Chattanooga and Knoxville Cohort

Welcome to the Chattanooga and Knoxville Cohort

Chattanooga, the 4th largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront.

Knoxville: As one of the largest cities in the Appalachian region, Knoxville has positioned itself in recent years as a repository of Appalachian culture and is one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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What to Expect

Members of the cohort will spend 15 months deep diving into understanding individual strengths and weaknesses, learning gospel renewal, and learning practical executive leadership and management skills required to become a flourishing pastor who leads a flourishing, 21st-century church.

While on this journey, each participant will meet twice a month with their coach for encouragement and accountability to help apply what they are learning. The Anágo Partners cohort is designed to teach you things about leading a church that seminary didn’t prepare you. Join us for our next cohort and let's level up your leadership together!

Ready to learn more, but not ready to commit? We have two great options for you: experience a Preview Workshop or ask to be contacted.

Register for a Preview Workshop and experience a taste of a cohort at no cost and no commitment. Spend a few hours learning about our cohort curriculum and ask any questions you may have. You’ll also be able to connect with other pastors just like you. Includes lunch.

Rather be contacted? No problem! Click the button below.

How Much Does it Cost?

After your deposit, the leadership cohort costs $300 a month.

The total cost of the program is $10,000, but Anágo Partners fundraises 50% making the program accessible to pastors leading small or large churches.

Here’s what you’ll have at the conclusion of the cohort:

  • 24 coaching sessions
  • 12 in-person workshops
  • Pre and post-assessments
  • Digital Participant Workbook
  • A fully stocked library* 
  • Lasting friendships with a trusted community
  • The skills you need to help you and your church flourish!

*participants are asked to purchase their own books from our reading list

Chattanooga/Knoxville Cohort
  • Date & Time: last Mondays starting Monday January 29, 2024 9:30am-3:30pm Eastern Time and ending March 25, 2025
  • Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church; 1780 Stuart Road NE, Cleveland, TN 37312
  • Detail: we will break June & July 2024 and December 2024

What’s the Curriculum like?

Our training model focuses on gathering church leaders, based on proximity, to join city-based cohorts that meet in person each month and one-on-one coaching in between with their cohort facilitator. Additionally, each cohort includes a pre and post-assessment to track personal and professional progress. Cohort workshops break for two months in the summer and December.

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Facilitator and Coach

Philip Caines

Philip Caines grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has a passion for encouraging and equipping pastors through community and coaching. In 2008, he was called to Cleveland, Tennessee to revitalize Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he still serves as pastor and also leads a cohort for pastors in the Tennessee Valley Presbytery. He previously served as the RUF campus minister at UNC Asheville and the Associate Pastor of Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church in Asheville. He earned his B.A. in History from Covenant College, his M.Div from Covenant Theological Seminary, and his D.Min from Reformed Theological Seminary - Charlotte. He married Sarah in 1996 and they have four children.


Philip's Credentials
  • Years Experience: 21
  • Church Sizes: 65-250
  • Current Denomination: PCA
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