Certificate in Christian Coaching - aifc
Intake Dates: 13 March 2024
Course price is $2,195.00

Why Christian Coaching?

Christian coaching is one of the most rewarding vocations.  Coaches make a real difference to the lives of their clients by helping them discover what they really want, identify and end their self-defeating habits and patterns, and lean into their God-given strengths so they can be salt and light in the world.

Coaching is one of the fastest-growing industries.  In fact, it is the second fastest growing professions on the planet, only second to the IT industry.



Why study Christian coaching?

Explore a new field distinct from counselling and mentoring

Help clients discover new options they can pursue with intentionality

Understand how the terror barrier prevents people from moving forward

Develop an awareness and understanding of the SIRTON coaching model

A brilliant journey. The teaching on navigating the terror barrier was exceptional – I can’t wait to offer Christian coaching to existing and new clients.

Tatiana, Counsellor

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Who is it for?

Coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the ‘here and now’ – rather than on the distant past or future. 

Good coaches believe that the individual always has the answers to their own problems, though they may need help to find the answers. 

If this approach appeals to you, coaching is for you. 

It is suitable for:

  • Anyone who is passionate about empowering others to live out their calling
  • People who want to get an introduction to the world of coaching from a distinctly Christian perspective
  • Pastors, counsellor, teachers, chaplains or other people-helpers who want to add coaching to their helping toolkit

Frequently Asked Questions

What is coaching?

Coaching is a process designed to help clients reach deeper levels of success and fulfillment faster and with more ease. Effective coaching inspires and helps people move beyond their comfort zones to maximise their personal and professional potential.

What is Christian coaching?

Christian coaching empowers people to live out their God-given purpose and calling. It develops the ability of clients to listen to their heart and to the Holy Spirit, and to take action that reshapes their life in response to that calling. Through listening and asking skillful questions, the coaching relationship produces insight, greater personal and spiritual awareness, and new, purpose-aligned actions and results.

What is the difference between coaching and counselling?

Both coaches and counsellors are empathic and non-judgmental listeners, and both modalities require advanced listening skills and the ability to reflect whilst providing valuable and honest feedback.

However, coaching is a lot more action, performance and progress-driven, and looks at specific goals. It is focused on the present and the future: where the client is now and where he or she wants to be.

Counselling is more process driven, and tends to focus on past issues that are holding the client back – usually by exploring early development and family of origin issues.

In coaching, there is a tendency for the coach to reframe problems into opportunities, whereas counsellors are more likely to explore particular patterns of behaviour to establish the cause of issues or problems.

What do people seek out coaching for?

Individuals and organisations engage a coach for many reasons and for support in any area of their life: career, business, personal transitions, relationships, financial, life balance, spirituality and more.

How is this Certificate of Coaching different?

The Certificate is cutting edge, carefully crafted and biblically integrated. It is a great option for anyone who is passionate about empowering others to fully live out their calling.

We have intentionally designed the Certificate by embedding a coaching approach and principles throughout the learning journey. This helps participants to grasp the concepts, process and practice of coaching. We believe there is no better way to internalise a new process than by living it as you learn.

How will I be able to help people after this course?

By the end of this course, you will have gained the skills and tools to support people in making lasting change with greater ease.

More specifically, you will be able to assist clients by:

  • Recognising their strengths and assets
  • Gaining clarity on values and life purpose
  • Identifying and ending self-defeating habits and patterns
  • Discovering what they truly want
  • Uncovering the unconscious thoughts and beliefs that hold them back
Can I complete the course online?
Yes! We understand that balancing study, work, family and other commitments can be tricky. For that reason, we have designed the course to be completed mostly online and in just 7 weeks ( provided participants can commit to between 4 or 5 hours of study each week).
What about study support?
We have designed the delivery of the course to allow participants to learn and travel together as a learning community. There is a Weekly all-in Online Student Hub, where we together unpack the learnings for the week, answer questions, hear from occasional invited guests, and support each other toward change and results.
How do I enrol?

To enrol online, please click here to select the Certificate of Christian Coaching from the list of courses, then follow the prompts to complete the application form.

In the meantime, you can send any questions via email to equip@aifc.com.au or give us a call on (02) 6242 5111 during office hours.