Being a part of this COHORT allowed me to work on my weaknesses and prepare for growth. When you are surrounded by people who are doing the same thing and get to share the process, the fight, the blessings, and the victories, it is a beautiful thing. You get advice on obstacles you are facing and you get to see others overcome obstacles you may not have been through and learn from their battle. The coaches are great. They challenge you and the support they offer is priceless. I encourage you to surround yourself with people of this caliber and join a COHORT.
Being a part of the cohort has helped me connect, helped me process, and helped me grow. It is great to have focused time to develop personally and as a minister in a room full of peers who say “yeah, me too!”, and are able to pray and talk through issues.
YMCP is without a doubt, the best ROI in youth ministry training. After nearly a decade in youth ministry, I haven’t come across another that I would recommend more. If you are open to the process of learning and growing that YMCP guides you through, then a cohort can change your ministry and your life. It has changed me for the better in so many ways. Go sign up for one now. Seriously go!
The 1-on-1 coaching came at just the right time for me. I was very much in need of someone to help sort out the issues I was facing and my coach provided great insight and help give me prospective through listening and asking great questions. This experience has set me on a great path and I am excited about what the future holds.
Facing the challenges of a new church was made easier with the support, guidance and tools I received while in the YMCP Cohort.
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.
The YMCP program is an experience that will sharpen your ministry skills, but the takeaway is so much more. The program provides an environment to be real, authentic, and vulnerable. It is a place where you confide in others with all your “stuff,” both personally and professionally and know they truly care. They’ve been in the trenches, and they will continue to be a support system long after the year you spend together. Take the risk, it will be worth it.
As a long term youth worker, I was looking for new kinds of training when I discovered the Youth Ministry Coaching Program. It was so much more than training! The cohort was a spiritual experience as well as a time of grow in self-awareness, all while learning and developing new ministry ideas. Well worth the time and money.
YMCP not only equips you with an amazing amount of ideas and knowledge to catapult your ministry to the next level but it also equips you on how to be your best self in the ministry God is calling you to do. You are challenged to be still and reflect on your ministry and life. You are given encouragement and feedback on what is going on in your heart. All of this mixed together gives you tools to take back to your church and your individual ministry. I encourage you to step out on faith and encourage yourself to grow a little. You will not be disappointed.
Participating in The Youth Cartel cohorts is one of the greatest ways that you can grow and develop not only your ministry but yourself. This is a holistic experience that will nurture your mind, body, and soul in a way that is real, authentic, and vulnerable. It is a place where you can ask the questions you have always wanted to about church/ministry/teenagers, because you are sitting with people who get it! They know what ministry is truly about, and they will encourage and support you far beyond your time in cohort. You will become family.