YEAR TWO

Continue your journey to master the art of second-chair leadership.

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Your 12 Month
Leadership Journey

  • Monthly teaching in a smaller, more intimate setting
  • In-depth coaching calls with your coach & cohort
  • Coaching and application into real life ministry scenarios
  • Interactive exercises with feedback from your coaches to stretch your leadership capacity
  • 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
  • Year 2 exclusive: Observation & training practicum in San Antonio, TX in May 2025

What Will You Gain
In These 12 Months?

Over the course of 12 months, you will alternate between teaching and real-world application specifically designed to sharpen your leadership skills. Completing year two of Coaching Groups will equip you to…
  • Build a high-level of trust with your pastor
  • Enhance the health and vitality of your team
  • Communicate on behalf of your pastor
  • Better understand your role through an on-site leadership practicum
  • Develop a dashboard for team health and coaching
  • Walk in your authority as an executive-level leader

Coaching Calls

2024

August 28 (Kick-off Call) | September 05  |  October 17  |  November 07

2025

January 09  |  February 06  |  March 06
April 3 | June 05
July 10 | August 14

TIMES

9:30am-11:00am PT

All calls will take place on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Coaching Summit

3-day leadership retreat in Phoenix, AZ for Coaching Group participants.

December 4-6, 2024.

Leadership Practicum

Year Two: 3-day leadership observation and practicum in San Antonio, TX.

May 4-6, 2025.

(Sunday morning observation opportunity optional.)

Pricing Information

We offer two pricing plans to choose from:

Pay in Full
One Payment of $2800

Pay in Two-Parts
Two Payments of $1550

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 $1,550. 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 2 - Coaching Groups 2024-2025 are now open. Apply today to continue your leadership development journey.

FAQ

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 retreat 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 & May due to the in-person practicum) 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 and an in-person leadership practicum in San Antonio, TX in May 2025. Participants are expected to travel to Phoenix & San Antonio and be present for both events.

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 coaching@leadingsecond.com and tell us your story. We’d love to talk through possible solutions for funding.

Is the in-person summit & practicum required?

Participants in Leading Second Coaching Groups are required to attend the in-person leadership summit in Phoenix, AZ on December 4-6, 2024 and the leadership practicum in San Antonio, TX in Spring 2025. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and transportation. Food, refreshments, and admission to the events 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 are the dates and location for the in-person leadership practicum?

The in-person leadership practicum for Year 2 participants will be hosted on May 4-6, 2025 in San Antonio, TX.  The exact venues for meetings will be determined at a later date. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel, and transportation. The Sunday morning onsite observation is optional. The event officially kicks off in the evening on May 4th. This is a required event as part of the Year 2 program.

What if I still have questions?

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