New Church Bootcamp:  How To Start a Church

Columbia, South Carolina, May 22-24









 New Church Boot Camp (led by Griffith Coaching)
This three-day, workshop focuses on those practices essential to starting a new church, regardless of the specific model, allowing participants to focus on their specific roles.   Organized around training, interaction, reflection, and planning, the format places participants elbow to elbow with other aspiring church planters and encourages interaction-based learning.   
Each person will leave the boot camp with a plan and the tools necessary to succeed.

Topics covered:
• Telling Your Story
• The First 360 Days
• Networking & Recruiting the launch team
• Managing Opposition
• How to Raise Money
• Using Social Media
• Managing your “self” & intercessors
• Putting Your Plan Together

Participants are expected to have read, “Ten Most Common Mistakes New Churches Make” by Jim Griffith & Bill Easum

Presenters: Jim & Kim Griffith are seasoned church planters turned trainers and coaches. Through Griffith Coaching over 9,000 people have participated in their church planter’s BootCamp. Kim, a UMC elder, also serves as a national strategist for PathOne, helping seminarians discern a call to church planting.

May 22-24 Location:
Francis Burns United Methodist Church
5616 Farrow Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29203


Local Contact Info:                     
Laura Hill, lhill@umcsc.org, (803) 786-9486
Sara White, SAWhite@umcsc.org

Registration Fee
Planter, $329
Point person or team members, $99

Session Schedule
Day One: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day Two: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day Three: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Pre-Workshop Preparation
Recommended Reading: "The Ten Most Common Mistakes New Starts Make," by Jim Griffith & Bill Easum
Download the manual (hard copies are available at the workshop for $50).
Navigate to www.facebook.com/griffithcoaching and “like” us.

Additional information
• Dress for the program is casual. 
• Snacks & drinks throughout the day.
• Meals are not provided.
• Child-care is not available.

Cancellation Policies
Participant Cancellation/Transfer
If you cannot attend a Griffith Coaching course for which you are registered, you must cancel no later than three (3) weeks prior to the course date to receive a full refund. If you cancel less than three (3) weeks before the course start date, you will not receive a refund.
If you register for a Griffith Coaching course and need to transfer to a different course date, you can do so by contacting Griffith Coaching at least three (3) weeks prior to the course date you originally registered for. Griffith Coaching will not accept any transfer requests less than three (3) weeks before the course start date.

Course Cancellation
Griffith Coaching courses are dynamic events that combine classroom instruction with group activities. Therefore, each session has set a minimum number of participants to ensure a successful learning experience. Griffith Coaching reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the minimum number of participants four (4) weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the session and will notify all registered participants of the cancellation at that time. We encourage participants to plan their travel accordingly as Griffith Coaching is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in the event a session is cancelled.

Registration, Bootcamp, South Carolina
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