Geneva Push has a growing network of church planters and churches. All the statistics tell us that quality coaching has a significant impact on the effectiveness of church planting leaders and their churches.
“Church planters who meet with a mentor or coach plant larger and more effective churches than those who do not.” Ed Stetzer
Our goal is to provide quality, effective & reliable coaching for every new planter – husband and wife – in the network, so that we facilitate the establishment and growth of new churches throughout Australia.
What our coaches do:
Meet with planters for a minimum of three years: ideally, one year prior to launch and two years after.
Have 7-11 coaching sessions each year, of 1-2 hours in length, either face-to-face or remotely.
Coach in both life and ministry.
Help planters build a ministry philosophy and ensure growth strategies are in place.
The Reach Australia coaching network is ready and equipped to support congregational and ministry leaders with the regular reflection that the Royal Commission has recommended. We offer a framework that meets the needs identified by the commission.
Meet our directors of coaching
Craig Tucker: Craig serves as a Director of Coaching and is responsible for training, equipping and supporting our network of coaches. Craig brings a wealth of church planting experience, having served as students in a church plant in Mt Druitt, church planted for 11 years in the outer west of Sydney (Blacktown West Presbyterian Church) and then planted a new church in inner western Sydney (Drummoyne Presbyterian Church). In 2017, Craig and his wife Cathy, are planting again in Sydney’s CBD.
Cathie Heard: Cathie serves as a Director of Coaching and is responsible for developing support structures for our church planting wives. Cathie, together with her husband Andrew started EV Church 20 years ago and has been an active participant in this growing church reaching the Central Coast, setting up groups and structures for maturing women,as well as taking on a role helping individuals get involved in ministry using their gifts.
Looking to support coaching?
We’re constantly praying that God will raise up the right people to meet this important need. If you feel you could help, or would like to support the work of coaching the next generation of church planters throughout Australia, we’d love to hear from you.