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Start up Incubator

Location: Asbury UMC, Sioux Falls, SD
Date: February 18 at 8:30am - Feb 19, 2019
Startup 1

Course Description: The Start-up Incubator is an onboarding, discovery process to integrate newly appointed church planters or those exploring start up projects into the skills, behaviors, and tools of a church planter, develop a process to begin gathering people, and a plan that they can begin to use. 

Course Objectives:

  • Develop the identity of a UM church planter.
  • Develop a grasp of the overall scope and sequence required in start up work. 
  • Clearly identify the people in the ministry context in which you are planting through demographics. 
  • Develop a multiplication mindset with a grasp of leadership selection and development.  
  • Develop tools to use Design Thinking in choosing a church planting strategy.  
  • Develop methods for community engagement, networking and gathering.  
  • Develop a sustainability plan as relates to funding.
  • Develop an understanding of large launch planning.  
  • Develop a strategy to engage new people through social media.
  • Develop a communication strategy for messaging your vision.  

Schedule:  Monday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 19, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm  
Location:  Asbury United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls SD  
Cost:  $100 Mail your payment to the Dakotas Conference, PO Box 460, Mitchell, SD 57301. Call 605-996-6552 if you have any questions.
Contact: Rev. Ben Ingebretson
Learn more about the Dakotas Conference Start-up Incubator program here.
Learn more about creating vital congregations in the Dakotas Conference here.

Start-up Incubator February 18-19, 2019


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