Life Stream Timeline


Congregational Message Planning

Year of Transformation Launch

01/06/2013 - 01/07/2013

Launch Year of Transformation idea to Congregation.

1) Transformation - what it is, what it looks like, what we will be discussing (personal, familial, church, world)
2) Pause - why its important, what we will be pausing

Personal Transformation

01/13/2013 - 04/15/2013

Pastor John emphasizes the importance of Personal Transformation. When people start to implement the tactics we teach for personal transformation we build the foundation for transformation in the church.

Transformed Life Pilot Communication

01/20/2013 - 02/03/2013

1) We are doing a pilot
2) Looking for specific types of people
3) sign up at information services

Contingent on:
* Criteria for applicant developed
* Facilitators trained
* Experience structure (what the experience looks like/feels like) identified and implemented
* Membership and Life Teams portions identified and planned
* Processes and policies written down
* Evaluation plan identified (pilot will need evaluation throughout the experience) and evaluation methods produced
* CCB residual processes identified and built

Family Transformation

04/21/2013 - 08/11/2013

Church Transformation

08/04/2013 - 11/03/2013

Life Stream Congregational Vision Casting

08/16/2013 - 08/23/2013

Launch the idea of Life Stream after introduction of Church Transformation. This will let the church know where we are going.

Transforming our World

11/10/2013 - 12/29/2013

Organizational Design and Development

Define & Identify Success/Goals

01/01/2013 - 03/01/2013

Define Goals/Success of Life Stream and organization in order to provide wins for staff and have excellence in serving people.

Create & Document new processes

01/20/2013 - 08/18/2013

Create and document new processes based off of identified Goals/Success in each department, in Life Stream and in the organization as a whole.

Implementation of New Processes

02/10/2013 - 09/01/2013

New processes to be:
1) Communicated to audience
2) Put into practice

Process Evaluation

03/10/2013 - 12/01/2015

Processes Evaluated continually
1) initial evaluation - between implementation and 1 month
2) 3 month evaluation
3) 6 month evaluation
4) yearly evaluation

Life Stream Process

Transition for Believers Foundations

01/01/2013 - 01/20/2013

Communicating and planning for Believers Foundations parties involved including:
* Those who wanted to take Believers Foundations
* Those who serve as part of Believers Foundations (placement of those people)

Life Teams Ongoing Educational Process

01/01/2013 - 10/01/2013
  • Ongoing educational process for Life Teams servants
  • Life Teams training class(es) - design, ccb support as part of Life Stream.
  • Life Teams training class for people who have already been serving. 1-time training to support Life Stream vision, reorientation.
  • Getting all current members onto CCB
  • CPR training
  • Security training (evacuation plans, what to do in an emergency)
  • Preparation of servants to support vision of Life Stream through training, enacting new policies and procedures.
  • Evaluation of new policies and procedures, tweaking time

Transformed Life Experience Pilot

02/06/2013 - 04/24/2013

Identify CCB Life Team

03/01/2013 - 07/01/2013

Identify CCB Life Team participants for
1) Data integrity
2) Trainers

Identify processes, procedures and educational plan for training these people

NEXT Planning

04/01/2013 - 07/01/2013
  • Room identified for NEXT
  • Materials available for training/ launch of NEXT room
  • Policy/procedure mapped out for NEXT
  • CCB processes identified and built for NEXT
  • Transition plan for Guest Room servants

Transformed Life Experience Evaluation/Tweaking

04/24/2013 - 06/14/2013

Time set up to collect evaluation data, analyze, tweak program and information before launching Transformed Life.

Identify/Train NEXT facilitators

05/01/2013 - 10/06/2013

Identify facilitators for NEXT
Train facilitators for NEXT

Contingent upon:
* Room identified for NEXT
* Materials available for training/ launch of NEXT room
* Policy/procedure mapped out for NEXT
* CCB processes identified and built for NEXT
* Transition plan for Visitor Room servants

Transformed Life Experience Soft Launch

06/16/2013 - 09/15/2013

Soft Launch of TL. Focus on getting TLE to members who want to take the experience and guests who want to become members. I recommend doing less groups during the soft launch so you can continue to tweak the experience.

This will be communicated from the platform as part of something we are going to called Life Stream.

Parking Lot Changes


Parking lot changes to support Visitor Parking in front, Life Teams in back, Parents on side. Provides a visible transformation as we talk about church transformation during services. Will also support Visitor experience by sectioning off a part of parking lot especially identified for visitors.

Life Teams Room Launch


The Life Teams room as a part of the Life Stream roll out will show the dedication of Abundant Life to the Family. It will also serve as a visual transformation of the church

Launch Party


Transformed Life Launch


Next Launch


Launch of Next instead of visitor room

NEXT - additional traffic after launch

10/22/2013 - 11/17/2013

Planned for additional traffic after the launch of NEXT

NEXT overflow event


Event for the overflow of onlookers who want to experience NEXT and for those "friends" who are no longer friends and have to take NEXT


In-person training from CCB


Staff Specialized Training

03/17/2013 - 10/13/2013

More Training on CCB for Staff and Specialized Training on CCB for staff based upon the roles they play within CCB.

Contingent on:
* Processes identified and written down
* Departmental cooperation
* Processes & Queues built

Leadership Training Introduction to CCB

04/02/2013 - 04/19/2013

Introduction to CCB for all leaders, staff

2-hour online webinar training


Webinar training for Staff on CCB

Life Teams CCB Training

07/07/2013 - 09/01/2013

Basic training of Life Teams servants on using CCB.

Training for Life Stream Admins

08/01/2013 - 10/13/2013

Specialized training for Life Stream admins. Includes:
1) NEXT facilitators & admins
2) TL facilitators & admins
3) admins of Life Stream process in CCB
4) Life Teams admins

Contingent on: Life Stream processes and details solidified

Continued Membership CCB Training

10/01/2013 - 12/01/2015

Members will have access to get training through CCB through joining a Life Team. Once they become members, they will join a life team and simultaneously get training on CCB.

Servant/Leadership Trainings

Plan for leadership training

12/09/2012 - 03/03/2013

Planning & preparation for leadership training
* Invitations/letter invited
* Format of training, trainers solidified
* Materials produced for training
* Policies for leaders solidified
* Communication for Life Stream vision-casting strategy
* CCB - videos created, trainers identified, location identified

Leadership Development

01/22/2013 - 04/09/2013

Leadership Training - Ongoing Educational Plan

03/01/2013 - 06/01/2013

Plan for ongoing leadership training, evaluation and promotion of leaders. Implementation of plan included.

Leadership Training - Second Year

02/01/2014 - 03/01/2014

Second Year Leadership Training - a shorter training that is done based on the evaluations of Life Stream. Eval. indicates what you will need to retrain/focus on with this Leadership Summit.

May also need to have another LEAD class in order to find new leadership for the growing church.