Join my cohort

Want to be one of the twelve?

I thought so.

What do you get for your money? Me.

Are you are ready to make a serious investment in your preaching ministry?

Apply for my Online Preaching Cohort. It’s six months of intensive, one-on-one and group coaching between you, me and 11 other pastors.

If you’re accepted into the cohort, here’s what you will receive:

Yep. You get my phone number. Call me any time (within reason). I generally sleep at night. Other than that, give me a call.

Your membership begins with a sixty minute, one-on-one consultation. Just you and me.

Together we’ll begin identifying your biggest communication challenges.

Upload a recent sermon to a private folder. I’ll watch it and offer time-stamped comments.

As a member of the cohort, you can upload one sermon a month, and I’ll give you personal feedback every time.

You can also solicit feedback from your fellow cohort members.

You will be meeting with me. I will be your guide. Ask me questions. Get my feedback.

We might even become friends.

As a member of the cohort you can schedule up 2 private calls a month. Use this time for brainstorming, creative consultation and help with technical issues.

The centerpiece of the cohort is a once-a-week Zoom call. I tightly manage this 60-minute call to keep the group on track.

You’re not alone. You’ll get to know the other pastors in your cohort, and have the option to bounce ideas off them and solicit feedback.

You can also talk smack about me behind my back. I can take it!

There are a lot of ways to get your message out there. We’ll explore online tools that can help you reach more people with less time and effort.

I can make recommendations about lighting, audio, camera positions and equipment that will make your videos look and sound better.

If you need heavy duty A/V help, I can connect you with folks who can help you.

Why you need a coach

Family Ignoring Each Other

Speaking to a room is different than speaking online. Here’s why:

When you speak to a live audience you enjoy an attention monopoly. A crowd has gathered specifically to hear you speak. You have the floor.

Even if a sermon is dull, people rarely get up and leave a church service. It’s considered rude.

But when you post your sermon online, it becomes a part of the attention economy. Now it’s one of a billion different voices, all competing for the audience’s attention. Viewers can depart with the tap of a button.

You must compete for the audience’s attention without compromising your message. I can train you to speak up for Jesus in the attention economy.

Before you apply please review these Frequently Asked Questions:

Standard tuition for six months of personal coaching is $6,000.

However, I am offering a 50% discount to the first 12 pastors who successfully enroll ($3,000 for six months).

Apply now before I give the discount to some lucky Lutheran…

Yes, tuition must be paid before your membership begins.

Your cohort membership is good for six months, with an option to extend month-to-month for an additional fee if space is available.

I personally review every application. I will notify you within 7-10 business days via e-mail if your application has been accepted. In certain cases I may set up a phone or zoom call to make sure we’re going to get along.

I listed them above, but here’s a quick summary: you get my personal phone number, one-on-one consultation as necessary, individual feedback on a sermon each month (including time-stamped comments) personal training, access to my calendar, a once-a-week Zoom call, audio-visual help and the friendship of your cohort buddies.

Scroll down for a complete list of benefits.

I coach individuals – not teams. You may have other team members in the room with you during coaching sessions, but only the enrollee may speak.

Coaching sessions may not be recorded without permission from the instructor.

I offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied, you may cancel your membership and receive a refund of your tuition.

Requests must be received via e-mail before the fourth coaching session begins. Once you participate in a fourth session all tuition is non-refundable.