What are coaching cohorts?
Sojourn Network’s coaching cohorts are designed to provide group-based coaching to pastors and ministry leaders for leadership development, personal renewal, and ministry training. Each cohort is led by a qualified, network-approved ministry leader and are highly relational, ministry specific, and practical. While they are open to non-network pastors and leaders, these cohorts are designed to serve Sojourn Network pastors and ministry leaders primarily. Specific cohorts will vary from year to year, and they all aim to help Sojourn Network accomplish its mission of seeing healthy pastors planting, growing and multiplying gospel-centered churches.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do new cohorts begin?
Similar to an academic schedule, cohorts begin twice a year, launching right after the new year and again in early fall.
Are all cohorts formatted 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.