Teams and Triads
Every congregation is encouraged to designate a team representing the following areas of ministry: Pastor, Elder, Deacon, Prayer, Worship, Discipleship, Outreach, Youth, Children and Assimilation/Hospitality.
Renewal Lab teams gather monthly in the local congregations. The Congregational Team Members support each other as they advance toward a more mission-focused congregational vision.
The Renewal Lab Team helps articulate a congregational vision by helping to name:
1. God's mission in the world.
2. God's vision for our church.
3. Values that support the vision.
4. Objectives that flow from the vision.
5. Annual S.M.A.R.T. goals to advance the vision.
The Learning Labs are the heart of the Renewal Lab experience. Each summer new cohorts of Renewal Lab congregations begin their two-year journey of revitalization with the first of eight quarterly learning labs. Each lab has a particular renewal focus.
At each learning lab pastors (and/or a key congregational leader) gather for a Thursday and Friday training event focused on practical aspects of implementing the renewal process. Their congregational Renewal Lab teams join them on Saturday for a retreat which includes worship, training, departmental coaching and team visioning.
Learning Lab Schedule
Learning Lab 1: LEAD - Summer Year 1
Learning Lab 2: BEGIN - Fall Year 1
Learning Lab 3: TELL - Winter Year 1
Learning Lab 4: FORM - Spring Year 1
Learning Lab 5: MOBILIZE - Summer Year 2
Learning Lab 6: BLESS - Fall Year 2
Learning Lab 7: CONTINUE - Winter Year 2
Learning Lab 8: CELEBRATE - Spring Year 2
Covenant's Church Renewal Team