Church Answers Micro Consultations

In-Person Intensives


Micro Consultation Program Details

Program Overview

These two-day intensive micro consultations will help you create a vision statement and strategic plan for your church. Our team will do much of the research and preparatory work before you arrive, and you will be blown away by the resources and guidance you will receive. When these two days are over, you will have the work in your hands ready to apply it in your church. These micro consultations are broken down by church size and limited to only ten people per event so we can give personalize attention to each participant. Dates for micro consultations in 2020 will be released later in 2019.


Program Details and Cost

Pastors of normative-sized churches (Under 250 in worship attendance):
10 participants maximum
Cost: $1,000 ($2,500 less $1,500 scholarship*)

Pastors of large churches (250 to 499 in worship attendance):
10 participants maximum
Cost: $1,500 ($2,500 less $1,000 scholarships*)

Pastors of very large churches (500 to 999 in worship attendance):
10 participants maximum
Cost: $2,000 ($2,500 less $500 scholarship*)

*Scholarships are provided by the generous support of Revitalize Network.

  • We will be together for a total of 13 hours (We respectfully request no one leave early)
  • You will present your specific church and situation and hear from me and your peers
  • You will receive exclusive research about your specific size church
  • We will share with you very specific barriers for your unique situation
  • We will provide you demographics and psychographics on your community
  • We will get information about your church ahead of the micro-conferences, so we can respond to your unique situation. It is our goal for you to leave the session with a plan for your church for the next two to three years.
  • Transportation and lodging not included
What is the cost of the conference?

The trial cost is $2,500. Revitalize Network is providing generous scholarships for three of the four intensives. You will be asked to pay a $500 non-refundable deposit with the balance due in 45 days.

What are the dates and location for the conference?

Spring 2020 dates have not yet been released. You can be among the first receive this information by signing up below for the waiting list. Spring 2020 meetings will be held in both Bradenton, Fla., and Franklin, Tenn.

What happens next after I submit the form below?

You will be sent the specific dates and a link to a payment submission form. You will either accept or decline at that point. Again, all participants are accepted on a first-come basis.

How long do I have to respond?

It is likely these micro consultations will fill up this week, so you are accepted on a first-come basis. The maximum time to respond is two weeks, but we will likely fill all the slots before then.

How much travel time do I need to allocate?

We will begin promptly at 8:00 AM both days and end at 5:00 PM on the first day and noon on the second day. You will need to adjust your travel accordingly. If you need to leave early, please do not sign up. We require everyone be present for all 13 hours. Please note we will be in the Eastern time zone.

Can I bring my family?

This micro consultation is only for participants. Your family may want to come and enjoy Southwest and Central Florida, but we have to limit the conference to participants only.

What does the cost include?

The costs include specific strategies for your church, a reviewed vision for your church, newly-released research, demographics and psychographics of your community, the micro-conference sessions, and lunch with the group the first day. You are responsible for travel costs and other costs.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes. This price has already been reduced by the generous donations of Revitalize Network for three of the four groups.

What is there to do in the area, particularly if I bring my family?

In a word, everything. You are next to the most beautiful beaches in the world and the charm of downtown Bradenton and downtown Sarasota. You are 90 miles from Disney World and the other Central Florida attractions. We are scheduling this event in September and October before the snowbirds arrive and in the midst of some of the most beautiful weather. The high temperature in early October averages 85 and the low at night is 70

What happens if you do not get 10 participants??

We will let you know immediately and refund your full deposit.

How much of the micro-conferences will Thom Rainer be present?

Every minute of the 13 hours.

Can I get academic credit for this micro consultation?

Most likely. Southeastern Seminary will provide 3 hours credit toward its MA in Church Revitalization. There will be extra assignments if you want this academic credit. You must apply and be accepted directly by Southeastern Seminary.

Will you offer these micro-conferences again if these fill up?

We don’t know. We consider these conferences a prototype and we will evaluate future decisions. It is likely this price will be our lowest if we do offer future conferences since Revitalize Network is offering one-time scholarships.

What if I have more questions?

Join the Wait List

To join the Spring 2020 micro consultation wait list, please email with your name, church name, weekly worship attendance, and church website address.

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