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Cathedral Forum: “Jesus is My Coach”

Popular culture assigns all kinds of roles to Jesus in our lives: “Jesus is my co-pilot, my help, my airbag” and more. This forum will explore another relationship: Jesus as coach. We are familiar with Jesus’ capacity for healing and reconciliation. But in the Gospels, He also makes masterful use of coaching, a technique used to help individuals and teams reach their greatest potential. And He was doing this some 2000 years before the field of coaching was invented. In this Forum, parishioner Jocelyn Phelps, herself a leadership development professional and coach, looks at Jesus-the-coach through the eyes of atheist Gregory Bateson and Jungian theologian Hannah Wolff, who represent two key influences on modern coaching. Come learn what Jesus has to teach us about coaching, and about our own capacity to be coached and to coach others. ‌

Sunday, November 18, 9:45am in the Library of the American Cathedral.


The Cathedral Forum is a weekly lecture series with topics that range from theology, politics and spirituality to economics and literature. The forum regularly features prominent speakers from academia, the media, and journalism.

Earlier Event: November 17
Junior Guild Sale, November 17-18
Later Event: November 18
Les Dimanches Musicaux: Soprano & Piano