HUMP#025: Rev. Dr. Keith Adkins-“Getting Unstuck with Ministry Coaching”
Many clergy feel “stuck” and ministry coaching and a listening ear can help these pastors get unstuck and began moving forward again. So says Rev. Dr. Keith Adkins in episode 025 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast. Keith talks to Rev. Dr. Brad Miller in episode 025 about the opening of his Keith H. Adkins Ministry coaching practice. Keith saw the need for life coaching, particularly targeted towards clergy as a group, and specifically towards United Methodist clergy. Keith is an Elder in the Indiana Conference UMC presently serving at the Irvington United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. In episode 025 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast he talks about the hunger that clergy have to be listened to and how that is exactly what his service provides. His coaching is not therapeutic in nature or diagnostic of the health of the church body; Keith is concerned with the health and welfare of the individual pastor. Keith shares with Brad his good news approach to walk alongside clergy to help them move from good to great. Keith shares his journey towards becoming a coach for clergy and his belief in the power of coaching inasmuch as 95% of people who try coaching stick with it. Keith also shares with Brad his love of the outdoors as being instrumental to his call to ministry and essential for his continued personal development. Episode 025 of the United Methodist podcast is a great tool for the clergy person looking to get “unstuck” and move forward in life. The mission of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast is strengthening the connection in the United Methodist Church in the state of Indiana for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.