Is your church looking for the chance to explore new ideas and discover a new path? Do you sometimes feel caught between ideas and action? You’re not alone. That’s why Leadership Network has developed the InnovationLab, a unique environment designed to help you overcome the common obstacles to innovative thinking and problem solving in starting or developing a ministry area.
InnovationLabs are 12 month experiences that will bring fresh and new ideas to areas that have grown old and tired. Beyond typical brainstorming, your team will be stretched to think beyond the boundaries of current reality to answer the question, 'what's around the corner?' The labs are designed to help you infuse new ideas in an existing ministry area and/or give you a quick start in a ministry area, based on the tested and proven results of other churches. You'll get to hear from experts in various ministry fields and jump miles ahead of where you could go by yourself.
InnovationLab Topics being offered in 2013!
Justice Ministry | Launch Date: August 27-28, 2013
Ministries of mercy deal with the symptoms of people’s brokenness. Ministries of justice traffic in the systems that create those symptoms. Mercy is rescuing people from the river. Justice walks up stream to discover who is pushing them into the water. Most churches do a pretty decent job of helping people “walk humbly with their God” and “love mercy”—two-thirds of Micah 6:8. But precious few churches venture into areas of “doing justice” yet the church has been at her historic best when she begins to do justice. In this InnovationLab we will explore the big issues facing the world today and what your church can do to engage some of the big systemic problems facing your neighborhood or world today.
/// Additional Information: Contact Eric Swanson
/// Application for Consideration: Justice Ministry InnovationLab Application.
Multisite JumpStart | Group 3 | Launch Date: September 19-20, 2013
This unique InnovationLab gathering is designed for church teams planning your first multisite location and will focus on the practical how-to’s of location, leadership and structure. If your church is considering multisite, this is a ‘don’t miss’ opportunity!
/// Addtional information: Contact Josh Whitehead or click on title above.
/// Application for consideration: Multisite JumpStart InnovationLab Application.
Artist Development | Group 2 | Launch Date: October 17-18, 2013
The Multisite Artist Development InnovationLab will provide worship arts leaders with the resources, relationships, and ideas necessary to develop a comprehensive worship and artist development model for their church. Through our proven, peer-centered process, your team will connect with other innovative churches, as well as thought leaders in the artist development arena, in order to share best practices, collaborate on new ideas, and develop practical models that yield measurable results for your ministry.
/// Additional Information: Contact Tim Nations or click on title above
/// Application for consideration: Artist Development InnovationLab Application
Generosity Ministry | Group 3 | Launch Date: October 24-25, 2013
Leadership Network is happy to announce that it is launching its third Generosity Ministry InnovationLab focused on helping churches create a culture of generosity and stewardship. This InnovationLab will feature the results based collaboration Leadership Network is known for and will help your team shape a plan to create a culture of giving and stewardship in your church. Churches that have participated in previous Generosity Ministry InnovationLabs have seen dramatic results.
/// Additional Information: Contact Chris Willard or click on title above.
/// Application for consideration: Generosity InnovationLab Application
Multisite Central Support | Group 3 | Launch Date: TBD
For multisite churches with 3 or more locations, this InnovationLab will guide teams to new ideas bringing clarity and strategy to their organizational structure. Collaborative discussion will focus on the complexities of multisite leadership, communication and distribution of resources, utilizing experts in the multisite field.
/// Addtional information: Contact Tim Nations or click on the title above.
/// Application for consideration: Central Support InnovationLab Application.