StartNew is a two-year process that connects you to the camaraderie, courage, and know-how you need so that your start-up will thrive over the long haul.
No matter what you want to start—a Bible study, mercy ministry, business, or non-profit organization—StartNew will help you to start on the right track so that what you start expresses the presence of Jesus in your community.
The first step is to click "Start Training" and complete the Initial Assessment.
The first step in the process is an online assessment that helps you understand your strengths and potential challenges as a sacramental entrepreneur.
As the crux of StartNew, 3Day is a Thursday evening through Sunday noon event that lays the foundation for your start-up with equal parts sacramental theology and business model best practices.
As you get started, you’ll choose an entrepreneurial coach (with start-up experience) who will walk with you on a monthly basis to encourage and guide you along the way.
Every 6 months, you’ll regather at 1Day to refuel, refocus, and make adjustments to your plan based on any new challenges you’re facing.
The full cost of the assessment is $500. $400 is subsidized by the Michigan District, LCMS, to help offset the expense of beginning the process.
The first full year of training includes the 3Day, ongoing coaching, and two 1Day sessions. The full cost of StartNew Year One is $6,000. A grant of $1,000 is provided by the Michigan District, LCMS, and another $1,000 grant is provided by Church Extension Fund.
The second full year of training includes ongoing coaching, and two 1Day sessions. The full cost of StartNew Year Two is $4,200. A grant of $1,000 is provided by the Michigan District, LCMS, and another $1,000 grant is provided by Church Extension Fund.