Hindsight is 20/20 – Life Stewardship Course

“Hindsight is 20/20.”  Perhaps this seasoned saying hits a little closer to home as you look back on this year.  Conceivably 2020 exposed some things about who you are and what you are prioritizing with your life.  What are you doing about this?

Throughout the Scriptures God points us to how He leverages challenging circumstances to point us back to Him and His purposes for us.  Are you aware of the truths God is speaking to you about in this season?  What  is your response?

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To look forward, we start by looking back – that’s 20/20 vision. It’s hard to get far on your own, but with the help of a guide (Daniel Riemenschneider) and a coaching group (Sunday mornings, Nov 1-Dec 6), you can achieve this. We will work through these three modules together: 

  • Journey from my START (What has shaped who I am?)
  • Journey to SELF (How am I uniquely designed?)
  • Journey to be SENT (What am I aligned to do?)

By engaging in this program, you will:

  1. Put together a written design for the future you sense God has entrusted to you
  2. Develop actionable and achievable 2021 goals


You will gain the most benefit by responding to the guided questions in the Participant Guide:

  • You don’t need to complete every question, but do push yourself
  • You will benefit from personal preparation in advance of each coaching session (appx 30-90 minutes)


Participants will engage in a group coaching experience on Sundays 10-11:30am, Nov 1 – Dec 6 via Zoom

  • Nov 1 – Introduction / Looking Back / Start Here
  • Nov 8 – Start (Motivations, History)
  • Nov 15 – Self (At My Best, Experiences)
  • Nov 22 – Self (Assessments)
  • Nov 29 – Sent (Eulogy, Passions)
  • Dec 6 – Sent (2021 goals)


The goal of this program is to help you gain clarity and design an action plan. Therefore the following supplemental exercises are being offered:

  • Individual coaching (with Daniel Riemenschneider, ??)
  • Life Planning exercise
  • Post-It Timeline exercise
  • Identity Profile Self-Awareness Tool (IPSAT)

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The (Next) Mastermind Course

To increase an ongoing developmental priority, meet the felt need of “what’s next”, and build community, we offer mastermind courses. The value proposition is to grow your knowledge of who you are and what God has designed you to do.

Past mastermind courses include:

  • Championing Strengths
  • Unlocking your Giftedness
  • Passions – I feel God’s Pleasure When…
  • A Coach Approach to Developing People

Future courses may include:

  • The Making of A Leader – Recognize God’s providential shaping in your life, and develop others with leadership potential
  • Life Designing: From Start & Self to Sent – Put together a written design for the future you sense God has entrusted to you

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Coach Approach Course – Sep 13-Oct 25

Do you have the answers (people are looking for)? How else can you help individuals own their faith and personal growth?  In this mastermind course, we will explore a coach approach to leading and developing people.

Learning outcomes include: Helping people solve their problems without having the answers; Asking powerful questions to create new awareness; Charting next actions; Supporting through accountability.  

Sundays, Sep 13-Oct 25 via Zoom (click here)

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Daniel Riemenschneider facilitates this course. Participants will gain additional benefit from reading The COACH Model for Christian Leaders.

Passions Course

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast!  And when I run I feel his pleasure.

― Eric Liddell, gold medalist runner and missionary, best known from “Chariots of Fire”

We are God’s workmanship and He has specific Kingdom work for us to do (Ephesians 2:10)

In this mastermind course we will:

  • Be curious about God’s purposes for us by looking for clues from our history (ie passion stories)
  • Awaken our identity as the fuel for meeting the needs of the issues and causes we care deeply about
  • Connect passion to what “we get paid to do” and what we volunteer to do

What is your next step towards becoming the person God created you to be? Is it clear?

