TWO FRONT DOORS:

Thanks for checking us out! The two “front doors” that we have for exploring a potential partnership are connection events and the Discovery Center. Connection events are regional gatherings for church planters and leaders: we usually do lunch or dinner, a short meeting and going to a game (baseball, football, hockey etc.) You would have a chance to meet other network leaders and planters, and get a feel for the group. We have connection events in CA, the Northwest, the Midwest, Dallas TX, the east coast and Florida – if you are interested, contact us! We’d like to invite you to be our guest for the event, dinner and game if you can get to one. 

 

The other front door is the Discovery Center – this is our assessment process and the whole focus is on helping leaders take their next best step in ministry. These are three and half day events, and you would have a really good opportunity to see how we do things as a network, get to know other network planters and staffers. Find out more about the process, including dates for 2015 here. Please contact the registrar if you have any questions or would like more information about the Discovery Center, we’re glad to help!

HOW TO JOIN THE EXCEL LEADERSHIP NETWORK:


Church Planter Next Steps

:: Supporting Church Planters and High Level Leaders ::

 

Initial contact – Talk with the network director or area leader

Have a phone conversation with the director regarding your interest in connecting and get further information about next steps.

 

Interview – Meet with director or Excel representative

Have lunch or coffee get together with director/other Excel planters or leaders about where you are in the planting process, your target group/location and timeline, as well as any questions you have.

 

Connection Events – Attend a Connection Event

Connection Events are regular gatherings in each region. Typically the event is a short training, devotional and prayer time, a meal together and attending a baseball, football, or basketball game. This is a great chance for potential partners to meet other planters and get a feel for the group and see what we do.

 

Discovery Center – Attend a Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is a three and a half day assessment process to help you and your spouse discover your next step in ministry and be as successful as possible. It’s also another great opportunity for you to see how the network operates.

 

Conditions – Fulfill any conditions you received in your Discovery Center report

Following the Discovery Center you may have conditions to fulfill before moving forward.

 

Proposal/Vision Alignment – Submit your ministry plan for review and feedback

Write up a ministry plan to submit to a team of church planters and ministry leaders. Tweak the proposal based on Vision Alignment Team member comments.

 

Contract – Review contract

Review your contract for partnering with Excel.  Sign and return the documents.

 

Coaching – Choose a coach

Planters will choose their coach and enter into a coaching contract approved by Excel. Sign and return the contract.

 

Initial Milestones – Meet initial milestones

Begin meeting contract milestones and receive matching funds disbursements where applicable.

 

Final Milestones – Meet final milestones

Meet the final contract milestones, receive matching funds disbursements where applicable, and make sure individual church corporation documents are secured.

Existing Church Next Steps

:: Supporting Church Planters and High Level Leaders ::

 

Initial contact – Talk with the network director or area leader

Have a phone conversation with the director regarding your interest in connecting and get further information about next steps.

 

Interview – Meet with director or Excel representative

Have lunch or coffee get together with director/other Excel planters or leaders about where you are in the planting process, your target group/location and timeline, as well as any questions you have.

 

Connection Events – Attend a Connection Event

Connection Events are regular gatherings in each region. Typically the event is a short training, devotional and prayer time, a meal together and attending a baseball, football, or basketball game. This is a great chance for potential partners to meet other planters and get a feel for the group and see what we do.

 

Join as a Supporting Church

Supporting churches gain access to Excel systems and environments and receive great benefits from being part of Excel.  They support Excel prayerfully and financially and participate in Excel Events on a Pay-As-You-Go basis.

 

Join as a Partnering Church

Partnering churches gain access to Excel systems and environments, receive deep discounts on services, invitations to special events and exposure to national leaders.  Members from these churches are eligible to serve as Excel coaches.  Partnering Churches give at least 2% of the churches offerings to Excel and receive coaching and Connection Events for free (no travel or housing paid).

 

Join as a Leading Church

Leading churches are truly leading the mission of Excel with their support and participation.  Coaching, Connection Events and conferences, including travel and housing, are offered without charge to these members.  As leaders they will be invited to help steer training and resourcing opportunities.  They will be asked to serve as Excel staff and directors.  Leading churches will give generously to Excel—approaching 5 % of the churches offerings.

 

Coaching – Choose a coach

Planters will choose their coach and enter into a coaching contract approved by Excel. Sign and return the contract.


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