Vision & Mission Workshop

For the vast majority of churches, this is the place to start. This workshop, held over one weekend, brings one of our consultants to your ministry setting. Ahead of the event, we will be in conversation with you about the history and heritage of the church, elements of the local community and culture, and specific issues and challenges you are facing. In addition, we provide materials to be shared with leadership and prayer groups in advance of the weekend.

Saturday

Generally, the Saturday session involves six hours of workshop time. We will work during the lunch hour.
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    • A clear definition and shared understanding of the goals of our work together
    • A clarifying discussion of the role and nature of the church
    • An exploration of effective and authentic leadership
    • Teaching time focused on little-known (and often ignored) facts about ministry today
    • Reflection on the nature and presence of spiritual gifts within the gathered group
    • Introductions to the concepts of Appreciative Inquiry and Ignatian Discernment
    • Time for experiencing spiritual practices
    • Introductions to the models we use for Core Values, Vision, and Mission

Sunday

Generally, the Sunday session involves three to four hours of workshop time. Please note: participants in the Sunday session must have also been in attendance for the entire Saturday session.

    • Review of the previous day
    • Discernment workshop: Core Values
    • Vision and Mission workshop
    • Discussion of specific possibilities and ideas for fulfilling the Values, Vision, and Mission

Pricing

  • Clarity Workshop Pricing Overview (click each tier to view prices)
  • Average Attendance 125 or less

    Base price: $1,000, up to 50 participants (see note 1)

    Includes:

      • Preparatory conversations with clergy and key staff & leaders
      • Preparatory handouts for up to 15 leaders (see note 2)
      • Saturday and Sunday Workshops, including materials and handouts
      • Three months of followup conversations with the Senior or Lead Pastor ($300 value)

    Optional/Additional Items:

      • Sermons related to the workshop, delivered by our consultant: $75 per service
      • Reasonable travel expenses, including airfare and lodging, for churches outside of the Colorado Front Range area (see the Fine Print at the bottom of the page)
      • Additional coaching beyond the initial three months, discounted by 25% for up to three more months
      • If you cannot provide meeting space (within your church, another local church, or elsewhere), we can arrange for space at additional cost
      • Generally, groups within the church (but not involving the event participants) contribute by providing lunch; if that is not possible, we can arrange for catering at additional cost
      • In some situations, separate Appreciative Inquiry sessions – scheduled in advance of the workshop – may be helpful in recalling the story of your church; these are available at additional cost
  • Average Attendance 126 to 250

    Base price: $1,250, up to 75 participants (see note 1)

    Includes:

      • Preparatory conversations with clergy and key staff & leaders
      • Preparatory handouts for up to 20 leaders (see note 2)
      • Saturday and Sunday Workshops, including materials and handouts
      • Three months of followup conversations with the Senior or Lead Pastor ($300 value)

    Optional/Additional Items:

      • Sermons related to the workshop, delivered by our consultant: $75 per service
      • Reasonable travel expenses, including airfare and lodging, for churches outside of the Colorado Front Range area (see the Fine Print at the bottom of the page)
      • Additional coaching beyond the initial three months, discounted by 25% for up to three more months
      • If you cannot provide meeting space (within your church, another local church, or elsewhere), we can arrange for space at additional cost
      • Generally, groups within the church (but not involving the event participants) contribute by providing lunch; if that is not possible, we can arrange for catering at additional cost
      • In some situations, separate Appreciative Inquiry sessions – scheduled in advance of the workshop – may be helpful in recalling the story of your church; these are available at additional cost
  • Average Attendance 251 to 400

    Base price: $1,500, up to 100 participants (see note 1)

    Includes:

      • Preparatory conversations with clergy and key staff & leaders
      • Preparatory handouts for up to 25 leaders (see note 2)
      • Saturday and Sunday Workshops, including materials and handouts
      • Three months of followup conversations with the Senior or Lead Pastor ($300 value)

    Optional/Additional Items:

      • Sermons related to the workshop, delivered by our consultant: $75 per service
      • Reasonable travel expenses, including airfare and lodging, for churches outside of the Colorado Front Range area (see the Fine Print at the bottom of the page)
      • Additional coaching beyond the initial three months, discounted by 25% for up to three more months
      • If you cannot provide meeting space (within your church, another local church, or elsewhere), we can arrange for space at additional cost
      • Generally, groups within the church (but not involving the event participants) contribute by providing lunch; if that is not possible, we can arrange for catering at additional cost
      • In some situations, separate Appreciative Inquiry sessions – scheduled in advance of the workshop – may be helpful in recalling the story of your church; these are available at additional cost
  • Average Attendance Over 400

    Base price: This size church requires a different approach to the workshops; please contact us for a quote

    Includes:

      • Preparatory conversations with clergy and key staff & leaders
      • Preparatory handouts as negotiated
      • Saturday and Sunday Workshops, including materials and handouts
      • Three months of followup conversations with the Senior or Lead Pastor ($300 value)

    Optional/Additional Items:

      • Sermons related to the workshop, delivered by our consultant: $100 per service
      • Reasonable travel expenses, including airfare and lodging, for churches outside of the Colorado Front Range area
      • Additional coaching beyond the initial three months, discounted by 25% for up to three more months
      • If you cannot provide meeting space (within your church, another local church, or elsewhere), we can arrange for space at additional cost
      • Generally, groups within the church (but not involving the event participants) contribute by providing lunch; if that is not possible, we can arrange for catering at additional cost
      • Our work with churches of this size almost always includes Appreciative Inquiry sessions, which become a core part of the process of discovering and describing the heritage of the church

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Notes:

  1. Additional participants can be accommodated for a small additional fee. For workshops which require significant customization, there may be additional costs – please be in conversation with us about pricing.
  2. Additional handouts and materials can be provided for a small additional fee.

The (Not-So-)Fine Print

All prices subject to change.

Expense Costs

In addition to our base rates, we add travel expenses for work done outside of the Denver metro area.  These fees include all reasonable and customary travel expenses including coach airfare, ground transportation, lodging, meals, and related out of pocket expenses.  A complete travel expense report will be submitted with our invoice.

Contracting With Us

When you decide to enter into a contract with us, we will send you a formal contract. Once the contract is signed, a deposit of 15% of our base fee will be required in order to reserve the dates of the workshop. If we cancel the workshop, the deposit will be returned to you. If you cancel the workshop, the deposit will be retained by us and applied to future workshops or consultations for a period of one year from the date of cancellation.

Invoices

Invoices will be sent from Barlow Consulting LLC, terms net 30 + 1.5%.