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Leading Second Coaching Groups are for executive pastors, campus pastors, and lead team members. These groups are for you if you want to…
The Church needs healthy, thriving second-chair leaders. Coaching is often the difference between good and great. Leading Second Coaching Groups are the environment we will use to equip you to walk in your God-given calling and bring excellence to your unique role.
Through this 12-24 month coaching journey, our commitment is to walk alongside you and help you to grow in your leadership in the second-chair. Our heart is to see you begin to thrive in your leadership and give you the tools to maintain strength as you lead.
Leadership doesn’t have to be lonely. Our prayer is that you would see that you’re not alone. We see a collective of peers in passion. Peers who want to get it right for their pastors, for their churches, and ultimately for Jesus. We are creating an atmosphere for leaders to come together, be challenged and stretched, and develop deeper relationships that will help them to stay the course in ministry.
What leaders have said about Coaching Groups:
Testimonies from Coaching Groups participants.
”Being around leaders that are going in the same direction, have the same heart, and sitting in the same chair as me is so encouraging. My Pastors have seen the growth and comment on it often. They are highly impressed on what I have been learning and are confident in Leading Second.Adam LopezChief Operating Officer at Hope Unlimited Church Santa Fe
”I feel so much more confident and secure in my position and calling. It's hard to calculate just how much of a change I feel in mentality and heart.Chris DavisExecutive Pastor at Oasis Church
”I honestly had some areas that were unhealthy in me and God has put his finger on. I am living more intentional than I ever have and am making changes to my health and soul as a leader that is transforming my life.Ron JohnLocation Pastor at Gracelife Chapel
”Through my coach as well as the monthly group sessions, I've learned a lot from an organizational stand point. Some examples would be systems, meeting flows, leadership development. Every session has benefited me in it's own way. I feel like I'm better for my pastor.Jared AyresMinistry Director at Skybreak Church
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 late November-early December, 2023.
Year One is for first time Coaching Group participants. Year Two is for participants who have completed Year One of Coaching Groups who want to continue their journey of learning how to master the art of second-chair leadership.
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 One of Coaching Groups who want to continue their journey of learning how to master the art of second-chair leadership. Year 2 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 in Seattle, WA.
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 Lead 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.
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.
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
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.
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 late November – early December, 2023. Participants will be expected to travel to Phoenix and be present for this summit.
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.
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.