Renewal Journey

The Church Renewal Lab is a two-year renewal kick-start helping congregations refresh their mission focus as they seek to make more and better disciples.  In short, the Church Renewal Lab’s goal is to help congregations “Change the Atmosphere” (renewing culture) and “Journey to Mission” (strategic planning).

The Lab is a hands-on learning opportunity for pastors and their teams.  The Lab takes a multifaceted approach to church revitalization and includes:

  • Cohorts of 10-12 churches journeying together
  • Quarterly renewal courses (learning labs)
  • A three-step process: “Listen…Imagine…Do”
  • Peer learning environments
  • Renewal Lab team formation to help guide the renewal process
  • Congregational involvement
  • Multiple coaches for various aspects of ministry
  • Trained student interns (optional)

The Church Renewal Lab objectives include:

  • Identify a congregation’s unique mission and vision
  • Develop strategies for making more and better disciples
  • Change the atmosphere through congregational health
  • Become Gospel-centered in all aspects of ministry
  • Implement the Priorities of the Acts 2:42-47 N.T. Church

The Church Renewal Lab is based on:

  • 1 Goal – “Joining God on Mission”
  • 4 Essentials – “Abiding, Vision, Leadership, Health”
  • 3 Step Process – “Listen, Imagine, Do”