A small team of pastors learning together, overcoming roadblocks and putting plans into action.


Implement is a group coaching program for pastors leading The Vine Project in their ministry. It includes eight face-to-face coaching days, support from a small team of peers, extensive online resources and more. Implement equips pastors with the knowledge and skills needed to lead disciple-making culture change in their context.

TEAM ENVIRONMENT

Implement Coaching is unique. The pastors in your Implement team are working through the same process, at the same time, with the same end goal. Culture change is challenging and nuanced. Like-minded leaders strengthen each other as they lead the change.

Pastors will be part of a local Implement team of six (approximately). The coaching days will be warm and collegial. But they won’t function as aimless talkfests or group therapy sessions. Implement coaching blends a structured and accountable process with a supportive learning community. The coaches draw on their ministry coaching experience and the knowledge gained from hundreds of TVP teams and churches around the world.

AIMS OF IMPLEMENT

Through Implement pastors and leaders will learn how to:

  • Provide clear, purposeful leadership to your Vine Project team.
  • Apply new coaching skills to lead change.
  • Overcome your contextual roadblocks that inhibit culture change.
  • Develop clear plans to equip your people as disciple-makers.
  • Apply the skills and strategies needed to implement those plans over time.

* Where there is more than one Implement team per city components of the coaching day will be conducted in a larger forum.

“Having a Jesus-centred, Bible-loving, discipleship-focused coach has been one of the most significant ways God has answered our prayers and has been crucial in turning good intentions into a sharper vision, a detailed action plan and a changing church culture. Regular coaching, prayer and follow through has provided a real life-line.”

Leigh Roberts, Senior Pastor, Bulli Anglican Church, Australia

Watch the Bulli Story

Fees

Implement Coaching Program:

$1,500 AUD

Each year for two (2) years.
*SAVE $400

OR

$425 AUD

Eight (8) quarterly payments.

^ Prices for one staff member only.

What you get


  • 8 x face-to-face coaching days
  • Online Coaching Hub
  • Full access to resources and coaching documents
  • A supportive community of leaders
  • Phone & email support

* Each church may include up to two staff members in the program. The second staff member will be half price.

Implement Locations

Coaching Days for the Implement Program commence in November, 2017 in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane. These days will help you prepare to launch your own Vine Project team starting early 2018.

We are hoping to launch in Adelaide and Christchurch, New Zealand, during 2018.

From the USA, UK, or another country?
If you are located outside of Australia and you would like to know how Implement Coaching might work for you, please contact the Vinegrowers team – we would love to discuss forming an Implement team near you.

Register your interest

Given that staffing costs are your church’s biggest expenditure, Implement Coaching is an astute investment.

Program for Coaching Days


This is an indicative program. We will finalise exact dates to suit local regions.

November 2017 [Coaching Day 1 & 2]
1. Getting Started with TVP (team selection, communicating TVP to the church, identifying leadership strengths and weaknesses impacting TVP; Making the most of the online support; preparing for roadblocks).
2. Preparing for and handling difficult conversations.
3. Developing coaching skills.
4. Preparing for Phase 1: Sharpening Convictions
March 2018
[Coaching Day 3]
June 2018
[Coaching Day 4]
September 2018
[Coaching Day 5]
1. Review Phase 1: Sharpening Convictions Review Phase 2: Reforming Personal Culture + how to start implementing. Review Phase 3: Honest Evaluation.
2. Prepare for Phase 2: Reforming Personal Culture Prepare for Phase 3: Honest Evaluation. Prepare for Phase 4: Innovate and Implement
3. Skill development Skill development Skill development
February 2019
[Coaching Day 6]
May 2019
[Coaching Day 7]
August 2019
[Coaching Day 8]
1. Review Phase 4: Innovate and Implement Review Phase 5:Maintain Momentum Planning day for 2020
2. Prepare for Phase 5:Maintain Momentum Fertilsing the congregational soil for 2020 Skill development
3. Skill development Skill development  

* Team members are required to complete all online preparations (through our Implement Coaching Hub) prior to taking part in the coaching days.
** Where there is more than one Implement team per city components of the day will be conducted in a larger forum.


Evaluating Sunday as your Flagship

The Sunday church gathering is perhaps the most significant trellis shaping your church culture. If you want a deeply rooted disciple-making culture every component of your formal gathering must reinforce the culture you are seeking. Getting this right is a crucial component of church-wide culture change.

Through the lens of the 4P’s and 4E’s (discussed in The Vine Project), our coaches conduct a wide ranging in person and/or video evaluation of your formal gathering. We ask the question – ‘How is each element reinforcing or undermining disciple-making culture change’? You will receive a report with recommendations, plus a coaching session for the pastor (with the staff team if preferred).


Sunday Evaluation


$750

price per church

Register for Sunday Evaluation
“I’m impressed and convicted by how quickly and precisely you are able to diagnose both the culture of our church and myself as a pastor. You understand my personality, strengths and weaknesses so well, I’m amazed.”Chad Haygood, Senior Pastor, Nebraska, USA.

Common Questions (FAQ)

  • Complete the register your interest form
  • You’ll be redirected to a full application form (we’ll follow you up if you are unable to complete the form straight away).
  • We’ll contact you to discuss your application.
  • We’ll send you a formal contract once a verbal agreement has been confirmed.

If you have further questions, please contact us.

Click here to learn all about the coaches.
It’s a common concern. Being part of the implement program will give you access to everything you need to prepare and lead the team efficiently. The Vine Project Online Coaching Hub will provide detailed planning documents to:

  • Plan the TVP calendar
  • Plan the time spent on each phase
  • Prepare yourself and your team for each TVP meeting
  • Recommend how much team discussion time for each question
  • Align each resource in our library with the relevant activity in the team manual.

We encourage anyone who is concerned about having time to lead a Vine Project team to watch this one minute video – https://library.thevineproject.com/#/resources/why-would-an-overloaded-pastor-do-the-vine-project

Yes. Whilst there are many common roadblocks in the culture change process each member will experience contextual challenges. These provide a great opportunity for your own learning and the input of the team. If you experience any challenge that you don’t wish to discuss in the team setting, the coaches are also available via email, phone, or Skype.

Churches choose to move through TVP at different paces. The Implement teams are required to move through together at roughly the same pace (on average a monthly TVP team meeting). If you wish to move at a faster pace and we can find  other pastors who want to progress with you, we will consider forming a team to progress through the Implement Program more quickly. Your other option is to engage in individual coaching.
Definitely. Having existing friendships in a small team can be a great head start. We encourage you to let like-minded friends in ministry know about this opportunity and ask them to consider joining you.
Yes. We encourage you to bring a second staff member (at half the cost).

Register your interest for Implement


We have a limited number of places available in the Implement coaching program. Please register your interest today.

When you complete the registration form we will send you an application survey. This helps us understand a little more about you and your context.

More questions?

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If you have further questions, see the FAQ. If you wish to discuss any aspect of the program please contact us we’ll get in touch.