Church Partnership Overview
There are five phases to the TEI partnership
relationship. A church can choose one or as many as best serves their
Training a lay evangelism
team to teach the course. The team may include church staff, but we
encourage this to be a lay led effort. The TEI fee structure for the
Teacher Training course is based on a lump sum fee for the church,
therefore, for the initial year; an unlimited number of church members
may attend training courses.
Ongoing coaching and
mentoring of the lay team so they can more effectively teach the course.
A person can only retain 40% of a course the first time through;
therefore re-enforcement on a weekly basis is helpful. As the course
progresses, the lay team needs encouragement, additional training,
updates of new concepts TEI has developed, and a non-confrontational
Coaching/Training/Teaching Follow-up day. After teaching the course
for the first time, the team will be aware of areas of the course that
were strong and areas that were weak. This phase allows for additional
training and focus to strengthen any weak areas. This phase also
includes a seminar and an update with church leaders on the evangelism
training, and the vision for church renewal.
Mid-Year & End of Year
reviews of the course with an assessment report of the training
progress, effectiveness, and recommendations as to how it can be
customized for your specific church in the future.
Assess if a second year of
partnering is desired and how TEI can best serve the church toward
accomplishing its objectives.