Gathering the People (Modules 1-3)

Module 1: Get Them to Come: Radical Welcome

Radical welcome is a must if you hope to embody the gospel. Open yourself to consider the ways you might further grow your welcome in this module. Discern and claim your mission, assess the extent of your system's hospitality, continue to deepen connections with one-to-ones.

 

What’s included in this module?

Short video, and handouts.

How much time should I set aside for this module?

There are approximately 45 minutes of content and 4-5 hours of exercises that facilitate the application of content.

What exercises are in this module?

Apply this content through handouts that help clarify your mission, perform an audit of the hospitality in your system and challenge yourself to continue (or start) one-to-one meetings as an essential strategy in your ministry. There’s also an opportunity for a graded reflection on weakest part of your welcome and plan for improvement.

 

Module 2: Get Them to Come Back

If you hope to inspire committed partners to your ministry, then new visitors need to be compelled to return once they have tried you out. Authentic welcome includes intentional practice around identifying, connecting and inviting new folks to return.

 

What’s included in this module?

Short videos, blog articles, and handouts.

How much time should I set aside for this module?

There are approximately 1.5 hour of content and 4-5 hours of exercises that facilitate the application of content.

What exercises are in this module?

Apply this content through the development of a mechanism for capturing data of newcomers, creation of a strategy for follow-up, and assessment of your gathered experiences to identify growth edges. There’s also an opportunity for a graded reflection on the development of intentional strategies and benchmarks around visitor retention.

 

Module 3: Get Them to Stay

Community involves deepening the relationships and widening the reach in your system. But your ministry isn't just about creating a place where people receive. Christian community requires partners to further vision. As the landscape of church continues to evolve, we must adapt expectations while also setting forth the needs of community and the expectations around contribution. It's a delicate balance.

 

What’s included in this module?

Short videos, blogs, and articles.

How much time should I set aside for this module?

There are approximately 1.5 hour of content and 5-6 hours of exercises that facilitate the application of content.

What exercises are in this module?

Apply this content through developing and/or strengthening community practices of spiritual development and commitment. There’s also an opportunity for a graded reflection to examine cultural shifts that demand shift in your ministry context as well as examining traditions to consider what is essential and what needs to be released.