What is JumpStart!? 

JumpStart! is for congregations ready to face their fears about finances and the future and to determine how to get moving at their own pace on solutions they develop.

Are you not sure what the future holds for your congregation? ECBF’s JumpStart! is designed to help you figure it out. A JumpStart! Program Day is designed for diocesan, synod, mid-level judicatory groups. ECBF presenters conduct a full-day presentation crafted to stimulate assessment and action.

JumpStart! is for congregations ready to face their fears about finances and the future and to determine how to get moving at their own pace on solutions they develop.

At a JumpStart! Day, lay and clergy leaders will increase their understanding of the need for relevance, and how to take calculated, informed risks, both in building membership and in creating financial stability.

What you Will Get

Assessment Tool - to quickly assess your state of urgency and readiness to start a new future.

Motivation - Bright Spots show how other churches have put ideas into practice. You will learn how to refuel passion to form disciples and launch creative ideas to use real estate to be relevant to the community and generate income to stabilize the budget.

Options – Top 10 Ways to launch change, on your own, right away. Introduction to the Recasting of Assets coached process for those seeking guidance in choosing a new direction.

Where you Will Get it

The JumpStart! presenters will:

  • Outline the cultural shifts that have impacted churches
  • Offer a parish self-assessment to determine areas of health and vulnerability
  • Give examples of creative new beginnings around the country
  • Explain the Recasting of Assets process to help parishes determine if this a match for their future, reviewing the goals and expectations of Recasting participants.

The day will help attendees determine if they have the fire in the belly to thrive through change. Those that do will leave as self-diagnosed teams excited and ready to move forward as a church.


Let's talk about how JumpStart! can help you.

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