How does SHIFTS work?
The coaching sessions are designed to partner with the pastor and/or leadership team for the development and implementation of an action plan built around the needs and context of that congregation. This is not a "one-size-fits-all" program. We believe that congregations are best served as they discover for themselves the practices that will best serve their context. That is what coaching is all about. Rather than telling you what to do to 'fix' things, the coach helps you discover the practices that will work best for you.
Congregations have build relationships with local schools and agencies, established mentoring programs, created welcome centers, begun creative worship planning teams, designed intentional discipling processes, developed alternative worship experiences, and so much more!
84% of congregations improved in 2 or more metrics
46% of congregations improved in 3 or more metrics
23% of congregations improved in 4 out of 4 metrics