2018 Youth Min Cohort–Apply Now

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I’m excited to announce my partnership with my friend, David Olshine, Professor of Youth Ministry, Family and Culture at Columbia International University, to launch a Year-Long Cohort, beginning January 2018.

This cohort, for youth workers, will explore 5 different topics including: Evangelism, Discipleship, Leadership, Ministry to Parents, and Volunteers and will include live exclusive training sessions throughout the year!

Participants in our cohort will receive 1-on-1 coaching from David and I (a minimum of 12 times), as well as exclusive access to our private training sessions and a private group where you will be able to network with other members. Additionally there are so many other surprises and perks, but this experience will be worth EVERY PENNY…I promise.

And speaking of pennies, I’m very proud to say that David and I have worked hard together to craft a cohort that will give every leader a part of this opportunity what they would get at a conference or through a semester-long course plus more over a year-long experience, affordably priced with the youth worker in mind.

[Click here] to visit our site (that just recently went LIVE!) to find out more or to apply.  Hurry, space is limited … and you must apply by December 11, 2017!

 

Master Class with Will Ferrell & Taylor Swift

I love a good Master Class.

Probably because I love learning from others.

I ran across this series of screen tests from the New York Times.  They are like mini-Master Classes with your favorite celebrities. I’ll include 2 of my favorite, featuring Will Ferrell and Taylor Swift.  You can go [here] to binge watch the others like I did.


I believe we all need to learn. We especially need to learn from those who have
gone before us, and have more experience than us.

I love pouring into rookie youth workers. Leaders who have been in the field for 5 years or less. If you want to learn, let’s talk. Here’s more about the Coaching Program I offer [here].


[ps] For subscribing I’ll immediately send you a FREE eBooklet I put together for leaders to help them assess and master their leadership!

Do You Need a Coach?

I’m launching my next Youth Worker Online Coaching Network for Youth Pastors who have only been in the field for 5 years or less and I’m wondering if YOU or someone you know might need a coach? I’m taking applications this week only, so you must [Apply Now].

If you’re not sure if this network is for you, let me give you some insight into what you’ll experience.  Here are 8 Reasons to Join

  • Reason #1 I’ll be your personal coach and cheerleader for 6 months.
  • Reason #2 You’ll get practical guidance and personal counsel.
  • Reason #3 You’ll get a weekly phone call with yours truly.
  • Reason #4 You’ll get encouraging but constructive feedback.
  • Reason #5 You’ll get occasional free books from publishers.
  • Reason #6 You’ll get the shared experience with other network participants.
  • Reason #7 You’ll get chat sessions with notable thought-leaders.
  • Reason #8 You’ll get other free resources too…. and other fun surprises!

Still not sure? Check out Drew Peterson’s review of The Youth Worker Coaching Network:

Again, I’m taking applications this week only, so you must [Apply Now].   Thanks also to you leaders who are sharing this opportunity with others!

5 Steps to Finding Your Next Mentor

I’m often asked by young leaders how they can find a mentor. There are a few steps I’d offer to finding the next person to coach you.   Here are 5 actions you’ll need to take to discover and keep your next mentor:

1. Pray for a Mentor – Anytime I’ve needed a mentor or coach in my life I’ve always prayed over who that person should be.  Sure, there may be a number of people in your circles, but who would be ‘right’ for you?  This season you may need someone different mentoring you than you will a year or two from now.  We learn different things from different people.

2. Consider the Possibilities – Begin looking around you and consider what you are looking for and who might be willing to invest in you.  Here are a few questions that might be helpful in narrowing your search:

  • Who encourages you?
  • What challenges you?
  • Who do you highly respect?
  • Who inspires you?
  • Who has reached some of the goals you’ve set for yourself?
Next ask yourself who would be your first choice as a mentor?  How about your second choice?

 

 3Make the Ask – After you have considered the possibilities for a mentor, it’s time to make the ask.  Just so you know, this part is often quite intimidating.  Asking someone if they will mentor\coach you means that you should be willing to receive a “yes” or “no” answer. I’ve been turned down many times when I have asked someone to mentor me. You must not let a “no” overwhelm you.   Sometimes people are not able to coach\mentor additional people or they have other reasons why they cannot commit to you.  Respect whatever answer you are given.  If the first person says “no” to you, make the ask to your second choice.

 4. Clarify Your Expectations – When asking someone to mentor you, you should be clear on what you are expecting out of that mentoring relationship.  Some people have specific things in mind for their time with their mentor (ie: reading books together, just a question\answer time, Bible study, or simply hang time) in addition to the number of times they would like to meet and how long those meeting times should be.  A good coach or mentor may ask you upfront what your expectations are, but you still need to be very clear on what you are expecting from them.

 5. Cultivate the Relationship – Do your part to not only respect the relationship with your mentor but also to cultivate the relationship.  I’ve mentored many young leaders over the years and it’s such a joy when I invest in someone who: respects my time with them (as I respect their time too!), encourages me, offers to buy me coffee or lunch, shows genuine interest in my well-being (as I do theirs), and listens to and heeds my counsel!

LOOKING FOR A YOUTH MINISTRY MENTOR\COACH?  I’m about to offer some more mentoring myself. If you in the field of #YouthMinistry, have been in the field for 5 years or less, and are looking for a coach, I may be able to serve you!  I just announced my next Youth Worker Online Coaching Network.  I’ll be able to coach only 10 leaders this season. If you would like to apply, please click [here].  Hurry, time and space are limited!

 

LIVE Online Social Media Training!

I’m stoked to announce my next Social Media Training Session.  I will be doing a LIVE Online Social Media Training on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2:00PM EST! There are a limited number of spaces available, so secure yours [here].

Here is some of what you’ll learn in this training session: 

  • 5 Ways You Can Instantly Improve Your Social Media Presence
  • Why You Should Engage with your Community
  • 5 Practical Ways to Use Social Media In Your Ministry
  • How You Can Maximize Your Social Media Platforms
  • How to Set up an Engagement Strategy
  • How to Inspire Your Students and Adults to use Social Media for Christ
  • How to Build Followers (not just Fans) on Social Media
  • Learn Social Media Management Tools to Help You
  • PLUS+ other exclusive content!

Register TODAY and secure your spot.  There are a limited number of spaces and we’re expecting these to fill up quick!

 

Do You Need a #YouthMin Coach?

I’m launching my next round of Coaching for youth workers\pastors who have only been in the field for 5 years or less and I’m wondering if YOU or someone you know might need a coach?  [Apply now]

Here’s a video that’ll tell you a little bit more about the Coaching Network I started.

 

8 REASONS TO JOIN:

  • Reason #1 I’ll be your personal coach and cheerleader for 6 months.
  • Reason #2 You’ll get practical guidance and personal counsel.
  • Reason #3 You’ll get a weekly phone call with yours truly.
  • Reason #4 You’ll get encouraging but constructive feedback.
  • Reason #5 You’ll get occasional free books from publishers.
  • Reason #6 You’ll get the shared experience with other network participants.
  • Reason #7 You’ll get chat sessions with notable thought-leaders.
  • Reason #8 You’ll get other free resources too…. and other fun surprises!

Check out Drew Peterson’s review of The Youth Worker Coaching Network:

 Click [here] to apply for the Coaching Network now.  Hurry, the deadline to apply is March 29, 2013!