No matter how hard I try, I’m still dealing with the same issues in my ministry. Am I the problem?
When the same problems keep resurfacing in your congregation, you can get burned out. You might even wonder if ministry is where you belong.
Your ministry problems are keeping you up at night.
And the stress interferes with your life.
Empowering church leaders since 2011
3,000+ church leaders transformed
Countless lives touched
How Creating a Culture of Renewal® Works
You’ll be guided through three phases in your leadership transformation. Each is designed specifically to empower you to overcome the struggles you and your congregation are currently facing.
By committing to 8-10 hours a month, you will feel reenergized in your ministry and confident in your ability to lead your congregation.
Are you ready to invest in growth for yourself and your congregation?
Our next Creating a Culture of Renewal® session starts
in September 2021.
Celebrate Hope registration rates end on June 30th, 2021.
You’ll receive an email confirming your registration.
A welcome email will also be sent to you with log in details to the membership site.
You’ll be placed into a cohort of other like-minded people with skilled faculty to lead you, and assigned a guide who is there to help you along the way.
“I’ve seen a lot of growth in the missional worship… The band has grown by 25%, the kitchen crew has doubled, worship has grown by over 50%, and we now have a set-up and clean-up crew. It’s all about knowing how to get things done, how to work with people. I directly attribute it to my growth as a leader from the Creating a Culture of Renewal program.”
What if my congregation doesn’t want to change? Or if I don’t think I can get them to go along with this?
It’s during the process itself that you will know how to get them on board with any project and dream you put before them. Their unwillingness to move could be a sign that this program is perfect for you. Because you’re going to learn everything you need to know to work with congregations that resist change.
What’s included for the price?
- Twenty-one high engagement online group meetings with your cohort.
- Six retreats.
- Three professionally designed workbooks.
- Three gold-standard Everything DiSC® profiles that reveal more about your strengths and challenges.
- A trained mentor you meet with each month, plus a Buddy, a close-knit cohort to journey with you, and two top-notch faculty to support and guide you.
- And materials to engage ten leaders in your ministry setting.
How large are the cohorts?
Why should I invest all this time and money in CCR?
This holds true for pastors in established congregations, or new church starts, as well as laity. It accelerates the rate at which you can come to know and understand your people. It also extends the honeymoon period. You discover the unspoken messages and hidden dynamics of a congregation a lot more quickly including the barriers that hold people back. Instead of spending 12-18 months getting to know the congregation better, you can be working together with them to create new ministries, and get better connected in the community—especially in the rapidly changing world, where you might not know how to connect with people or don’t have all that much contact with them.
How do I know if this program is right for me?
This program is right for you if you want to:
- Discover or fulfill your calling
- Expand your leadership capacity, or retool for changing times
- Learn how to craft a vision, get others on board with it, and champion its execution
Or if you think there has to be more to ministry, or your calling, or the church, or faith. Or you if are looking for a quality CEU experience.
Why is this program 3 years?
Self-discovery takes time. Preparing people for a big bold vision requires time. They have to increase their trust in you, themselves, and in God. Implementing a big bold vision also takes time. Growing in your own self-awareness takes time.
How many CEUs can I earn, per track, or total?
What happens when I “graduate” or complete CCR, what next?
What if I get moved or go to another church or change jobs between tracks? Will this still work?
Will this course contain materials that I can use for my position within the church?
What is the time commitment?
Unlike many other programs, this program is designed to pull you deeper into your congregation rather than taking time away from your congregation. You’ll take a deep dive into moving your congregation forward.
Each month you’ll participate in a 90-minute webinar, as well as a call with your Mentor, and a call with a Buddy. You’ll also spend time engaging with the workbook and sharing what you are learning with a group of leaders in your ministry setting.
We’ve already done vision work. How is this different?
Who is this program for?
What is a Certified Renewalist?
How is CCR different from other programs out there?
Not only that, Creating a Culture of Renewal® teaches you how to develop and implement Kingdom-oriented visions for the community, not simply goals for the congregation. In other programs, the church is the object of the vision, which reinforces an insulated focus. In this program, the church is the agent of the vision so that you can positively impact the whole community.
Other programs emphasize making disciples. This program teaches you how to make apostles.
What do I get from 3 tracks, and are the tracks individual, or do they all add into each other?
In the first track, Congregational Intelligence, you learn, build, and apply emotional intelligence to everyday ministry areas, such as sermons and stewardship to children and youth programs. You discover the hidden dynamics at play that conspire to keep things stuck. You begin to expand the culture of the congregation so that it can become ready for a vision. It’s like cultivating the soil for the seeds of vision in Track 2.
In the second track, Leadership Smarts, you look closely at your own leadership and the leadership of Jesus, and craft a vision. You deepen your spiritual life, and dig deeper into your faith to create the groundwork for visioning within your ministry setting. Lastly, you move into visioning within your ministry settings to create your vision that will impact your entire community, when you Dream Like Jesus® and dream big!
Track 3 is all about Culture Shift. You have been planting seeds to shift from disciples to apostles to allow more people to take the gospel into the world.
What is your refund and cancellation policy?
We ask you to be “all in”. That’s what it takes for transformation. Likewise, you can count on us to be “all in” for you. We are 100% committed to your transformation! While we don’t offer refunds or cancel registrations, we do know that life happens. You can take a year off between tracks. For more information, see our policy.
How do I become part of the faculty?
Will I be able to apply this learning to my church, or another assignment?
How do I apply my learnings from CCR within my church and/or leadership team?
How much does it cost?
How do others afford this?
Will my church, and/or church conference, pay for this?
We recommend you have some skin in the game. This is a high accountability process that asks you to stretch, risk, and grow. In our experience, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it. We recommend that one third come from you or your congregation, and one third from your district, and one third from your denomination or other source. Ask and you shall receive.
Are there resources available in my district or conference?
Each district, conference, and denomination is different. Here are the places we suggest you start looking:
- Ministerial Educational Funds
- grants in your district or conference
- grants given by denominational agencies
- leadership development in the congregation’s budget
- clergy continuing education dollars in the church budget
Do you know of any scholarship or grants currently available?
What if I cannot afford this?
Often people who say they can’t afford this haven’t actually asked their congregation for support. It is important to ask.
Need some help? Reach out to us for spot coaching on both how to ask for money and how to receive it. James wrote, “You have not because you ask not.” We have found that to be true.
Why is this more expensive compared to other programs out there?
One more thing. When you really think about it, the price of this program is a lot less costly than dashed hopes and dreams, a disappointed community, and a church that doesn’t fulfill its purpose.
Life-changing experiences that significantly impact others now and in the future is priceless—especially when it’s something you envisioned, enlisted the support of your congregation, and made it happen.
Many started exactly where you are now.
- They were feeling unfulfilled.
- They felt like they didn’t fit in.
- They felt misunderstood.
- They had to work with someone they didn’t get along with.
- They were in crisis.
- Where will I get the funds?
- Will this help me?
- Will this really make a difference?
They went through the same challenges you’re facing now. And they made it to the other side.