Church Redevelopment: Fruitful Congregation Journey

The primary process for churches working with our Redevelopment team involves the Fruitful Congregation Journey (FCJ). 

The Fruitful Congregation Journey is a three- step, team-based, leadership development discovery process to help churches more effectively fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of world. 



Step 1:  Please contact Brenda Gross at

In Step 1, the process develops a church’s leadership base, helping grow leaders and providing them with key concepts for church effectiveness. Please note: the final cohort group of Step 1 will begin in September of 2016. This will be your church's last opportunity to participate in this version of the Fruitful Congregation Journey. 

Step 2:  Please contact Jack Hartman at

Step 2 of the process provides a church with a Ministry Action Plan that is tailored to its unique context and that builds on the concepts introduced in Step 1.

Step 3: Please contact Steve Clouse at

In Step 3, with the help of a coach, the church will implement the next steps outlined in its Ministry Action Plan.

After these three steps, then what?

FCJ 2.0 is coming soon... 

Has your church already participated in the Fruitful Congregation Journey? Then you may be ready for FCJ 2.0. FCJ 2.0 is designed for churches that have already participated in FCJ and are looking for next steps. Learn more about FCJ 2.0 here. 


What if my church is really small?

Check out FCJ: IMPACT!

FCJ: IMPACT sessions for small membership churches begin soon! Contact Randy Anderson for more information.