Early Growth

Thank you for completing the assessment. You've made a crucial move in acknowledging your situation. Your insights suggest that your church is probably in the early growth stage of its life cycle. Given these results, we encourage you to:
In "The Lifecycle and Stages of Congregational Development," George Bullard points out that it is critical to get clear on the congregation's identity in early growth. Who are we? What are our beliefs? What are our values? This clarity needs to be owned by present members and new members. A central way to create ownership is through a new members class. Check out the resource "Ten Things to Include in a New Members Class." Then take the next step of creating the class. You may discover creating the class also brings greater clarity to you and the entire congregation.
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Resource 1:

Members Class
Addressing core beliefs and values is essential for current and new members. Utilize a new members class, referencing 'Ten Things to Include in a New Members Class' for guidance. This fosters ownership and improves clarity for individuals and the congregation.
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Resource 2:

Listen to this Audio
Nurturing a Holy Imagination by Keith Doornbos
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Resource 3:

Early Growth Deep Dive
Dive into early growth and foresee future developments with George Bullard's "The Lifecycle and Stages of Congregational Development." He reveals potential challenges and crucial realities for your attention.
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Schedule a brief discussion with Larry to consider potential next steps for your church.

Testimonials from Church Leaders

Churches that have partnered with CLC in taking steps toward a brighter future. Read these testimonials of positive change and hope.

BILL WHITT Lead Pastor | Cascade Fellowship

Pastor Larry helped us sharpen our church's mission and vision statements -- making them more specific to our particular congregation and our particular calling in our unique context. Read More

DEREK ELMI-BUURSMA Lead Pastor | Loop Church

Larry took a genuine interest in our church and helped jumpstart the conversation discerning God's hope-filled future for our community. Larry provided an important structure and helpful frameworks that gave us a starting place in our prayers & conversations regarding next steps. Read More

JIM KIRK Lead Pastor | Geneva Campus Church

The congregational retreat that Larry facilitated for us was just what we needed to prayerfully reflect on our history and calling in this season as a church. Read More

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