COLLABORATIVE CHURCH PROGRAMMING
The goal of each of these programs (Worship Arts, Groups, Children’s Ministry, and Student Ministry) is discipleship. Over the next several pages of this guide you will see how each of the ministries in the Zero Collective seek to make disciples who make disciples.
Worship as a Collective allows for creativity and collaboration that stems from multiple approaches and styles to worship. Similar to the Teaching Team, the Worship Planning Team reviews each weekend service seeking to make improvements, share feedback, and evaluate specific songs/elements. Working together as a team provides built-in systems for video production, tech training, and worship leader coaching. The gift of working together with a shared vision is that the uniqueness of each church adds value to the Collective as a whole. A church void of passionate worship is not only a biblical anomaly, but a Collective one as well.
Small Groups within the Zero Collective begin with a starter group curriculum for the first six weeks. The first two weeks are focused on relationship-building, the next three weeks focus on worship, community, and mission, and then the final week all members of the group decide if they want to remain in the group or find another one that is a better fit. For those who decide to stay, they then decide as a group what curriculum they will study and where they will serve together as a group.
The mission of Children’s Ministry in the Zero Collective is to develop faith in kids that lasts a lifetime. This mission is carried out through a variety of ways, including utilizing Jesus-centered curriculum, resourcing parents as the primary spiritual influence in their kids’ lives and providing a strong base of volunteers who desire to see faith thrive in the lives of kids. Being part of the Zero Collective means having a network of likeminded pastors and directors who share the same vision, shared resources that can go further when pooled together, and empowerment to lead within each unique context.
The mission of Student Ministry in the Zero Collective is to carry on the mission of Children’s Ministry in developing faith in young people that lasts a lifetime. In fact, we know one of the hardest faith transitions a young person will ever make is graduating from high school. Our desire is to spend the years we have with students meeting them where they are, affirming who they are in Christ, and equipping them to live out a faith that transcends youth group. This mission is carried out through a variety of ways including utilizing Jesus-centered curriculum, resourcing parents, and providing a strong base of volunteers who desire to see faith thrive in the lives of our students. Being part of the Zero Collective means having a network of likeminded pastors and directors who share the same vision, shared resources that can go further when pooled together, and being empowered to lead within each unique context.