Sundays 8:30-9:30am (June 7, 14, 21, 28) via Zoom

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Teaching Content 

  • Destiny Planning – Looking for clues from your history, identity, and opportunity
    • June 7 – Facilitated by Daniel Riemenschneider
  • Matching Your Passion to Vocation and Life
    • June 14 – Facilitated by Lexie Bracher
  • Aiming Your Passions and Developed Skills to Serve Others
    • June 21 – Facilitated by Nancy Hellstrom
  • Taking Action Through a Developmental Priority Mindset
    • June 28 – Facilitated by Daniel Riemenschneider

“Talk It Out” Coaching

  • Break out to talk out the content facilitated by coaches

Value Added Opportunities

  1. Complete weekly self-assigned action items
  2. Create a personal “Post-It Timeline” and be coached –  to gain a better understanding of your personal history as clues to God’s purposes
  3. Engage in a coaching session on your passions with Daniel Riemenschneider
  4. Develop a life plan to steward God’s purpose and plan for your life

Unlocking Your Giftedness: Exploring and Employing Your Spiritual Gifts

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We are God’s masterpiece and He has specific kingdom work for us to do. In this mastermind course, we will explore how God equips and empowers each of us to serve Him. We will discern purposeful ways to use our spiritual gifts to make a difference in our church, community, and world. 

What is your next step towards becoming the person God created you to be? Is it clear? 

Course Value Proposition

Explore and employ your God-given spiritual gifts:

  1. Affirm God’s missional design
  2. Awaken your personal history as clues to God’s purposes
  3. Explore spiritual gifts found in the Bible, including 1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12, and Ephesians 4
  4. Develop a plan to try out your gifts in a meaningful way

Sundays 8:30-9:30am (April 19, 26, May 4, 11, 18, 25, 31) – via Zoom

Course Elements

Teaching Content/Discussion

  • Highlight weekly Biblical leadership theme (from “The Top Ten Leadership Conversations in the Bible”)
  • Explore God’s missional design 
    • Gift Stewardship (Ephesians 2:10, 1 Peter 4:10)
    • Diversity & Unity (Romans 12:4-8, 1 Corinthians 12)
    • Built Up (Ephesians 4:11-13)
    • Sent Out (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8)
  • Expand Spiritual Gifts descriptions

Table Coaching

  • Discovering (my) spiritual gifts
  • Discerning purposeful ways to employ (my) gifts
  • Developing goals for learning more and engaging in my spiritual gifts

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Value-Added Opportunities

  1. Engage in a coaching session on your spiritual gifts with Daniel Riemenschneider
  2. Create a personal “Post-It Timeline” and be coached – to gain a better understanding of your personal history as clues to God’s purposes
  3. Read (free) full chapter from “The Top Ten Leadership Conversations in the Bible” corresponding to weekly Biblical leadership theme

Championing Strengths: Becoming and Helping Others to Be Our Best Design (January 2020)

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Value Proposition & Outcomes

Gain greater awareness of your strengths and intentionality to help others engage their strengths. Outcomes:

  1. Affirming God’s intelligent design of every individual
  2. Learning coaching presence and strengths framework
  3. Exploring 34 CliftonStrengths themes
  4. Growing confidence as a Strengths Champion

Each individual who completes the course will receive a 50-minute coaching session on their signature CliftonStrengths with Daniel Riemenschneider. (Course is facilitated by Daniel Riemenschneider)

Sundays 8-9pm (January 5, 12, 19, 26) via Zoom virtual classroom

  • Pre-class: Attendees can sign in to class up to 15 minutes early
    • Ensure that your technology is set up properly
    • Engagement question
    • Interact with others
  • Welcome/Devotional
  • Teaching Content: Strengths/Coaching Frameworks
    • Strengths history/strengths framework
    • Talent cues/strengths language
    • Coaching presence 
  • Exploring CliftonStrengths themes
    • Explore 3-5 strengths themes together each week – themes selected via voting
  • Practice coaching
    • Zoom enables participants to break out into diads or triads to practice coaching each other
    • Class will typically conclude with practice coaching

Virtual Classroom Logistics

  • Each attendee will sign-in using Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/322243013 
    • Attendees can sign in to class up to 15 minutes early (check technology / interact with others)
    • Class can be viewed via computer, tablet, laptop, or phone
    • Headphones and a quiet space are encouraged

Course Participation*

This mastermind course is designed specifically for individuals who live in the extended Bloomingdale (IL) community or attend Bloomingdale Church

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