YS Collaborative

Youth ministry coaching that leads to long-term success

Sign up for a Collaborative today!

Engage with a community of your peers while getting invaluable coaching and content to meet your youth ministry goals. All collaboratives kick off with a launch retreat in Dallas and a culminating retreat before NYWC 2018 in St. Louis. Strengthen your youth ministry skills while building a lifelong community. Each Collaborative cohort is limited to 12 members; apply today!

$1,999 per participant (a $3,700 value)

101 Collaborative

For those in their first few years of youth ministry leadership

Collaborative 1: Launches April 26-27
Collaborative 2: Launches April 30-May 1

Includes:

  • Two onsite retreats where you’ll receive focused, intentional coaching. Books and materials are provided.*
  • One-year YS 101 Grow curriculum
  • Free Download Youth Ministry (DYM) membership
  • Six months of ongoing YS coaching (June to November)
    • Monthly large-group 101 Collaborative sessions
    • Monthly one-on-one online sessions with your personal YS coach
    • Monthly peer-to-peer Collaborative sessions
  • Access to the 101 Collaborative Facebook group, the MCore assessment, resources and more!

*Travel, room and board not included

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Bi-Vocational Leadership

For those serving as their church’s main leader part-time or for little to no pay

Launches April 28-29

Includes:

  • Two onsite retreats where you’ll receive focused, intentional coaching. Books and materials are provided.*
  • One-year YS 101 Grow curriculum
  • Free Download Youth Ministry (DYM) membership
  • Six months of ongoing YS coaching (June to November)
    • Monthly large-group 101 Collaborative sessions
    • Monthly one-on-one online sessions with your personal YS coach
    • Monthly peer-to-peer Collaborative sessions
  • Access to the Bi-Vocational Collaborative Facebook group, the MCore assessment, resources and more!

*Travel, room and board not included

Apply Now

Gain the wisdom of experienced youth professionals and the support and encouragement of your peers. Join a YS Collaborative today!

Meet the YS Collaborative Coaches

Brian Aaby

Brian Aaby is the director of YS Search & YS Coaching, assisting churches with personal placement and provides coaching guidance for youth leaders. Brian served for 17 years as a youth pastor and then founded and led Youthmark since 2008. Brian speaks nationally at churches, camps, conferences, and events. He and his wife, Elisabeth, have three children and reside near Seattle.

Dr. David Fraze

David Fraze is special assistant to the president of Lubbock Christian University and manager of Dallas-Ft. Worth character coaches for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary and has been a student minister for more than 25 years. Fraze is a popular speaker and writer who has contributed articles to youthspecialties.com, ENGAGE, Youth Worker Journal and the Fuller Youth Institute, among others. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children.

Summer Sipes

Summer Sipes is a student ministry director in Frisco, Texas. There, she lives out her passion to train, disciple and walk alongside staff, parents, students and volunteers. She has a master’s degree with a youth emphasis and has served in church ministry for more than a decade. She and her husband, Andy, have been blessed with three very active boys.