Aligning Work With Baptism and Repentance

Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative – 20/6/21

Sometimes we are limited by our own blind spots to function well in the work and ministries we do. Fr. Elias Dorham reminds us of St. Paul’s words, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Rom. 12:2) When a coach challenged him with a tough question before ordination, Fr. Elias realized that his own professional career path was not truly aligned to what he espoused as a baptized Christian. Now as a coach, he helps his clients move out of their comfort zones, exploring ways to lead as a servant rather than as a strict commander.
While professional coaching is not therapy, pastoral guidance, nor counselling, Fr. Elias suggests coaching can help those who want to:
  • Move beyond feeling stuck
  • Articulate a clear vision
  • Navigate and resolve conflict
  • Balance work, ministry, and family responsibilities