Q. What is a Co-Creator?
Co-Creators are mission-minded, creative, entrepreneurial people of any age who are eager to put ideas into action. Co-Creators exist at different junctures in their journeys but are all actively involved in ministry (defined broadly), passionate about ministry, a fresh thinker, willing to take risks, open-minded, creative, collaborator, willing to partner with ABHMS and other ministry colleagues, Christian (not necessarily American Baptist but willing to work with American Baptists, and engages in work that fits within the ABHMS missional framework.
Q. What is the Co-Creators incubator?
The Co-Creators Incubator is a one-year integrative program for missional entrepreneurs that helps grow ministry ideas into viable ventures with a Christ-centered mission. The Incubator fosters a spirit of collegiality and collaboration amongst a cohort of Co-Creators while providing them with resources to enhance and grow their ministries. In pursuit of partnership and sustainability, the Co-Creators Incubator will engage both the missional entrepreneurs as well as Creative Partners who may invest in the work of Co-Creators via financial or other means.
Q.Wht an Incubator?
We believe Christian leadership has a vast definition and that ministry can – and often should – look different from how it has in the past. An abundance of fresh ideas wafts through our churches. Innovative thinkers feverishly scribble ideas into notepads. Mission-minded leaders constantly discover new ways to impact their communities for good.
Are you sense that God is up to something? Can’t get that crazy ministry idea out of your head? Are you thirsting for a laboratory to figure it all out? We’re here to help with that.
Join our Cycle 3 Program Facilitators for one of our Q&A sessions to learn more about the Incubator, ask questions about the application process, and discern if the program may be a good fit for you! Click on the links to register:
September 8, 2022 | 4:30-5:30 pm Eastern https://ministrelife.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrc-2vrT0jHN3F80BpLkXQC6WfSl-G2zwt
September 9, 2022, | 12-1 pm Eastern https://ministrelife.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwodumvqzsjEtSu0F-QIoEV5Kwuy4518d2Q
The application period for Cycle 3 will be open September 1-30, 2022.
Follow the Co-Creators Incubator on Facebook & Instagram to keep up with this year’s cohort and for information on when to apply for future opportunities.