Core & Close
When we run our Coaching Circle sessions we need to be aware of the , but also the constant potential for close coaching moments. I have fallen into the habit, on a number of occasions, of focussing on those in my circle who are loudest, and also focussing on them as a group and not individuals. When I do this growth becomes limited to the loudest people!
I think it is so important to ensure that we intentionally focus on our circle as individuals as well as a core of people. Look at what Paul says in Colossians 1:28-29;
“Him we preach, warning EVERY MAN and teaching EVERY MAN in all wisdom, that we may present EVERY MAN perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.”
There is a clear emphasis and focus on the individuals, the men and women, that Paul was impacting and serving. Do you involve every individual in your circle? Do you keep the conversation going with the extroverts only?
Imagine being given a bunch of empty bottles and being told to fill them up using a the garden hose. You wouldn’t line them all up and just spray them all with the hose, hoping they might get filled! It would be far more efficient, and waste far less water, to focus on each bottle in turn.
When we try and run our Circle as purely a group and forget that it is made up of individuals who need to be heard, encouraged, challenged and cared for as individuals as well as a group, we are essentially trying to fill up a bunch of bottles in one go with a hose pipe!
In your next Circle session, how can you incorporate and encourage those on the periphery in your circle. How can you ensure that every individual is heard and engaged with? Let’s believe that EVERY individual in our circle will experience growth this season!