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New Church Hacks Webinar Series

New Church Hacks Webinar Series

What exactly are ‘Hacks’ and what do they have to do with new churches?

“If you have to ask, you either haven’t been paying attention or you’re just not street enough,” laughs Pastor Terrell L. McTyer.

McTyer is a well-known and respected planter of new churches, having started three in the Greater Metropolitan Kansas City Area including the most recent Manifestation Christian Church. More than two years ago, he joined Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation’s New Church Ministry as Minister of New Church Strategies. Since then, he’s brought a real-world sensibility to the most effective ways of getting things done when called to start a new church.

“That’s what a ‘hack’ is,” he explains. “An unexpected, and unexpectedly effective, tip or trick for getting something done that you can only learn from someone who’s done it or by doing it yourself. Hint,” Terrell winks, “It’s a lot easier and faster to listen to the people who’ve been there.”

This is why, six months ago, he started “New Church Hacks” – a webinar series packed with clever solutions to tricky problems and practical prompts for new and/or renewing churches. “That’s the purpose of what we’re doing here,” he says, “to empower courageous leaders with the tools, tips, and how-tos they need to start, sustain and strengthen their congregations.”

The next free webinar, “26 Vision-Setting Hacks for the New Year,” is on February 6 at 3:00 p.m. Properly setting a vision for your church brings meaning, momentum, and multiplication. Start your year by discovering a God-driven vision that engages your participants in the worthwhile mission of your collective. From the discussion:

• Develop your church vision because God has great plans for you
• Unpack the how, the what, and the why of your congregation
• Learn to be a leader with vision
• See what it looks like when mission is lived out in your church and your community

This webinar will bring you must-have hacks to connect your heart, faith, and dreams on what God wants to do through your church. Featured guests include Delesslyn Kennebrew (Regional Minister for New and Transforming Churches in the Greater Kansas City Region), Rick Morse (Vice President of Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation and Disciples Church Extension Fund) and V. David Kennebrew (Founding Pastor of Freedom Fellowship Church in Atlanta, GA).



The most recent webinar discussed Find Your Church’s Purpose with These Hacks. Featured guests included Jose Martinez (Multi Nation Christian Church) and Amy Shoemaker (Senior Minister, Broadway Church) with a special appearance by Sotello V Long (President of Disciples Home Missions).

Watch the Find Your Church’s Purpose with These Hacks webinar here.

The first webinar featured Pastor Jorge “Joey” Cotto and Tony Rodriguez of Central Christian (Disciples of Christ) in Coral Gables, Fla. leading a discussion on the Marks of a Healthy New Church. Other subjects include 26+ Marketing Hacks to Move Ministry Forward and 11+ Hacks for Music in a New, Small or House Church. “This is the guerilla approach to forming a new church with insights from some of the best people called to mission,” says Pastor McTyer. “Just the thing for someone who knows they can hack it.”

Every New Church Hacks webinar is archived and available for viewing; the links are below.

Like to weigh in on the next webinar topic? Please take the New Church Hacks survey here.

Watch the 26+ Marketing Hacks to Move Ministry Forward webinar here.

Our June webinar featured Jamie Bramble (Creative Arts Director and Worship Leader at Simplicity Church, Oklahoma City, OK) and Pastor Liam Bernhard (Worship Leader at Crestwood Vineyard, Oklahoma City, OK and Director of Worship School OKC) discussing 11+ Hacks for Music in a New, Small or House Church.

Watch the 11+ Hacks for Music in a New, Small or House Church webinar here.

The first episode featured Pastor Jorge “Joey” Cotto and Tony Rodriguez of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Coral Gables FL, leading a discussion on the Marks of a Healthy New Church. Register to watch the playback.

Watch the Marks of a Healthy New Church (webinar only) here