Courage conversations provide an opportunity for Area Representatives to engage church leaders in an honest assessment about what it takes to turn a hope or dream into a life-changing, disciple-making ministry.
AN INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC DISCERNMENT
Holy excavation is a one day workshop for unearthing our hopes and dreams for God’s world. This workshop may be right for your church if
...you realize that you can name what you do (your activities), but it’s harder to name the difference you are making in people’s lives or the world, or
...you realize most decisions in the church are made to solve problems or keep people happy rather than to respond to the continuing call of God.
A STRATEGIC DISCERNMENT PROCESS
The Holy Conversation process seeks to answer the question, “What is the difference God is calling us to make in the coming season of the church’s life?” and create a plan for how to get there. This process might be right for your church if:
...there is a clear recognition the congregation’s ministry lacks focus, or
...it has become hard to name the difference the congregation is making, or
...a building project is envisioned and the leaders realize they must answer the question, “Why are we building this?”, or
...the goals from a previous long-range plan were either accomplished or abandoned.