Transformation Journey

Transformation Journey Overview

 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God---what is good and acceptable, and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)


Transformation Journey Overview

The Church Transformation Journey is a three-year process of discovery for local churches where they will prayerfully engage with scripture, identify milestones that God is calling the church to achieve to fulfill God’s vision for the church, and then partner with a Navigator and Guides, to embark on a journey of living into God’s calling for their church and their role in transforming the world. 

Churches identify their milestones through hosting a Discovery Weekend where a Discovery Weekend Team made up of experienced clergy and laypersons will help the church name up to five challenge areas they want to emphasize. If these milestones are approved by the church, a Navigator and Guides will be assigned to work closely with their pastor/s and church leaders over the next three years to implement their Transformation Journey initiatives.  

To prepare for a Discovery Weekend, the church names a team of church leaders who are willing to spend thirty days in preparation for the Discovery Weekend by studying scripture and praying for their church and community and for the Discovery Weekend. 
Churches also complete a self-study that provides information to the Discovery Weekend team about the history and present reality of the church.

After the Discovery Weekend, a church is presented with milestones to achieve. These milestones are recommendations that surface during the Discovery Weekend and could be anything related to church health (e.g., Creating a Discipleship Pathway, Helping the church become more outwardly focused, creating good stewardship practices, etc.). The church is given thirty days to pray about and consider these milestones and then holds a church conference to accept the milestones. If the 70% of the church or more agrees to proceed, the Discovery Weekend Facilitator and pastor will create a projected roadmap for the rest of the journey. A Navigator will be assigned and will then assist the church by coordinating guides and teams to complete their journey.