Coaching Cohorts

Coaching cohorts are designed to provide group-based coaching to pastors and ministry leaders for the purpose of leadership development, personal renewal, and ministry training. All cohorts are led by a qualified, network-approved ministry leader and are highly relational, ministry specific, and practical.

For the church planter...
these cohorts can provide tremendous support and training while they form a core team and their own plurality of elders.

For a pastor of an established church...
these cohorts can provide specific ministry refinements to key leaders within the local church: multi-site pastors, campus pastors, executive/operations, worship pastors, community life pastors, and more.

Scroll down for the Coaching Cohorts FAQ.

View our list of 2017 Coaching Cohorts


the pastor and spiritual formation

Led by Mike Cosper & Mike Frazier, this cohort aims at spiritual formation, the challenging, life-long project of conforming to the image of Christ. Fortunately for us, there are well-worn pathways for that kind of change, paved by saints who’ve gone before us.

Cohort runs from late August 2017 to late May 2018.


vibrant leadership

Led by Kevin Galloway, this cohort is specifically designed to encourage, equip, develop and build a network of vibrant, healthy leaders currently serving as a pastor or in a leadership role at their church.

Cohort runs from April 2017 through November 2017.


Ministry Building & Development: Community Groups

Led by Brad House, this cohort is specifically designed for coaching in the area of community group ministry with the goal to develop and build an informal network of pastors desiring to launch or rebuild their community group ministry.

Cohort runs from August 2017 through July 2018.


XP Deep Dive Coaching Cohort

Led by Tim Beltz, this cohort is specifically designed to equip, develop and build an informal network of leaders currently serving in the role of executive pastor or pastor of operations at their church. The desired outcomes of this cohort are: 1) to develop the primary competency areas required of the XP role: Finance, HR, Facilities, Legal, Technology, and miscellaneous other managerial/leadership skills; 2) to build church specific plans to address gaps and pain points in a variety of functional areas; and 3) to promote a lasting personal network of fellow XPs for support, encouragement, and consultation.


Frequently Asked Questions


Do all the cohorts look the same?

No. While each cohort must meet certain requirements in order to be approved as an official network cohort, we encourage creativity in terms of length, content, topics, and schedule. Some incorporate more in-person retreats, while some are all video calls. Some incorporate guest cohort leaders, and some are led by a single person the entire time. Some are geared towards leadership renewal and some are geared towards developing a particular ministry competency.

How much does a typical cohort cost?

Cohort range from $300 to $2000+. Pricing depends a great deal on the length of the cohort, the amount of preparation involved for the cohort leader, the amount of work required of the cohort participant, and the amount of travel required for the cohort participants and leaders.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, but only for Sojourn Network pastors and leaders. One of the many benefits of Sojourn Network membership is that costs for our ministries are either entirely or partially subsidized to offset costs for network pastors and their teams to participate in network-approved cohorts. Scholarships are given based on the overall need up to half the total cost of the cohort. To apply for a scholarship, please click here. If you have further questions about scholarships, please email Mark Owens at

Can non-Sojourn Network pastors and leaders participate in these cohorts?

Yes! In fact, we encourage a portion of every cohort to include non-network participants.