Challenge and Change

By Eric Wenger   |   July 1, 2018

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” 

I was reminded of that statement at a most opportune time last week when I was dealing with a challenging situation.  The Spirit used that reminder to motivate me to reach out to a friend and ask for some impromptu coaching.  Now, I have some helpful goals to work toward positive change in the midst of challenge.

Are you in a challenging situation right now?  Do you want to be challenged?  Are your ready to move into a season of change in your life?  The Center for United States Missions (C4USM) has a coach for you.

Our Christian mission coaching is expanding.  Check out the repertoire of our coaches.  You can find them by following this link:      

Are you a DCO?  A DCE?  A teacher?  A parish musician?  A youth leader?  A missional community leader?  A business owner?  A community leader?  An executive?  A pastor?  A church planter?  A district leader?  A congregational leader?  A lifelong learner? A farmer?  A laborer?  A professional?  A spouse of any of the above?  A friend of any of the above?  I could name more.  However, I’m sure you get the point.  We have a coach for you!

Can you benefit from coaching in mission planting?  Rural mission?  Urban mission?  Revitalization?  Discipleship?  Career development?  Relationship building?  Leadership development?  Missional communities?  Ethnic mission?  Marriage & family ministry?  Established church dynamics?  Youth ministry?  Outreach?  Education?  Parachurch leadership?  Campus ministry?  Young adult ministry?  Strategic planning?  Executive leadership?  Micro-church planting?  Scenario planning?  Spiritual development?  Children’s ministry?  Life purpose discovery?  Church worker support?  Christian education?  Multiplying leaders?  Church planting?  Pastoral leadership?  There are more.  However, I’m sure you get the point.  We have a coach for you!

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”  Our C4USM coaching team embraces that opportunity.  We want to walk alongside you as you go on mission with Jesus.

Feel free to contact me at or (920) 393-3532 to get connected with a coach. You can also contact a coach directly from our website.  I’m praying for you in times of challenge and change!

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:6-7, NIV).

Joy in Jesus!

Moment Extras

Questions for Discussion

1.  What challenges are you currently facing?
2.  What changes do you need to make for health and growth?
3.  How can a Christian mission coach help you through challenge and change?
4.  What steps will you take to meet the challenge and move toward change?

Resources You Can Use

A thought provoking read: The COACH Model for Christian Leaders: Powerful Leadership Skills for Solving Problems, Reaching Goals, and Developing Others by Keith E. Webb


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