The Pastor Coach

Missional Formation Coaching for Pastors and Leaders

Missional Formation Coaching is designed to help leaders thrive by promoting healthy rhythms that connect spiritual and missional practices.

Pastor Coach Greg Goebel

  • Child of God, husband, father

  • 20+ Year Pastor

  • Master Certified Professional Coach

  • Senior Pastor

  • Regional Pastoral Leader

  • Church Planter

  • Associate Pastor

I know the pressures of life and ministry.

I know the experience of burnout...and the process of renewal.

After more than two decades of ministry, I can help you find good health as your soul prospers.


“Greg has a kind and easygoing demeanor that makes it easy to talk with him about whatever concerns you may have.” -Francis, Boston

"Greg cares about developing pastors, not merely as professionals, but as people." -Andrew, Tuscaloosa

“Greg helped me when I was feeling incredibly burned out and discouraged in ministry. He actively listened, empathized, and helped me find ways to take care of myself both personally and ministerially.” -Rebecca, Tuscaloosa

“Greg been invaluable to me in my own pastoral leadership.” -Jack, Knoxville

"Greg Goebel has helped me think through and address conflicts and important decisions in my life and ministry. I appreciate his encouragement and wisdom."-Tish Harrison Warren, Pastor and Author of Liturgy of the Ordinary

"The group has been exactly what I needed: Simple, enjoyable, low-intensity, highly useful. " -Group Member

"Each member of our group contributed to the atmosphere and tone set by Greg: one of mutual understanding, listening, and respect, providing a safe environment in which to share burdens, concerns, and life goals." -Group Member

Missional Formation Coaching

Missional Formation Coaching is a reflective approach to coaching that was designed by Winfield Bevins and Mark Dunwoody to help leaders thrive by promoting healthy rhythms that connect spiritual and missional practices. Here is an overview of the process that we will be using.


Open each coaching session by welcoming the Holy Spirit to come and guide the time together. Pray “Come, Holy Spirit!”


Sharing some things you are thankful for in your life, family, and the church. Identify signs of God’s grace.


Review what is going on in your life and ministry. Reflect on what has happened since the last meeting


Reflect on the areas that you want to focus on during this session.


Resolve what action that you will do before next session.

Recent Articles and Posts by Greg

Can Habits Make us Holy?

Does changing your habits change your life? Can you become healthier, happier, or holier if you incorporate new, small daily habits into your life?

I decided to start this year off with a new habit. I have to work out regularly because I have arthritis. If I don’t work out, I feel terrible all day. If I do work out, I feel pretty good all day. Since I’ve had a hard time being consistent, I decided I would simplify my workout routine and do one short workout every day...

Read more at AC

Pastor, Do You Need a Coach?

Ministry life can be overwhelming at any time, but with a pandemic, the pressure is even greater. I’ve been working with pastors as a canon for the past eight years, but this past year has been the most stressful for pastors I’ve ever seen.

When I experienced burnout ten years ago, I had many supporters who helped me find renewal. Pastors and leaders need trusted support to maintain a well and healthy soul. I could not have recovered without the help of others. That’s why I feel called now to be a pastor to pastors and leaders.

Read More at AC

Interview with a Grief Counselor

During the stay-at-home-order, I was able to interview my wife Victoria, who is a grief counselor and who continues to provide support to clients during this crisis. Victoria Goebel, LMSW, is a Bereavement Counselor at Crossroads Hospice of Atlanta. She is a graduate of the Masters in Social Work program at the University of Georgia.

What is grief?

Grief is the thoughts and feelings related to a loss, such as the death of a loved one, and includes anything we experience inside in response to a loss.

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I'm Afraid. Are You?

We all feel fear. Fear of viruses affecting loved ones, financial fears, or just a general sense of foreboding. During any time of crisis or disorientation, fear is a natural and normal reaction. In fact, without fear, the human race would not survive. It warns us of danger, based on our ability to anticipate what might happen based on what we are seeing, hearing, and sensing…and thinking.

I’m feeling that fear myself. Are you?

Read More at AC

Want to be trained in Missional Formation Coaching?

We offer training that is uniquely designed to train individuals who want to be equipped in the skill set of coaching as a Missional Formation Coach.

This time tested model (and the complimentary Missional Formation Coaching textbook) is essential for anyone wanting to support church planters and multiply their effectiveness, longevity and health. What’s more, in our new norm of working remotely it is a useful tool to ensure all the members of your organization has the same understanding and practice of coaching training that is inspired by Missional Spirituality.

Sign up to be trained in Missional Formation Coaching.

Sign up to be trained as a Missional Formation Leader.


Contact me about coaching scholarships for Anglican Solo Pastors provided by LeaderWorks!