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BECOME THE CHURCH GOD CREATED YOU TO BE

Pastors, equip yourself to lead your church back to health and vibrancy in 2019 and beyond.

What would you do if 100 new people showed up at your church Sunday?

What about 3000 new people?

This is what the early church experienced on Pentecost. 

In ONE day their Church increased from 120 to 3,120 People!

We are praying for revival, but are we prepared for God to answer this prayer?

We want to help prepare you for what God wants to do in your church!

Join us on This yearlong Journey. We will walk you through the process to discern where your church is currently and Discover where God wants you to Go.

You will receive the tools to implement YOUR CHURCH’S GOD GIVEN VISION to continue reaching those in your congregation and community.

Let’s pray and dream together about the future of your church!

UPCOMING COHORTS

2020 Cohort A--Southwest Missouri

  • Retreat 1: February 7-8, 2020
  • Retreat 2: April 17-18, 2020
  • Retreat 3: July 31-August 1, 2020
  • Retreat 4: October 23-24, 2020

Location: TBD–in SW Missouri

2020 Cohort B--Southeast Missouri

  • Retreat 1: May 1-2, 2020
  • Retreat 2: August 28-29, 2020
  • Retreat 3: November 13-14, 2020
  • Retreat 4: February 5-6, 2021

Location: TBD–in SE Missouri

2019 Kansas City Cohort (In Progress)

  • Retreat 1: August 23-24, 2019
  • Retreat 2: October 25-26, 2019
  • Retreat 3: January 24-25, 2020
  • Retreat 4: March 20-21, 2020

Location: Lee’s Summit First Assembly

2019 St. Louis Cohort (In Progress)

  • Retreat 1: May 31-June 1, 2019
  • Retreat 2: September 20-21, 2019
  • Retreat 3: December 6-7, 2019
  • Retreat 4: March 6-7 2020

Location: Bethel Fellowship AG

WE’RE READY TO BECOME THE CHURCH GOD CREATED US TO BE!

RETREAT FORMAT

Friday (1 pm-4 pm): Pastors and Spouses receive valuable leadership training 

Saturday (9 am-4 pm):  Church leaders and key influencers join for quality teaching and discussion time

WHY DO WE EXIST?

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

The team focuses on congregational realities, embraces its mission, and develops the unique, motivating, and guiding vision statement.

HOW SHOULD WE BEHAVE?

The team discovers the church’s individual DNA and the values that will determine how the church utilizes its resources.

HOW DO WE ACHIEVE OUR GOALS?

The team constructs a strategic plan based on the Acts 2 template: (Connect, Grow, Serve, Go, and Worship).

LAUNCHING THE VISION!

Each team presents its three-year strategic plan and receives instruction on practical ways to communicate vision.

WE’RE READY TO BECOME THE CHURCH GOD CREATED US TO BE!

 

FAQ

How much does it cost to participate in the Acts 2 Journey?

Total cost per church: $500 ($125 per retreat)

This includes meals, training, and materials for your team to participate.

Due at Registration: $125

Due after First Retreat: $375

**Your registration also includes FREE access to the Acts 2 Journey Online Church Assessment ($150 value)**

We would love to participate, but we need help with finances. Are there scholarships available?

We have a limited number of scholarships available. Contact the SMD Healthy Church office at (417)-881-1316 for more information.

What's the time commitment?

Pastors (and spouses if possible) will need to be available to attend the 4 Friday afternoon and 4 Saturday sessions. Vision team members will need to attend the 4 Saturday sessions.

Additionally, plan to spend time between retreats praying and dreaming with your team. The best practice is for teams to meet at least once per month between retreats.  It’s amazing what God reveals during the Acts 2 Journey when teams invest enough time in the process.

Who should we invite to join our Acts 2 Team? How many can join?

Pastors are asked to create a VISION TEAM. 

This is 8-15 people from your church who will help you plan for the future of your congregation. Think of the influencers in your church both in official leadership roles and those who do not hold an official role.

Your vision team is the group who will join you and your spouse on Saturdays. This is also the group you will meet with between retreats to continue developing your strategic plan. 

Why should our church join the Acts 2 Journey?

God has a specific plan for your church. He has people He planned for your church to reach. We are here to help you fulfill His mission for your church. 

What we love about the Acts 2 Journey is that it’s not a one-size fits all approach. Going through the Acts 2 Journey helps each church discover their strengths to “learn from the past and envision the future.”

Don’t take our word for it. Check out this video from Pastor Saehee Duran of Life360 Intercultural. She talks about the experience she and her team had going through the Acts 2 Journey.

Have a Different Question?

TESTIMONIALS

 

 

 

“Acts 2 has solidified our need for a new vision, for retooling, for redoing our core values. Acts 2 has breathed new life into our church. Laypeople enjoy being involved in ministry now.” 

Gray Nordan

 

 

 

“We have all the ingredients of a healthy church to impact the community. Men in the community need holistic ministry, not just being told you can go to heaven when you die. They need to experience a little heaven on earth.”

W. Ruth Turner

 

 

 

“We’re switching visions to be a local church rather than a sending agency. We want to make a difference in the community.”

Joe Contreras

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