Get 'Stirred Up' Through Coaching

By Eric Wenger   |   February 1, 2018

“Stirring things up” is a phrase that brings back memories for me.  I immediately think of the time that a friend and I decided it would be fun to mess with an underground bee nest.  Ouch!  Lesson learned!  I also remember what happened when a major car accident stirred me up for the better.  Ouch!  Praise the Lord! 

Hebrews 10:19-25 has long been a section of Scripture that has stirred me up.  Years ago, I took the time to study the unique use of παροξυσμὸν in verse 24.  That word has the sense of “incitement” in the immediate context.  English versions use words like provoke, encourage, spark, spur, rouse, and stir up.

The Scriptural meaning of “stir up” in Hebrews 10 readily connects to coaching from my perspective.  “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24, ESV).  Christian Mission Coaching helps motivate people forward in Christ.

·  Where can your life and leadership use some healthy stirring up? 

·  Whom will you look to for encouragement? 

·  How can a coach from our C4USM network support your growth?

The C4USM wants to help you “get stirred up through coaching” by connecting you with one of our coaches.  We are dedicated to making it possible for every Christian church planter, missional pastor and missional leader to have a competent and committed mission coach.  In other words, the coaches in our network are praying for opportunities to come alongside Christ-centered, servant leaders.

We are focusing on growing our coaching network.  Rev. Dr. John Hirsch and Mr. Dan Haupt have recently become part of our team.  Find out more about John, Dan, and all of our coaches at You can also find out more about our commitment to coaching at

Feel free to contact me at or 920.393.3532 to take further action.    

Joy in Jesus!






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