What is a Visual faith coach?
VF coaches share their own story and are willing to listen and walk beside at least one other person to encourage them in their spiritual formation journey. They are willing to try new ministry setting opportunities to gain skills in presenting and demonstrating. They are committed to learn about spiritual formation processes and continue to grow themselves, while they walk with others. A VF coach is a person who has been developing their own habits of visual faith, such as Bible Journaling, faith planner, visual prayer, gratitude journals, etc. A visual faith coach has been in a discipling relationship to learn the basic concepts of Visual Faith tools, and desires to share the journey with others. Visual Faith coaches are always learning and range from beginner to seasoned practitioners in skill and experience settings.
Qualities of a visual faith coach
has endorsement of skill and experience in teaching others
is familiar with Visual Faith practices, knowledge and practices visual faith as a personal spiritual discipline
has a commitment to support and encourage others in online communities
has a prayer heart to cover any event in prayer
will share an event invite to appropriate online Visual Faith FaceBook communities
is "on the journey" and learning but willing to share "the story" to bring encouragement to others
works to coordinate and tailor a Visual Faith event to meet the needs of the event planning team
seeks coaching from other experienced Visual Faith coaches to bring the best resources to an event experience
may have a certain "niche" or area of expertise and not necessarily experience or knowledge in all Visual Faith practices
sees Visual Faith coaching as ministry to others first
how to choose a Visual faith coach
Visual Faith coaches may be paired up with events, workshops and retreats depending on their own desires and availability to serve. Visual Faith Ministries is willing to connect coaches in geographical areas, but is not responsible for any of the arrangements made with church, school or event sites. There is a helpful document about Hosting a Visual Faith event, but each coach is responsible for setting reimbursement and care guidelines.
Visual Faith Coaches/leaders
Visual Faith Retreat Leaders have a myriad of experiences in leading group processing using various topics for small group interaction. They work to create each event as a unique learning time for participants.
A Multi-Day Retreat Leader:
has a big picture understanding of the vision and processes of visual faith.
is able to explain the ideas behind visual prayer and creative Bible journaling.
is comfortable demonstrating various starting points for those who attend.
is willing to lead a 2 – 3 day retreat, including devotional and inspirational sharing from God’s Word.
may or may not include breakouts and other speakers/demonstrators.
One Day Retreat Leader:
has a big picture understanding of the vision and processes of visual faith
able to explain the ideas behind visual prayer and creative Bible journaling
comfortable demonstrating various starting points for those who attend.
willing to lead a half or whole day retreat, including a devotional sharing from God’s Word.
Workshop Presenter/Small Group Leader:
comfortable with teaching a workshop or small group
topics may include visual prayer, creative Bible journaling, or other visual faith processes.
willing to meet with a small group for one-time or regularly scheduled visual faith prayer, Bible Journaling or hands-on activities
willing to be contacted for conversation or meeting one-on-one to encourage and equip a visual faith learner
Practitioners and Encouragers
All of our leaders are people who have committed to using visual prayer, creative Bible journaling, or other visual faith practice in their walk with Jesus. They have a STORY TO TELL about God's faithfulness to them and they use visual tools help them to be better witnesses.