Congregational and individual partnership with the ARC offers many benefits.
A Home with a Unique Spiritual DNA. The ARC has a spiritual DNA embracing the evangelical, charismatic, and sacramental streams of the Christian faith. This DNA helps us provide a place where:
- The empowering presence of Holy Spirit is celebrated, not merely tolerated
- Shared core values that create an atmosphere essential for the development of healthy leaders and disciples in the church and equipping for effective witness in the world
- A network of relationships beyond an individual congregation focused on and committed to kingdom advancement
Authentic And Safe Relationships for Leaders, which can help them grow in emotional, relational, and spiritual wholeness, increase their effectiveness in leadership and management of ministry, and help them process and navigate their journey as a follower of Jesus in matters of life and ministry.
LeaderCare. The ARC is intentional in the care and development of its leaders. We do this through the development of one-to-one relationships that are authentic and safe, mentoring, Life Together Groups, Life Together Day events, annual LeaderCare retreats, and offering LeaderCare training seminars in a congregational context
Leader Development Through Continuing Education. The ARC helps further leadership development by providing continuing education for staff-level leadership through annual LeaderCare Retreats and training seminars on leadership development designed specifically and hosted locally for congregational leadership
Ministry Training for Congregational Members. The ARC comes alongside pastors to help equip the members of ARC congregations for the ministry opportunities God has called them to by providing onsite practical and interesting ministry training seminars.
Consultation and Mediation. Groups tend to emphasize accountability when they don’t know how to relate. Accountability, no matter how strongly worded in any congregational or network documents, is only as strong and effective as the relationships between those involved. The ARC offers training and resources for congregations to establish Outside Advisory Teams made up of three leaders from around the country who can build real relationships with a congregation and help provide encouragement, discernment, training, and where needed, mediation.
Preaching Resources. The ARC provides preaching resources upon request for your congregation. ARC leaders can be invited to preach a message based on a sermon series you may be currently running, a topic you designate, a word from the Lord we believe to be for all ARC members, or one of our core values as a network.
Coaching Services. The ARC stands ready to answer the call, to be there to provide coaching and encouragement on an individual or congregational basis as needed. We have resources to help coach leaders in the management of ministry, the development and implementation of strategic planning, and conflict resolution and management.
Call Committee Consultation and Support. The ARC provides consultation and support services to congregational call committees when requested.
Networking for Job Placement. The ARC helps connect churches who need staff-level personnel with ARC members who are available for call and placement.
ARC Nights of Worship and Ministry. The ARC periodically hosts nights of worship with opportunity for personal prayer and prophetic ministry in Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Southern California. ARC partners and congregations receive encouragement as they spend time together in the same place at the same time with one another and the Lord.
Ongoing Prayer Support. The ARC is committed to contending in prayer for its partner leaders and congregations to fulfill the purposes for which God has created them. We also provide training and coaching for intercessory and personal prayer ministry.