FCJ Steps 2 & 3

Once a church’s pastor and lay team complete the Shared Learning Experience (Step 1), the congregation will be eligible for steps 2 and 3 of the Fruitful Congregation Journey. It is in these steps that the focus moves from leadership development to church development, from developing leaders in your church to developing your church as a whole – applying the concepts in Step 1 within the church and identifying the areas that need focused attention in order to move your church forward to greater effectiveness and fruitfulness.

Step 2, approximately five months in length once scheduled, will enable your church to assess its strengths and weaknesses and provide it with a Ministry Action Plan to move your church forward.


With the guidance of a coach, Step 3 will help your church implement the next steps identified in Ministry Action Plan. This typically will take up to 24 months.

Cost for Steps 2 & 3: There is presently no cost to your church for Step 2. The Conference covers the $6,000-$7,000 expense.

In Step 3 your church will pay its coach a monthly fee. (Note: The present coaching fee is $250 per month, plus roundtrip mileage; however, the fee may change depending on when a church enters Step 3.) 


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