Being called to a New Worshiping Community is a leap of faith. Often it comes with a feeling of being overwhelmed but also great joy. We have been listening to those that have been a part of leading a NWC for a number of years. The largest feedback that we have received is that there is a lack of training for those that are in various stages of developing a NWC’s. With that realization our team has re-developed our offering to not make them more accessible, but culturally relevant as well. Our goal is to prepare, equip, and sustain leaders for the ministry that God has called them to.
Core Leadership Training
Want help equipping your leadership team to support and truly lead your new worshiping community? The Rev. Sean Chow, 1001 NWC Associate for Training and Leader Cohorts, has created an online Core Leadership Training Platform to help your team develop the theological understanding and practical skills to take your NWC from vision and launch to building sustainability.
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We have launched our New Worshiping Communities Accelerator which is designed to train and support leaders as they are discerning and starting an NWC. Topics that we will cover include practical financial management, creating vision, funds development, missional theology, developing partnerships, communicating your story, and more. We are pleased to be offering several different options for our Accelerator. The NWC Accelerator is offered in an online version at least six times a year. This is a six-week curriculum with regular meetings following that is facilitated and part of a learning cohort of other NWC leaders. Our online Accelerator is offered in both English and Spanish. Another way to participate in an NWC Accelerator is that it will be offered at two different locations for a weeklong in-person learning. Due to Covid-19 our onsite version is not available but there is a live virtual version that will be offered facilitated by our leadership team.
NWC Online Accelerators
Dates listed is the week of the first meeting. After registration, the facilitator will poll the participants to determine the best day and time to meet. The cohort will meet for six weeks with three follow up meetings. Full attendance and participation is required to fulfill requirement.
Spanish Accelerator (September 2022)
English Accelerator (August 2022)
NWC Accelerator In-Person Events
We are excited to announce that we will have several opportunities for you to attend an Accelerator event in person! These events will be three days of learning and practical application of skills for those that are leading New Worshiping Communities. This event is free. Included are food and housing. Travel to the location is the responsibility of the participants.
August 29- September 1 (Pittsburgh, PA)
October 24-27 (Atlanta, GA)
November 1-4 (San Francisco, CA)
November 14-17 (Austin, TX)