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Boot Camp 2.0, May 30-31, 2017 in
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Plano, TX

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This two-day workshop will focus on those new church starts ranging from three to six years old. While the initial BootCamp trained you to launch a church into orbit, this workshop addresses those areas that will move the new church forward during its formative years. This is one of those events you won’t want to miss!  Why?  Because after the launch, the excitement of a new church starts to wear off; and if certain areas are not addressed, the church often stalls and begins a downward spiral.
In years 3 – 6 Leaders must move beyond the chaos of the launch and navigate the detours and face the barriers in such a way as to continue growth. Most of all, they must take the necessary steps to propel the church to its next phase of growth and effectiveness.
BOOT CAMP 2.0 is a nation-wide training event….and morale booster!  Learn how to break through growth barriers and accelerate the momentum in your setting!  Share success and struggle stories.

Here are some of the topics covered:
• Overcoming growth barriers
• Symptoms of premature aging
• Moving beyond “Founder’s syndrome”
• Developing leaders
• Thinking through the preaching year
• Setting up a sustainable financial system
• Managing staff & ministry directors
• Forming small groups that last
• Three trends that didn’t exist when you launched

Facilitators: Jim Griffith & Kim Griffith
Veteran church planters, trainers, and coaches, they know what it takes to move young churches through the early perils of survival to moving forward to the next levels of growth.

Location: The Ministry Center for The North Texas UMC Conference
500 Maplelawn Drive, Plano TX

Local Contact Info:  Liliana Pena-Rengal, (972) 526-5052,

Hotels:  Many local options available by clicking here, including the Staybridge Suites, 301 Silverglen Dr, Plano, TX 75075, (972) 612-8180.

Limited to 20 New Churches: Due to the format, there is a cutoff, so register early. (Sorry: no exceptions).

Registration Fee: (online registration only, no walk-ins)
Before April 30, $179  (Team members, maximum 2, $99)
After April 30, $259  (Team members, maximum 2, $129)

Session Schedule
Day One, 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Day Two 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pre-Workshop Preparation
Ask selected friends and/or colleagues to pray for your time away; that you may gain greater clarity on your call to lead a church.
Bring your computer or something on which you can write and organize your reflections.
Download the manual (hard copies are available at the workshop for $50).
Navigate to and “like” us.

Additional information
Dress for the program is casual. 
Snacks & drinks will be provided.
All meals are on your own.
Child-care is not available.

Participant Cancellation/Transfer
If you cannot attend a Griffith Coaching course for which you are registered, you must cancel no later than three (3) weeks prior to the course date to receive a full refund. If you cancel less than three (3) weeks before the course start date, you will not receive a refund.

If you register for a Griffith Coaching course and need to transfer to a different course date, you can do so by contacting Griffith Coaching at least three (3) weeks prior to the course date you originally registered for. Griffith Coaching will not accept any transfer requests less than three (3) weeks before the course start date.

Course Cancellation
Griffith Coaching courses are dynamic events that combine classroom instruction with group activities. Therefore, each session has set a minimum number of participants to ensure a successful learning experience. Griffith Coaching reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the minimum number of participants four (4) weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the session and will notify all registered participants of the cancellation at that time. We encourage participants to plan their travel accordingly as Griffith Coaching is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in the event a session is cancelled.

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