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.
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
Mary Jinks, Director of Operations
Grace Church Knoxville
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…
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Lead Pastor of Surprise Church in Bismarck, ND.
Lead Pastor of Vertical Church in Durham, NC.
Co-pastor of The Source Church in Bradenton, FL.
Lead Pastor at Together Church in Moncks Corner, SC.
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
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
- 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.