A Word From Jeanne
Dear Youth Ministry Friends,
My greatest joy at this exciting season of my ministry is to multiply myself in a significant way into a few of this generation's most exceptional youth leaders. I have spent much time prayerfully considering how I might do this most effectively. As a result, the Cadre has been birthed from my heart and become one of the most fulfilling ministries I "get" to be a part of.
I have long admired Dr. Jack Hayford and have personally respected a similar mentoring ministry of his called The School of Pastoral Nurture. Dr. Hayford has hosted this mentoring ministry for several years in an effort to multiply himself into a smaller group of people. Dr. John Maxwell also suggested that I launch a small mentoring group like this. Though I, in no way, parallel myself to these extraordinary ministry giants, I do respect their example and counsel to me. Emerson put it wisely: "The years will teach us what the days will never know."
The Cadre is my chance to take what the years have given me and impart it into youth pastors and leaders coming up behind me. It's my way to leave a mark of significance on the next generation.
Take a moment to find out more about this truly unique opportunity. It is my honor to have you be a part of this journey with me.
With You in the Youth Ministry Trenches,
WHAT DOES THE CADRE INCLUDE?
Two intense Advances at Jeanne’s house
Powerful, interactive monthly Conference Calls
Small Iron Groups for Peer-to-Peer Encouragement
A Ladies-only Breakaway with Jeanne for female Cadre or your wife
Mentoring and coaching by Jeanne via her Personal Email
Some meaningful surprises along the way
What People Are Saying
About the Cadre
The Cadre is a 12-month personal mentoring journey with Jeanne that includes the following.
- Two Intense Advances
- Email Mentoring
- Ladies-Only Breakaway
- Monthly Conference Call
- Small Iron Groups
- Meaningful Surprises
Who can be a part of the Cadre
Any youth pastor or leader is invited to apply to be a part of the Cadre - regardless of the size of his/her youth group or the years of experience. From these applications approximately 40 people are chosen for a one year period to be a part of this group.
It is Jeanne's heart to pour into a handful of people who are very serious about impacting today's youth culture. Thus, she wisely knows that an application process like this is most essential. Some of the youth leaders who will be chosen will be from smaller churches. Others will be from among our nation's largest youth ministries. The size of the youth ministry is not the main consideration. The size of the HEART and the desire to grow are what is looked for during the application process.
Though Jeanne will receive absolutely nothing personally for her leadership involvement in the Cadre, all participants will agree to contribute $125 a month (for the 12 months of the CADRE) to Youth Leader's Coach. This will allow the ministry, which impacts thousands of youth pastors, to continue. Here are a few ideas on where this money may come from:
- Contributions from the church as a "Youth Coaching/Conference Allowance"
- Personal donations
- As part of the youth ministry budget
- Or partial contributions from several of the above