Whole-life Coaching Focusing on Transformation and Youth Ministry Development
In early 2010, we launched the beta group of the Youth Ministry Coaching Program, before The Youth Cartel even existed, with 9 youth workers in San Diego (who traveled to our meetings from 5 different states). Very quickly, we could see that we were really onto something: a safe community where honesty was prized, a cohort model where accountability and customization provided what each person uniquely needed for practical growth.
Since then, over 300 youth workers have graduated from YMCP. Our graduates represent over a dozen denominations from churches ranging in size from 100 to over 20,000 people. Participants have been rookies in youth ministry and 30-year veterans. We’ve held coaching cohorts in 11 different cities from all over the U.S and Canada and hosted 4 online-only cohorts. And we continue to be blown away by the personal and professional growth we see in all of them.
Our full cohorts meet 6 times over the span of 1 year for 2-full day meetings. They are filled with rich discussions, youth ministry and leadership training, customized problem solving, personal sharing, one-on-one coaching, spiritual direction, and other components. Full cohorts also include 6 coaching calls throughout the year with a trained coach. Our full-year cohorts are $3000 plus travel and a few books.
Our specialized cohorts provide the best elements of YMCP for particular needs and youth ministry training focuses. So far, we’ve offered multiple specialized cohorts focused on Women in Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian Context, Onramps (for newbies), and a Ministry Architects partnership cohort. These cohorts are a mix of 2-day meetings, online meetings, and one-on-one coaching calls between group meetings. Our specialized cohorts are $2250 plus travel and a few books.
You can download a PDF of a more detailed program overview HERE.
We are now accepting applications for our 2017-2018 Cohorts. View our current cohorts HERE, including specific costs of each cohort. We realize cost is a steep hurdle for some, but we can honestly tell you that every single one of the over 300 past and current participants would tell you it is worth every penny.