were like in your first few years. It’s been wonderful to be able to help rookie youth workers walk through the challenges of just starting out and to help dream with them and inspire them in their journey.
[Terrace] This video was made as a sort of promo for the Coaching network, and the testimonials from the participants really capture their feedback. I’d encourage those interested to check out the video.
[Terrace] I recently wrote a post that really outlines a lot of the nitty gritty details of the coaching network, and it can be found on my blog here. The short of it is that The coaching network runs 6-months and applications are due by THIS Friday, January 13th. 10 people will be accepted into the program, and There is a cost of $100/monthly to participate.