Cohort 2013 08-14

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Handout from the 08-14|15-2013 Regional Cohort Gatherings for church planters on the East Coast Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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Cohort 2013 08-14

  1. 1. Regional Cohort Gatherings Wed Aug 14, 11:00am - 2:30pm | NY/NJ Cohort Thu Aug 15, 11:00am - 2:30pm | New England Cohort Tue-Wed, Aug 27-28 - Various | Mid-Atlantic Cohort Contact & Quick Info links are clickable in the blog post and downloadable pdf at www.jasoncondon.com Contact & Quick Info links are clickable in the blog post and downloadable pdf at www.jasoncondon.com Jason R. Condon Associate Superintendent & Director of Church Planting, East Coast Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church • jasonrcondon@gmail.com • (860) 479-2020 • www.jasoncondon.com (Cohort handouts and resources posted here) • facebook.com/jasoncondon • eastcoastconf.org • covchurch.org Quick-Start Guide to ECConf Church Planting • "Understanding Church Planting on the East Coast Conference" (or www.jasoncondon.com/2012/04/ handout-understanding-church-planting.html) - seminar handout introducing concepts & strategy • "What Are We Looking For in A Church Planter?" (or bit.ly/Qfbiue ) - an overview of what we value in a church planter and his or her ministry • "Church Planter Identification Process" (or bit.ly/TfnyKr) - an overview of how we assess church planters and pursue church planting within the East Coast Conference and the Covenant Main Topics | Checking-In/Catching Up & Discipleship Series Warm-Up Welcome! Purpose: “ encourage, equip, and multiply church planters for a sustaining church planting movement” • Open in Prayer • Super-Quick Intros: • your name • ministry setting • why you’re here today • Lunch: we’ll grab lunch whenever it’s ready or convenient Regional Cohort Gatherings | NY/NJ • Greater Boston/New England • Mid-Atlantic Aug 2013 | page 1 of 6
  2. 2. Checking-In/Catching Up | The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly :) Ministry Highlights | Lessons Learned and Shared • biggest ministry challenge over the summer • most encouraging story from over the summer From Monthly Report | “Self-Care and Relationships” • Self: How are you doing Personally? • Areas: Physically, Spiritually, Emotionally • Scale: Empty - 1/4 - 1/2 - 3/4 - Full • Family: How is your relationship with your Spouse & Kids? (if applicable) • Areas: Spouse, Kids • Scale: Poor - Fair - Good - Great • Staff: How is your relationship with your Staff? (if applicable) • Areas: Pastoral Staff, Support Staff • Scale: Poor - Fair - Good - Great Prayer Requests | Lifting One Another Up in Prayer • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Regional Cohort Gatherings | NY/NJ • Greater Boston/New England • Mid-Atlantic Aug 2013 | page 2 of 6
  3. 3. Discipleship Series Warm-Up Framing the Conversation | Discipling Disciples who Disciple Disciples Definitions & Expectations • Define “Discipleship”: • Describe a “Disciple”: SWOT Analysis | Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats In the area of Discipleship for your church, list your... • Strengths: • Weaknesses: • Opportunities: • Threats: Reference | “Normal & Natural Pathways” Worksheet • “In your church, what are Normal and Natural Pathways to Make Disciples?” • full document for Normal & Natural Pathways at: www.bit.ly/normalnaturalpathways Looking Ahead | What do you want to tackle throughout this discipleship “series”? • • • • • Regional Cohort Gatherings | NY/NJ • Greater Boston/New England • Mid-Atlantic Aug 2013 | page 3 of 6
  4. 4. Looking Ahead Discipleship Series | Discipleship Strategies for Church Plants Learning Cohort • Will run in parallel with participants from all three Regional Cohorts • Those involved will the help inform, guide, and lead the related Discipleship Series for our next quarter Sentralized Conference, www.sentralizedconference.com Sept 26 – Sep 28 (Thu-Sat), Kansas City Description: • “Why another conference? Two reasons. First, we believe there is a need to continue to bring clarity to the missional conversation … While it may sound like hyperbole; the move towards missional involves no less than a complete and thorough recalibration of the form and function of the church of Jesus. By bringing together some of today’s best missional thinkers; we desire to assist God’s people in thinking deeply about God’s mission in the world. • “Second, we want to ensure the missional conversation moves beyond theory. We want to inspire and propel the church to engage in God’s mission in life changing ways. That is why a significant feature of the conference will focus on practical engagement; through the stories and personal examples of some of the best missional practitioners around.” Attending • Jason Condon, Eli Hernandez, Don M. Schiewer, Ryan Yi, Stephen Sharkey • any others interested and able? City Collective Gathering, citycollective.org/blog/2013/6/20/annualgathering October 7-8 (Mon-Tue), Trinity Grace Church, Manhattan Description • “We invite you to join us this October in New York City for a special gathering of church planters from around the globe. We will spend a few days with likeminded leaders who share our passion to see the fame and deeds of God made known in our day in the unique context of our cities.” Attending • Hope Church NYC Team: Drew Hyun, Craig Okpala, Kristian Hernandez, Dan & Amanda Sadlier • Sanctuary Church Team: Andrew Mook, et. al. • Jason Condon • any others interested and able? Regional Cohort Gatherings | NY/NJ • Greater Boston/New England • Mid-Atlantic Aug 2013 | page 4 of 6
