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This whole-life coaching program is all about developing and equipping you as a youth worker within a Post-Christian context of ministry. How do you know if you’re in a Post-Christian context? Well, have you found traditional ministry strategies becoming less and less effective? Are you finding that it’s getting more difficult to get students to come to your church? Or that when you do, students have little to no church or Biblical context? Well, those are signs that your church or area may be Post-Christian. (You could also check out this post from Barna.)
Ministry within a Post-Christian world isn’t always easy. It’s a whole new world of ministry, which requires blazing a different trail in order to effectively reach students with the gospel. We will learn across a scope of subjects including theology, practical life realities, sociology, and issues defined by this group. Each time we meet is very intentional and structured to provide encouragement, challenge, and transformation. This cohort provides customized attention to your specific context and needs as a youth worker in a Post-Christian context.
This group will launch roughly 3 - 6 months after filling. The group will collaboratively choose meeting dates. This includes:
- Three 2-day, face-to-face meetings lead by Jake Kircher, with either April Diaz or Marko attending the first meeting.
- Three online meetings for 3 hours each (via Google Hangout) led by Jake Kircher, and including guest contributors.
- Participants get seven 30-minute coaching sessions (3 in-person and 4 via phone).
- Access to a secret Facebook group for ongoing support, connection, and interaction.
- We’ll do a healthy amount of reading and cross-disciplinary learning, as well.
- Cost: $2500. We will work out a payment plan with you, if needed.
- 8-10 people will be accepted.
Some may look at the cost and discount their participation. We've come to believe, “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” If this is something you’d benefit from, let’s find a way! At the same time, a helpful way to compare the cost is asking: What’s the cost of a job change? a divorce? a moral failure? This cohort is designed to help avoid all of those things and strengthen you as a youth worker, which will only lead to better ministry! That perspective makes $2500 well worth it! It’s one of the best investments you can make in your leadership. The learning you’ll have from the others in the group will be beyond a conference and these detailed bullet points! And you are worth the investment.
Details in summary:
Format: Hybrid cohort – 3 face-to-face meetings of 2 days each + 3 online meetings of 3 hours each. 7 individual coaching sessions (3 face-to-face and 4 phone).
Coaches: Jake Kircher, with April Diaz or Marko
Launch Date: 3 – 6 months after reaching 10 participants
Location: Grace Farms, New Canaan CT (1:30 Northeast of NYC)
Interested? Questions? Email Jake Kircher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to apply? Apply online at http://theyouthcartel.com/coaching.