Starting New Churches

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Church Planting 1.0


 
Church Planting 1.0, a five-week online learning opportunity, will provide a comprehensive overview in progressive church planting for people exploring starting a new church. This course will cover:
•    Week One: Shaping Vision and Mission
•    Week Two: Church Planting: The Basic Process
•    Week Three: Fundraising and Stewardship
•    Week Four: Networking in the 21st Century
•    Week Five: Writing a Ministry Plan

The course begins on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 7 p.m. EASTERN time with a one-time, all-class conference call. After this, the course is "a-synchronous," meaning each week's work is completed according to the participant's individual schedule. There is no specific time each week when the class is held. Written lectures, PowerPoint presentations and videos all are accessed online any time during the week. Additional books and resources also will be assigned. Each week, forums will be offered for students to interact with each other and the instructor about issues related to that week's material. Finally, weekly reflection papers submitted to the instructor will demonstrate the student's understanding of the material. Presenting the material in an online course is the cutting edge of technology and learning.
 
At the conclusion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion. CE credit is also available through our partnership with the Pacific School of Religion.
 
This course includes a 100 page e-Book on the basics of progressive church planting!
 
For more information or to register click here.


Church Planting 2.0



Church Planting 2.0, a five-week online learning opportunity. Created by a team of church planting practitioners, Church Planting 2.0 is focused on the post-launch experience of starting a church. Church Planting 1.0 is a prerequisite.

This course will cover:
•    Week One: Ready, Fire, Aim - What to do when the plan doesn't work.
•    Week Two: Leadership and Conflict - Leading through change
•    Week Three: Practical Planting - Finding meeting space, setting up a database and creating a marketing strategy
•    Week Four: Financial Sustainability - Building longer term financial support
•    Week Five: Worship and Preaching - Preaching to Post-Moderns

The course begins on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. EASTERN time with a one-time, all-class conference call. And like our Church Planting 1.0 this course course is "a-synchronous," meaning each week's work is completed according to the participant's individual schedule. At the conclusion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion. CE credit is also available through our partnership with the Pacific School of Religion.
 
For more information or to register click here.

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Rev. David C. Schoen
Minister and Team Leader, Congregational Assessment, Support & Advancement (CASA)
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-736-3827
schoend@ucc.org

Ms. Karen Koza
Administrative Assistant, Local Church Ministries
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-736-3837
kozak@ucc.org