Converge is a revolutionary step forward in church
planting support. An entire church planting management system,
intuitive, easy to use and right at your finger tips. Get more
accomplished in less time. The result: you spend more
time with people and less on administration.
PC based. System is maintained online and is
any computer with internet access.
If you can use a typical Microsoft Windows program (such as Word or Excel),
you can use this online system
Each new church has a dedicated
online web page
Simple to use.
No special training required.
Instantly start using the new system.
Watch training videos from
national church planting events*.
Listen to audio streams
provided by leading church planting experts.
Read white papers on key
church planting topics
in key areas of church planting provided in partnership with
Start with a template launch plan of
just over 400 actions most church planters should complete OR create your
own custom plan for your plant after
completing related training.
over 800 actions covering
the full-range of everything required to get a new church started
(everything from choosing a church name to forming a core team)
dates to actions via online control panel resulting
in online schedule
Assign actions to different people
allowing other staff members or key volunteers to understand their role in
the launch plan.
Each action includes a detailed written description
including the purpose of the action, a description, and specific action
steps. Best practices from other church plants are integrated into the
Many actions have supplemental addendums/templates to guide the
planter through completion of an action
Fully customizable actions (actions added, modified and deleted with
Milestone Management to help a planter see the
logical grouping of actions. All
actions are grouped into milestones.
Milestones are listed roughly in time sequence to help pace the church planter
throughout the pre-natal phase
Real time status of actions via
an online web page. You will always know exactly what is complete,
what is incomplete, what is overdue, and what is coming due. Action
status can be updated in seconds via the built-in online control panel
Standard report views,
including completed actions, incomplete actions, milestones, overdue
actions, actions due in next week, etc.
All reports display instantly with one click.
reports for others to see.
Custom report views (in seconds)
Summary reports (overall snapshot of
the new project - great for
management team or sponsor reporting). Red, yellow, green status
helps planter instantly see potential trouble areas.
Graphs (weekly and cumulative actions). See a snapshot
of action completion graphically through several
standard graph views.
Use the system as a prioritized
to-do list. Lists, reports and graphs show completed
actions, incomplete actions, overdue actions, and actions coming due.
In addition to serving as a to-do list, each actions is defined for the
planter helping them know what needs to be done.
Converge provides the benefits of Project Management for church planters
without any prerequisites or special training! This unique system is a
TOOL for keeping church planters focused on people (what we are all about at
Passion for Planting). The system serves the following key functions:
Budgeting tool - helps a
planter understand early in the pre-natal phase
how much funding is necessary through launch
Scheduling tool -
identifies what needs to be done and when
Priority setting tool -
identifies the highest priority actions for accomplishment
Delegation tool - helps identify actions that can be delegated to
others for accomplishment
Accountability tool - provides measurable plan
and expectations to hold yourself accountable to. Your sponsors and
contributors will be more likely to contribute financially with solid
accountability in place
Vision communication tool - useful tool for communicating vision to core team
members and potential contributors
Fundraising tool - useful tool for demonstrating to potential
contributors that you have a solid plan with built in accountability.
Contributors can see real time status from any computer with internet access
You will be more organized and will get more done in less
time. The result: more time with people.
* Version 2 is expected to
be released in May or June of 2006 and is a joint partnership with Bob Logan
of CoachNet and is being endorsed by many church planting leaders. In
addition to the core training materials by CoachNet, Version 2 will also
come with a free add-on module authored by Ed Stetzer (NewChurches.com).
In addition to delivering
training content, allowing creation of customized launch plans, and
providing a launch plan management system, future versions will allow the
creation of online learning communities. Any church planting organization
can use Converge to create a customized online virtual community for their
church planters and church planting leaders.
for a FREE online demonstration. Enter sample as the username
and sample as the password to enter the demonstration. The
online demonstration only includes action descriptions for the first
milestone. When you purchase your system, all actions will have
detailed descriptions. Version 1 of the system was released in late
2005. Version 2 has an all new user interface giving you better and faster access to all your information.
Live Media is providing video streaming services to enable delivery of
online video training via Converge. The expected release date for Version 2
is Spring 2008.
Imagine having the online planning system plus a dedicated specialist to
help you manage the launch plan and to complete many of the actions.
Our full-service features our online system plus our staff specialists
function as part-time employees for you. There is simply no other
service like this available. Click here to learn more about our full-service