10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Facilitators: Rev. Rick McKinley, Rev. Steve Murray, and Pastor Thiago Vieira
Cost: $99 per team (limit 6 including pastor), includes the cost of the coach.
Lunch and lodging are on your own.
Launchpad is a year-long process for planters and their teams offered by the New England Conference Office of Congregational Development.
Events such as this one mark the beginning of that process, which is designed to address the specific concerns faced in the Northeast.
During the training, planter leaders and their teams will sketch out ministry plans for the coming nine months, considering both attractional and missional ministry elements.
Subjects include: theology and call, affinity groups, vision-casting, best practices, community networking, bonding with the mission field, fund-raising, self and family care, and how to hold effective meetings.
Following the training, each team is provided with a trained coach who can help teams move to the next season of church planting.