Friday, September 7, 2012

Kairos Strategy Lab

How do you plant a new church? Four couples are making their plans right now at the Kairos Strategy Lab hosted by the Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro, Arkansas:
  • Caleb & Fran Borchers: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Jon & LeAnndra Bristow: Washington State
  • Jared & Laura King: London, England
  • Johnathan & Dawnette Thomas: Wenatchee, Washington
Also at the lab are representatives of the City Mission Team of the Whitestation Church of Christ from Memphis, Tennessee and Joseph Thomas from Savannah, Tennessee. They are at lab to look and learn about the planting process.

Lab is built around answering the following eight significant questions that planters will need to answer during the planting process:

1.  Why am I here?

2.  What am I doing?

3.  Who will we reach?

4.  What will drive and shape this church?

5.  What do I need to do?

6.  Who will do it with me?

7.  How will this work be supported?

8.  How will we evaluate our progress?

Running from Tuesday to Saturday planters work to answer these questions for their specific communities through a variety of projects and presentations. The lab culminates at the graduation dinner where they role out their work in their first public presentation to leaders, hosts, and friends from the Southwest church.

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