Fall 2019 Mastermind Groups

As a new campus minister, I have found the Mastermind group to be tremendously helpful.
— Alison Filion
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Fall Cohort: new campus ministers (years 1-5)

  • September 19,26,Oct. 3, 10, 17,24 - 3 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Winter Cohort: Catholic college campus ministers

  • January 9th,16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13 - 3 PM - 4:30 PM ET

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The hybrid group coaching and leadership development program for Catholic campus ministers

Campus ministry can be lonely work.  Students come and go.  Faculty members have their classes and office hours.  Administrators have meetings.  Campus ministers?  Their schedule is unusual and the work never seems to end.  The long hours and never-ending list of things to do can take a toll on even the best campus minister.

Each week I was able to apply what we learned about directly into our ministry and it has greatly impacted us! I highly recommend the Mastermind Group for anyone who is looking for direction, development, and community!
— Catie Kunkel, Ramapo College

The sense of burnout and isolation can be closer than we'd like to admit.  

Jim Rohn once said that "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with".  A mastermind group can surround you with other high-achievers who appreciate the value of growing alongside others.  These are professionals, just like you who don't want to burn out and who want to bring their best selves to their ministry.  

If you can relate to this, a mastermind group may be the perfect antidote to burnout and isolation.  Our Winter mastermind groups are currently enrolling and we would love to include you!

Here's What's You Get:

In each mastermind group, participants receive: 

  • Weekly Zoom video conference

  • Leadership study guide

  • Guest speaker slide-decks

  • Pre-group phone/email consultation

  • Growing your professional network

  • Access to the private CCMA Mastermind Group on Facebook

  • $99 for the 6 week program (and $119 for non-CCMA members)


What is a Mastermind Group?

Simply put, a mastermind group is a fancy phrase for "group learning".  Different from an online course or a support group, a mastermind meets virtually once a week via Zoom video conference calling.  Groups are made up of 8-10 people and all are campus ministers.  A mastermind provides accountability and encouragement and can often lead to breakthroughs in ministry, faith and in life.  


Benefits of a Mastermind Group?

A mastermind group provides accountability and support for its members.  Often, deep friendships emerge as the group members share what's working (and what isn't!) in ministry.  Members learn about the strengths and weaknesses of its members and help nudge one another forward.  Often, members indicate a greater sense of purpose, better planning and more consistent ministry follow-through.  This results in reaching more students and in a deeper life of personal prayer and devotion.


Tangible Results

Mastermind groups are known to accelerate professional results in its members.  With the CCMA mastermind groups, your "work" will gain momentum but so will your Catholic faith. Integrating prayer into the start of each session will ground your discussion with the others in the group.  We're not just talking about how to reach more students but how to bring our best selves to the entire campus on which we serve.


Leaders Need Others

Hal Elrod once said that "Your leadership will develop after, but only after, you develop yourself into the person you need to be and to improve it."   The fact is that all leaders need others- for mentoring, for encouragement and for building a vision of what your career and ministry could be.