NExT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY - Training for Church Startups

Who?   For those interested in leading a startup ministry - pastors, ministry staff, ministry students, and highly involved lay people.

     1.    Gain on-site inspiration from practitioners in startup churches and ministries.
     2.    Gain exposure to the ten 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. 

Ten Essentials for Successful Start-ups:
     1. Call
     2. Vision
     3. Launch 
     4. People
     5. Funding
     6. Preaching
     7. Leadership
     8. Family
     9. Staffing
   10. Systems

Cost and Registration:   $75 (includes key books and Augusta hotel)

Contacts:  Ben Cathey @ 678-462-5642 or Shannon Karafanda @ 404-452-2677

Register:   NExT Leadership Academy-Training for Church Startups

When: August 2017 – May 2018 with follow-up year. Begin with the overnight Kick-Start Retreat in Augusta, GA where we will visit three startups and set the foundation for the next nine sessions together.  Meet the 2nd Monday of each month at a unique startup ministry site located in the North Georgia Conference.  Gain practical training in startup systems and competencies from Ben Cathey and Shannon Karafanda while also benefiting from the knowledge and experience of the on-site ministry teams.  

NEXT Leadership Academy Schedule
     August 21 - 22 Augusta (Quest, West Wesley and Mosaic)
     September 25 – The Vine    
     October 23 – Chapel Roswell
     November 27 – TBA (Non-Methodist Start)
     December 11 – First 12 (UM Center)
     January 22 – Impact Church    
     February 26 – Church of The Way at Harmony Grove 
     March 19 - 12 Stone (12 Stone)
     April 23 - The Nett Church
     May 21 – TBA (Graduation)

Read about what Covington First UMC has to say about the NExT Leadership Academy and how it is helping their church!   
Their story was posted in the NGUMC e-newsletter re: Vision dated October 24, 2017.