A Transformative Journey for Maximum Ministry Impact

Ministry is a constantly changing journey. It requires great intentionality not only to stay the course, but also to take new ground for the Kingdom of Christ in your community. With 24/7, you will embark on a transformational journey of self-discovery and heart renewal, challenging the status quo of your church and allowing you to make an even greater impact in your community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. You’ll delve into seven questions that will help you gain clarity and transform your ministry.

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Day One: Spiritual Health

Principle: An intimate relationship with Christ changes everything. 


  1. Read the Book: “Leadership Pain” by Sam Chand  
  2. Listen to a Podcast: “Intimacy with God” John Eldredge. 
  3. Explore a Website: How to have Intimacy with God. Visit this dedicated website for a wealth of resources, articles, and guided practices on building intimacy with Christ.  
  4. Reflect and Journal: “My Intimacy Journey with Christ”. Take time each day to reflect on your personal experiences, insights, and challenges in developing intimacy with Christ. Consider keeping a journal to document your thoughts, prayers, and the lessons you learn along the way. This reflective practice can serve as a valuable companion on your spiritual journey.
  5. Register for the Spiritual Health Learning Lab on January 25th at Noonday Association of Churches here.
Day Two: Mental Wellness

Principle: The power of the gospel transforms the mind, body, soul, and spirit. 


  1. Read a Book: “Emotionally Healthy Discipleship” by Pete Scazzero.
  2. Listen to a Podcast Episode: “Grace for Mental Health” from The Bible for Normal People.  
  3. Explore a Website: www.MindfulChristianityToday.com. Visit Mindful Christianity Today, a website dedicated to promoting mental wellness from a Christian perspective.  
  4. Reflect and Apply: “My Mental Wellness Journey Journal”. Consider maintaining a journal to reflect on your mental wellness journey. Use this journal to document your thoughts, emotions, and experiences, as well as insights gained from the recommended book, podcast, and website. Set realistic goals for integrating mental health practices into your daily life and track your progress over time. 
  5. Register for the Mental Wellness Learning Lab on February 22nd at Noonday Association office here. 
Day Three: Life-to-Life

Principle: Intentional discipleship changes the world. 


  1. Read a book: “The Great Omission” by Dallas Willard (https://www.amazon.com/Great-Omission-Reclaiming-Essential-Discipleship/dp/0062311751) 
  2. Listen to a podcast: “Episode 602: Judah and Chelsea Smith” The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. 
  3. Explore a website – Discipleshp.org. Discipleship.org is a collaborative community of men and women committed to the discipleship lifestyle—being disciples of Jesus and making disciples of Jesus. 
  4. Reflect and Journal: Who are you intentionally pouring into for life transformation? Write a paragraph about those you are currently moving through the process of discipleship or those you would like to start. Also, reflect on those who have spent time to make sure your walk with Christ reflects his nature and character.
  5. Register for the Learning Lab on March 28th at Noonday Association of Churches here.  
Day Four: Leadership Movement

Principle: Leadership moves people to expand kingdom impact. 


  1. Read a book: “Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda, Revised and Expanded” by Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby  | May 1, 2011 
  2. Listen to a podcast: “Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast.”
  3. Explore a website: “The Art of Leadership Network.” 
  4. Reflect and Journal: Write about the amount of pressure you feel in the ministry right now, as well as the ways you can release some of that pressure through good leadership practices.
  5. Register for the Spiritual Health Learning Lab on April 25th at Noonday Association of Churches here.
Day Five: Finding Your Community Niche

My uniqueness in Christ makes me valuable to the Kingdom. 


  1. Read a book: “Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement”, March 21, 2008 by Will Mancini 
  2. Listen to a podcast: “Vance Pittman Leadership podcast, Episode 41.”
  3. Explore a website: “https://www.willmancini.com/”
  4. Reflect and Journal: Write about some of the ways God has uniquely gifted you for ministry. Then, write about some of the key people God has placed in your ministry that will help you reach out to your community.
  5. Register for the Finding Your Community Niche Learning Lab on May 23rd at Noonday Association of Churches here.
Day Six: Community Pastoring

Influence opens community doors of opportunity. 


  1. Read an Article: “Do Churches Contribute to their Communities?” Barna Group.  
  2. Explore a website: “9 Markers of churches who strongly influence their community with the gospel.”  
  3. Reflect and Journal: Make a list of 5 ways you can build bridges of hope in your community.  
  4. Register for the Community Influence Learning Lab on June 27th at the Noonday Association of Churches here. 
        Day Seven: Church Multiplication

        Principle: If my church isn’t multiplying, it’s dying. 


          1. Read a book: “Exponential: How You and Your Friends Can Start a Missional Church Movement (Exponential Series) by Dave Ferguson (Author), Jon Ferguson (Author) 
          2. Listen to a podcast: “Decline and Renewal of the American Church.
          3. Explore a website: “https://exponential.org 
          4. Reflect and Journal: When you dream of what your church could accomplish through church multiplication. Write down a few goals for the coming year that would move you closer to the ability to multiply in a greater way.
          5. Register for the Church Multiplication Learning Lab on July 25th at Noonday Association of Churches here. 


                  “I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and converse with other disciple-makers facing similar challenges. In the most recent session, the presenter implemented a disciple-making paradigm that closely resembles the one we are about to begin in our church. So, learning from someone’s experience was incredibly valuable.”


                  Evans Newell

                  Executive Pastor, First Baptist Church Kennesaw