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High Impact Residency Program Moves Online

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Matt Temple, Associate Director for Church Development in North Texas, will be leading monthly Zoom webinars on a range of topics related to church planting. These webinars are free and open to clergy and laity who are either discerning a call to plant or in the early stages of planting.

Each webinar will be held the second Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. Central time.

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Here's the layout of the training:

Path 1 Planters Residency 2021-22 Monthly Webinar Schedule

March 9, 2021

Webinar 1: Introduction and Understanding Ourselves and Our Call to Plant

  • Thirty-thousand-foot view of the planting process (listen and engage context; form connected relationships; love and serve your community; gather a faith community; explore discipleship rhythms).
  • Stages of development and metrics.
    • Milestones to consider at each stage.
  • Understand your own call to plant (share the convergence activity – how does planting fit into your own story?).

April 13, 2021

Webinar 2: Why Plant Churches?

  • Look at planting legacy in The United Methodist Church.
  • Participants share their own “Why” statements.
  • Focus on innovation and the post-Christendom context and what that means for planting.
  • Unpack the three primary motivations/paradigms for planting (confessional, church growth, innovation).

May 11, 2021

Webinar 3: Church Planting and Leading in a Digital Age

  • Variety – Don’t get stuck on repeat.
  • Engagement is the new gold standard.
  • Build teams, empower people, develop leaders.
  • Use social media.

June 8, 2021

Webinar 4: Mission-Centered Church

  • “God does not have a mission for the church but a church for the mission.” In this webinar, we will discuss the central call of the church to be on mission with God in the world.
  • Look at how colonialism has distorted our calling and affected planting.
  • Talk about guesting and hosting.

July 13, 2021

Webinar 5: Identifying Mosaics and Developing a Listening Strategy
Where do I start listening to my context and meeting new people?

  • Continue conversations around guesting and hosting.
  • Look at where to go to practice guesting and practical ways to do that.
  • Discuss how to make and track new contacts. Participants will learn how to exegete their context and understand why that is important.
  • Discuss three models of listening from anthropology.
  • Introduce new tools, including MissionInsite and Gloo.

August 10, 2021

Webinar 6: Gospel and Evangelism

  • What is the gospel and how do we make it meaningful?
  • What is ethical evangelism?

September 14, 2021

Webinar 7: Doing One-to-Ones

  • One-to-ones are simple tools developed by community organizers for listening, connecting, and organizing people around their passions.

October 12, 2021

Webinar 8: Starting Something

  • Participants discuss how to start something using the process laid out in the book Get Together.

November 9, 2021

Webinar 9: Building Your Core Team

  • Forming, storming, norming, performing.
  • Finding and building a team.

December 14, 2021

Webinar 10: Creating a Community Identity

  • Planters will discuss how to develop an identity for their new congregation.
  • Planters and their teams will work with tools to create their new identity.

January 11, 2022

Webinar 11: Creating a Rule of life

  • Staying healthy and whole as leaders while doing the work of planting.
  • Creating a rule of life and sharing stories of burn out.
  • Discussing fear and failure.

February 8, 2022

Webinar 12: Creating a Vision/Leading Strategically

  • Breaking down tasks, identifying milestones, and developing a timeline.
  • Beginning to prepare final planting plan for church developers.

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