Inspire Mentoring Cohorts

You have enormous potential, not just for the work God has assigned you today, but also for a lifetime. The question is, what are you doing to intentionally sharpen yourself? How are you going to tackle the leadership challenges you’ll face in this next year of youth ministry? What are you doing TODAY to prepare yourself for your career 10 years from today? Who is with you on your personal mission to fulfill the call of God on your life?

Inspire is your opportunity to BOTH tackle the challenges in ministry you face today and grow in such a way that you are ready for the future. Inspire offers you an opportunity to INTENTIONALLY prepare for the future and do it WITH peers who understand the unique challenges you face. Together is truly better than alone!


  • Ability to be mentored by others outside of your church.
  • Accountability
  • Hear different perspectives.
  • Force you to plan & prioritize.
  • Learn from others’ mistakes. Helping others helps you.
  • Special priority to the Center for Youth and Leadership forums.
  • Professional development (Year II)

Year II continues all of the benefits of year I, and adds an emphasis on professional development. Whether it’s guidance with preaching, developing leaders, or even taking the next step in leadership, Year II cohorts will identify key areas that will not only help you, but your family and your ministry grow into their full potential.

Program Description:

Inspire cohorts are committed groups of leaders who, under the direction of qualified facilitators, meet regularly to sharpen their skills. Each cohort is designed to intentionally draw from diverse giftings of group members in order to strengthen each other through interactive, developmental experiences. Inspire, matches veteran youth pastors with a “cohort” of about six youth leaders who share similar ministry demographics. These facilitators provide optimum growth environments
for cohort members who have prepared to contribute in the developmental experiences.