Good coaching significantly enhances your ability to plant a healthy church.

We provide you with a coach who will work with you to set and meet personal, relational and missional goals that enable you to plant and grow a healthy church.

All of our coaches are trained through the Gospel Coach system.

Director of Coaching, Derek Lamont

Derek Lamont has been a minister for 28 years, and in St Columba's, Edinburgh for 17 of them. He is married to Catriona and has four grown up kids.

He has a passion to see St Columba's as a city centre, growing and sending church, enabling and supporting churches to be planted throughout the city and its environs. 

God's patience and grace has been the one constant in his ministry and he has often been overwhelmed by God's purposes and plans, which he knows are above and beyond what he asks or even imagines.

St Columba’s has been the mother church to three church plants in the Edinburgh area over the last few years. Derek understands the need to plant as well as the care needed to the planters. Gospel coaching is one way of administering this care.