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Following are a selection of church planter training webinars from former MNA Church Planting Coordinator Ted Powers. We hope you find these helpful.
Resources for Effective Leadership Development and Officer Training
aired May 31, 2013
It doesn’t happen in a vacuum. How do you design a ministry plan which develops faithful disciples and strong leaders? What resources are others using that have been helpful in both established churches and church plants? Click here to view the presentation.
1 LT Letter
4 Presbyterianism and the PCA
5 Three Part Structure
6 Office of Elder
7 General Responsibilities of Elder
9 The Elders of the Church
10 Theology Questions
12 Office of Deacon
13 Deacon Training Schedule
Resources for Effective Evangelism
aired April 25, 2013
How does a church or a church plant become more outwardly focused in ways that fit the history and personality of the church? What resources are others finding helpful in equipping and mobilizing their congregations? Click here to view the presentation (you must have Windows Media Player).
Personal Methods of Evangelism, by Tim Keller
Role of the Pastor in Evangelism, by Scott Wilkins
Designing Church Plant Budgets
aired March 21, 2013
A must for new church planters, coaches, and presbytery and church planting network leaders, this webinar examines what goes into a budget, how long before self support, and how to forecast local/internal giving. You’ll gain key perspectives and hear important considerations for designing and raising a church planting budget. Click here to view the presentation on Vimeo.
Bi-vocational Ministry Pros and Cons
aired Wednesday, November 1, 2012
As the costs associated with just about everything continue to rise, launching a church planting ministry is no exception. Some have begun to explore a “new/old” idea of “bi-vocational” ministry, meaning the church planter is actually employed elsewhere and plants the church in addition to a full time or part time job that provides for his family’s basic needs, freeing up funds for ministry growth. We explore the pros and cons of this approach, it’s effect on the church plant and the new congregation, and situations for which it might be suited. Click here to open the presentation in your web browser (be patient – it can take a while to download).
Preparing Your Church to Plant a Church
aired Thursday, October 11, 2012
Healthy mothers have healthy babies. What do you need to instill in your church’s ministry DNA to successfully daughter a church? Why is planting churches in this way so crucial to the PCA? What can you be doing now so you’re ready later? And how do you know if you’re ready? Click here to open the presentation in your web browser (be patient – it can take a while to download).
aired Wednesday, September 12, 2012
It seems that everyone is talking about Multi-site church planting these days – but why is it so popular? And what exactly does “multi-site” ministry mean and look like in practical terms? We share different models of multi-site ministries in use around the PCA and elsewhere, their benefits, and how to determine if this might be a model you can use in your environment in order to extend the Kingdom through church planting. Click here to open the presentation in your web browser (be patient – it can take a while to download).
Developing Your First Elders and Organizing Your Church
Thursday, June 28, 2012
For church planters on track for organizing their plant within the next year and for presbytery leaders who will be assisting them in the process. We’ll look at BCO changes and how they affect this process. Click here to open the presentation in your Web browser (be patient – it can take a while to download).
The Book of Church Order (turn to chapter 5)
Working with Core Groups
Thursday, May 10, 2012
How to enable a healthy start for a group of gathered people as your presbytery/network leadership works with them and for them in recruiting a church planter for the site. Also, some good insights for a prospective church planter who may be considering a call (now or in the future) to a church plant with an existing core group. Click here to open the presentation in your Web browser (be patient – it can take a while to download).
Church Planting Apprenticeships
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
What leaders and potential apprentices need to know about designing an apprenticeship, finding one, or recruiting for one. Click here to open the presentation in your Web browser (be patient – it can take a while to download).
Is Church Planting for You?
Considering church planting? Not sure what is involved or how to discern a call to church planting? Listen in and find out what MNA can do to help answer these questions. Click here to open the presentation in your Web browser (be patient – it can take a while to load!).
Understanding the MNA Church Planter Assessment Process
Thursday, January 19
Our Church Planter Assessment is considered by those doing assessments around North America to be one of the best. Listen in to find out what makes it unique and how MNA staff has improved upon it over the years it’s been in use. Learn how to read the feedback document that all Assessment Center candidates get and how it can help you as match a church planting candidate to a church planting opportunity. MNA Chairmen, Network leaders, and pastors of churches actively planting churches are welcome to attend. Click here to open the presentation in your Web browser (be patient – it can take a while to load).