Sustaining Women In Ministry Cohort 2

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**The deadline to apply for this cohort has passed. Join our mailing list for up to date information for the next cohort**

Missio Alliance is excited to launch a second 6-month cohort September 2024 to come alongside, equip and encourage women in the church and ministry.  Tapping into our network of authors and leaders, we hope to provide resources to equip women in the church.  Together alongside a small group of other women in similar spaces, we hope to bring community, encouragement  and support. Missio desires to see women flourishing in their area of ministry and is excited to continue this cohort experience. 

Who is this cohort for?

This cohort is for any woman who is involved and leading in full-time/part-time work or ministry in the church or a non-profit organization.  It is specifically geared towards women who find themselves alone in ministry and could use a supportive community of fellow ministry leaders.  It is also geared towards women who desire to learn more with their peers about their calling and voice, leadership, and formation. This cohort is open for 10-12 women.

Main Objectives

  • Equipping: Missio Alliance will bring in gifted experts and facilitators to speak about helpful topics.  Attendees will be able to learn from practitioners in the field.
  • Encouragement: By meeting with the same cohort of women, a community of trust will be formed in order to encourage one another in their unique areas of ministry.
  • Community: This smaller cohort will provide a space to listen, give and accept feedback, but will also continue beyond six months and provide a space to check-in and encourage one another.
  • Peer Mentorship: Attendees will walk alongside others who are each in their unique context which will provide learning and expanding views to their own space in their community.

“The Missio Alliance Cohort created a safe space for women in ministry to fellowship, learn, and be poured into. I’m grateful for my time getting to know different women from various contexts in ministry across the country.” ~ Cohort 1 Participant

Topics Covered

  • Confidence/Clarification in Calling
  • Operating in Strengths
  • Emboldened to use Giftings
  • Formation 
  • Identity 
  • Listening/Discernment Practices 
  • Your Voice as a Woman: Speaking/Preaching/Writing
  • Relationships/Boundaries
  • Leading and working with Men
  • Leadership


  • 10 zoom meetings:  2.25 hours/month: 90 minutes (one per month)45 minutes (one per month)Some pre-work may be required depending on the facilitator.
  • 6 peer connection calls: 30 min/month
  • 1 in-person retreat time October 23-25 Scottsdale, AZ. [Room & Board covered by Missio- 2 nights/3 days Transportation to location- own expense]


This cohort will cost $99 with the requirement that all meetings and retreats must be attended*.  

*Attendees will also need to cover the cost of travel to the retreat. If the $99 fee is a hindrance to applying please send us an email.

Applications Due: July 12th
Cohort Begins in September
  • Fill out Application
  • Provide Two References: Pastor or Ministry Leader and Peer (friend/co-worker)

“It was good for my for my soul to be in the presence of other women, giving space to our collective rage, lament, and grief, and finding the strength and encouragement to continue in our callings” ~ Cohort 1 Participant