Building a New Church Online Strategy

Our 7-week Church Online Strategy Lab is designed to help your church work through critical issues related to your digital model so you can move forward with greater confidence and clarity.

You’ve Learned Some Things About Online Church. Now What?

Throughout the second quarter of 2020, you joined nearly 300,000 churches who needed to pivot from in-person services to online gatherings practically overnight. 

It was a crash course in doing church online, and you’ve learned a lot. 

One thing you figured out is that while connecting online is different from meeting in person, meaningful ministry can and does take place virtually.

And as many churches are slowly returning to on-site, in-person gatherings, you now realize the importance of continuing your online presence in some way, shape, or form.

But how?

Big questions loom in the minds of church leaders just like you, questions such as:

  • Which of the five virtual ministry models best fits our context and mission?
  • How do we realign both our budget and staffing to pursue an aggressive online presence and ministry going forward?
  • What are the critical steps forward that we need to take in order to move from where we are now to where we want to be next?

Each of these questions (and many more like them) will have a profound impact on the future of your church. So how do you properly evaluate your current reality and begin crafting a new digital model to reach, grow, and multiply disciples?

The 7-week Church Online Strategy Lab is designed to help churches like yours work through critical issues related to your digital model so you can move forward with greater confidence and clarity. This collaborative, peer-centered experience is designed to help your team:

  • Gain clarity on key changes impacting your overall ministry.
  • Answer questions central to developing your future online strategy.
  • Connect with other leaders and teams asking similar questions.
  • Get access to experts, resources, and models you can learn from.
  • Map out next steps to accelerate progress with your team.

Your Online Church Strategy Lab Experience

Each Online Church Strategy Lab includes:

4 Live Online
Meet-Ups
with a small cohort of other teams.

Offline learning opportunities and exercises to push your team forward

Virtual Office Hours to dig into your unique challenges

Private Basecamp for ongoing communication
and collaboration

Our Next Lab Starts January 13, 2021

Space is limited in order to maximize the experience for teams involved. There are three steps to reserve your team’s spot in an upcoming Lab:

1

Schedule a Discovery Call with Tim Nations

2

Complete the Lab Online Registration Form

3

Submit your tuition and gather your team!

Tuition for the 7-week experience starts on January 13 and is just $975 for individuals.  Bring your team (you and up to four team members) for $1475. Implementation Coaching is available for an additional fee following the completion of this lab.

Helping You Move from Knowledge to Action

The Online Church Strategy Lab provides a roadmap for your team to collect and use your data, analytics, and actionable insights to explore strategic frameworks that will lead to your future digital model. The experience is broken down into three phases:

WEEKS 1-2

PHASE 1 - Clarity

“A problem well-defined is half-solved.”
- Charles Kettering

The more clearly your team understands the problem you are solving and what a ‘win’ looks like, the better prepared you will be to take meaningful action.


Pre-Work: Clarify your Current Reality (Offline)

Week 1: Meet the Teams & Lay the Groundwork for Change (Online)

Week 2: Learn from Other Models & How to Understand Your Audience Shapes Strategy (Online)

WEEKS 3-5

PHASE 2 - CONTINUITY

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
- Vincent Van Gough

Innovation comes through continuously thinking in short cycles. Working through multiple scenarios quickly allows for new insights and learnings to emerge.

Week 3: Sketch Out What Could Be & Office Hours (Offline)

Week 4: Learn from Other Models & Staffing and Budgeting (Online)

Week 5: Build Your Online Church Model & Office Hours (Offline)

WEEKS 6-7

PHASE 3 - CHANGE

“Winning brings advantages that make it easier to keep winning.”
- Rosabeth Kanter

Leaders need a simple, yet strategic framework for shaping culture that creates an environment conducive to long- lasting, effective change.


Week 6: Final Model Pitch & Action Planning (Online)

Week 7: Finalize Action Planning & Office Hours (Offline)




Your Lab Facilitator

Tim Nations

Tim Nations serves as a Church Coach with Chemistry Staffing. In the past served as the Director of Facilitation and Leadership Community Director at Leadership Network. Tim has served in full-time ministry in churches across the north Texas area for over 15 years. He brings with him broad experience in communication, organization, planning, and facilitation.

Reserve Your Spot for the
Church Online Strategy Lab

We’d love to have you join us for this Lab! Tuition for the 7-week experience starts on January 13 and is just $975 for individuals.  Bring your team (you and up to four team members) for $1475. Implementation Coaching is available for an additional fee following the completion of this lab.

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