Group coaching gives leaders a unique opportunity to spend intentional time with Mel diving into ministry leadership and learning alongside a small group of other leaders.
Group coaching is for leaders who are fairly new to children's ministry (5 years or less).
It is for you if you are....
-desiring to lead more and manage less.
-in need of a safe community to process leadership with.
-wanting to find your voice and use it effectively.
-ready to cast vision in a way that motivates others to follow.
-primed to discover just who God made you to be and how that works in ministry.
Group coaching adjusts in real time to whatever you’re facing in the world, ministry, or your personal life.
Group coaching is not a rigid, one size fits all formula.
Group coaching is a true mentoring, coaching opportunity led by Mel. She has spent 10+ years coaching hundreds of ministry leaders and watching them go from struggling to flourishing.
I joined the group coaching looking for knowledge and confidence in best practice for my children's ministry. I have pages and pages of GREAT notes and current regular practices in my ministry that I have gleaned. The biggest surprise was the community that Mel encouraged - we shared real life together. So valuable!
Group coaching requires a 6-month commitment with bi-monthly 45-minute Zoom calls.
Group coaching is done in a small group (no more than 5) for that reasons space is EXTREMELY limited.
$200/month for 6 months. Can be paid monthly or in one lump sum.
(Mel does her best to work with your budget. Please mention any extenuating circumstance in your application).
Being part of the six-month coaching group with Mel was amazing. She has such an ease about her and truly lets the love of God shine through her. Mel has taught me so much from caring for my soul to knowing it is ok not to be perfect. She is just a joy, full of knowledge that she explains from a personal and Godly standpoint. The love and support I have felt from my group is outstanding. I feel that I have not only gained tools to help me succeed, but also wonderful new friends. I am so grateful for my time with Mel and the lifelong lessons I have learned.
Q-Do you have an outline of what the 6-month schedule will look like?
A-We cover things specific to children’s ministry leadership such as volunteer recruiting, curriculum choosing, how to lead trainings, and more. We’ll also work in real time so you can ask questions and actually help direct what we talk about.
Q-How much does it cost?
A-$1200 for the full 6 months of group coaching. We bill monthly by default but can bill in whatever way is easiest for your church, just let us know.
Q-How often do we meet? What if I miss a meeting?
A-We do two 45 minute Zoom calls a month. Mel will assign some light homework every now and then but it’s really up to you whether or not you do it. Of course, you will get more out of the experience if you do it, but I’m not grading you. We do ask that you be on the calls or communicate if you can’t be there.
Melissa J. MacDonald is a leader of leaders, coach, author, and prolific speaker. She's considered one of the leading voices in children's ministry today. When she’s not traveling and speaking, you can find her in Iowa in her hometown leading an after-school program for at risk kids and wrangling her puppy and foster son. She and her husband, Luis reside in Iowa. She's a food who loves trying any kind of ethnic food. She also love kayaking, refinishing furniture, and being outside.