Frustrated trying to grow your church?
At the event you’ll learn how to:
- Focus your efforts
- Ensure results
- Make a lasting impact on your church and community
These one-day seminars are based on the Four Core Processes outlined in their Effective Staffing book, this event will help you get the church growth ball rolling and provide the momentum to break through the barriers that are holding your church back.
What We’ll Be Covering
We’ve found that only four processes grow a church and anything else has little to no impact. These four core processes are:
- Inviting people to Christ and the Church
- Connecting with those who show up so they return
- Discipling those who stay
- Sending them back out into the world to be neighborhood missionaries
During the sessions we’ll lay out the elements involved in each process and put them into the context of small, mid, large, and extra large churches. Every church, regardless of how big or how small it is, must tend to all four processes in order to be effective, faithful, and sustainable. When all four processes are running well, churches experience sustainable growth. Getting those processes balanced just right takes the right kind of leadership at exactly the right time. So we’re also going to explore the three changes every leader must make as they lead the church into growth.
The one-day event is $75/person … bring a team of three or more and pay only $65/person.
Schedule and Session Descriptions
9:00 – 10:15: The Four Core Processes: Invite Them
If your church isn’t seeing many first-time visitors, then the first core process may be broken. In the first session, you’ll learn how to become an inviting church and increase your visitor count.
10:30 – 11:45: The Four Core Processes: Retain Them
In most churches, less than 15% of first-time guests ever return. If your visitors aren’t becoming returning guests, then the second core process may be stuck. In this session, learn how to hang on to your visitors and increase your return rate to over 50%.
11:45 – 1:15: Lunch In the Community
Lunch is “on your own,” but that doesn’t mean it’s a waste of time. Take your team to a local eatery and make plans to implement what you’ve learned so far.
1:15 – 2:30: The Four Core Processes: Disciple & Deploy Them
The Pareto Principle shouldn’t apply to the Body of Christ. If your church is filled with spectators watching the exhausted few, then the third and fourth core processes are probably malfunctioning. You’ll learn how to turn pew-sitters into fully activated disciples of Jesus Christ.
2:45 – 4:00: Leadership Changes
Churches that attend to the four core processes tend to grow at a healthy rate. But as a church grows, its leadership must grow too. Those “Glass Ceilings” or “Growth Barriers” aren’t myths … they’re textbook and every growing church hits them. In this session, you’ll discover the leadership changes necessary to sustain church growth.
Dates and Locations
|Sep 20:||New York, NY||First Presbyterian of Jamaica
89-60 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
|Oct 11:||Baltimore, MD||Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center
11711 East Market Place
Fulton, MD 20759
|Nov 01:||Dallas, TX||Central Christian Church
4711 Westside Dr.
Dallas, TX 75209
|Jan 24:||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||The Sanctuary
1400 N Federal Highway
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33304
|Feb 28:||Valley Forge, PA||St. Matthews of Valley Forge UMC
600 Walker Road
|Apr 18:||Saxonburg, PA||New Life Christian Ministries
139 Knoch Rd
Saxonburg, PA 16056
|Apr 25:||St. Louis, MO||Troy UMC
407 Edwardsville Road
Troy, IL 62294
|May 1:||Chicago, IL||Bethany Union Church
1750 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60643
This is our first national tour in five years. You and I both know our culture has seen exponential change during those few years. So, join us to get the latest tools and resources for growing your congregation!