You Don’t Have To Do This Alone!
This is ideal for the youth minister who wants to improve his or her performance but has limited time or resources to invest in more extensive training. This is also ideal for a youth minister of any level of experience who is beginning a new job in a new location. The connection through a YMI Developmental Cohort provides deep relationships where youth ministers encourage one another towards excellence in their ministry.
Youth ministers meet once per month for four months with a veteran youth minister for one-on-one coaching. In addition, the youth minister will meet with 4-6 peers in a Developmental Cohort (face-to-face or online) facilitated by an additional coach utilizing YMI’s professional assessment tool in addition to sharing best practices. The coaching curriculum is two years. Therefore, youth ministers can re-enroll three more times after the initial semester.
Excellence is dependent upon relationships. The Youth Ministry Institute utilizes relationships with individuals and organizations to encourage different perspectives that develop the youth minister and the youth ministry in the local church. Coaching also includes an on-site Needs Evaluation with a resulting Strategic Plan. YMI develops easy-to-follow customized plans, allowing the church to realize immediate progress. In addition, the Youth Ministry Institute utilizes a Professional Assessment tool developed by a respected partner in order to encourage self-awareness and professional development.
YMI emphasizes the creation of processes that lead to the robust youth ministry that the church and youth minister envisioned when they first began. On-the-job coaching is integrated with individual and corporate assessment tools in order to focus the church on its desired youth ministry outcomes. To apply for the Youth Ministry Institute, a youth minister must be currently serving actively in a paid or volunteer role in a local church.
Value and Costs
Enrollment in Youth Ministry Institute’s coaching program includes:
- Monthly cohort based coaching
- One-on-one monthly coaching
- On-site youth ministry needs evaluation
- Core competencies assessments from HUMAN eX Ventures
- Best practices session each semester involving other coaching cohorts
This represents a $5,600 value!
The enrollment cost to the local church is $2000 the first semester and $1200 subsequent semesters spread out into monthly payments.