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Christian Coaching Certification

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2018 Christian Coaching Information


Are you interested in CBFNC Christian Coach Certification?

  • Take note of the dates & steps to the next generation of training.      
  • Share it with anyone who might have interest in this certification process.      
  • Visit this website and Eddie's personal website for additional information and articles about benefits of Christian Coaching.   
  • Read a variety of resource articles found at the bottom of this webpage.    

The CBFNC coach training led by Eddie Hammett has equipped me with new skills to help move people and groups from possibilities to action. I have seen firsthand, both through being coached and coaching others, how powerful and pertinent questions can bring forth good solutions that were always present, but yet unnamed. Coach training has prepared me to offer more faithful and imaginative leadership to our church staff and congregational leadership -- Greg Rogers, Senior Pastor, Oakmont Baptist Church, Greenville, North Carolina

“Coaching training has given me a whole new skill set for engaging folks in intentional discipleship. I have watched faces light up as spiritual dreams are discovered and unpacked and long-held nudges give way to missional action. It is exciting!” -- Jayne Davis, Minister of Spiritual Formation, First Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC

Click here to see a list of CBFNC-Certified Christian Coaches.


Christian Coach Certification for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC
In Partnership with Coach Approach Ministry (CAM)


If you want to enter certification process the next step is…
Participants who complete the requirements listed below will be eligible Certificate in Christian Leadership Coaching through CAM:
Christian Leadership Coaching Certification includes….
Face to Face Certification Classes  -  contact Eddie Hammett to register 


Advanced Classes (prerequisite is successful completion of class 501 and 502):

For information and registration details about coach training, please email Eddie Hammett at



Emerging Next Steps in Creating a Coaching Culture in CBFNC include:

  1. Certified coaches are now available to be selected by coaches in training to be mentor coaches.
  2. Selected certified coaches will be invited to shadow Eddie as a trainer in training.
  3. Finding and Embracing Your Churches Future: A Coach Approach to Strategic Planning has been successfully conducted in 5 CBFNC congregations with others in the pipeline for 2012. This process will also provide the framework for working with CBFNC councils in their planning for the next 5 years. Note the ABP story on the impact of congregational coaching at Oakmont Baptist in Greenville, NC. Click here.
  4. Coach Approach being utilized in programming for deacons, congregations facing the future and those seeking clarity about their denominational alignment. Click here for registration details.


For information and registration details about coach training, please email Eddie Hammett at


In addition to the coaching Eddie Hammett offers through CBFNC, he also conducts training through The Columbia Partnership. Click here to view his upcoming webinars.

Training Resources and Articles


Creating a Culture That Outgrows an Ingrown Church
Living up to your church's "tagline."

"Discipleship Functions of Christian Coaching: How Coaching Impacts Leaders"
This article by Edward Hammett provides a biblical framework for Christian coaching and overviews variety of ways coaching benefits and impacts leaders and congregations. 

ABP article on impact of coach approach at Oakmont Baptist Church, Greenville, NC.  
When Change is Needed but Not Wanted
is the lead article for The Columbia Partnership this week and the focus of a free Travel Free Learning Dialogue on Wed, February 23rd at 2pm EST.  The article can be downloaded free and call in info for the conference call can be found at this website.
Stuck? Unfulfilled? Unfocused? - Fertile Soils for Coaching
As the church and clergy coach for CBFNC I’m frequently asked how do I know if a coach can help me or my church? What is the most fertile soil for exercising the coach approach?
Christian Coaching - Fuel for Missional Leadership
This is an article describing the sequence of training, the value of partnering, certification requirements and the benefits of coaching for missional leaders.
Avoiding Depression & Finding Hope as a Heart Patient
This is an illustration of the power of coaching and some of the implications and avenues the coach approach can be utilized.
Coaching - Toolkit for Collaboration
Four primary coaching tools: intense multi-level listening; finding and keeping focus in a conversation; moving from talk to action; and working from the agenda of the person/group being coached.
Building a Coaching Covenant
Givens, negotiables and plan of action for coach/client relationship.


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