This book is for the pastor who is interested in coaching a planter, and the church planter interested in establishing a relationship with a coach. Coaching is primarily related to support. A coach doesn’t have to have all the answers, nor are they supposed to constantly tell other leaders what to do. Coaches often are most effective when they help leaders learn to listen to God for themselves. A coach’s goal is to help others succeed. The art of effective coaching can be learned, and the basic process is relatively simple. By following the basic framework and implementing the coaching skills described in this manual you can learn to coach. Think of the manual as a valuable tool to assist you along the way.