Sunday's coming! Each week, as a church leader, you've got dozens, if not hundreds, of volunteer slots that need to be filled so that the ministry programs of the church will thrive. Fantastic tools like S.H.A.P.E. and Network have helped many chuches make the shift to gift-based volunteerism. What a big difference these have made!

But, if you're reading this, we bet you've still got a splinter in your mind. You know there is something incomplete about this system of mobilization. Gift-based volunteerism is getting the weekly work done for the church services, but the bigger work of redeeming the world outside of the church walls is not getting done. You know the people in your church can make a difference, but you do not yet know how to empower and release them for that work.

In this Equipping Lab, we'll provide a framework and practical tools to shift from a:

WE Can Build It, You Can Help approach:
  –program focused where most ministry happens in the programs of the organized church,
  –volunteer-centric programs have mostly predetermined slots that must be filled,
  –recruiting approach to mobilization that keeps them inside our organization.

Toward a You Can Build It, We Can Help approach:
  –"all of life"-focused where most ministry happens where we live, work, study, and play
  –calling-centric ministry determined by your gifts, passions, and story
  –sending approach to mobilization where our volunteer slots are preparation for personal calling

This Made for More equipping lab will be led by Rob Wegner, Director of the Kansas City Underground, NewThing Lead Team member and co-author of the FREE eBook, Made for More, and Brian Phipps, Founder of Disciples Made and co-author of . Rob and Brian have mobilized thousands of people into their personal calling through an intentional, reproducible disciple-making process.

Topics covered in this Lab:

• From "We Can Build It, You Can Help" to "You Can Build It, We Can Help"
Gift-based volunteerism is getting the weekly work done, but the bigger work of redeeming the world outside of the church walls is not. You know the people in your church can make a difference, but you do not yet know how to empower and release them for that work. Rob and Brian will share how making this critical shift will grow every aspect of your church's volunteer vitality!

• Developing a Language of Personal Calling in Your Church
Without a language there can be no culture. How does your church talk about personal calling? Is it simple enough to understand? Is it inspiring? Is it easily sharable? Brian and Rob will share how the GPS technology, that everyone understands, can easily be employed in your church to inspire 100% of your members and attenders to discover, develop, and deploy their personal calling.

• Integrating Personal Calling into Your Disciple-Making Process
It is one thing for people to discover their gifts and passions through an assessment. It is a completely different thing to curate those gifts and passions into a powerful life calling. The key to developing personal calling is to integrate that development into your core disciple-making processes. Brian and Rob will share how they have done this through Disciples Made's Intentional Disciple-Making Environment.

Speakers: Rob Wegner and Brian Phipps
Day / Time: Tuesday, November 5 / 9:00am – 11:30am
Location: Room 214