This exciting new opportunity is open for  pastors, ministry staff, ministry students and lay people who are interested in learning about leading a new startup ministry or are interested in ministry innovation.  Taught by Rev. John Kenney, Senior Pastor of Quest Church and Sarah MacDonald, Executive Pastor of Quest Church, you will have the opportunity to visit different churches that will share their journeys into innovation and development. 

For more information, please contact the Office of Congregational Excellence.


     1.    Gain on-site inspiration from practitioners in startup churches and ministries.
     2.    Gain exposure to the essentials which make for a successful startup. 
     3.    Make new ministry friends as you learn and dream together.
     4.    Discern and clarify God’s call regarding startup ministries.  
     5.    Write a startup plan for a new ministry and present it to potential partners. 



Classes are held from 10 am - 3 pm.  During each class, you will have the opportunity to tour the host church and learn about their journey.  



Jan. 27:  Quest Church-Creating Culture in a New Church-The Most Important Task

Feb. 24: Neighborhood Church-3 Critical Growth Engines for Your Church 

March 23: Impact Church-Clarifying the Vision

April 27:  The Nett -Creating Systems to Sustain Growth



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