The POTENTIAL Network is NOT for everyone.
- You must be the Lead/Senior or Solo Pastor of a church (or will become one during the 9 month-long coaching network). (Exceptions may be made of church planters.)
- You must participate in all 9 live coaching sessions.
- You must have a strong commitment to grow your church.
- There is a financial investment from you. If there is not an investment monetarily, our experience is there will also not be an investment of time and effort.
- There is a personal investment from you. If there is not an investment of time and effort, it will not be a good investment monetarily.
The value of what you get out of something is directly related to what you put into it. This investment will be worth many times what you put into it. Yes, there is an investment of your time, effort and money required to unlock your Leadership Potential but your church is worth it.
What You Get
- Monthly in-person coaching from Lon Dean
- A proven coaching process that leads to church and personal growth
- Email access to Lon Dean and the POTENTIAL Team
- A monthly coaching environment where everyone is focused on a Kingdom agenda
- Private “call-in” times with Lon Dean to have your specific questions answered in more detail
- The opportunity to unlock your leadership potential
- The tools to unlock your church’s growth potential
- Teaching to train your staff and volunteers with
- Plus much more
Please understand that this network will be a high commitment level and is geared for church leaders who are Kingdom-focused. Therefore, there is limited seating and there is an application/approval process.
It’s going to take some hard-working people, called by God, to make a dent in an unchurched culture. If that’s you, then let’s get started!
Here’s the good news: IT CAN BE DONE! Churches CAN CHANGE! I’ve done it! I’ve helped other churches do it, and I have some tools that I cannot wait to share with you to bring about change! Let’s be on the road to unlocking your God-given POTENTIAL!
If you’re ready to learn how to upgrade the systems of your church for maximum health and growth, this is the network for you.
CHURCH SYSTEMS OVERVIEW:
We will learn each of Nelson Searcy’s Eight Systems of a Healthy Church. Then you can immediately start evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your church. We will help you develop a clear and easy-to-implement plan for the rest of your coaching experience.
ASSIMILATION: (Follow-Up to Connect People)
Lon will give you immediate next steps that you can take this Sunday to reach and keep more first-time guests in your church. These simple techniques, that anyone can do, will help you see immediate results!
Lon will give you the basic steps that you can take to implement a healthy Stewardship System that is focused on discipleship as the ultimate goal. Plus, you’ll learn five stewardship decisions every pastor should make to lead an effective Stewardship System. When used properly, this system WILL help your offering increase … guaranteed! Our church has seen our tithing, offering and generosity increase substantially as we implement these tools.
We will work to create a culture of Evangelism in your church. Lon will give you tools and steps to raise the evangelistic temperature of your church. Soon, you will have many people involved in the growing of your church. We went from 1 or 2 salvations to hundreds each year. These are true conversions, that become disciples.
100% participation – that is the goal of this system. What can you do in your Sunday School or Small Groups Ministry that will help you get more participation? Lon will share how to create discipleship opportunities that your people will want to be involved in for years to come! We haven’t solved this one, but we continue to improve in this area of ministry at House of Praise Church.
WORSHIP (Sunday Service) PLANNING:
Lon will give you practical tools to improve the quality of your service regardless of your music style, creative elements or traditions. Advance service planning helps to grow your church and lower your stress substantially.
Ever find yourself short of volunteers? Lon will give you a plan to help increase the number of effective volunteers in your church. This is something we work on constantly. You’ll also learn how to “Create a First-Serve” opportunity that will motivate your people to get involved.
LEADERSHIP and STAFFING:
Staffing can bring the greatest joys and the greatest headaches as you lead your church. Throughout the year, Lon will guide you on avoiding the multiple landmines in leading your staff (I’ll share with you all the mistakes I’ve made.). Even if you don’t have any staff, these are practical steps that you can take to train and lead your key leaders and turning your high capacity volunteers into unpaid staff members.
Lon will help you will learn how to create a simple and practical personal growth plan that will help you lower stress, increase available time, find balance between the church and your personal life, and be more effective each day in your ministry.
Lon will help you create a church strategy utilizing all the tools that you’ve accumulated during the network. You’ll learn how to better evaluate the health of each system in your church and what you can do to take them to the next level. Yearly planning is possible and so helpful!
If after 3 months you don’t think that what we are doing is helping you and your church to get healthier and start to grow, we will let you out of your 9 month commitment. If you don’t think that what you are learning pertains to your pastoral situation, just pull Lon aside and tell him personally why you don’t think the coaching is helping. After that conversation, we will cancel your membership and you will not owe the money for the final 5 months of the network. If you have paid in full at the beginning of the year, you will be reimbursed for the final 5 months.