Top 5 Tools to Start Groups at Your Church
We love the Church. The lasting impact of the Faith Driven Movement rests greatly on the opportunity to unleash the untapped potential of thousands of entrepreneurs that are actively involved each week in their Church. We know that in your faith community you already have relationships that span years, if not decades. You have regular rhythms of gathering. Our hope is that you would make your church a launching pad and commission the entrepreneurs in your faith family. Here’s a few ideas to consider as you look at unleashing your church.
Connect with Made to FLourish
Led by Tom Nelson, pastor at Christ Community Church their team is committed to serving pastors and local churches. They believe the local church as God designed it is the hope of the world. Their desire is to empower pastors and churches to be more beautiful in their expression and effective in their mission, with a big emphasis on the marketplace. They empower a growing network of pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities. If you’re a pastor or leader in your church looking to connect with others on the journey, connect with one of their groups.
Bring the Work as Worship Retreat at Your Church
Is your church one of the 17,000 churches and using RightNow Media? If so, you can host the one day Work as Worship retreat to your church for free. No buses, long trips and need to take 2-3 days off to attend a conference. They stream in some of most looked to teachers like Francis Chan, Matt Chandler and business leaders like Patrick Lencioni, Steve Green from Hobby Lobby and so many more. Its a great way to take a first step as a church and encourage, empower the entrepreneurs in your community.
Learn from Other Churches That Integrate Faith and Work
For over a decade, several churches have been walking through the opportunities and challenges of what it looks like to fuse faith and work together. In addition to the work at Made to Flourish a few other that people often point to, Redeemer in New York City, Saddleback in California.
PARTNER WITH A NATIONAL MINISTRY FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Looking for ways to encourage your entrepreneurs but don’t want to build it out as a part of your ministry staff? We’ve heard of a lot of great partnerships with different advisory groups. Consider reaching out to a local group leader in your area and starting the conversation.
Start a Video Bible Study at Your Church
Many people don’t know there’s dozens of great video Bible Studies that tackle the issues of Faith, Work and the pressing questions for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs. RightNow Media (The Netflix of Video Studies for the Church) has brought all of them in one place among their library of 20,000 videos. If your church has an account, you have access to these for free and can consider using them in your small group. Here’s a few of our favorites:
KNOW OF ANOTHER GROUP THAT SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE LIST?
Know of other great tools we should add to the list? Send it to our team and we’ll send it to our editorial team to consider adding to the site.