Planter Incubator Cohort 2021

Planter Incubator is a supportive, virtual five-session group process which includes the teaching of current and past new church planters in new church planting/innovative ministry principles and competencies. The teaching and learning will help individuals explore new ways to reach new people in current ministry settings.

The goal is to develop congregational leaders through equipping the equippers with resources for church development and ministry innovation.

The pillars of learning and focus are: Teaching, Planning & Coaching.

The process will begin with an application and interest from clergy and laity to engage. Entrance into the 2021 Planter Incubator will be discerned from questions based around strategic spiritual displays of leadership innovation. The application is available online and the cohort is open to all interested in elevating their ministry.

Learn more about the process and the schedule by downloading the flier.

Virtual Resourcing Workshops

  1. “Discipleship to Leadership” – Rev. Ken Willard & Rev. Kelly Brown
    1. Discipleship pathway developed around an idea to grow leaders and multiply on Thursday, January 21, 9 a.m.-noon CST.
  2. “Building a Ministry Action Plan” – Rev. Dr. Iosmar Alvarez
    1. MAP developed around the participant’s ministry planter’s idea on Thursday, February 18, 9 a.m.-noon CST.
    2. Sub session – CQ Cultural Intelligence with Rev. Dr. Stephanie Moore Hand
  3. “Community Development” – Rev. Adam Barlow Thompson & Pastor Darryl Answer
    1. Community development approach that aligns with Ministry Action Plan on Thursday, March 18, 9 a.m.-noon CST.
    2. Sub session – DISC Personality – Rev. Marcee Binder
  4. “Fresh Expressions of Church Development” – Rev. Dr. Matthew Lake
    1. Ministry strategies for the church reaching the unchurched on Thursday, April 15, 9 a.m.-noon CST. 
    2. Sub session – Planter Assessment with Rev. Rachel Gilmore
  5. “Digital Church Planting” – Rev. Rachel Gilmore
    1. Outcome – An online process for increased digital presence and online planting ideas on Tuesday, May 11, 9 a.m.-noon CST.

*Each session is a virtual zoom recorded webinar with live questions and response. Participant will increase knowledge in congregational resources for vitality and growth. Assigned Planter Coach will move individual into church growth action.


Prework Commitments

Complete application by December 15, 2020.

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