Discerners become starters and starters start churches. These churches, as time passes, and as God blesses, move into moments of sustainability.
On the journey into sustainability, churches have a key choice. Churches can choose to start new churches or choose to refrain from this opportunity. At Cyclical, we believe that the choice to begin new churches is not only the best decision, but also a natural step in the ongoing lifecycle of the church.
The task of beginning a new church can feel overwhelming for churches. We get this. To simplify the task, we have developed a three phase framework that all churches can accomplish with one goal in mind: to identify people you would like to invite to begin the process of discerning a call to start a new church.
Three-Phase Process for Beginning a New Church
1) Gather a team to identify potential church starters
This group is essential as they identify people to invite to begin discerning becoming a church starter. Church starters are diverse and come for various backgrounds, vocations and cultures. Choosing the right people to be a part of this team will be essential as they engage with the Holy Spirit with regard to inviting people to discern church starting.
2) Connect with your Cyclical Director
Cyclical Vancouver specializes in working with existing churches. We will lead you through your process of discernment.
3) Identify the potential church starters
In coordination with your director, Cyclical Vancouver invites you to strategically ask the right people form your context to begin the discernment process with regard to starting a new church. Once the invitation is accepted, that person begins as a discerning church starter with Cyclical Vancouver.