Discerners become starters and starters start churches. These churches, as time passes, and as God blesses, move into moments of sustainability.


Sustainability in mission, in administration, and in the health of the leadership.

It is on the journey into sustainability that churches have a key choice. Churches can choose to start new churches or choose to refrain from this opportunity. At Cyclical Cascadia, we believe that the choice to begin new churches is not only the best decision, but also a natural step in the ongoing lifecycle of the church. The task of beginning a new church can feel overwhelming for churches. We get this. To simplify the task, we have developed a three phase framework that all churches can accomplish with one goal in mind… To identify a person that you would like to invite to begin in the process of discerning a call to start a new church. 


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Three-Phase Process for Beginning a New Church

1) Gather a team to identify potential church starters.

This group is essential as they identify people to invite to begin discerning becoming a church starter. Church starters are diverse and come for various backgrounds, vocations and cultures. Choosing the right people to be a part of this team will be essential as they engage with the Holy Spirit with regard to inviting people to discern church starting. 

2) Choose your Cyclical Cascadia coach. 

Cyclical Cascadia has coaches the specialize in working with existing churches. The coach will lead you through your process of discernment. 

3) Identify the potential church starters.

In coordination with your coach, Cyclical Cascadia invites you to strategically ask the right people form your context to begin the discernment process with regard to starting a new church. Once the invitation is accepted, that person begins as a discerning church starter with Cyclical Cascadia.


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Moving from being a starter to a sustainable church is a process that involves key relationships. Cyclical was that key relationship connecting us to coaching, training, and financial support. If it takes a tribe to raise a child, then it takes a network to raise a church.
— Cory Marquez, Founding Pastor, New Abbey