What Is Coaching?


Coaching is a relational and intentional process that empowers leaders to discover where God is working in their life and ministry, discern opportunities and develop action steps to see God’s agenda become reality.

Why is Coaching So Powerful?

Coaches help people discover where they best fit and thrive, help them grow personally, gain skills and perform at a higher level. A coach will help someone live with a greater sense of purpose and discover where they will make their ultimate contribution to the Kingdom of God. Coaching provides:

  • Leadership growth
  • Self-awareness
  • Increased productivity
  • Accountability
  • Your greatest cheerleader
  • Huge ROI – as much as 700%
Our Coaching Vision
Empowering Missional Leaders to Multiply Healthy Churches What is the Purpose of our Wesleyan Coaching Network? As we fulfill the Great Commission in the Spirit of the Great Commandment, the goal of the Wesleyan Coaching Network is to create a culture for empowering leaders on every level of ministry through coaching…a primary way we encourage, empower and equip leaders in our new and existing churches and ministries.

Our Wesleyan Coaching Network equips leaders across the Wesleyan Church with great coaching skills that allow them to coach anyone, anywhere, anytime about anything.

Our coaches will also empower leaders for general coaching and for specific ministries such as church planting, missional church health and leadership development. Who is a part of the Wesleyan Coaching Network? Commissioned Ministry Coaches who have gone through the CMC 6-month process are part of our Wesleyan Coaching Network!

We envision pastors, local church leaders, denominational leaders, district superintendents, and key lay leaders trained in and championing the ministry of coaching.

It is our desire to see a coaching culture in the Wesleyan Church. For more information, contact Jerolyn Bogear, bogearj@wesleyan.org.

Coaching is a conversation
The coach asks questions and the leader responds. The coach listens, clarifies what he or she is hearing and asks more questions that lead to deeper levels of discovery for the person being coached. The back and forth of asking and listening is the essence of conversation. This is what coaching is…a conversation.
The coach facilitates and the person being coached does the work
In coaching, it is the person being coached who is responsible to drive the agenda, to think through the issues at hand, to generate ideas, and to develop an action plan to keep the ball moving down the field. The coach is the person who comes alongside the person being coached to partner in that process.  A coach offers support, encouragement, accountability, as well as a safe place for the client where struggles can be talked through.
The goal of coaching is action
The whole point of coaching is to get the person being coached to take action so that their project moves forward, the problem is resolved, and the next step can be taken. Coaching is about developing an action plan that moves people toward their goal.
Jerolyn Bogear

Jerolyn Bogear

Chair, Wesleyan Coaching Network

Jerolyn Bio

Jerolyn Bogear is the chair of the Wesleyan Coaching Network. She is a Commissioned Ministry Coach, Coach Mentor, and Coach Trainer and has served on the leadership team for about 5 years. She is certified with International Coaching Federation (ACC) and with John Maxwell Teams and has completed over 450 hours of coaching across a variety of industries. Jerolyn and her husband, Jim, formed Legacy C3, coaching, training, and speaking on leadership and relationships. They are also co-authors on marriage and family. Jerolyn and Jim have 3 adult children, 2 children-in-law, and 3 adorable granddaughters. They make their home in Indianapolis, Indiana.