Posted October 3, 2019 in Around the Synod

Youth CartelContact: Brian Wallace
Synod of the Trinity Nextgen Network Developer
(412) 323-1402 |

The Synod of the Trinity, in partnership with The Youth Cartel, is offering a unique opportunity for Youth Workers of all types in 2019. The Youth Ministry Coaching Program, sponsored by The Youth Cartel, is a year-long 360 coaching cohort, focusing on whole-life development and youth ministry issues.

The cohort, comprised of 10 youth workers from throughout the Synod, will meet three times for two-day retreats and three times online over the course of the year with Mark Oestreicher. This time together will include presentations on relevant youth ministry topics, discussion of readings, opportunities for personal sharing, as well as one-on-one coaching opportunities.

This program is for anyone who has a leadership role in youth ministry. That includes Youth Pastors, Associate Pastors, CE Directors, Senior Pastors, Solo Pastors or volunteers – this program is open to anyone who is a leader in youth ministry and desires to grow in that role.

Typically, this program would cost you (or your church) between $2,500-$3,000. However, thanks to the Synod’s support, it will only be $1,500 per person. In addition, you would be responsible for any additional costs (books, lodging, travel, food) for our in-person meetings.

Click here for:

  • A detailed description of the cohort and how it will work.
  • A sample covenant agreement for churches and their staff where the church will provide funding for the program in exchange for continued service of at least one year following the completion of the cohort.
  • An application for participation that can be returned to Brian Wallace ( or filled out online here.