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ReGroup Coaching Strategy

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Definition – To stop and prepare yourself in order to continue to do something difficulty; to stop, think and reorganize. (Merriam-Webster)


Effective organizations require regular intervals of time to evaluate, plan and develop strategies to keep it focused and moving forward. Without that time to ReGroup, an organization can become anemic, unfocused and possibly apathetic.


Does this sound like the Sunday School or Small Group Ministry in your church. If so, we can help. OR, maybe your church just wants someone outside of your church to help you prepare and plan for the future. Offer some fresh eyes. We can help with that to.


ReGroup Coaching exists to assist the Pastor and Key Leaders of a local church to develop a simple and focused strategy that leads the church to achieve the objective that they believe God desires for their church, in their community, at this time.

Why should I as the Pastor of my church want to participate in ReGroup Coaching Strategy?

First of all, the Pastor is the key. The purpose of the coach is to facilitate or guide the Pastor as he leads a small group of key leaders in his congregation through a strategy development process.


This process can be utilized over and over by the Pastor as many times as he desires with or without a coach. Our desire is to equip the Pastor in discovering a process that leads to a partnership between himself and key leaders of the congregation that develops a strategy for his church. We do this through five specific steps

  1. Identity
  2. Purpose
  3. Vision/Objective/Outcome
  4. Methodology
  5. Measurement










By engaging key leaders of the congregation in strategy development, this process develops cohesiveness between them and the Pastor. It almost guarantees that you are all working from the same “playbook”.

What should I expect to happen as a result of the ReGroup Coaching Strategy?

The Pastor and key leaders will develop a clear picture of who they are and why their church exists in their community, at this time. They will also work on messaging so they can communicate with clarity.


They will also find a common objective (or objectives) that they agree upon to work together to accomplish.
They will also develop “how” they expect to accomplish the objective (or objectives) without adding additional programs, events or activities. (NOTE: if additional programs, events or activities ARE needed, then the hard choice of what to NOT do will be emphasized and planned for).


Lastly, they will determine how to measure the success or failure of the strategy. Equally important is the establishment of a celebration date to give God the glory for what He has done.

What does the ReGroup Coaching Strategy look like? How does it work?

There are three types of Coaching:

Local Church Coaching Consult – This is a one-time meeting between the Pastor, a coach and an agreed upon small group of leaders from the church. A Coach is assigned as requested by the Pastor of the church. If available, the Pastor will select from available coaches that is believed to fit the specific focus and need of the church. The church will be responsible for the honorarium and on-site expenses (meal and hotel if necessary). The Louisiana Baptist Convention will reimburse for travel to the church, (mileage and meals).


Local Church Coaching Strategy – A Coach is assigned as requested by the Pastor of the church. If available, the Pastor will select from available coaches that is believed to fit the specific focus and need of the church. The church will be responsible for the honorarium and on-site expenses (meal and hotel if necessary). The Louisiana Baptist Convention will reimburse for travel to the church, (mileage and meals). After the Coach and Pastor have met, The Coach will assist the Pastor in selecting 5 to 7 key leaders of the congregation to meet for an agreed amount of time. The sessions or session can be accommodated to meet the needs of the Pastor and key leaders. They range from

5 to 6 two hour meetings over the period of 3 to 4 months.
3 meetings for three or four hours each
1 meeting lasting for at least six to eight hours.

Cluster Coaching Strategy – This method is similar to the Local Church model which involves a partnership with a local association, four to six participating churches and 2 facilitating coaches. The association/participating churches will be responsible for the honorarium and on-site expenses (meal and hotel if necessary). The Louisiana Baptist Convention will reimburse for travel to the church, (mileage and meals).

For more information, contact Sean Keith by phone: 318-448-3402, or by email: sean.keith@louisianabaptists.org.