Sunday, October 26, 2014

3 Seasons of Planting

The Kairos Strategy Lab is designed around three seasons of Planting: Groundwork, Launch, and Grow. Each season has its own set of objectives and purpose. We use this picture board to illustrate these three stages and the key tasks of each season.

Groundwork is the preparation time, beginning from Discovery Lab until the planter is on the field and at least 75% funded. The purpose of Groundwork is for the planter to lay a strong foundation for his work.

Goals of Season One: GroundWork
1.     Develop a ministry plan
2.     Gain a partner church
3.     Raise funding up to 75%
4.     Practice casting vision by organizing 3 large group events
5.     Initiate two prayer teams (mass and personal)
6.     Move onsite

Launch begins when the planter is on the field and continues through the first year after the launch of the regular Sunday worship experience.

Goals of Season Two: Launch are to accomplish the launch benchmarks, those tasks that will raise the planters probabilities of success:

1.     Seed Team committed (five to six family units)
2.     Tithing (by seed team)
3.     Financial team is in place
4.     Cast vision to 1,000 people who are added to the cultivation database
5.     Missional Communities (three with twenty people each)
6.     10 Baptisms

The Grow season usually begins about the third year of the church’s life. At this point the planter has experience under his belt, real people in the church, and all the challenges that come with church life. It’s easy at this point for the planter to settle into an “as usual” way of doing things that puts a brake on growth. The Grow season is designed to keep the church growing.

The Grow season begins when the new church is at least twelve months past the initial Sunday launch.

Goals of Season Three: Grow
1.     Begin using Natural Church Development to build and maintain healthy systems
2.     Establish a 3-deep leadership
3.     Recognized as an active, contributing part of community, the city gov’t and key community partners know and value you
4.     Reach an average worship attendance of 200 people
5.     Initiate plans for a daughter church plant

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