to Aug 31

Phase 4: Taking Root (June 2019-August 2020)

Recruit a missions team from sister churches for launch
Host first Summer LINK team
Launch first “public” service
Meet for corporate worship each Sunday
Develop leaders
Establish and conduct membership class
Launch new small groups on a need basis
Establish age specific ministries
Begin formal small group leader training

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to Dec 31

Phase 5: Growing (August 2020 and Beyond)

Continue different mercy ministries in the city
Develop plans for future church planting
Cultivate national and international missions partnerships
Establish internship program
Establish consistent national and international mission trips
Send and receive Summer LINK participants
Commission national and international missionaries
Add elders and staff on needed basis

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to May 31

Phase 3: Plant the Seed (January 2019-May 2019)

Practice relational evangelism and hospitality
Identify ways to serve the city and campuses
Disciple new believers
Seek additional core team members
Identify potential deacons
Start new small group
Secure a meeting location
Take core team through initial membership process
Establish pre-launch interest and worship meetings

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to Dec 30

Phase 2: Cultivate the Soil (June 2018-December 2018)

Relocate core team
Learn and get to know the culture
Establish regular meetings with key pastors and planters
Begin full or part-time jobs for those working bi-vocationally
Attend city and neighborhood events
Finalize church documents & solidify incorporation status
Core team begins meeting as small group
Network with other gospel workers in the city
Establish presence at University of Michigan

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