2020 Youth Ministry Coaching Program--Level One Cohort Application

Thank you for your interest in participating in a Youth Ministry Coaching Program level one cohort. This opportunity is offered through a partnership between the Western North Carolina Conference and The Youth Cartel. Applications must be submitted by September 15, 2019.

Cost: If selected, the Western NC Conference will cover $2,600 of your $3,000 participation fee to The Youth Cartel. You will need to contribute the remaining $400 to the WNCC by November 1, 2019. (Scholarships are available for this $400 fee.) In addition to this $400 fee, participants are responsible for their travel for six in-person cohort meetings through the year.

Dates: The cohort is scheduled to run January to December of 2020.

Eligibility: Ideal candidates have a heart for youth ministry and are currently working or volunteering in youth ministry at a United Methodist Church or parachurch ministry in western North Carolina.

Note: You will not be able to save this application and return to it later. You might want to take time to prepare answers to the following application questions before beginning:

  • Why do you want to participate in this cohort? What do you hope to gain?
  • How do you currently serve youth in your community?
  • What is your personal ministry philosophy?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • If you could lead any type of ministry in the world (no restrictions with funding, location, staffing, family obligations, etc), what would you do?

If you are currently working in a church or parachurch ministry, you will be asked for the following additional information:

  • Number of youth ministry staff
  • Number of youth ministry volunteers
  • Number of youth you are currently serving

If you are interested in a scholarship to cover the $400 participation fee, you will be asked for the following additional information:

  • Do you spend your personal money on current youth ministry efforts? If so, how much per year?
  • Does your church/ministry offer you continuing education funds? If so, how much and how are you using the funds?
Applicant Information
*First Name
*Last Name
*Phone
*Email
How did you hear about this cohort?

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WNCC Annual Conference
WNCC Website
WNCC eNews
WNCC YMin Newsletter
District Newsletter
The Youth Cartel/Marko
Social Media
Word of Mouth
*Education

Select the highest level attained

Some High School
High School
Associate's Degree or Certificate
Undergraduate Degree
Graduate Degree
Doctoral Degree
Undergraduate Major(s)
Graduate Degree(s)
Doctoral Degree(s)
*How long have you been serving in youth ministry?

This is not restricted to your current position.

*Are you currently involved as a staff person or volunteer in a local church or parachurch ministry?

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Yes
No
Church/Ministry Information
*Are you the lead staff person/volunteer over youth ministry at your church/ministry?

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Yes
No
*Church or Parachurch Ministry Name
*City
District

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If, Other

Please describe

*Number of Youth Ministry Staff

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*Number of Youth Ministry Volunteers

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*Number of Youth You Are Currently Serving

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Short Answer
*Why do you want to participate in this cohort? What do you hope to gain?

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*How do you currently serve youth in your community?

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*What is your personal ministry philosophy?

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Where do you see yourself in five years?

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If you could lead any type of ministry in the world (no restrictions with funding, location, staffing, family obligations, etc), what would you do?

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Commitment
*If selected, do you commit to traveling within the conference to six in-person two-day meetings throughout 2020? Do you commit to paying for your travel expenses (mileage, hotel, meals) for these meetings?

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No
*If selected, do you commit to participating fully in ten virtual coaching sessions with The Youth Cartel between the in-person meetings?

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No
*If selected, do you agree to reimburse the conference for incurred costs should you miss any in-person meetings or virtual coaching sessions, or elect to quit the cohort before completing the full year?

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No
*If selected, the Western NC Conference will cover $2,600 of your $3,000 participation fee to The Youth Cartel. You will need to contribute the remaining $400 by November 1, 2019. Will you need a scholarship to cover this $400 fee?

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Yes
No
Scholarship Application
*Are you able to cover any of the $400 fee?

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Yes
No
*What amount can you contribute?

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*Do you spend your personal money on current youth ministry efforts?

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Yes
No
*What amount of personal funds do you estimate you've spent so far in 2019?

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*Does your church/ministry offer you continuing education funds?

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Yes, but I have used the funds or plan to use them elsewhere
No
*How much continuing education funds did you receive for 2019?

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*How are you using the continuing education funds?
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