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 250 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 10 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 3 specialized cohorts focused on Women in Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian Context, and Online-Only. 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 2016 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 250+ past and current participants would tell you it is worth every penny.