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Final Coaching Network Update

We’ve received applications from all over the country, and this week is the deadline to apply. I’ll be reading through all of the amazing applications and narrowing the list down to about 12 church planters or leaders.

If you’re interested, but haven’t applied, this is the last call. You can learn more about the network here, and the first session is in August.  If you’ve already applied, look for an email next week.


Coaching Network Halfway Full

I think the coaching network that Brian and I are leading is about halfway full, so if you’re interested in applying, contact Tracy soon for an application.

The network begins in August, and will cover things like vision, staffing, teaching, ministry, outreach, advertising, marketing, as well as the questions that you bring to the table. I’ll load you up with documents and resources from Oak Leaf Church and our graphic designer will do a custom series package for you.

There are some very expensive coaching networks out there, but this isn’t one of them.  But I do believe you will be challenged and stretched big time as a leader.

Documents for Your Church

If you are a part of the Launch and Lead coaching network for church planters, I’m going to give you about 50 documents and forms that we use at Oak Leaf Church.  These are field-tested resources that will save you tons of time. If you’re interested in the Coaching Network, which will begin in August and meet once a month for six months, you can email Tracy and she will get you an application.  I’ll be partnering with Brian Bloye from Westridge.  Also, our graphic designer will create a custom sermon series package – complete with graphic, postcard, and handout.  That’s worth the price of the network right there.

Here’s a sample of the documents and forms that I’ll give you.  (At this time, I’m only making them available for those people going through the network.)

Statement of Beliefs
Job description for board of directors
Directions for taking attendance
Calendar Request
Descriptions of Meetings and Retreats

Facility Use Policy
Facility Use Request Form
Building Procedures

Volunteer Application
Policies and Procedures Manual
Handbook for Parents
Baby Dedication Philosophy
Fuel Policies and Procedures
Pro Kids Policy
Student Ministry Handbook

Counseling Confidentiality Agreement
Counseling Procedures
FTG Follow Up Process
FTG Form Email
FTG Form Letter
Greeter Handbook
Greeter Training
Parking Handbook
Parking Training
Security Plan
Small Group Handbook
New Christian process
New Christian Letter
Volunteer Job Descriptions

Series Video/Graphic Checklist
Series Planning Timetable
Master Production Checklist
Worship Philosophy
Creative Arts Ministry Manual
Style Guide

Flash Report
Chart of Accounts
Spending Procedures
Offering Count Directions

Employee Handbook
First Day Checklist for New Hires
Leadership Development Plan
Resignation Agreement
Hiring Process
Job Application
First Day Checklist
Interview Form
New Employee Agreement/Contract
Termination Agreement
Six Month Staff Evaluation
Staff Job Descriptions

Coaching Network Update

Applications are staring to come in for the church planters coaching network that’s set to begin this August.  We’re going to meet once a month for six months and talk nuts and bolts of church planting.  I’m limiting the network to about 10-12 people, who are just about to launch or are already launched, and I think it will be worth your while.

We’re going to talk staffing, vision, money, leading, ministry, programming, and more.  I’ll give you every document…bylaws, meeting agendas, forms…that we’ve got.  I’ll let you know how all our systems really work.   We’ll focus on how to launch and how to lead.  I will connect your staff with people on our staff as well, with the hopes of developing an ongoing relationship.  We’ll meet most of one day a month in Cartersville at the House of Rock, and lunch will be provided.

We’re partnering with Westridge, and I’ll invite some of my church planting friends in so we can learn from the people actually doing it.  Three years into this, I honestly believe that coaching is one of the missing pieces in most church plants.  Think about it…professional athletes still have coaches!

If you’re interested, email Tracy and she will send you an application.  The first meeting will be in August.