How to be an E-LIFE Coach
Congratulations on deciding to become an E-LIFE Coach! Your role as an E-LIFE Coach is very important because you will be directly helping to raise up a new generation of missionaries.
Anyone who wants to help kids learn how to share their faith with their friends can be an E-LIFE Coach--Children's Pastors, Sunday School teachers, Royal Ranger Commanders, Mpact Girls Clubs Coordinators and even moms, dads and grandparents.
As an E-LIFE Coach, you will help your students:
- Present the E-LIFE challenge to your students every week.
- Use at least one of the E-LIFE Theme Activities each time you meet to help reinforce one of the Five Commitments of an E-LIFE Kid.
- Follow-up the Theme Activities with a passionate challenge for the students to be E-LIFE Kids and to pledge to live out the Five Commitments of an E-LIFE Kid.
- Challenge the
E-LIFE Kids to take the next step of faith by becoming E-LIFE Kids Missionaries. The E-LIFE Kids who accept the challenges and who are
commissioned should then be given E-LIFE Kids Missionary certificates.
- Each week, chart the progress of each E-LIFE Kid’s Five Commitments using the E-Journal. Establish accountability so your E-LIFE Kids will live out their Five Commitments.
- When possible, combine the E-LIFE challenge with a BGMC emphasis to provide a global perspective of reaching our world for Christ—i.e., E-LIFE: reaching your world, BGMC: reaching the world.
- Acknowledge the progress of the E-LIFE Kids in large-group meetings and even the adult service when possible. For example, commend the students who excel in showing kindness and friendship and sharing about Christ with other students. (Again, the
E-Journal can assist you in recording the progress of each E-LIFE Kid.)
Head Coach Guidelines
Meet monthly, or more often if possible for a short period, with the E-LIFE Kids who have been commissioned to be E-LIFE Kids Missionaries (recommended for students in fourth through sixth grades).
Assist each student in developing personal objectives and journaling those objectives and accomplishments.
Print out copies of the E-LIFE Kids Journal for each student.
Allow time for the E-LIFE Kid Missionaries to discuss how they are fulfilling their calling.
Provide suggestions of how these students can reach their classmates for Christ, how they can pray with other students before and after
school, and how they may possibly organize an E-LIFE club at their school. Download the Be an E-LIFE Missionary handout.
Use email and letters to encourage your E-LIFE Kid Missionaries in their commitment to target their public schools for evangelism.
- Ensure that each Kid Missionary is fulfilling his or her requirements as listed in the Requirements for the E-LIFE Kids Missionary.