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©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Opening Doors to Your Community Through …
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Overview: What is Seasons of Discovery? How does Seasons of Discovery Work? What happens in each season? How do we get involved?
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network WHAT? What is Seasons of Discovery?
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Seasons of Discovery Is … A Two-Year Outreach Process Delivered in Four Seasons That helps your church begin to engage your community with the Gospel of Jesus
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network What Will You Discover? People in your community who are looking for hope (1 Tim. 6:17) Good works that God has prepared in advance for us to do in the community (Eph. 2:10) People within the congregation who have a passion for reaching the lost (Rom. 1:16)
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network More Discoveries Gods unique vision for your church (1 Tim. 2:4) Joy and excitement from living out that vision in your community (Phil. 4:4) The 8 Hinge Factors that open doors to your community (John 10:9)
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network 4 Pastor Personal leadership Building bridges Visionary leadership Empowerment 4 Church Community Outreach Focused Prayer Effective Board (Structure) Inspiring worship 8 HINGE FACTORS
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Each Season Includes: Personal Coaching, Skill Builders & Learning Guides for the Pastor Tools for Equipping People for Ministry Sermons & Bible Studies to Rally the People of the Church around the Theme of the Season Outreach Activities
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Each Season Equips 3 Groups Pastor & Staff A Mission-Minded Group Called People of Passion The Entire Church
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network HOW? How Does Seasons of Discovery Work?
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Timeline of the Seasons Churches have 2 blocks of time (seasons) in a year in which to work consistently on projects; Fall (Labor Day to Thanksgiving) Winter/Spring (Jan-Mar or April-June) Optional Summer Season These natural windows of time on the calendar are utilized to focus on the areas of discovery spread out over four or more seasons.
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Equipping for the Pastor Learning Guides with lessons in Leadership Development, Change Dynamics, Church Transformation, and Outreach will be provided. Skill Builders for each of the 8 Hinge Factors Sermon Series for each of the seasons. Training for Staff and Lay Leaders. A Personal Coach will guide the Pastor through the process in each of the four seasons.
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Equipping for the People of Passion Who are People of Passion? Passion for Christ Passion for Congregation Passion for Community They engage in 7 Missional Activities Prayer Walking Community Surveying Visioning Day Service Projects Outreach Events Personal Testimony Sharing the Gospel
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Equipping for the Congregation Bible Studies Motivation for Mission Discovering Gods Vision for Your Community Natural Evangelism Prayer: Stepping Out Into Your Community Sunday School Lessons that match the themes for each season Leadership Training resources Promotional materials
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network What Happens? What happens in each season?
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Seasons of Discovery Map
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Season 1: Preparation Introduction to the Basic Principles and Practices of Transformation (Romans 12:2)
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Season 1 Actions Gather & equip people who are passionate about sharing the Gospel Survey the congregation Introduce the process to the congregation Pray about the process Experience A New Season for Your Church (Sermons, SS Lessons & Leader Training) Participate in Motivation for Mission Bible study
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Season 2: Visioning Discovering Gods Vision for your Community
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Season 2 Actions Experience Building Bridges to Your Community (Sermon Series, SS Lessons & Leader Training) Form a visioning team Gather data from the community Study Discovering Gods Vision for Your Community
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Season 2 More Actions Conduct a Visioning Day to identify critical mission targets in the community Write a Vision Statement Integrate the Vision into congregational life
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Season 3: Outreach Finding Practical Ways to Reach Lost People in your Context
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Season 3 Actions Experience Living a New Vision Sermon Series, SS Lessons & Leader Training Form small groups that will study and carry out the Natural Evangelism small group curriculum for the whole congregation Develop & Implement at least 3 Community Outreach Events
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Season 4: Empowerment Empowering your Congregation to Effectively Engage People in your Community with the Gospel
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Season 4 Actions Experience Empowering Gods People Sermon Series, SS Lessons & Leader Training Form small groups that will study Prayer: Stepping Out Into Your Community Conduct monthly Outreach Events
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Season 5 & Following Discovering How Your Church Can Adapt to Meet the Future Needs of Your Community Season 5: Learning How to be Missional in a Post-Church Culture
©2013 by Transforming Churches Network Opening Doors to Your Community Through …
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