IMG_1100Using the “tools of coaching” in Leadership could actually be witnessed at the January 26, 2014, presentation of the LEAD Institute.  Pastors and lay leaders from across the West District took active part in dialogue and coaching as Starlet Bell, Coach and Leadership Facilitator led them through a scenario of how “Bridging the Gap” can occur between pastors and lay leaders.. The powerful question that began this session was, “are there disconnects between the needs of lay leaders and the needs of the church administration? What are the disparities that lead to frustration and conflict?”  Participants were able to take away with a variety of ways both lay leaders and pastors can communicate better and instill trust within their job skills.  All participants left the session knowing how to “bridge the gap” more easily.