“NORMALIZING NEXT“ is intended to be an on-going resource for pastors and leaders who don’t want to give up on the “call” to do ministry and to do it effectively, even in the midst of crisis. It is open to anyone who is in need of help and desires to have an open, safe and transparent conversation about where they are in ministry and what do they need to do to survive the times in which we serve.
New Ministries is committed to empowering and resourcing these leaders with training and coaching in an effort to thrive in the midst of crisis.
What Next? (Jan. 12, 2022: Virtual, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST) – RSVP Deadline: Jan. 10, 2022
Churches and leaders that are able to take the disruption, evaluate the landscape and shift have been able to weather the storm and see through to a brighter future on the other side of COVID-19. Your church’s survival is 100% dependent on your ability to shift. This session of NORMALIZING NEXT will assist church leaders flush out the issues in real time and provide group support in managing the issues.
Visioning in Crisis & Self-Care (Feb. 9, 2022: Virtual, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST) –
Vision is essential to church and organization health and vitality, and the ability to identify and launch vision is critical in a post-COVID-19 world. Participants will be encouraged to examine various models of vision discovery, discernment and deployment, and apply the strategies to their context to refine their existing vision or completely renovate their vision.
Leadership, Community & Church Growth (Mar. 16, 2022: Live-In-Person, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. PDT) – dinner provided; location TBD based upon COVID-19 numbers and adjustments needed
Leadership matters, and in the time of crisis and chaos, leadership is vital. Specifically, the types of leadership that will allow churches to thrive and reach new levels of community engagement and development are:
- Visionary Leaders – being able to see the future in the present and guide a group of people towards a place of healing and hope
- Flexible Leaders – being able to pivot between autocratic, democratic and collaborative styles of leadership
- Curious Leaders – being able to stay relevant and present over the long haul so that the plans of the leader and the team will be executed
Technology & Church Growth (Apr. 13, 2022: Virtual, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. PDT)
- Start – There are essential technology needs for every congregation ranging from hardware to software. This equipment will allow churches to remain relevant and fulfill the “Great Commission.”
- Now – Start with the end of COVID-19 in mind and reverse engineer to the current day. What kind of technology church do you want to be?
- Future – COVID-19 will not last forever; preparing for post-COVID-19 now is essential to the future health and success of the church.
Powerful & Prophetic Preaching (May 11, 2022: Virtual, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. PDT)
Post-COVID-19 will reveal a different audience base for many local churches, and this base will have varying expectations. One of the high priority areas of the returning and new audience will be powerful and prophetic preaching that informs everyday life. Essentially, preaching that is authentic; contextual; hopeful; relevant and scriptural. Participants will be guided in sermon and sermon series ideation as well as the team preaching / planning approach.
Hybrid Worship & Evangelism (June 8, 2022: Live-In-Person, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. PDT) – dinner provided; location TBD based upon COVID-19 numbers and adjustments needed
Worship is a major catalyst for evangelism and reaching a global community. Leaders in a post-COVID-19 world have the new challenge of managing worship on dual platforms: Virtual and In Person. Although many leaders are waiting for worship to return “as usual” and for people to re-enter the church buildings, this hope may never be fulfilled. The church as we know it has shifted, and developing virtual worship experiences for your local church is the best option. Statistically, it may take several years for in-person worship attendance to return to pre-COVID-19 numbers. While returning is a vital option for some churches, the return will be drastically different for each church. The hybrid approach holds virtual and in-person worship at a high value. It emphasizes investing in and creatively hosting both platforms of worship to reach people for Jesus Christ.
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