An introduction and discussion of the strategies and resources needed in ministry based on the model design and right fit for the movement of an organization to have a kingdom impact on the lives of the people who are committed to learning and empowerment in local congregations.
Duration: 4 Weeks
Platform: 100% online
Format: Readings, Videos, Podcasts, exercises, quizzes...
eBook: Curate: Recommit and Reinvest
in Pathway 6: Implementation
- How does one learn the real purpose of congregational life?
- How does reading the Word of God become an enjoyable process?
- How can the skills I have become viable in the ministry I serve?
Week 1: Thriving Congregations Know Who They Are and Why They Exist
Here, in this final pathway, you will re–examine and embrace God’s divine plan for churches and congregations. You will also learn to see and understand your place as extensions of Jesus’ nature, as it is reproduced in each of us. Lastly, you will discover, apply, and live out God’s truths to demonstrate the reality of His divine design.
Week 2: Thriving Congregations Articulate What They Believe
There are three goals for this week. First, you want to understand the purpose of God’s Word in strengthening churches and congregations in their knowledge and confidence in God. Next, you will learn to explain the results of anchoring church and congregational theology in God’s Word. Lastly, you will explain the relationship between theology and a church congregation’s mission and vision.
Week 3: Thriving Congregations are Visible, Viable, and Valuable
This week’s lesson will teach you to discover how to live out in the open (not behind walls), define what visible, viable, and valuable means in the life of a church and congregation, and describe methods of church and congregational investment.
Week 4: Thriving Congregations Implement Powerful Programs
This final lesson will ground you in three truths. First, you must know the relationship between the spiritual health and growth of a congregation and the prioritizing of influential programs. Second, you must know how to explain the interrelationship of mission and vision statements to a church congregation’s ministry programs. Lastly, you must demonstrate how prioritizing and implementing influential ministry programs is a characteristic of thriving congregations.
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Curate: Recommit and Reinvest
Call, Congregation, Community
The work of a ministry is designed with the right people leading at the helm of the work of God. In this book, the work of ministry is clearly mapped out, the organizational hierarchy is presented and given to the workers as the model to live by. The five-fold gifts placed in ministry have one purpose in mind, ensuring the processes in place are working in sync for the betterment of all of those in ministry. A growing church is a thriving church, and there is more to come as it develops and mature in the grace of God. Processes meet an intended purpose or a specific goal in an organization. Leaders are empowered to achieve the church’s mission to meet the expectations required of them to lead, guide, and perform successfully. Challenges will occur in all ministries. The resilience and tenacity to maintain the stride, energy, and steadfastness that’s needed comes from having a clear vision and purpose of God’s ultimate plan for disciples. Finishing strong and well is the expected result.
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Navigating the Call
Water was a significant instrument in the leadership life of Jesus Christ. He was baptized in water, turned water into wine, called disciples who made their living from the water, and performed the ultimate act of servant leadership by washing the feet of His disciples with water. Jesus calmed angry seas, offered Himself as the Living Water, and invited the spiritually dehydrated to drink the water He gives so that they will never be thirsty again. By the grace of God in Jesus Christ, we have a vision of what it looks like to have rivers of living waters flowing from within us. Even in the Book of Revelation as He pronounces, "It is done" and proclaims, "I am the Alpha and the Omega" Jesus extends this invitation: "'Come!' Let the one who is thirsty come, and the one who desires the water of life drink freely." Navigating the Call offers one such invitation to the Christian leader who is committed to the call of pastoral leadership.
The vocational praxis of African-American clergy involves deep inquiry and embodiment of the ministry and teachings of Jesus Christ. African-American pastoral leadership is foundationally contextual and inseparable from the social constructs of justice and marginalization which impact the way we learn, lead, and disseminate the Gospel message of faith, hope, healing, and the love of Christ to all who will receive it. Leadership by navigation offers the African-American pastor a fresh way to faithfully approach and contextually answer the Call. This book is an invitation to explore navigational leadership.
- Required reading for all 6 pathways
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the D'ART Collective Pathways?
The D’ART Collective Pathways are an exciting, innovative collection of 6 online courses, Pathways, designed to help Christians, pastors, and church leaders strengthen their ministries and impact their community and culture.
What is included in a Pathway?
Each of the 6 Pathways includes a four-week course with curated readings and an eBook (activated through VitalSource) with doctorate level research provided in easy to understand principles to help you develop a strong, thriving congregation, videos and podcasts answering deep questions from Christian thought leaders in the community, and exercises, quizzes, and group questions to push you to integrate your knowledge with your faith and take your ministry into your community.
What is the best way to participate in a Pathway?
D'ART Collective Pathways is designed to be done with a community of believers or local church. Each week, you are encouraged to meet with congregational leaders within your church as part of a Congregational Studies Innovation Learning Lab (C-SIL).
Where can I take Pathways?
Each Pathway is a 100% online course with readings, videos, podcasts, exercises, quizzes, and questions for group discussion.
In what order should I complete Pathways?
Pathways is a set of 6 consecutive courses designed to build upon one another and should be taken in order: Theology, Identity, Community, Process, Program, and Implementation.
How long does a Pathway take to complete?
One Pathway is four weeks.
What do I get when I finish all six Pathways?
Once all 6 Pathways are complete, you will receive a certificate marking your completion of the D'ART Collective Pathways for display.
What is included in my Pathway purchase?
When you purchase a single Pathway, you are given access to a four-week course and an eBook code (activated through VitalSource) for the book connected to the Pathway. The course will remain active for one year after purchase, and the eBook will be available for two years after activation on VitalSource.
How do I activate my eBook on VitalSource?
- Visit http://www.vitalsource.com/redeem.
- If you have a VitalSource account, login or create a free account to continue.
- Once logged in, supply your redemption code and select “add to my bookshelf.”
- To view your eBooks, visit http://bookshelf.vitalsource.com.
- To download Bookshelf onto your computer or mobile device, visit http://www.vitalsource.com/downloads for instructions.
What do I get for the 6 Pathways bundle?
For 10% off the full price, you will receive all 6 Pathways along with codes for all 6 eBooks connected with each Pathway.
Which Pathway do I need the book Navigating the Call?
Where do I go if I need help?
Contact us through our support ticket system here.
Do you offer group pricing?
For group pricing, contact us through our support ticket system here.