Calling a new Rector or Vicar?
Use this precious opportunity to grow your church with
the Accelerator Model!
The moment of change when a new Rector or Vicar is called represents a unique and wonderful opportunity to spark growth and new vitality in a church. It’s the chance for a new start and to welcome back everyone who has drifted away. It’s also a rare opportunity to invite newcomers to church (outside of the holidays) at a time of great optimism and hope for the community.
The Accelerator Model helps congregations make good use of that precious time between calling a new leader and their first Sunday and then ensures growth continues in the context of a healthy and spiritually alive community. When congregations do the work necessary to create strong attendance on the Rector/Vicar’s first Sunday, and the worship experience is excellent, the energy generated from those initial weeks creates a snowball effect in attendance and engagement. The next set of Accelerator strategies helps the leader capture this great start and make the most of it, building and strengthening the community.
From an Accelerator client: "When I landed at a new congregation, we decided to try using her Accelerator model. It was amazing! She offered unflagging support, and a vision and a process that gave us the inspiration to jump and go; she unlocked something that allowed congregants to engage projects they'd been longing to do for *years*. It was the work of an enormous team, but Diana provided the catalyst (get it?). We're wildly grateful!"
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