Coaching Certification

Earn Your Certificate in Spiritual Leadership Coaching

Make your certification payments online here.


$2,895 all inclusive includes

– Workshop (workshop registration applied to fee)
– Books
– Spiritual Leadership Assessment Coaching Session
– Three Additional Coaching Sessions
– Triad Placement
– Evaluation and Feedback
– Blackaby Interview
– Signed Certificate
– Website Listing
– Special training opportunities (retreats are extra)

Payment Schedule

– $1,000 to Enroll
– $1,000 with Portfolio Turn-in
– $895 (minus workshop fee) (after portfolio approval) when scheduling Live Coaching Evaluation Session


"When we started our church we knew we wanted to be able to ‘hand-craft followers of Jesus’ one person at a time and have attempted to shift away from cookie cutter programs. But, that’s easier said than done. I grew up in and ministered in churches with a ‘big program’ and Sunday School mindset where people were mass processed in our discipleship efforts. I had a sense that there had to be a better way to come alongside people who wanted to grow and I desperately needed the framework, mindset and skills to do that effectively. I looked at a lot of discipleship programs and coaching options and I decided to add the Coaching Certification from Blackaby International to my tool box. As a pastor I have a dozen or more offers come through my inbox and mailbox monthly to sell me on a new curriculum or a better set of tools to get people into the Bible, etc. But, what I knew I needed most was life on life training in how to coach people into God’s agenda for their lives. I needed to learn how to listen, use scripture properly, how to help someone tune their hearts toward the will of God and then assist him/ her in crafting a personal plan of action. The Blackably Coach Training process is doing all that for me. I’m pumped to sit down with people in our congregation and use the tools that I’ve been given through this process. I’m seeing life change all over the place and people moving onto God’s agenda almost effortlessly. Thanks Bob Royall and Brett Pyle for a great season of training that has already made a huge impact on me and the people I lead."

Jeff Fuson
Founding & Lead Pastor
Phos Community Church /
A coach approach to helping people experience God and lead from His agenda.


- To integrate, broaden and expand the Kingdom impact of the Experiencing God and Spiritual Leadership insights through integration with recognized Coaching skill sets.

Certificate Training Process Intent

To insure that persons certified by BMI have:

1. Fully understood the principles of Experiencing God and Spiritual Leadership.
2. Are continuing to apply that message to their own lives
3. Understand the Twelve Essential Coaching Skills
4. Have practiced integrating those skills within a Spiritual Leadership Coaching context to the level of acceptable competence and commitment

Certificate Training Process Required Elements


Successful completion of the The Dynamics of Spiritual Leadership Coaching Workshop

Read (with writing assignments)
– Experiencing God
– Hearing God’s Voice
– Spiritual Leadership, Revised & Expanded
– Spiritual Leadership Coaching
– (or other assigned reading, as needed by coach-in-training)


-One-on-one Spiritual Leadership Assessment Mentor Coaching Session
-Three additional Mentor Coaching Sessions with a BMI Lead Coach
-40 Day Spiritual Journal *


Peer Coaching Process—Ten sessions, each, (typically in a triad) of coaching , being coached, and serving as an observer as your peers coach. Additional outside coaching—fifteen sessions total coaching a minimum of at least three different persons not related to you, with evaluations


-Live Coaching Evaluation with the Director of Coaching
-Final Interview with Richard Blackaby


to coach within Blackaby Statement of Beliefs, and according to Seven Realities principles and ICF ethical guidelines

PORTFOLIO includes:

– Book Summaries and Reflections
– Completed Spiritual Journal
– Peer Coaching Logs
– Additional Coaching Evaluations (three persons)

Process Completion Deadline

The process can normally be completed within 4-12 months, depending upon the pace at which elements are completed. Certification students will have up to two (2) years to complete the process after enrollment. Those who fail to do so will automatically be placed in Inactive Status, which will require additional steps and costs on their part.
To be reinstated to Active Status, they will need to:
· Request reactivation
· Pay a $100 Reactivation fee
· Re-attend another Coaching workshop through BMI
· Re-Activation will grant students an additional year to complete Certification.

Ongoing Learning
Every other month, we provide separate optional virtual gatherings for our coaching students and certified coaches to build community and learn new skills and approaches to coaching and building a coaching practice.

Prayer Journal elements: Forty days, total.

- Passage read
- Focus verse(s) for deeper reflection
- What do these verses say about God, His Purposes, and/or His Ways?-
-My adjustments, Prayer Response to what God may be saying to me through this Scripture
- End of day reflections on God’s activity during the day
-Final End of Journal reflection

End Results
Students who successfully complete the Certification process will receive a Certificate in Spiritual Leadership Coaching from Blackaby Ministries. As long as they maintain an active status as a Blackaby-Certified Coach, they will be authorized to:
-Identify themselves as a Blackaby-Certified Coach
-Have a bio listing on Our Coaches page
-Use the Certified Coach logo for marketing and identification processes
Active status includes these ongoing commitments:
-Operating within the beliefs and practices that they originally made to become a Blackaby-Certified Coach.
-Participating in at least two Certified Coaches virtual gatherings annually
-Paying the annual renewal fee (currently $119). This nominal fee covers the costs of the virtual gatherings, Blackaby Coaches’ webpage listings, virtual Zoom Coaches’ Gatherings, and other associated costs.

ICF CCEU Credits (International Coaching Federation) For over a decade, BMI has been offering our Spiritual Leadership Coaching Workshop and Certificate process. Since 2019, this has been an ICF-approved training process. Initially, ICF awarded both Core Competency and Resource Development credits. In 2022, ICF changed the program credit limits and processes. Therefore, our training, though, unchanged in terms of content, is now awarded ICF credits under the following ICF Course Names:
--Course One: Essentials of Spiritual Leadership Coaching CCE credits = 30 (Core Competencies)
--Course Two: Peer Coaching Process CCE credits 30 (Core Competencies)

Total ICF Core Competencies to be earned 60 credits
Additionally, BMI separately awards the following Resource Development credits 65.5
Total CCE Credits awarded 125.5 (ICF and BMI)

Watch testimony from Claudio Perez on what Certification meant to him: