Mastermind Groups for Ministry Leaders (Oct-Apr)
Mastermind Groups for Ministry Leaders are launching again this fall. The term “mastermind group” may be new to you, but the concept is simple. It’s a group of leaders, who serve in a similar context, who gather together monthly to:
- Share ideas
- Exchange resources
- Provide and receive accountability
- Learn from one another
All of it happens in the context of the community that is formed among the group. In fact, most people who have participated in a mastermind group would say the relationships are the thing they valued the most.
New groups are forming for 2017-2018 (October – April) and here is everything you need to know.
What’s Involved in the Mastermind Group?
These mastermind groups include:
- Monthly video calls as a group (90 minutes)
- A private Facebook Group for interaction between calls
- Two 1-on-1 coaching calls with your host
- Access to your group host and peers throughout (Oct-Apr)
- Tons of bonuses (see below)
What does a Mastermind call look like?
Unlike coaching networks, mastermind groups are not primarily driven by the facilitator teaching content. That is a great model, however, which is why the Volunteer Playbook Group will be like that. Mastermind groups, on the other hand, are designed more for everyone to learn from each other. These groups will have specific content taught from the facilitators, but a good portion of each call involves learning from members in the group.
During that element of a typical call, 2-3 leaders will be put on the “hot seat”. While on the hot seat, they’ll answer 3 questions that will each be discussion points for the group:
- What is going well in your ministry? – This is where we can learn from them and “borrow” (okay, steal) their ideas/resources.
- What is a challenge or barrier you’re facing? – This is where everyone else helps them (others who have the same barrier are helped as well).
- What is a resource that’s been helpful to you that you can share? – This is a chance to hear about a tool/resource you may not know about.
In my experience, the majority of the group benefits from each question even when they’re not on the hot seat. One of the great things about these groups is our similar contexts makes most of the discussion applicable to everyone. There’s more to each call, but that’s what is unique about the mastermind format.
Who is it for?
These groups are for leaders who serve in children’s ministry, youth ministry, or in nextgen/family roles overseeing both areas. The specific groups being offered are outlined below. These groups are for leaders who will commit to:
- Attending the calls
- Sharing their ideas and resources
- Accepting accountability and encouragement
- Challenging and encouraging others
- Being nice … and awesome
We know joining a mastermind group is a big investment, so we’ve put together a bonus package to go along with your membership. This package is actually worth as much as the cost of the group, but you get it all for FREE:
- An in-person gathering for a whole day in Atlanta ($75) *
- Access to the Volunteer Playbook 10-Week Challenge ($200)
- A copy of the Vital Signs ebook from Tony Morgan ($6)
- Stretch book from Jim Wideman ($8)
- Guts and Glory of Small Groups from Gina McClain ($9)
- Volunteer Kit – job descriptions, onboarding processes, and docs, etc. ($60)
- Staffing Kit – strategic staffing ebook, hiring smart resource, job descriptions, onboarding processes, etc. ($60)
*The in-person gathering will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Atlanta, GA (the day before the Orange Conference). We’ll cover the cost of hosting the event, but group members will cover their costs for travel, lodging, etc. This is optional, but highly encouraged!
What is the cost?
The cost is $400/person. After applying, if you are accepted into the group, payment will be due in full by October 1. Payment plans are available, but the cost is a little higher ($65/month). Simply indicate you would like the payment plan in your application.