Fanning the Flame
Fanning the Flame (FTF) is a fourteen-month coaching ministry built upon the ten strategies of biblical church health taught in the Embers to a Flame Conference. FTF is not a "program," it is a commitment by a church’s leadership to continually seek to be a more healthy church. This is a lifelong journey. It is NOT something we can engage in for a season confident that we have arrived. It is a marathon, not a sprint.
The Japanese have a word for this: "Kaizen." It means having a heart for a continuous, unflagging commitment to incremental improvement. Just so, God's Word consistently calls us to be faithful, constant and obedient; in other words, we are to "... run with endurance the race that lies before us."
In order to accomplish this, we will diligently seek to achieve three major objectives through the FTF process:
1. A review of all ten strategies for authentic biblical church health.
We will explore all ten strategies and
2. Drive down prayer as the most critical and essential element in
the DNA of a local church. Martin Luther
3. After taking a church health survey and discovering the area that
you need to address first, we will then
Who sponsors the fanning the flame
What will you have at the end of
the 14-month process?
Who are the FTF coaches?
Who will be our coach?
When does Fanning the Flame begin?
Single Model Coaching
The Individual model is the more intense model offered in Fanning the Flame. By choosing this model, your church will be in a one-on-one relationship with the coach. The coach himself will lead the monthly review meetings for the FTF Leadership Team.
Fourteen on-site coach visits:
Multi-Church Coaching Model
The Multi-Church model brings 3-4 churches together to work through the FTF 14-month process. Each month, the coach will lead the pastors of each Jethro Team church in the monthly review meeting via phone and internet. The pastors then are responsible to lead their own FTF Leadership Teams in their monthly meetings.
Three on-site coach visits: