COMMUNITIES OF PURPOSE
WHAT IS A C.O.P.?
WHY DO I NEED A C.O.P.?
“One of the most valuable parts of the “Accelerate!” conference is connecting with accountability groups [C.O.P.]. We commit to meeting once a month for a year. These times have been invaluable for me to carry out what I learned. Even more than that, I have gained an incredible friend, Steve Curran, from Georgia of all places, to do ministry together. We have just completed our year commitment and have decided to continue meeting.”From Steve, Life Groups Team Leader at Compassion Christian Church in Savanah, Georgia:
“I have been in a small group ministry for a number of years and had a ministry plan firmly in place. I came away from “Accelerate!” with new clarity of vision for small groups at my church. Every bit of that was worth the trip, but the added and unexpected bonuses are the new relationships. We were each paired with an accountability partner [in a C.O.P.], and we committed to praying for and remaining in contact with that person on a monthly basis. My partner Brian Naess, is an incredible encourager, a great sounding board, and a godly man who has become a true friend. Although Brian and I have passed our one-year mark, we still talk every month. He has helped me stay the course and run my race well. The practical tools from “Accelerate!,” as well as my friendship with Brian, have really accelerated my ministry.”