High Impact Residency Program Shows the Process of Starting Something
By Bener Agtarap
In our October webinar in the High Impact Residency Program series, we continued our conversation about how to bridge the gap between listening and engaging with people to build relationships and partnerships. On a practical level, we walked through how to do community organizing one-to-ones as a way of getting to know people and looking for patterns and ways in which the planter’s passions and gifts intersect with those of people in the neighborhood.
For our next webinar on Tuesday, November 9, we will begin looking at the process of starting something. Once you have a clear sense of who is in your community and what they care about, and you have begun to form some relationships, then you can start to think about starting something. In these early days of a start-up, we don’t shoot for the stars and create a full-on weekly worshiping community. Instead, we take the information we have gained from listening and start something small as a prototype that we can scale as we continue innovating and discovering what resonates with the people. In our time together, we will look at the start-up process for building community that is laid out in the book Get Together. We will also create a “Why” statement for the new thing we will be creating.
We hope you can join us and invite your friends and colleagues to join us in learning and encouraging one another as fellow disciple makers in the Spirit of Christ Jesus!