Mobilize the Church for Mission

church initiative



By equipping pastors and lay leaders to take their congregations outside the walls of their church
and authentically disciple people as followers of Jesus, we are mobilizing churches for effective mission.

Here's how it works...

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We want to shape a new posture for the Church and its leaders that God can use to radically transform the world. We expect exponentially increased impact through churches that:

  • Live with a missionary call to their own cities and neighborhoods.
  • Disciple people into faith and deploy them into the mission of Jesus.
  • Equip and empower leaders for the next generation.
  • Multiply new churches focused on those who are unreached.

We develop specialized teams that meet leaders and churches at their point of need to infuse a fresh sense of vision and shape a new missional posture for the Church.

Staff working in this strategic initiative focus on three projects:

Mentoring and Coaching
Our teams coach pastors and ministry leaders up close and over time and consult with denominations and ministry organizations to create lasting change.

Church Planters & Emerging Leaders
We work closely with a wide variety of church planters and creative, emerging leaders to increase their effectiveness and to create lasting impact in their own unique ministry contexts.

Equipping Local Churches to Engage Their Communities
The primary goal of our work with churches is to empower them to live out their missional calling as the body of Christ in the world. We develop long-term relationships with the leaders of these churches and create pathways to releasing their people into mission.

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