The StartNew Process | Michigan District, LCMS

The StartNew Process

Start a New Ministry in Your Community

StartNew is a two-year process that connects you to the camaraderie, courage, and know-how you need so that your start-up will thrive over the long haul.

No matter what you want to start—a Bible study, mercy ministry, business, or non-profit organization—StartNew will help you to start on the right track so that what you start expresses the presence of Jesus in your community.

The first step is to click "Start Training" and complete the Initial Assessment.

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To see if you qualify for District assistance with the cost of the process, please complete the "Want to get a scholarship?" questionnaire, which is found at the bottom of the Initial Assessment box.

You’ll gain the confidence and focus necessary to set the course for a start that lasts.

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StartNew Timeline

Assessment

The first step in the process is an online assessment that helps you understand your strengths and potential challenges as a sacramental entrepreneur.

3Day

As the crux of StartNew, 3Day is a Thursday evening through Sunday noon event that lays the foundation for your start-up with equal parts sacramental theology and business model best practices.

Coaching

As you get started, you’ll choose an entrepreneurial coach (with start-up experience) who will walk with you on a monthly basis to encourage and guide you along the way.

1Day

Every 6 months, you’ll regather at 1Day to refuel, refocus, and make adjustments to your plan based on any new challenges you’re facing.

StartNew Pricing

Assessment Fee

The full cost of the assessment is $500. $400 is subsidized by the Michigan District, LCMS, to help offset the expense of beginning the process.

Year One

The first full year of training includes the 3Day, ongoing coaching, and two 1Day sessions. The full cost of StartNew Year One is $6,000. A grant of $1,000 is provided by the Michigan District, LCMS, and another $1,000 grant is provided by Church Extension Fund.

Year Two

The second full year of training includes ongoing coaching, and two 1Day sessions. The full cost of StartNew Year Two is $4,200. A grant of $1,000 is provided by the Michigan District, LCMS, and another $1,000 grant is provided by Church Extension Fund.

 

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Returnable Mission Funding Application

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  • STEP 1 - Complete Form & Print
  • STEP 2 - Mail in application along with all the necessary forms (listed in application)

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Michigan District, LCMS
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Ann Arbor, MI 48105

 

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