Create a Simple and
Powerful Ministry Plan

Simply turning the page on 2020 or throwing more vision at your problems won’t help. You need the clarity that comes from a clear strategic plan. We’ve got the insanely practical training and the easy-to-follow template.

Get Clear.

Align Leaders.

Solve Problems.

Set Direction.

Reach More People.

The Two Page Plan® will help you create the clarity you need to do the ministry you’re called to do.

Here’s how it works

Our entire staff went through about 5 months of deep depression. Then we decided it was time to do something about it. Stopped talking about “when things get back to normal” and started a whole new plan. Used Church Fuel’s ministry plan template. Spent 3 months developing and rolling out a completely revamped ministry plan. The staff is off the charts excited. Our people are re-engaging in new ways. Giving is up. In person attendance is increasing. Online attendance is gaining momentum.

Mary Jinks, Director of Operations
Grace Church Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

You’re called to ministry, you're passionate about the church, and you have big vision. The problem isn’t the WOW. It’s the HOW.

You need help with…

STRATEGY

EXECUTION

ALIGNMENT

CLARITY

An expensive consultant dazzles you with terminology and you’re drawn into a comprehensive process, peppered with promises of change. But in the end, a fancy report is shared briefly in a meeting then ends up in a computer folder somewhere.

Nothing really happens, nothing really changes. You might pull it out next year to see just how much you DIDN’T do. It’s a double fail: tons of work and minimal impact. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

“I didn’t realize that I was so pigeonholed in my whole thinking of how churches are supposed to operate until I was exposed to the resources. I realized that there’s a different way to do this. And a better way to do this.”

CHRIS GEORGES

FULLNESS CHURCH

The Church Fuel Way

You can achieve fresh clarity the Church Fuel way, with a simple two-page worksheet and an insanely practical course that will show you exactly what to do.

STEP ONE

Start with our brand-new course: Building Your Ministry Plan

STEP TWO

Use the Two Page Plan® template to create clarity

Step Three

Build your plan using our digital tool. Create, edit, save, and share easily.

Don’t decide to start a new ministry, hire a staff member, raise money, hold a leadership retreat, or make a ministry decision without first forcing this kind of clarity and alignment. 

Get it right, and it will solve so many problems. 

Skip it, and you’ll spin your ministry wheels chasing tactics.

Meet the Instructor

People lead churches because they want to help people and make an eternal difference. That’s why I moved to Atlanta to start a church.

But 18 months into my pastoral journey, it wasn’t the preaching and vision casting holding me back. It was something else. I didn’t know how to read a profit and loss statement and was intimidated and embarrassed in nearly every financial meeting.

I didn’t know how to hire or lead people and ended up deferring when I needed to step up. I didn’t know the first thing about strategy which means we chanced all kinds of off-mission ideas that weren’t right for us.It wasn’t a WOW problem – there was plenty of vision to go around. We had big dreams.

We had a a HOW problem… and I needed help with strategy and execution. This was the stuff I didn’t learn in seminary.

The church has something to offer the world that capitalism never could. We should be the best in the world because our mission is more important. What we offer the world is far more important than an iPhone app or a jar of pickles on the shelves at Walmart.

Over the last five years, we’ve been able to help churches level up in some of these areas. We’re helping leaders add a healthy amount of strategy to go along with all that vision.

We believe your church should be well-organized and well-run.

I’m not talking about relying on a demographic study instead of the Holy Spirit or a focus group instead of prayer time. You’re smarter than that.

You know that leadership is stewardship and you want to use all the resources God has given you to lead well.

Personal consultants might be out of your price range. And online courses that dump too much information on you are too confusing.

That’s where we come in. We’d love to help you prayerfully clarify a strategy for your church. Think of it like a business plan for your church or a Ministry Plan to help you clarify your calling. With prayer and conversation, along with our video coaching and Two Page Plan® tool, you’ll be ready to lead your church into this next sense of ministry with excitement.

Churches that have completed their Two Page Plan are experiencing amazing benefits.

“It’s helping us identify what is really important.”

“It’s giving us the ability to say no to good things that just don’t fit.”

“We’re using it in our staff meetings and leadership retreats to make sure we talk about what is really important and not small stuff that only feels urgent in the moment.”

“It finally got our elders and staff on the same page.”

“It’s does such a great job at capturing the important stuff that we actually use it in our new member class.”

When You Join Church Fuel, you’ll get immediate access to the course, Two Page Plan template, and online tool. You’ll also get all of our other resources, including…

All of our digital courses, starting with Building Your Ministry Plan

Access to our full Resource Library full of PDFs, spreadsheets, and documents

Logins for your entire team, so you can delegate and have accountability

Ministry Coaching whenever you need one-on-one help with something specific

You'll get all of our courses.

As a member, you'll get access to all of these insanely practical courses and more.
Plus, every course we release in the future.

NEW!

Strategy

The Rebound Course

As your church moves beyond responding and through reopening, it's time to look at what the next season of ministry can be.  Rebound will give you a roadmap for the future, and help you get back to where you need to be and primed for what is ahead.  Each of the three modules includes insanely practical advice and actionable resources to help you gameplan for growth.

NEW!

Growth

Data-Fueled Church

Data Fueled Church is an on-demand course that combines best practices and real-church examples, giving you a better understanding of how churches can use data, insights, and analytics to make better ministry decisions. This course is not overly technical. Instead, it focuses on practical applications for ministry, leadership, and reaching people.

