This is a roundtable discussion specifically for Senior Pastors focusing on both the challenges and opportunities that come with moving your church beyond helping that hurts. How do we move from just doing good things to solving real problems? How should we reframe expectations for the congregation, champion collaboration, tackle outcomes and cultivate innovation in order to make lasting change?
It’s also a discussion about how to make room for the business-minded people of your church to genuinely answer these questions and lead the efforts that come from this kind of thinking. Churches willing to create this kind of space within their mission work will find more and more business people willing to invest not just their money but their time and talent as well. Likewise, they will begin to discover a whole generation of millennials, already predisposed to the idea that sustainable solutions and church missions go together.
Rick Rusaw has served as the Lead Pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, Colorado for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of Externally Focused network and the co-author of three books: Externally Focused Church, Externally Focused Life, and Externally Focused Quest.
Tom Bassford is the founder and President of Significant Matters, a nonprofit organization working with churches and other faith-based groups to tackle complex societal issues in sustainable ways. Before founding Significant Matters, he pastored for over 30 years and has been involved in the work of church missions both locally and internationally for over 40 years. He’s also the creator of SATtalks and co-creator of Missions 3.0.
All workshops are at Indian Creek Community Church | 12480 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS. Register Here