A 12-month journey to renew your clarity and develop your capacity.

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Your 12 Month
Leadership Journey

  • Monthly teaching from proven second-chair leaders from across the Church
  • Practical tools to help carry the load of ministry with your pastors
  • Interactive exercises with feedback from your coaches to stretch your leadership capacity
  • Three in-depth coaching calls with your coach & cohort
  • Three 1:1 coaching calls with your coach
  • Community building through a private online platform
  • 3-day leadership summit in Phoenix, AZ in early December, 2024

What Will You Gain
In These 12 Months?

Over the course of 12 months, you will walk through teaching and training specifically designed to stretch and strengthen you. Completing year one of Coaching Groups will equip you to…
  • Receive a renewed clarity of your purpose in the second-chair
  • Understand the need for self-awareness in your leadership
  • Develop a personal dashboard to sustain healthy leadership rhythms
  • Gain the practical tools to develop leaders around you
  • Confidently know how to steward the visionary leadership of your pastor
  • Discover and embrace your unique leadership style
  • Build relationships, reduce team stress, and defuse conflict
  • Master the three pillars of leading yourself, leading up, and leading others

Coaching Calls


August 28 (Kick-off Call) | September 18  |  October 16 |  November 13


January 15  |  February 12 |  March 12
April 09 | May 14 | June 11
July 16 | August 20


9:30am-11:00am PT

All calls will take place on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Coaching Summit

Exclusive 3-day leadership retreat in Phoenix, AZ for Coaching Group participants.
December 4-6, 2024.

Pricing Information

We offer two pricing plans to choose from:

Pay in Full
One Payment of $2200

Pay in Two-Parts
Two Payments of $1250

1. Pay in full comes at a discounted rate. Payment is due by 09/04/24.
2. The two payment option will be two payments of $1,250. Payment one is due by 09/04/24. Payment two is due by 11/06/24.

Interested in Joining
Leading Second Coaching Groups?

Applications for Year One - Coaching Groups 2024-2025 are now open. Apply today.


What are Leading Second Coaching Groups?

Leading Second Coaching Groups are a 12-24 month leadership development program for church leaders featuring monthly coaching sessions and a summit for Coaching Group participants in early December, 2024.

What is the difference between Year One & Year Two?

Year One is for first time Coaching Group participants. This is a 12-month coaching experience which includes monthly coaching Zoom calls, 3 group sessions with your cohort, 3 1:1 sessions with your coach, and an in-person Summit in Phoenix, AZ.


Year Two is for participants who have completed Year 1 of Coaching Groups who want to continue their journey of learning how to master the art of second-chair leadership. Year Two is a 12-month coaching experience which includes monthly coaching Zoom calls, 3 group sessions with your cohort, 3 1:1 sessions with your coach, an in-person Summit in Phoenix, AZ, plus an additional onsite observation/training event.

Do I have to work at a church to apply for Leading Second Coaching Groups?

Leading Second Coaching Groups are for leaders in church ministry. Paid or volunteer staff members are welcome to apply. Our cohorts are designed for Executive Pastors, Campus Pastors, and Leadership Team members. We believe that anyone serving their church can lead second. When stating “second-chair”, we are referencing the spirit of leading second, not just a leader sitting in the second seat on the org chart.

When are the meeting times for Coaching Groups?

Group meetings happen once per month on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

To find the full schedule, see the “SCHEDULE” section above.

How many leaders are in each cohort?

Each cohort will be intentionally small with a coach dedicated to just their cohort.  We are creating a space for leaders to grow deeper relationships and have the ability to be coached on a personal level.

When are the next cohorts happening?

Leading Second Coaching Groups are launching in September 2024. Applications are open now.

What is needed to apply to join a Leading Second Coaching Group cohort?

Before applying to join Leading Second Coaching Groups, please review the following requirements for applications:

–  3-5 minute video testimony
–  Completion of the coaching groups application including a 500 word essay
–  2 References (Peer & Direct Report)
–  $25 nonrefundable application fee

When will I know that I’ve been accepted for Coaching Groups?

Once your application and non-refundable application fee have been received, you will receive final notice of the status of your application via email within 3 weeks.

What are the time commitments for being in Coaching Groups?

Participants can expect to spend 4-8 hours a month on Coaching Groups. Each month (besides December due to the in-person summit) will feature a teaching lesson, a 90-minute coaching session, and tools & practices to put into action in their leadership. There will be an in-person leadership summit in Phoenix, AZ in early December, 2024. Participants are expected to travel to Phoenix and be present for this summit.

Can I choose my coach or cohort?

Coaches and cohorts will be assigned at the discretion of Leading Second. We will be praying and applying wisdom to best match leaders to the cohorts and coaches that will benefit them the most. All decisions on coaches and cohorts will be final.

Are there sponsorships or scholarships available?

Many churches have special budgets for pastoral staff to attend conferences and buy reading materials to develop their ministry skills. If Leading Second Coaching Groups sound like something that would be a great fit but you’re not sure how funding would work, consider writing an email to your supervisor or elders and ask if there might be a ministry development fund that could be applied towards this program.


If you are part of a church-plant and are interested in Leading Second Coaching Groups, but are unable to get funding through your church, reach out to us at and tell us your story. We’d love to talk through possible solutions for funding.

Is the in-person summit required?

Participants in Leading Second Coaching Groups are required to attend the in-person leadership summit in Phoenix, AZ on December 4-6, 2024. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and transportation. Food, refreshments, and admission to the summit are included in your registration cost.

What are the dates and location for the in-person summit?

The in-person leadership summit will be on December 4-6, 2024 in Phoenix, AZ. The venue for meetings will be determined at a later date. Participants are responsible for their own lodging.

What if I still have questions?

Reach out to us via email at with your questions. Our team would be happy to help you with any questions you may have.