Colorado Ministry Leaders...Take the next step in your leadership journeywith our Executive Group Coaching Program!


  • Raise more funds (on average 25% +)
  • Communicate more clearly
  • Engage your board at a higher level
  • and many more benefits as noted below!


We’ve seen time and time again that leaders grow better together. This exciting offering brings together faith-based executive directors and leadership for face time as you journey through the Ministry Mastery coaching content. It’s transformative, encouraging, and relational every step of the way.

Every day, our team at Ministry Ventures helps ministries and non-profits go further, faster. For the past 15 years, we’ve coached thousands of ministry leaders all over the country with our proven approach to growing effective organizations.

Leaders have gathered in places like Atlanta, Ft, Lauderdale, Birmingham and Colorado, and the feedback has been amazing. They have learned how to create a ministry plan that inspires action, implement a funding plan that results in more resources and build a board full of people committed to the cause.

It’s time for you to join us.

You can turn your cause into a compelling ministry story that inspires real action. You can use practical funding tools to create passionate donors for your cause. You can have Board members who will become your greatest allies and advisors. All this through our flexible Ministry Master Online content and live in-person meetings on a monthly basis.

How Does Executive Group Coaching Work?


Once a month (for 7 months), you’ll meet with your dedicated coach and other group members in-person as you journey through the Ministry Mastery content.

We’ll collaborate around best practices of ministry leadership and develop practical strategies around fundraising, board development, strategic planning and more.

In addition, you’ll have full access to our library of videos and resources so you can come back time and time again.

What Topics Will We Cover?


Our Executive Group Coaching Program gives you the opportunity to work ON your ministry, not just IN it. With your virtual coach and coaching group, you’ll work through seven topics:

[+] You First: Develop a personal growth plan that supports your life.

[+] Clarity is Key: Staying in your lane, having a clear vision, and knowing what a win looks like is vital to a sustainable ministry.

[+] Focus Leads to Funding: One page of focused words will help you raise more money and recruit better board members.

[+] Normal People Can Raise Money: The way we approach fundraising with strategy and accountability can make or break your ministry.

[+] Relationships First, Money Second: Developing a donor-centric organization allows you to focus on your donors and increase retention.

[+] Your Board is Your Megaphone: The quality of your organization will not rise above the quality of your board.

[+] New People Brings New Perspectives: Rotation is a healthy and natural way to prevent stagnation and gives the board opportunities for renewal.

Frequently Asked Questions


1. When will our group start?

Each group has a dedicated coach and is limited to 20 leaders. We have groups starting in September 2018 in both Denver and Colorado Springs. Please contact Coach Michael Johnson for more details.

mjohnson@ministryventures.org

Meet Coach Michael Johnson:

Michael Johnson gets fired up about connecting with every type of person. In particular, he loves to connect with ministry leaders, learning their stories and equipping them to make a greater impact for Christ. His 21+ years in ministry, business, and education have prepared him to do just that.

Early in life, Michael’s parents instilled in him dual passions for God’s Word and travel. After high school, he attended Capernwray, a Bible school in England. Following that formative year, Michael immensely enjoyed a month long trip to Israel, and regularly revisits those memories with his children. After seeing the world, Michael “buckled down” and completed his Bachelor’s degree in education from Minnesota State University-Mankato. Even better than a degree, it was here Michael met and married the love of his life, Nancy. As partners for the gospel in the truest sense of the word, they heard God’s call to enter full-time ministry. God used a small group Bible study, hours of prayer, and the wise counsel of many Godly servants, positioning them to cast vision for two Community Bible Study classes and a Youth for Christ chapter in their small Minnesota community. For 12 years, Michael served as Executive Director of Martin County Youth for Christ. During that time he pioneered a thriving ministry, aided by a strong focus on Board Development, Ministry Model, and Fundraising. He launched an innovative year-end capital campaign that is still in use today. The work that God continues to do in that community gives Michael and his family great joy.

As of July 2013, Michael and his family call Colorado Springs their home. Michael and his family attend Woodmen Valley Chapel and are privileged to serve on the National Team for Community Bible Study (as volunteers). Each Tuesday evening, Michael can be found leading a college-aged core group for a Colorado Springs Community Bible Study class. He enjoys reading, hiking and exploring the great state of Colorado with his family. Even with a lifetime of ministry to kids of all kinds, he still considers being called Dad the highest of callings. Danica, Andrew, Josiah and Lauren Johnson make that calling a reality.

2. Can I recruit other leaders to join me?

Yes! Collaboration with like minded leaders is part of the magic. If you have leaders in your network that you’d like to have join you we’ll make sure to place you in the same group. Just have them reserve a spot.

3. How much will it cost?

The cost to participate in an Executive Group is $2,400 and there are three options for payment.  You can pay the entire amount up front (save $200) or choose one of the monthly payment plan options.

Some donors love to invest in capacity building. We encourage you to share the opportunity and allow them to invest in the ministry in a strategic fashion.