June 12-13, 2019

Coaching Essentials

Coaching Skills Training for Church Leaders

Portland, OR

Saturate Coaching Skills Training is for churches who want to help their equipping leaders learn better coaching skills in order to support existing small groups.

This is a two day workshop from June 12-13, 2019 that strengthens coaching skills and helps participants learn how to gain traction in their leadership (missional communities, ministry teams, etc…) by asking instead of telling.

What to Expect:

Here’s what to expect in Portland! This training is for churches and leaders who want to be better equipped to focus on helping those they’re leading through listening to the Holy Spirit. Jesus promised he would not leave his followers on their own, but would send His Spirit (John 14:18-24) who would be the empowering force for mission (Luke 24:49).

If you are tired of telling leaders what to do, then this workshop is for you. Equipping your leaders to listen to the Spirit, and to guide others to do the same, is a key factor in helping them grow up into maturity. They won’t always have you with them, but they will always have the Holy Spirit.

Attendees can expect to learn how to:

  • Effectively support group leaders in listening to the Holy Spirit and creating self-directed actions and strategies
  • Guide group members in processes of self-discovery and Spirit-dependence
  • Learn to ask before telling
  • Learn to listen better and create a culture where people feel understood

About the Speaker

David Achata, DIrector of Coaching


Director of Coaching

David serves in a volunteer capacity as the Director of the Coaching at Saturate. David has worked in a number of roles including high school teacher, pastor and church planter and brings 20 years of ministry experience. He works as a coach and consultant in the corporate world at Achata Coaching Inc. where he specializes in uniting fractured teams and helping leaders learn to ask instead of tell.

He lives outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife, Amy and two children, Ana & Isaac. When David isn’t working with leaders, he enjoys riding his mountain bike and writing. He and his wife Amy are both aspiring writers and are working on their first books. Connect with David on his personal blog or on twitter @davidachata.


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Glenfair Family Church
50 NE 143rd Ave
Portland, OR

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June 12 | 9AM-5PM

  • Session 1: A Vision & Strategy for Discipleship + Q/A
  • Session 2: Soul Formation in the Life of a Leader + Q/A
  • Session 3: Encountering the God Who Asks Questions
  • Session 4: Introduction to Coaching
  • Session 5: How to Improve Your Listening Skills by Listening to the Spirit
  • Session 6: The COACH MODEL

June 13 | 9AM-4PM

  • Session 5: Asking Powerful Questions
  • Session 6: How to Help Others Design Actions
  • Session 7: Follow-up as a Tool for Progress
  • Session 8: Coaching Missional Communities
  • Session 9: Q/A