Sprinter Task Ideas

Small steps lead to big change.

Living into your preferred future involves taking a series of small steps that are directly connected to your desired outcomes and intentions.  Below, you'll find a variety a actionable sprints that take less than 1-3 hours to complete. Use sprints to . . .

Sprints that Support "4 D" Design Steps.

STEP 1 | Discover

Discover who we are, and what we have to offer. 
  • Equip people how to invite, welcome & befriend.
  • Begin regularly sharing our life and faith stories.
  • Make God the subject of our conversations.
  • Deepen connections among all generations.

STEP 2 | Dream & Discern

List pathways that point our our preferred future.
  • Demonstrate ways people can practice their faith.
  • Help people list next steps for following Jesus.
  • Equip people to talk about Jesus and their faith.
  • Help people create rituals for forming faith.

STEP 3 | Design

Create road maps for moving forward to guide leaders.
  • Help people name and embrace their callings.
  • Help people serve at & beyond the church.
  • Help people grow their financial generosity.
  • Help people steward their time, talents & treasures.

STEP 4 | Deliver

Do what matters every day to deliver desired results.
  • Worship weekly with others online or onsite.
  • Celebrate turning points in life as sacred moments.
  • Create life-giving, faith-forming rituals & traditions.
  •  Make worship a way of life; not just an event.

4  Steps Toward Transformation

Sprinters Steps that Support Change

1 |  Discover What's Real

Discover what's real , what's present, what's changing, what's working, what's not, etc.

2 | Discern God's Intentions

Discern where God seeks our congregation to invest our time, money, energy, wisdom, and resources in for the good of the world.

3 | Design a Plan

Design a road map for moving forward in ministry that's aligned with God's intentions.

4 | Do What Matters

Do less but go deeper by doing what matters everyday as you act, inspect, improve, and innovate.

STEP 1 | DISCOVER What's Real

  • Conduct interviews and Congregational Vitality Assessments (online survey, focus groups, etc.). 
  • Create a Congregational Soul Script that summarizes the uniqueness of our faith community. 
  • Compile a Community Context Report that summarizes learnings about our local community. 
  • Produce an Our Congregation & Community Report; host listening sessions with members.
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STEP 2 | DISCERN God's Intentions

  • Develop a pre-work packet for retreat participants.
  • Facilitate a vision-casting retreat to address core values, primary goals and strategies. 
  • Identify norms and key messages that reflect emerging goals, values and strategies.
  • Write a Vivid Vision narrative describing God’s preferred future for our organization.
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STEP 3 | DESIGN a Plan

  • Transfer ideas and intentions from visioning retreat to digital road map.
  • Work with staff and Vision Team to develop tasks, timelines and accountability for key initiatives.
  • Meet with elected leaders to review/update lines of authority and timeline for all goals and tasks.
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STEP 4 | DO What Matters

  • Refine planning, meeting and implementation systems.
  • Refine staffing, structure, leadership development, and decision-making systems.
  • Refine communication strategies, approaches, platforms and practices.
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Grow Authentic Relationships

Develop trusting, authentic relationships.
  • Equip people how to invite, welcome & befriend.
  • Begin regularly sharing our life and faith stories.
  • Make God the subject of our conversations.
  • Deepen connections among all generations.

Grow Vibrant Faith

Explore ways to live and love like Jesus.
  • Demonstrate ways people can practice their faith.
  • Help people list next steps for following Jesus.
  • Equip people to talk about Jesus and their faith.
  • Help people create rituals for forming faith.

Grow Generous Givers

Use your time, talents and treasures to serve others.
  • Help people name and embrace their callings.
  • Help people serve at & beyond the church.
  • Help people grow their financial generosity.
  • Help people steward their time, talents & treasures.

Grow New Skills & Habits

Celebrate God's presence in our daily lives.
  • Worship weekly with others online or onsite.
  • Celebrate turning points in life as sacred moments.
  • Create life-giving, faith-forming rituals & traditions.
  •  Make worship a way of life; not just an event.

Grow Relationships, Faith, and Generosity

Learn to live and love like Jesus

Grow Authentic Relationships

Grow deep, caring relationships with people of all ages who seek to build up the body of Christ

Grow Vibrant Faith

Be formed in the likeness of Christ by learning to live and love like Jesus - at church, at home, online and on the go.

Grow Generous Givers

Give joyfully and generously of your time, talents, treasures, and wisdom to serve and bless God's creation.

GROW Authentic Relationships

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GROW Vibrant Faith

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GROW Generous Givers

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Sprints that Support the Development of Ministry Systems.

Lead Well

Create systems for developing leaders and teams. 
  • Equip people how to invite, welcome & befriend.
  • Begin regularly sharing our life and faith stories.
  • Make God the subject of our conversations.
  • Deepen connections among all generations.

Staff  Well

Create systems to select, support and supervise staff.
  • Demonstrate ways people can practice their faith.
  • Help people list next steps for following Jesus.
  • Equip people to talk about Jesus and their faith.
  • Help people create rituals for forming faith.

Manage Well

Create systems to work smarter and faster
  • Help people name and embrace their callings.
  • Help people serve at & beyond the church.
  • Help people grow their financial generosity.
  • Help people steward their time, talents & treasures.

Communicate Well

Create systems to communicate what matters most.
  • Worship weekly with others online or onsite.
  • Celebrate turning points in life as sacred moments.
  • Create life-giving, faith-forming rituals & traditions.
  •  Make worship a way of life; not just an event.

Build Better Systems to Support Communications, Leaders, Teams, Staffing & Structure

Learn to live and love like Jesus

Grow Authentic Relationships

Grow deep, caring relationships with people of all ages who seek to build up the body of Christ

Grow Vibrant Faith

Be formed in the likeness of Christ by learning to live and love like Jesus - at church, at home, online and on the go.

Grow Generous Givers

Give joyfully and generously of your time, talents, treasures, and wisdom to serve and bless God's creation.

BUILD Better Communications

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BUILD Better Leaders & Teams

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BUILD Better Staffing & Structures

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