24toDouble Course Syllabus
THE FOCUS OF YEAR ONE IS FOR THE CHURCH LEADERSHIP TEAM TO FULLY UNDERSTAND AND COMMIT TO THE BIBLICALLY BASED CONCEPT OF 24TODOUBLE. WE SUGGEST THE PASTOR, STAFF, COUNCIL AND CURRENT LAY LEADERS ATTEND YEAR ONE.
“WE WILL TRAIN YOU.”
Free Preview of the New 24 to Double
This is an opportunity to preview the material that will be explored during the 24 month process. The main points from each module will be discussed. You will also receive valuable instruction on how to use big events as a catalyst for growth.
Finding the Church’s Uniqueness in Ministry and Strengths
Module 1 is designed to help you take a deep, honest look into the current condition of your church. You must have a clear vision stating what you need to do in one to three years to conquer your city for Christ. Your church's passion, strengths and resources will help you establish your vision. Remember, vision is not where you are going but where you want to be.
Developing Laity Involvement
Module 2 explores the following dysfunctional church leadership models: Staff Run Church Model, Desperate Volunteer Model, and Chaos Model. After careful examination of these models you will understand why they do not promote church growth and how a team approach based on spiritual giftings is a much more effictive leadership model. Your church will grow by the ratio of laity involvement.
Laity Involvement Through the Pastor’s Meal
Module 3 concentrates on the "pastor's meal" which is the best method for involving laity in ministry in order for discipleship to take place. Four areas are covered in the "pastor's meal": church's vision, evangelism training, spiritual gifts discovery/training and discipleship through lay involvement. A pastor’s meal offers friends, follow-up, leads, commitment and importance.
Making the Church like Heaven on Earth
Module 4 focuses on Team 2 (WOW! First Impressions Team). You will discover how this team creates an accepting, friendly atmosphere where the love of God is demonstrated. The law of first impressions and initial contact ministry is to make the church feel like Heaven on Earth.
The Guarantee for Retention
Module 5 deals with the creation of Team 5 (Care and Follow-up Team). The principle function of this team is to show the love of Christ to "First Time Attendees" and to help them feel accepted and appreciated by the church. This Team is a Top Priority. The key component to healthy growth is retention.
Dr. Engel’s Highpoint
Module 6 explains the role of Team 4(Worship). The goal of worship is a spiritual experience so exciting that members want to invite their "unchurched" friends. You will gain powerful insight into this influential team and an understanding of the point of the Worship Experience.
Module 7 focuses on the implementation of Team 3(Tech Arts Team). You will learn the importance of producing the finest, high-tech, professional and exciting worship service that makes the Word seen and heard with cutting edge applications. The impact of ambiance and the contextual factors of worship are remarkable.
How to Conquer Your City
Module 8 addresses the purpose of Team 1(Outreach Team). Outreach is...evangelism. The difference between a growing church and a dying church is the word--invite. You must create activities and events that give members a reason to invite their "unchurched" friends to church. The law of impacting your target audience is vital.
The Larger Outreach
Module 9 concentrates on the seven rules of outreach- exposure, repetition, promotion, involvement, influence, focus and networking. You will learn how to develop an outreach calendar and how to conduct a successful outreach event. The Larger Outreach deals with 4 big events and monthly ministry events.
Follow Up on Larger Outreach
Module 10 is designed to stress the importance of a successful follow-up ministry. You will receive guidance on how to develop, implement and maintain a productive follow-up ministry for retention related to big events.
Module 11 covers how to establish and maintain a successful children's ministry. Most growing churches have a growing children's ministry and nursery ministry where parents and children are excited to be involved. You will discover how to make this happen at your church by exploring babysitting vs. ministry.
Module 12 explores the purpose and structure of small groups. You will find that the most effective way of closing the back door of the church is to develop small groups. You never worry about losing people who are connected to a small group because you know that those people have been effectively assimilated. Small Groups are essential to growing churches.
THE FOCUS OF YEAR TWO IS FOR THE CHURCH TEAMS TO UNDERSTAND, COMMIT AND IMPLEMENT THE BIBLICALLY BASED CONCEPT OF 24TODOUBLE. WE SUGGEST THE PASTOR, STAFF, COUNCIL, TEAM LEADERS AND AS MANY TEAM MEMBERS AS POSSIBLE ATTEND YEAR TWO.
“WE WILL TRAIN YOUR CHURCH TEAM.”
Preparing for Multiple Services
Module 13 addresses the needs and procedures for additional services and sites. You will find that you do not offer other services and sites because you are full. You offer them in order to provide people with choices and to increase you church's effectiveness.
Module 14 concentrates on understanding and implementing the Grid System around the spiritual giftings of your leaders. This model is always successful because it is the Biblical model for the local church. You will learn to effectively utilize the 5-Fold Leadership Matrix and the Assimilation Flow Chart while exploring the team approach vs. staff approach to church leadership.
Progress Check/Growth Track Introduction
Module 15 is designed to compel you to review your progress and pace. A comprehensive recap will illuminate the areas on which you need to focus. During session 15 you will also be introduced to the idea of a discipleship growth track process. The implementation of the growth track process will be thoroughly covered in session 22.
Team 1--Outreach and Big Events
Module 16 focuses on the structure and responsibilities of the Outreach Team. You will receive step by step instruction on how to implement and maintain Team 1. The Outreach Team helps the church reach lost souls and is absolutely necessary for a church to grow. You will learn how to enabling your church to reach the lost.
Team 2--First Impression Team
Module 17 focuses on the structure and responsibilities of the First Impression Team. You will receive step by step instruction on how to implement and maintain Team 2. The First Impression Team must be culturally relevant and caring. Making everyone feel welcome is a top priority.
Team 3--Tech Arts
Module 18 focuses on the structure and responsibilities of the Tech Arts Team. You will receive step by step instruction on how to implement and maintain Team 3. The Tech Arts Team understands that the Gospel message never changes but how it is packaged and presented changes from one generation to the next.
Module 19 focuses on the structure and responsibilities of the Worship Team. You will receive step by step instruction on how to implement and maintain Team 4. The Worship Team is committed to creating a worship service that builds to the point that sinners respond.
Team 5 - Assimilation and Follow-up
Module 20 focuses on the structure and responsibilities of the Follow-up Team. You will receive step by step instruction on how to implement and maintain Team 5. The Follow-up Team is dedicated to helping newcomers become active, ongoing participants in the life of the church.
Team 6 - Children & Youth
Module 21 focuses on the structure and responsibilities of the Children and Youth Team. You will receive step by step instruction on how to implement and maintain Team 6. The Children and Youth Team realize that a church grows when young families like what the church is doing with their children/teens.
Module 22 focuses on the structure and responsibilities of the Growth Track Team. You will receive step by step instruction on how to implement and maintain this team. The Growth Track Team is determined to make disciples by developing an on-ramp for church membership, discipleship, and ministry involvement.
Team 7 - Small Groups
Module 23 focuses on the structure and responsibilities of the Small Groups Team. You will receive step by step instruction on how to implement and maintain Team 7. The Small Groups Team allows the church to grow larger and smaller at the same time.
The Next Steps
Module 24 celebrates how each step of 24toDouble links together to create a dynamic church growth process.