Incubators

The Flourishing Communities Incubator will equip you to design, build, and lead sustainable local ministry initiatives that make a lasting difference.
WHAT THEY ARE
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listen, create, and test ideas

Integrating biblical values, design thinking, and Spirit-inspired applications will enable local church teams to listen, create, and test their ideas. During this hands-on, interactive, cohort-based journey, you’ll refine current initiatives or develop new ones that activate and mobilize your congregants to advance spiritual, social, and economic renewal. The Incubator will offer substantial focus on economic justice and opportunity. Veteran church-based community experts will inspire and coach you on this journey.

Incubator Outcomes & Benefits

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Move your community outreach toward an asset-based, economic empowerment paradigm.

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Engage more of your congregants on kingdom mission.

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See community residents experience holistic flourishing.

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Experiment, risk, and rely more fully on the Spirit.

HOW IT WORKS
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A 9-month cohort

Go deeper with new and renewed local ministries that touch the whole person and community. Go broader as congregants deploy their gifts and expertise.

The Flourishing Communities Incubator is an interactive, 9-month cohort with three 2-3-day gatherings, customized coaching, and conversations with cohort members. Each church will send a core team of four persons and up to two additional persons engaged at various stages.

Create and/or refine your strategic plan for serving your community. Discover the organizational assets that God has already given your church. Move from a charity to a development and economic opportunity mindset. Mobilize congregants for effective mission in their workplaces and communities.

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$,3000
INCLUDES faculty, food, and facilities
LEADERSHIP
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The incubator’s leaders are recognized practitioners with rich experience assisting churches in effective community ministry

Amy Sherman

community development expert and consultant

Brian Fikkert

founder and president of the Chalmers Center

Tabitha Kapic

director of innovation at the Chalmers Center

Reggie McNeal

author and speaker

Tod Bolsinger

organizational change expert

Bryson Davis

pastor, CEO of the Akron Leadership Foundation

Charlie Self

HOST - director of learning communities
COST AND APPLICATION
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DEPLOY YOUR CHUCH

The Flourishing Communities Incubator will equip you to design, build, and lead initiatives that make a lasting difference. As we match you with veteran thinkers and pastor practitioners, you’ll not just be inspired, but will have coaches to help you turn ideas into actions.

COST

The Flourishing Communities Incubator has a cost of $3,000 per church team. This covers the basic expenses of the gathering, including faculty costs, food, and facilities. It does not cover lodging if there is travel. The first 33% is payable before the first gathering, with 33% before the second gathering and the final payment before the third gathering.

If you need financial assistance, there are limited scholarship funds available. Please note that on the application.

NEXT STEPS

Complete the Readiness Assessment and the application provided by the friend who invited you to consider this opportunity.

Send it via email to
Charlie Self at charlies@madetoflourish.org

Why we created incubators

Our team is committed to serving pastors and local churches. We believe the local church as God designed it is the hope of the world. Our desire is to empower pastors and churches to be more beautiful in their expression and effective in their mission.