I will share my own struggle with ministry planning and the antiquated / inadequate tools I relied on. The drawbacks of shrink wrapped programing that was not contextualized to my community. The liabilities of not being flexible enough to meet the changing spiritual landscape. I wasted a lot of time and money.
But I discovered the power of Observing and Prototyping. It unleashed creativity and experimentation. I was able to minimize risk through Build / Measure / Learn and other Lean Methodologies. And how it has proven invaluable in navigating ministry in these uncertain times.
I invite you to join me for a 6 week online live course where I will share 5 key Tasks of the Lean Faith Canvas that will help you and your team focus on balancing new opportunities and minimizing risk in this time of extreme ministry uncertainty.
Learn the 5 Tasks of the Lean Faith Canvas. Observe, Prototype, Partner, Stabilize and Share in this 6 week course. Starting Aug 20th, 11am PST. closing sign-ups Sept 24th, (we record and archive all classes).REGISTER NOW
Here is what we will cover in our 1 hour live online course each week (we will also record the class for you to review at your convenience).
You will learn how to...
WEEK 1 - PREPARATION - YOU, THEY, WE
Aug 20th - Narrow down your key community you want to reach and identify personal bias vs empathetic collaboration.
WEEK 2 - TASK ONE - OBSERVE
Aug 27th - Create an interview blueprint to guide you and learn dialogue insights for your conversations.
WEEK 3 - TASK TWO - PROTOTYPE
Sept 3rd - Develop an hypothesis and design a minimum viable benefit to test, measure and evaluate as you progress.
WEEK 4 - TASK THREE - PARTNER
Sept 10th - Discover unanticipated allies who share your approach and are inspired to co-conspire for good with you.
WEEK 5 - TASK FOUR - SUSTAIN
Sept 17th - Re-imagine how to use resources you already have access to and recognize unexpected backing.
WEEK 6 - TASK FIVE - SHARE
Sept 24th - Identify the unique approach that reframes the issue you tackled and motivate others to rethink their assumptions/approaches.
This is a replay of the overview of the 5 Tasks of the Lean Faith Canvas Webinar.
New Strategies for Ministries and Non-Profits, Start Date - Thursday Aug 20th, 11am PST. closing sign-ups Sept 24th, (we record and archive all classes).
We have been told that it takes 21 to 28 days to create a new habit. As we approach the fourth month of lockdown with the Covid-19 crisis what will the "New Normal" be for your people/team? What do they want now? What do they need now? How will you discover what they are doing, what works or not, and what they are missing?
What if you used this time to develop and enhance your skills to listen and learn from them? What if you had a strategy and plan that took advantage of this moment to innovate, create energy and emerge wiser?
Covid-19 is not the cause it's the Tipping Point
We have had signs of trouble in our Ministries and Non-Profits for a few years. Every industry has been going through transition or closure. Let's seize this moment and find our way together into the new ways of expressing Faith, Hope and Love.
Love The Problem Not The Solution
Online Services, Podcasts, Book Clubs - these are all solutions. But are these really what your people need or want right now? What is the real issue and how will you uncover it? We have an amazing opportunity to meet real needs worth solving.
Your Instructor Spencer Burke
has spent the past 5 years as the Minister of Innovation and New Church Development Consultant for the PSWR, Disciples of Christ, Christian Church, where he founded Hatchery an Incubator for Spiritual Entrepreneurs. Now he leads Lean Faith - Planning and Strategies.
Do you need new tools to take advantage of the exciting Ministry/Non-Profit opportunities ahead of you?
"If Spencer Burke is a heretic, it’s not because he’s teaching dangerous doctrine, but because he asks the questions about faith that today’s sensibilities naturally raise. Spencer is a winsome walking companion for those who find traditional dogma too narrow."
"Some Christians have the ability to make you want to be a Christian just by being who they are. They make the gospel alive, real, healing and utterly attractive. I think Spencer Burke is just one of those people. "