The role of the Regional Church is to be a partner to resource pastors and congregations as they discern their own unique "spiritual strategic journey" of transformation. Therefore, the Congregational Transformation Ministry Team has developed a Regional Church model of support that will educate and train leaders, identify and utilize resources, and network congregations and pastors to share their learnings and experiences. This model of support is comprised in networks:
Network of Leaders
A key component of the model is the development of a "Leadership Network" for pastors who have covenanted to become "Transformational Leaders". The leadership network will be intentional in:
- Sharing the outcomes of congregational insights related to the use of transformation resources;
- Creating a "community of learning" through the use of "webinars", so that training and vision casting events for transformation can be held without requiring travel. (Webinars are events held with the combination of conference call and internet-based presentation);
- Writing articles on the topic Congregational Transformation for the Buckeye Disciple and sharing experiences at regional events.
Network of Congregations
Another component of Regional Church support of congregational transformation is the development and facilitation of a "resource network" among congregations who make a formal decision and a covenant with the Regional Church to become a "Transforming Congregation."
The Pastoral Staff and the Congregational Transformation Team will closely monitor the activity of thecongregational network and offer recommendations by evaluating new transformation resources and sharing the results with the pastoral and congregational leadership networks.
Network of Coaches
Congregational Transformation Resources
The Ohio Church Transformation Team
The best resources the Ohio Region can make available to you are pastors that are involved in the process of Transformation who are willing to work with you as you approach the process. We have a diverse and experienced team available to work with you. Click here for complete information about your Ohio Church Transformation Team.
Ohio Leadership Coaches
If you are interested in being coached through the process of Church Transformation, the Ohio Region makes available to you trained coaches. Click here for the Regional Coaching Brochure.
Other Available Resources
To view our recorded online webinars - Click here