Do you need to be a Christian to get a Christian coaching certification? Well, usually when the title asked a question like this, it’s kind of a rhetorical question, and the answer is usually “no, of course not – anyone can be…”
However, this isn’t the case with this question. Sure, anyone can sign up for a Christian coaching certification program and declare themselves to be a Christian coach, but is that really the type of coaching you want to be do if you aren’t a Christian?
Not Everyone Should Consider Christian Coaching
Successful coaches often have particular characteristics or personality traits. These traits include intelligence, focus, an inquisitive nature, a curious personality, the ability to actively listen, and strong feelings of empathy.
But, to be a successful Christian coach, you need one more trait – a faith in God. Could an atheist become a Christian coach? Certainly that’s possible. But, could an atheist be a successful Christian coach? That is very doubtful. Besides, would an atheist even want to earn a Christian coaching certification?
Who Should Consider a Christian Coaching Certification?
Do you have special gifts for listening, processing information, and offering feedback? Are you a natural at encouraging and supporting others? Do you feel that God is calling you to help others achieve their goals and find their place in the world within the framework of their Christian values?
If this describes you, Christian coach certification training just might be the next step in your career journey. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you sign up for to become a Christian coach:
- Are you a self-starter and willing, ready, and able to take action when needed?
- Do you understand that coaching is not counseling – you won’t be in business to heal others, you will be in business to help others?
- Are you willing to work hard to improve your active listening skills and your ability to ask questions?
- Do you enjoy seeing others succeed and prosper?
- Do you have a good sense of your own purpose in life?
- Are Christian values the foundation for your own personal morality?
- Do you believe that God has a purpose for everyone?
- Do you feel as if you are inspired by God to help others?
A Good Time to be a Christian Coach
If you are considering a Christian coaching certification, you probably couldn’t have chosen a better time. The coaching business is growing by leaps and bounds. Christian coaches seem to be few and far between, yet so many Americans identify as Christians.
It’s true that the number of Americans calling themselves Christians has fallen over the past few decades, but the number that still identifies as Christians remains over 70 percent of the population. In a Gallup poll a couple years ago, 78 percent of Americans polled identified with Christianity. That’s a big target market!
As a Christian coach, you can define the type of coach you want to be – do you want to be a life coach, a relationship coach, a health and wellness coach, or any other type of coach you can think of? You can work within any segment or niche of the coaching industry. Earning a Christian coaching certification provides you with myriad opportunities for success within the rapidly expanding coaching industry. But, it sure helps if you are a Christian!
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