Exceptional Worship Ministry Coaching Group
Can 90 minutes of coaching
once a month for a year
really change your worship ministry?
It's what you'll be able to build
between those 90 minutes each month
that will make your ministry exceptional.
Exceptional Worship Ministry is a coaching experience that will help you grow your leadership and build your team:
- Lead intentionally towards your preferred future.
- Build a unified team that's focused on the mission.
- Tailor your leadership to your unique personality, gifts and strengths.
- Grow a leadership team that complements you (and outlasts you).
- Find and develop more (and better) musicians.
- Motivate your musicians to prepare on their own.
- Make productive rehearsals into a reality, not a wish.
- Create systems and structures that enable growth
- Lead your church into more meaningful and engaging worship
Exceptional Worship Ministry is a limited-space coaching group. It's only open for up to nine motivated worship leaders.
Each month, we'll tackle a new area of worship leadership and team development. You'll learn from not only Jon's teaching, but also from the other leaders and their experience. After each month's prep and coaching call, you'll be equipped to begin a new challenge. And the relationships in the group will give you added motivation and accountability.
Applications are being accepted for the February 2013 group. There's no fee for applying. After applying, Jon will connect with you by email. Together you will determine if this coaching experience is a good fit for you.
What are the requirements and time commitments for this coaching group?
Be a part-time or full-time worship leader or pastor at a church. If you're a volunteer leader, you're most welcome to join the group as long as you're the recognized leader/director for your church's worship ministry.
Commit to monthly coaching calls. Calls about 90 minutes or so.
Commit to monthly prep work. There will be a couple hours of reading and preparation before each call.
A Skype account. Most of our calls will be through phone calls to a conference call site. But we may have occasional Skype meetings. (Skype accounts are free.)
$69 a month (or less). And, yes. There are different payment options, some that will even reduce your costs:
Pay in full and get one month free
Short answer: yes. Not quite as short: if you're not satisfied with this coaching group within the first two months, Jon will refund the entire amount you've paid. After the first two months, refunds will be prorated.
Most coaching sessions will occur on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1 PM EST/EDT. These are subject to change. However plenty of advanced notice will be given for changes.
February 21, 2013
March 21, 2013
April 18, 2013
May 16, 2013
June 20, 2013
July 2013 - individual coaching; various times
August 15, 2013
September 19, 2013
October 17, 2013
November 21, 2013
December 12, 2013*
January 2014 - individual coaching; various times
*Not a 3rd Thursday. Bumped up to avoid Christmas craziness.
Why a full year?
Leadership and team development isn't a microwave. It's a slow-cooking crock pot. Getting the content is the easy part. But putting it to use requires time and patience. By pacing the flow of content over a year, it gives you time to process the information and implement it in a way that fits your culture.
Month 1: Leading Towards a Vision, 1
Month 2: Understanding Team Dynamics & Health
Month 3: Recruiting & Developing Your Team
Month 4: Creating a Culture of Preparation
Month 5: Developing Policies & Practices that Enable Growth
Month 6: 1 on 1 Coaching Calls
Month 7: Developing Systems for Better Worship
Month 8: Leadership Styles
Month 9: Developing a Leadership Team
Month 10: Leading Your Congregation
Month 11: Leading Towards a Vision, 2
Month 12: 1 on 1 Coaching Calls
Titles and schedule subject to change. And by that we probably mean "subject to be tweaked."
Why only nine people?
Since this is the inaugural run for this coaching experience, we're keeping it smaller to ensure plenty of high quality interaction. Later experiences will likely be larger (and may cost more). So take advantage of this "first run" to get higher interaction and lower price.
Most of the time, you'll be using the phone, along with logging into a meeting site (for screen sharing). Occasionally, we'll meet "face to face." For this, it's important that you have a computer equipped with a webcam and microphone. You'll likely need either a Google+ or Skype account for video chatting. Both are free. You'll want to get the best possible internet connection you can for these video meetings.
Also, you'll have the option to submit video tape of your worship service for feedback and critique. If you choose to do that, you'll need the a recording device and a Youtube or Vimeo account to upload and share your video.