SCHEDULED COURSES

Volunteer Selection, Training & Engagement

Online Course

Building An Equipping Church:
Creating a culture that moves people from sitting to serving

Using a “virtual classroom” you’ll join a select group of twenty church leaders who desire to grow their ministry. You’ll participate in ten 1-hour video classrooms that will equip you to design ministry to reflect an Ephesians 4 culture. You’ll also have access to a private Facebook group to post questions and report assignments and discoveries. Each session will be recorded so if you miss a week you can view the class at your convenience. During the week you’ll work on an action step and report back to the group so we can celebrate your successes and support you in your challenges.

Next Course: Sept. 12-Nov. 14, 2017

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Discover the process for creating a church where everyone is involved in ministry. Whether you are just beginning to build or expanding an existing equipping ministry system, you will leave with a renewed vision and clear plans to move forward.

You'll learn how to...

  • Learn about key systems and processes to increase and equip volunteers to serve
  • Identify key elements for building and leading effective gift-based teams
  • Assess your present church culture, leadership style, and church readiness for change
  • Develop a complete understanding of the core systems to support equipping ministry
  • Create a personally designed “succeed map” to implement an action plan for your church

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  • Pastors
  • Paid and unpaid ministry leaders
  • Volunteer directors
  • Church staff teams
  • People who lead volunteers

$375 for a single registration, or $325 each for groups of 3 or more. Registration limited to twenty participants.

We’ll be using ZOOM as our platform for this course. You’ll need access to high-speed Internet and a computer with a video camera and speakers or a mic.

Time: The live sessions will begin at 8:00 am Pacific Time; 9:00 am Mountain Time; 10:00 am Central Time and 11:00 am Eastern Time and will last approximately 60-minutes.

Materials: You will receive the course workbook in the mail prior to the start of the class.

Content: Each session is designed to be an interactive learning experience and includes:

  • Follow-up on the previous week’s assignment
  • Weekly topic training and discussion
  • Q&A on application to your ministry setting

Schedule of topics and issues we’ll discuss in each session:
September 12, 2017 – Introduction and Overview of Equipping Ministry
September 19, 2017 - Assessing Church Culture
September 26, 2017 - Change Readiness
October 3, 2017 - Who Am I As a Leader”
October 10, 2017 - Prepare: The Value and Importance of Effective Assimilation
October 17, 2017 - Connect: Discovery Tools for Ministry Connections
October 24, 2017 - Equip: T.A.F.E.R.
October 31, 2017 - Support Systems
November 7, 2017 - The Value of Ministry Teams
November 14, 2017 - Leading and Empowering Ministry Teams

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Join A Community of Equippers
Perhaps the best part about this virtual classroom is the small group of other equippers you join in your leadership journey. Together you learn each other’s ministries in an intimate way, you support each other, grow together, and develop relationships that allow everyone to capitalize on each other’s strengths and knowledge.

Host and Lead Trainer
Bob D’Ambrosio is a 25-year veteran of church ministry and now serves on Group's church leadership team. He's the training director for the Equipping Institute, online editor for Church Volunteer Daily, and part of the product development team. Bob is a contributing author and general editor of the E4:12 Bible Study series, Better Together: Connecting With God and Others and Leading Out: Connecting People to Purpose. He’s a certified volunteer administrator and serves on the small group ministry leadership team at his church in Loveland, Colorado. bdambrosio@group.com

Course

Creating a Thriving Volunteer Culture

Church attendance and involvement has been decreasing, and church leaders have told us they’re having a difficult time finding volunteers to serve. This training speaks to the heart of raising the level of people serving at church: culture. We’ll examine four Jesus-centered responses that can help draw people back into a thriving relationship with God through his church. It’s time to equip people to be the church. And this training will lead you on that journey.

Next Course: Feb. 8-10, 2017

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  • Recognize trends in the church today that impact attendance and volunteering
  • Implement four Jesus-centered responses to create a positive church culture to increase volunteer engagement
  • Assess church barriers that keep people from serving
  • Explore coaching myths and a process to coach volunteers to success
  • Understand when it's necessary to fire a volunteer—in a way that honors God and the volunteer
  • Move people from thinking "I'm just a volunteer" to "We're all in ministry together"

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  • Pastors
  • Paid and unpaid ministry leaders
  • Volunteer directors
  • Church staff teams
  • People who lead volunteers

All courses are held at our corporate offices in Loveland, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains

Early Bird Pricing:

$260 for a single registration, or $210 each for groups of 3 or more. The early bird deadline is January 20, 2017. Come as a team for the best value!

Regular Pricing (after early bird registration dates):

$300 for a single registration, or $250 each for groups of 3 or more. Come as a team for the best value!

Fee covers course, course materials including the book Why Nobody Wants To Go To Church Anymore, And How 4 Acts of Love Will Make Your Church Irresistible, two lunches, one dinner, coffee breaks, and lots of yummy snacks.

*In case of cancellation, you will receive a refund minus a $50 administration fee up to 2 weeks prior to the event. No refunds are issued for cancellations within 2 weeks of the event.

Course check-in is at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, followed by dinner and a private screening of the documentary When God Left the Building . Course ends at 12:00 PM on Friday.

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BUILDING AN EQUIPPING CHURCH:
Creating a culture that moves people from sitting to serving

"Equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ."

–Ephesians 4:12

Transform your church with an Ephesians 4 culture, where serving is a "get to" experience...not a "have to" obligation. In three days, you'll go through 10 high-impact workshops that will equip you with the vision, tools, and systems needed to create a doable plan for empowering people to BE the church.

Next Course: Oct. 4-6, 2017

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You'll understand the biblical foundation that calls leaders to equip the saints for ministry. Throughout this experience you'll see the big picture for creating a culture at your church that moves people from sitting to serving.

You will learn how to create realistic strategies for...

  • Fully equipping your ministry teams
  • Implementing proven connection systems
  • Creating a church-wide culture of gift-based service
  • Releasing and empowering God's people to BE the church

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  • Pastors
  • Paid and unpaid ministry leaders
  • Volunteer directors
  • Church staff teams
  • People who lead volunteers

All courses are held at our corporate offices in Loveland, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains

Early Bird Pricing:

$275 for a single registration, or $255 each for groups of 3 or more. Come as a team for the best value!

Regular Pricing (after early bird registration dates):

$325 for a single registration, or $305 each for groups of 3 or more. Come as a team for the best value!

Fee covers course, course materials, three lunches, one dinner, coffee breaks, and lots of yummy snacks.

*In case of cancellation, you will receive a refund minus a $50 administration fee up to 2 weeks prior to the event. No refunds are issued for cancellations within 2 weeks of the event.

Course check-in is from 8-9 AM on Wednesday. Course ends at 12:00 PM on Friday.