Being a part of this cohort was a great decision. I have to admit I was very hesitant at first. Marko called and we talked through my questions and it made me feel like being a part of the cohort would be a great step. Since I was new to my church but have been in ministry for 15 years, I figured this would be a different kind of continuing education experience than big conferences. Throughout the year I was challenged by leadership teachings, personal sharing and relationships with my cohort members. This has been a great way to it start off right in a new ministry, and our students, ministry team, volunteers and church have benefited from my participation in YMCP.