Missional Formation Coaching was founded by two friends, an Irishman and an American. Together, we have more than four decades of experience training and coaching leaders from around the world. We have crafted online courses, personal coaching, and innovative resources that connect spiritual practices with missional practices and are currently working with leaders in 12 different countries around the world: including Singapore, South Africa, England, the USA, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Nepal, Thailand, Scotland, Portugal and Dubai.
What we Offer
We offer unique coaching, coach certification, and resources to help you:
- Go deeper with Christ.
- Transform your leadership effectiveness.
- Lead change in your church or organization.
Whether it is in the marketplace or the church, we hope that we can help encourage and equip you to fulfil God’s mission through our unique training, coaching, and resources that are designed to help leaders thrive. Let us come alongside and help you today.
TWO FRIENDS, ONE VISION
We started Missional Formation Coaching as friends: an Irishman (Mark) and an American (Winfield). Together, we have more than four decades of experience training and coaching leaders from around the world. We have trained leaders and worked with organizations that have started hundreds of new churches and fresh expressions of church in a wide variety of contexts around the world. These experiences show that we are no armchair theologians. Having worked with hundreds of leaders (not to mention our personal ministry experiences), we also know that life and ministry are difficult and can be unbearable at times, especially if our lives are not rooted in a deep spirituality. More than ever before, leaders need soul care.
A few years ago, we shared a life-changing pilgrimage together in Northern England, travelling to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, to the Durham Cathedral, and to the island of Lindisfarne, where we ended with a retreat. On Lindisfarne Island, we were both deeply moved by the life and legacy of St. Aidan, who came from Iona in the seventh century to evangelize northern England. Aidan and the monks of Lindisfarne embodied a deep missional spirituality, which we have begun to call an “ebb and flow way of life.” This way of life was marked by outreach and withdrawal, worship, prayer, and mission. As we walked around the island and prayed, we got a sense that rediscovering this way of missional living is essential for leaders in today’s world.
Since our retreat on Lindisfarne Island, we have both felt an overwhelming need to share with others what we learned during that trip and what we’ve learned since that time. Our mission is to help leaders cultivate soul care that connects spiritual practices with missional practices to promote healthy rhythms in their life, as well as for those they lead. Although much of what we offer is based on ancient practices, we believe that this framework can help missional leaders thrive in today’s globally diverse world.
Mark & Winfield.