Resources for Leadership Teams


Our Story: Documenting the Process

The journeys of the churches participating with Belmont University through Project Thrive are building a collective story to answer: “What does it mean to be a thriving congregation and how do churches transition to a thriving church culture?” Over the following years, Project Thrive will require each Leadership Team to document their congregational process.

This is the Documentation Template for leadership teams to use: Click here to download Documentation Guidelines.


Future Conversation Documentation due by Oct. 1st, 2021

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Next Steps for 2021

Details for Next Steps 2021

It is okay for all churches to be moving at their own pace through this process. We will move through the next steps collectively, knowing each church will move through each phase at their appropriate pace.
Click below to learn more about each topic.

Documenting the Process

Leadership teams are required to submit documentation for key conversations throughout the year. Find more information and Documenting Guidelines here.

Future Conversations

Your congregational coach will help your leadership team and congregation to answer: "What is our God-Sized Dream?" You will have conversations that engage the imagination and relate to the 7 Thriving Traits.

Dreams to Reality Dinner

This dinner will energize pastors and leaders to realize God-sized dreams. The event will feature key speaker Dr. L. Gregory Jones, new President of Belmont University and author of Navigating the Future. Project Thrive will host this event in-person at Belmont University.

Date: September 16th, 2021.

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

RSVP by Fri. Sep 3rd: Click Here!

Writing Initiatives Retreats

Congregational coaches may meet with leadership teams to create initiatives revolving around your God-Sized Dreams. The initiatives will focus on 3-5 Thriving Traits to set your congregational goals for the upcoming year.

A Morning Together Retreat

At this Saturday morning event, pastors and key leaders will engage with innovative ideas by attending a series of presentations and discussing key lessons. Project Thrive has invited four presenters from the Teaching Churches in the 2019 Belmont study: The Common Place and Park Road Baptist Church. Pastors are encouraged to bring 5 guests - guests can be current leadership team members, potential upcoming leadership team members, and church members highly engaged with Project Thrive.

Date: October 23, 2021

Time: 8.00am-1.00pm

RSVP: coming soon

Prep the Congregation

The Leadership Teams will create a clear plan/blueprint for implementation of the goals (church approval, committee/team enlistment, work flow, etc.)Leadership teams will communicate the Project Thrive goals to the congregation.

Congregational coaches will be available to support this process.

Roll Out Initiatives

The blueprint for reaching the goals in the initiative should be in place by January 1st, 2022. The coordination and active work to meet goals will begin in 2022.