Transforming Churches Network has developed a process designed to assist local congregations in becoming more effective in reaching their communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Based on biblical principles, worldwide research among effective mission movements, and pilot projects, the TCN Transformation Process can change your church from the inside out.
A good introduction to the TCN process is to attend a Hinge Event. These one-day events are tailored to the needs and desires of local congregations interested in opening new doors into their communities. TCN has identified 8 Hinge Factors in the transformation process which a congregation can measure with an Assessment Tool.
Leadership Learning Communities
Joining a Learning Community is a good place for a pastor to start, because it gives one a supportive collegial group among which the body of knowledge relating to church transformation may be discussed. Contact TCN to see where learning communities may be meeting nearby, or to register interest in forming a learning community in your area.
A TCN Coach is available to “walk alongside” the pastor at any time during the Transformation Process. The coach will work with the pastor and church leaders in guiding them in formulating goals and strategies which have been identified by the Church Assessment. Since it has become clear that coaching is the most critical factor in the success of a congregation’s ministry to be transformed, it is ideal to engage a coach as early in the process as possible.
To jumpstart the process, a Consultation weekend may be held. Following an extensive Congregational Self-Study, a team of trained consultants will spend a weekend with a congregation, gathering input and teaching the principles of church transformation. A report will result which is customized to the particular congregation, recommending actions that will make the most of the congregation’s assets and serve the community’s needs.
Seasons of Discovery is for you!
A two-year introductory process delivered in four seasons that equips your entire church to engage your community with the Gospel. For those looking for a ready-made comprehensive process for opening doors to the community, Seasons of Discovery is for you. This two-year process includes many of the elements in the other options listed above.
TCN works closely with regional judicatories of participating denominations. Interested pastors and congregations should contact their local judicatory to see if it is a partner with TCN. However, judicatory partnership is not necessary for church participation.
For more information, please contact Terry Tieman at [email protected] or call toll free at 1-844-859-9700.
*Church transformation is a spiritual process that can only be accomplished by God Himself. And yet, just as surely as we recognize that it is none other than God Himself who grows His church, we must also recognize that it is His people who plant the seed, water the soil, and cultivate the crops (1 Corinthians 3:6).