GCA Church Planting Seminar This Summer

Steve Childers, President of Global Church Advancement (GCA), just informed me that the early bird discount for this summer’s church planting seminar ends this week. The dates are July 21-24, 2009, and the seminar will take place at The Holiday Inn International Drive Resort.  Those of you involved in church planting would do yourself a huge favor by attending this seminar.  It is by far the most comprehensive training intensive you will experience.  I had the privilege of attending this past January, and we have another church planter from Grace attending the seminar this July. Here’s an overview of the Foundations track–a nuts and bolts track for developing a church planting proposal (pre-launch):

1. Vision: Why does the church exist? –> Vision Statement
2. Focus: How well do I know my ministry focus group? –> Mission Statement
3. Prayer: Who will pray with and for me? –> Prayer Plan
4. Philosophy: How can I contextualize without compromise? –> Philosophy Statement
5. Purpose: What are the church priorities in ministry? –> Purpose Statement
6. Values: What are the church core motivations for ministry? –> Values Statement
7. Styles: How does the Church do ministry well in this culture? –> Styles Statement
8. Models: How will the church ministries work together? –> Models Plan
9. Finances: How will I raise and manage the finances? –> Financial Plan
10. Launching: How do I publically launch the new church ministries? –> Ministry Plan
11. Main Thing: How do I survive and thrive personally in all this? –> Personal Plan
:: Outcome: Church Planting Proposal (with Action Plan for next 12 months-Seasons 1-2)

Below are video testimonies from Ed Stetzer and Scotty Smith about the kind of experience you would receive at a GCA National Seminar.  To stay up to date with GCA, join their fan page on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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One Comment on “GCA Church Planting Seminar This Summer”

  1. john patrick Says:

    will audio/video of the sessions be available? this is the weekend of our annual elders retreat.


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