Cohort Directors drive the effectiveness of the LEAD Program. If you have a heart for equipping the next generation of ministry leaders, we would love for you to consider becoming a LEAD Cohort Director!

Cohort Directors will be able to meet the following requirements of the LEAD Program.

  • A Cohort Director is more of a facilitator-coach than a teacher-professor.
  • A Cohort Director should be recommended by their C&MA district.
  • A Cohort Director should have at least five years of ministry experience.
  • A Cohort Director should have margins to accommodate the time demands of investing into future leaders.



  • The first 2 years, the Cohort Director will work through all content with their cohort.


  • 3 hour cohort gathering.
  • Cohort gatherings consist of (Catching up, processing course
    content, further explanation of topics being covered, preparation/ information for the next
    cohort gathering.
  • Coaching calls/face to face meetings with leaders for 1 hour. One coaching session per month.
  • Grading assignments.


  • Retreats at the beginning of Semester 1 and 3.
  • International Missions Trip with the Cohort
  • 2 one-on-one meetings with Regional Director per quarter
  • One Cohort Director Huddle per semester with other cohort directors in the region.


A Cohort Director will put in the following number of hours per month during their first 2 years, and no less than 10 hours per month thereafter.

    • Cohort Gathering – 3 hours
    • Coaching Meetings – 1 hour per student
    • Grading – 3 hours
    • Learning and reviewing course content (first 2 years) – 10 hours
    • Learning and reviewing course content (Year 3+) – 2 hours

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Before You Register

The cost of Cohort Director Training is usually covered by Cohort Directors’ Alliance District or parent agency. Please make sure you know how they want to process payment before you register. If you need any assistance please drop a note in the chat at the bottom right of the screen and our team will connect with you.