Strategy

Building Your Ministry Plan

Without a clear strategy, everything seems like an opportunity or an obligation and it’s easy to lose sight of what matters.  To truly reach your community, you need a simple but effective plan. We’ll walk you through each step and help you clarify what matters.  The result will be a one-page plan everyone can support. 

Leadership

The Leadership Course

The biggest growth barrier facing most churches today isn’t a lack of space or a lack of funding.  It’s leadership. Learn how to lead yourself, lead your team, and develop leaders who will help every ministry in your church.

Volunteers

The Volunteer Course

Churches of every shape and size need people to help accomplish their ministry.  Our leadership system will help you recruit, train, and develop leaders, and make sure they are the happiest and healthiest people in your church.

Generosity

The Giving Course

People don’t give to churches like they used to, but there are specific actions you can take to engage people.  Since ministry takes money, learn how to raise the bar of generosity in your church.

Growth

Breaking the 200 Barrier

Churches with fewer than 200 attenders aren’t small churches, they are normal-sized churches!  But you’ve got unique challenges and need focused solutions. This course will lay out seven action steps to help you break this important barrier.

There are more courses included like The Systems Course, The Follow-Up Course, The Inviting Course, and more. We add new courses every few months and members get everything.

You'll get all of our resources.

 Our digital Resource Library will give you the tools and templates you need to take action fast. There are more than 150 documents in the Resource Library with new ones added each month.

Plus, if there's something you need and you can't find it, we'll make it.

 

  • Ministry Action Plan
  • Evaluation Forms
  • Volunteer Job Descriptions
  • Personal Growth Plan
  • Policies and Procedures

NEW!

You'll get monthly labs.

Each month, we’ll hold a specific workshop to help you reach more people in a way that is healthy and sustainable.

Reality is, we are constantly collecting data. But most of the data we collect is the wrong kind of data, focused on consumption rather than growth, and often we don’t know what to do with it. We’ve partnered with Gloo to help bring you innovative tools to not only look at the most important pieces of data but put it to work for you.

CONTENT
COMMUNITY
CASE STUDIES
COACHING
CHALLENGE

You'll get The Pastor's Book Club

Ministry Insights can come from anywhere, and business books are an untapped source of wisdom.

Pastors and church leaders are often well versed in Bible-study, Theology and Ministry but are often ill-equipped to lead a business or organization. That’s why the Pastor’s Book Club focuses on bringing the best ministry insights from world-class business leaders.  

NEW!

You'll get coaching.

In addition to practical coaching and actionable resources, every member can connect with a coach anytime you need one-on-one help. Coaching is included for every member.

Matt Anderson

Lead Pastor of Surprise Church in Bismarck, ND.

Ryan Brooks

Lead Pastor of Vertical Church in Durham, NC.

Joanne Hoehne

Co-pastor of The Source Church in Bradenton, FL.

Robbie Foreman

Lead Pastor at Together Church in Moncks Corner, SC.

Bobby Williams

Lead Pastor of The Ridge Church in Oak Ridge, TN.

Getting Started with Church Fuel is Easy

Join the Program

Get ongoing access to every course and resource for $45/month or $450/year. No contracts. No strings. If you join and membership is not what you expected, we'll give you a full refund.

Build Your Ministry Plan

Your first course will help you create your Two Page Plan, clarifying who you are and what you do. We are so confident that this is THE most important step you take with your membership with Church Fuel.

Unlock Courses and Resources

Once you’ve completed your Two Page Plan, you’ll get access to every course, document, and resource in our library.  Plus, if there’s something you need that you don’t see, just ask and our team will make it for you.

Get Access to Church Fuel

$45/month  or  $450/year

  • Members Get Everything
  • Coaching Included for Everyone
  • Cancel at Any Time

More Clarity – Better Planning – Effective Ministry

Less confusion.

When you document your plans and strategy, there will be less confusion.  Everyone will know what happens, when it happens, and why it happens.  This “same-page thinking” will keep everyone working together.

No need to remember. 

When you have a documented strategy, understood and followed by all, you won’t have to guess as what is most important or make ministry decisions based solely on a sense of urgency.

More people connected to mission.

Remember, while there are parts of your church that would absolutely benefit from being run more like a business, your real mission is people and helping them follow Jesus.  Good strategy and planning is ultimately about helping more people become Jesus-followers.

What comes with the course

The course, and the corresponding tool, will give you everything you need to create a Two Page Plan for your church. You’ll get…

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  • 15 modules of insanely practical video coaching, one accessible video for each box on the plan.
  • The Two Page Plan PDF template. Print as many copies as you want.  Change the original file and add your own branding if you like.
  • The Two Page Plan online tool. You’ll get access to the online version of the tool, where you can create, edit, and share your plan easily.
  • Tons of real-church examples. There are examples from large churches, small churches, city churches, and urban churches.
  • Lots of supporting resources and tools. If you need to dive deeper into a particular topic, we’ve got even more training cued up for you.
You’ll also get access to nine other courses, a library with more than 150 documents to help you take action, and a ministry coach anytime you need one-on-one help.  It’s a part of our “members get everything” approach.
We have worked with 4,334 mega-churches, small churches, multi-site churches, house churches, urban churches, and rural churches from all denominations, including…