New Places for New People Overview
This event recurs Daily from Wednesday, April 26, 2023 to Friday, April 28, 2023

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Virtual Event


The NEW PLACES FOR NEW PEOPLE incubator is an onboarding/discovery process to prepare anyone intent on engaging new people in new spaces and places.    This is an introduction into the skills, behaviors leading to a plan that can be put into action. 
This online training will take place April 26-28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Who Should Attend?
  1. Individuals that are feeling a call to start a new place for new people.
  2. Churches in one service that is dated or otherwise no longer connects with new people.
  3. Churches that are restarting after a decision to pursue radical change. 
  4. Churches that are declining because their neighborhood is changing and their existing worship demographic does not match the neighborhood.
  5. Churches that are growing and have hit the .75% full mark.
  6. Churches that are growing and would like to start a new service or new site. 
  7. Churches that would like to start a new congregation but are stopped by funding or strategy concerns.
  • Understand the Christological, biblical and theological foundations for start-up or re-start.  
  • Develop a grasp of the overall scope and task sequence needed to start a new faith community.
  • Clarify your picture of those you are seeking to reach using state of the art demographics. 
  • Develop an understanding of Design Thinking to reduce risk in church planting strategy. 
  • Develop methods for community engagement, networking, evangelism and gathering. 
  • Develop a discipleship and leadership development strategy to add depth to your reach.
  • Develop a sustainability plan as relates to funding and gain donor development skills.
  • Build a plan with metrics to launch large and achieve 70% of your needed sustainability.
  • Understand the common landmines that threaten new church plants.  
  • Develop a communication strategy for messaging your vision and opportunity to practice.
  • Gain an understanding of strategies to lead change if you are multiplying your existing ministry.
To ask questions or to register, contact Ben Ingebretson.

Sponsor: Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058