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Basic Training II

  1. Purpose

    Basic Training II is a six-session two-phase process of preparing the church planting team to lead the church to the next level of growth. Phase I includes two sessions and is primarily for the planter and his mentor. During Phase II, the planter’s spouse and two to four members from the new church will join the team as they prepare the church to move to the next level of growth. The planting team defines the “next level.” It may be viewed as a numerical level, it may be expressed as an organizational level or it may be moving to reproduction (church planting). It is suggested that participants in Basic Training be invited to participate in a BT II one year after Basic Training.

  2. How the Basic Training works

    Phase I: Where are we now?

    The planter and mentor explore the following questions:

    1. Were the vision, values, profile, and mission developed during Basic Training on target? What adjustments were made following BT? How were these planning components refocused?
    2. Are there some areas that now need to be adjusted due to a growing understanding of God, focus group, etc?
    3. What needs to be done in the year ahead to communicate the vision, values and mission statement?
    4. How on target for the new church field was the strategy? What parts of the strategy need to be redesigned as a result of better understanding of the field and focus group?
    5. How much of the “Milepost” exercise from Basic Training has been achieved?

      To do this effectively they will need:

      • The original planning components from Basic Training
      • Current demographics on the church field and statistics on the new church

    Phase II: What is the next level to which we need to move?

    The planter, spouse, mentor, and members begin to look into the next year.

    1. What is God’s desire for this church as it faithfully carries out the Great Commission in its setting?
    2. What is the “next level” for this church?
    3. What are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the church?
    4. What limiting factors do we face at this time?
      • Attitudes/personality of the church
      • Leadership
      • Organization
      • Resources
    5. What organizational changes need to occur?
    6. What leadership needs to be developed for the adjusted organization?
      • C1 and C2 leaders
      • Pastoral style changes
    7. What resources need to be developed or gathered for this movement?