A 6-month Online Coaching Cohort

Jason Kovacs: Developing a Culture of Care


Developing a Culture of Care Coaching Cohort

6 months / Limited to 12 people


This Group is currently closed.

Many pastors and church leaders feel ill-equipped and frustrated when it comes to care and counseling. It is not uncommon that their only training was one or two classes in seminary, yet much of what is required as a pastor involves the messiness of sin and suffering in the people we are called to serve. Emotional and mental health issues, conflict, the slow progress of sanctification are complex challenges that every pastor faces daily. Not just in the lives of the congregation but in their own life. How do you maintain the vision and mission of the church, provide godly leadership, ensure that Sunday services are organized weekly and find time to care for people in the church and the city? 


This cohort will help equip leaders and pastors with developing a culture within their church that will involve every person in the responsibility of caring for one another and those outside the church. Participants will have a place to learn a theology and practice of gospel care, as well as wrestle with and strategize ways to move their church forward in this way. We will discuss tools to care for people in a loving, practical, and gospel-centered way as well as how to involve the whole church.


This online Coaching Cohort is designed specifically for pastors to equip them with the structure, processes and tools to develop a community that cares for people in a loving, practical, and gospel-centered way. This Cohort will address both the theology and practice of gospel-centered pastoral counseling as well as:


  • The structure, processes and tools you need to develop a culture of care
  • Developing healthy pastoral boundaries
  • Pastoral triage for anxiety, depression, addiction, marriage counseling, mental illness and abuse, etc.
  • How to work with professional counselors and lay counselors 
  • Emotional health and self-care


SESSION ONE: Crafting a Whole Church Vision for Care

SESSION TWO:  Developing Healthy Pastoral Boundaries

SESSION THREE:  Pastoral Triage for Sin and Suffering (Anxiety, depression, addiction, marriage counseling, mental illness and abuse, etc.)

SESSION FOUR:  Developing a Plan for Equipping Others

SESSION FIVE: Utilizing Resources and Making Referrals


Who Is This For?

  • Pastors who want to increase both the quantity and quality of care with those they shepherd and care for
  • Executive Pastors who want to increase the level of pastoral care among their staff and congregation
  • Church leaders who want to be able to understand and model the ins and outs of pastoral care
  • Church leaders who want to sharpen their pastoral care skills


What Do I Get?

  • A 6-month online Coaching Cohort with personal mentoring from Jason Kovacs  
  • Monthly live online group sessions with teaching and Q&A (will be recorded so you can rewatch or catch up if you miss a session)
  • Private online interaction with Jason and the Cohort for encouragement and collaboration
  • Resources, tools, and assignments
  • A 60-minute one-on-one coaching call with Jason


What Do I Invest?

  • $2997 $900 one-time (or $175/mo for 6 months)*
  • Participation on live coaching calls for at least 5 of 6 months
  • Engagement in online community: sharing goals, feedback, ideas and questions
  • Read books or articles Jason recommends for each session


* Since this is a live coaching course with a very limited number of participants, there are no refunds after the cohort begins.

Next Steps & Schedule

STEP 1: Apply and pay registration before the group is full (12 leaders).

STEP 2: We will set you up in your online group, where you can ask questions and connect

STEP 3: Start 1st video session on February 26th, learning with Jason over 6 months and growing in knowledge, skill and compassion.


SCHEDULE: February—July 2020

Group session schedule:

4th Wednesdays of the month, 10AM – 12PM CST:

  • February 26th, March 25th, April 22nd, May 27th, June 24th, July 22nd
  • If you can’t make a session, you will have access to a video recording.

About Jason Kovacs

Jason Kovacs has been serving individuals, leaders, families, churches and non-profit organizations in the areas of pastoral care, counseling, and orphan advocacy for over 20 years. He’s been active in church planting, started a non-profit, and served as the Pastor of Counseling at the Austin Stone Community Church where he founded and directed The Austin Stone Counseling Center. Utilizing his intuitive and unique 360-degree assessment process, he is an active mentor to churches all over North America that want to develop a culture of care.


Jason received his Masters of Arts with focus on Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary and utilizes a gospel-centered, clinically-informed approach. He has had specialized training in trauma care through TBRI® and is a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors.  He has been married for over 15 years to Shawnda and has 5 incredible children.

Care and Counsel, Leadership