The Sending Church
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a framework for growing as a sending church? Something churches could use to identify their strengths and weaknesses in missions? Now there is.
We call them The Sending Church Elements.
We have identified 4 phases divided into 17 elements that make up healthy sending churches. The description of each Element can be found below. We encourage you to download the Elements Guide for free, use them to self-assess your church, and let us know how we can help. We'll even provide a free 30-minute consultation with an Upstream leader. Simply contact us to schedule it.
Download the Sending Church Elements Guide
Identify your church's developmental needs
Whether your church is just getting started in your missional development or an experienced sending church, we offer resources that can help you lead your church well in mission.
We ask you to start in prayer. Seek the Lord's wisdom and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Use the Sending Church Elements Guide to find what your church needs most right now.
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Click on the Element tiles below for a description of each of the elements. Create a free login with Upstream to access these free resources and preview the paid resources.
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