  5. 5. Discipleship-Related Resources Alex Absalom: alexabsalom.com especially relevant categories: • alexabsalom.com/category/discipleship-2 • alexabsalom.com/category/missional-communities Mike Breen & 3DM: weare3dm.com Books: • Building a Discipling Culture • Multiplying Missional Leaders • Launching Missional Communities (out of print, being updated) • Leading Kingdom Movements Other Related Books: • T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution by Steve Smith with Ying Kai • The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church, Alan Hirsch and Tim Catchim (anything by Alan Hirsch is excellent) • Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World, JR Woodward Exponential Ebooks: www.exponential.org/ebooks House-Keeping Church Plant “Leadership Team” Contacts • ECConf Office needs contact info for 2-3 additional leaders at church plant (must include some lay-people) • for higher-level communication of reporting policies, annual review, etc. Monthly Church Planter Reports • Review & Updates • SAMPLE (actual Report Database is private and confidential) • Report Form: bit.ly/1a29aD5 • Database Created (Google Spreadsheet): bit.ly/1a2dgLr Video Stream Cohort Gatherings? • need sites with decent bandwidth • could test idea starting in Sept • likely use Google Hangouts ECConf Church Planter Retreat? • June 2014 in Virginia? • other dates and locations? Regional Cohort Gatherings | NY/NJ • Greater Boston/New England • Mid-Atlantic Aug 2013 | page 5 of 6
  6. 6. Mark Your Calendar Coming Events | subscribe now at eastcoastconf.org/calendar SEPT Sept 1 Deadline: Fall COMS Paperwork • Contact Alicia: office@eastcoastconf.org • (See Oct “COMS Interviews” for more details) Church Planter Cohort Gatherings: • NY/NJ Metro Cohort Wed Sep 11, 11:00am-2:30pm (Location TBD) • Greater Boston/New England Cohort Thu Sep 12, 11:00am-2:30pm (Location TBD • Mid-Atlantic: Video Conference or TBD OCT NO Cohort Gatherings COMS Interviews • Tue Oct 16 – Wed Oct 17, 2 hours in Berlin CT • Committee on Ministerial Standing (COMS) is necessary for entering credentialing process, 3 year check-ins, final-prep for ordination Fall Ministerial Retreat (Ashram) • All Church Planters expected to attend • Sun Oct 27 (Evening) – Wed Oct 30 (Morning) • Pilgrim Pines, Swanzey NH NOV Church Planter Cohort Gatherings: • NY/NJ Metro Cohort Wed Nov 20, 11:00am-2:30pm (Location TBD) • Greater Boston/New England Cohort Thu Nov 21, 11:00am-2:30pm (Location TBD • Mid-Atlantic: Video Conference or TBD DEC NO Cohort Gatherings Coaches Training • Tue Dec 3 – Thu Dec 5 • Dallas TX Full Calendar for East Coast Conference • Visit www.eastcoastconf.org/calendar, subscribe through Google Cal, iCal, or other app • Entries labeled“Church Planting” are specifically for church planters, rest for Covenant pastors in general JAN NO Cohort Gatherings Covenant Midwinter • Chicago, Jan 27-31, Mon-Fri • covchurch.org/midwinter Church Planter Training Intensive • Tue Jan 14, 6pm – Sun Jan 19, 12pm, New Orleans • for new Covenant Church Planters pre-Launch FEB Church Planter Cohort Gatherings: • NY/NJ Metro Cohort Wed Feb 19, 11:00am-2:30pm (Location TBD) • Greater Boston/New England Cohort Thu Feb 20, 11:00am-2:30pm (Location TBD • Mid-Atlantic: Video Conference or TBD MARCH March 1 Deadline: Spring COMS Paperwork • Contact Alicia: office@eastcoastconf.org • (See Oct “COMS Interviews” for more details) Assessment Center (Location TBD) • Wed March 12, 7:30pm - Sat March 15, 12pm • Invitation Only: for church planter candidates sufficiently advancing in assessment process Church Planter Cohort Gatherings: • NY/NJ Metro Cohort Wed Mar 26, 11:00am-2:30pm (Location TBD) • Greater Boston/New England Cohort Thu Mar 27, 11:00am-2:30pm (Location TBD • Mid-Atlantic: Video Conference or TBD APRIL No Regular Gathering, Special... ECConf Annual Meeting • Wed April 30: All-Cohorts Gathering Pre-Annual Mtg, at Jason’s in Columbia CT) • Thu-Sat, May 1-3: ECConf Annual Mtg Trinity Covenant Church, Manchester CT • All Church Planters expected to attend Regional Cohort Gatherings | NY/NJ • Greater Boston/New England • Mid-Atlantic Aug 2013 | page 6 of 6

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