When I was studying in college, one of my professors told me a quote that has forever changed the way I approach a lot of areas of ministry: “Any time spent sharpening your tools is never wasted.” This has certainly proven true in the world of church planting!
If God has given you a vision and called you to plant a church, it is one of the most exciting and thrilling faith journeys you will ever experience! The precious souls in your city and community are ready and waiting! The harvest is plentiful! But how do I go about doing it? What are the next steps? How can I fundraise? How will I raise up leaders for the team? How do I even tell people about the vision God has put in my heart?
These are questions that go through every church planter’s heart. The good news is that CityReach is ready to equip you with the significant tools you need to propel you to the next level and prepare you to launch your church!
The CityReach Intensive Training on March 23 and 24 at CityReach Church Pittsburgh will be an incredible time of prayer, worship, learning, and equipping! Here are some of the unforgettable reasons you will want to make sure you’re present:
1. Fellowship Where It All Began
Pastor Brian Bolt, our pastor and founder, was given a vision by God to plant a church in Pittsburgh, PA many years ago and that God-given vision has exploded all over the United States and beyond! Not only will you get to be see and experience where CityReach Network began, but you will also get to worship with the CityReach family at our Friday evening service!
2. Learn The Steps In The Planting Process
A lot of us just want to know, “Where do I go from here?” And we are ready to answer that question! You will receive valuable training and teaching in the areas of marketing, church growth and development, just to name a few, as well as how to operate a life-giving, well- developed church!
3. Discover How To Share The Vision God Gave You
Remember when God whispered to your heart about planting a church? Remember how God called you into ministry? Everything points back to the vision that God gave you! At the CityReach Intensive Training, you will learn how to allow that vision to influence others for the kingdom of God; sharing it within the community, with new team members, or with people who are willing to pour into your ministry with prayer. How you share your vision will be impactful and intentional because we want you to see your God – given vision become a reality!
4. Receive The Practical Tools to Raise Funds And Your Team
We believe God has called us to do everything with excellence. This includes launching a healthy and sustainable church. Two things you will always need are finances to fund your vision and people to help execute your vision. The intensive training will equip you with fundraising and team-building tools that are foundational to planting your church with excellence.
5. Explore Growth Track And Small Groups
We believe that the church was always meant to be the hands and feet of Jesus to our cities. We will teach you our assimilation system called “Growth Track” so you can learn how to connect and engage everyone who walks through your church doors; quickly transitioning them from visitors to fully engaged volunteers who have discovered their purpose, regularly serve and are connected to one another in a large variety of small groups!
6. Gain Wisdom from Personal Coaches
Planting a church is not meant to be a one-person mission. We stand on the shoulders of the giants who have paved the way before us! You will learn a great deal of practical tools during this foundational training. We have personal coaches who will be ready and willing to strategize with you about executing your new tools in the context of your specific community with a workable action plan.
After this training, you will be ready to hit the ground running! With all these sharpened tools in your hand, we are confident that God is going to help you to REACH THE ONE who is far from God and help them become passionate followers of Jesus Christ!
We can’t wait to see you and serve you in this journey!
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