The Saturate Transition Toolbox contains eleven tools. Varying combinations of these tools are utilized during a church’s one to three-year transition plan. Due to each church’s uniqueness, no church will need every tool as listed below. But every church will need an assortment of tools from the toolbox.

TRANSITION TOOLBOX

Transition Diagnostic ($400)

What it is: Three to four coaching calls and an online assessment to help determine if your leaders are aligned on a common vision of discipleship. If so, this tool helps us determine if and when a more formalized transition process should be entered.

Why it’s helpful: Churches often need help clarifying the commitment level of their leadership team before entering a transition initiative. Without this clarity, initiatives are sometimes started, but not able to be sustained. This tool ensures leaders are aligned, the right goals clarified, and the right process is chosen.

How it works: The transition diagnostic tool follows the steps below:

Step #1 – Relational trust
Step #2 – Identified need
Step #3 – Determine the goal (coaching session needed)
Step #4 – Determine process & pace (coaching session needed)
Step #5 – Broad leadership alignment
Step #6 – Deeper exposure (event, experience, or resource)
Step #7 – Re-assess steps 3-5
This is often the deciding point as to whether the church will proceed to the last steps or not. If the leadership team is still aligned, they proceed to step eight.
Step #8 – Online assessment (readiness & health survey, depth & volume of interviews TBD)
Step #9 – Choose process (coaching session needed to debrief steps 8-9)

Desired outcome: Leadership alignment and right transition process selected

 

Healthy Church Assessment ($1000)

What it is: This assessment process gauges the strength & health of your team, disciple-making structures & missional impact. This is a holistic look at your leaders, structures, values, training and impact on your city and the people around you. To see a PDF overview of categories assessed in each phase of the process, click here.

Why it’s helpful:
Identifies areas that may need strengthening and helps develop a continues next step improvement plan.

How it works: A first call with the Saturate team begins the Healthy Church Assessment process. On this call, leaders will learn what the assessment does, and understand both how it works and the why behind its design.

Next, leaders take an online leadership and healthy church assessment. Following the online assessment, a call will be scheduled with the Saturate team to debrief results and to arrive at action steps based on the findings. Approximately two months later, there will be a second assessment to gauge strength of church structures and training processes. On a call, the assessment will be debriefed, leading to action steps.

Two months after the second assessment, a third assessment will be taken to gauge the strength of discipleship, health, and effectiveness happening in your groups. This third assessment involves primarily your small group leaders. On a call, the assessment will be debriefed, leading to action steps.

These three assessments and calls span a period of approximately six months.

Desired outcome: To get an accurate picture of the true disciple-making health of your church and create an effective plan for continued growth and health.

Strong Team (from a distance, $1000—onsite, $2500)

What it is: The distance option utilizes surveys and phone interviews to assesses the strength, alignment, and capacity of your team. The goal is to provide insights on strengths and growth areas. The in-person option utilizes these same tools plus an onsite training based on findings.

Why it’s helpful: This tool raises awareness in regards to: team unity, healthy balance of gifts, and goal alignment.

How it works: The Saturate team will interview your church leadership team, and, based on discoveries, will provide an overview of how unified your team is, the strength of your team’s Ephesians 4/APEST gifting, and observations regarding leadership roles and gifting. This tool also suggests an ongoing care & shepherding strategy for your team.

Desired outcome: Increased alignment and leaders functioning in their proper roles based on gifting.

Everyday Planning ($300)

What it is: This tool helps you and your church grow in effective planning through coaching, resources, and planning guides.

Why it’s helpful: Prayerful planning as an individual, community leader, and as a church leadership staff is crucial in the life of intentional discipleship.

How it works: Includes two coaching sessions about how to utilize tools plus other resources.

Desired outcome: More intentional living and increased disciple-making focus.

Onsite ($1500-$2000, depending on number of people and churches)

What it is: Context-specific training, coaching, and action-planning on one or more of the following: Gospel fluency, DNA/shepherding, shared everyday mission, prayer/Spirit dependence, leadership development (train, coach, shepherd), and everyday planning.

Why it’s helpful: Creates an environment for practical implications of content to be discussed, conviction owned, and next steps to be identified.

How it works: Q/A, processing, and planning based on context-specific needs

Desired outcome: Clarified vision, increased motivation, and strategic plans for the next season of your church.

 

Transition Immersion

What it is: A visit to a current transitioning church or established church of missional communities to see first-hand what the host church is learning and how they are approaching transition realities.

Why it’s helpful: There’s no substitute for seeing something first-hand because of the power of an example and model. Leadership teams need shared experiences in order to have shared learning and conviction.

How it works: Your leadership team visits a transitioning church for a number of days, hears their stories, and watches the life of their church. There will be many opportunities to ask questions and hear struggles and learnings.

Desired outcome: Relational connection for future help and encouragement. You will also gain inspiration, new ways of thinking, and doing and best practices.

Options:
SOMA SCHOOL — 7 days ($500 per person, $750 per couple)
Transition immersion— 3 days ($250 per person)
Field trips — 1 day

Conferences

What it is: Visit to a current transitioning church or established church of missional communities to see first-hand what the host church is learning and how they are approaching transition realities.

Why it’s helpful: There’s no substitute for seeing something first-hand because of the power of an example and model. Leadership teams need shared experiences in order to have shared learning and conviction.

How it works: Your leadership team visits a transitioning church for a number of days, hears their stories, and watches the life of their church. There will be many opportunities to ask questions and hear struggles and learnings.

Desired outcome: Relational connection for future help and encouragement. You will also gain inspiration, new ways of thinking and doing and best practices.

Options:
Transition Conference
Saturate Everyday
Gospel Fluency

For more information about upcoming Saturate training events and conferences, check out our events page

Coaching ($130 hourly average, $2200 yearly for cohorts)

What it is: One-to-one or peer learning group engagements facilitated by a trained practitioner to both teach and guide you and your team to be faithful in God’s calling.

Why it’s helpful: With all the information available to us, sometimes we need help with application. Coaching is about drawing out what we’ve learned and helping us apply it.

How it works:
Regular meetings are scheduled based on the environment and need of the individual or team. Action steps are created together and systems of planning and accountability are designed.

Desired outcome: Accountability and follow-through to accomplish your next steps.

Consulting ($100 hourly)

What it is: Getting outside input from a consultant who is brings experience and perspective from working with many churches at different stages.

Why it’s helpful: It’s valuable to receive new ideas, possibilities, and perspective from an outsider. Sometimes we can get lost in the details of our own situations. It’s during these times that finding an objective third party to listen, ask questions, and make recommendations can be most helpful.

How it works: Client submits a brief background form to help the consultant understand the back-story, and main questions. Calls last around an hour. Sometimes the client may choose to check-in monthly or quarterly. It’s ideal to have 2-3 members from your leadership team on this call for shared learning to take place. We strongly encourage that one of those on the call be the lead pastor.

Desired outcome: Strategic next steps for both the short-term and possibilities for the long-term.

Resources (Membership & Store)

What it is: Video, books/e-books, blogs, MP3s, PDFs

Why it’s helpful: Resources are a necessary teaching and training component in helping shape people’s convictions and to help them understand how to live as a faithful disciples.

How it works: Different resources will serve people with varying learning styles as well as people at varying stages of their journey.

Desired outcome: To help individuals equip themselves, or group leaders and churches equip their people.

Visit our  Membership options and Store

Intangibles: Student ministry, women, justice (poor, orphan, widow), work

What it is: Because of the importance of these areas and people groups, Saturate will be giving attention to the development of resources and training for churches to become healthier in these things.

Contact us if you have questions or want help with any of these areas.

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