TheTable is a unique postmodern movement of faith communities desiring to reach younger generations through integrated micro communities.
- Built around multiple micro-communities
- Shifts discipleship back to the family
- Significantly decreases the cost of paid staff
- Significantly shifts the activity and expectation away from “receiving on Sunday” to a community of discipling throughout the week
- Shifts worship to be much more experiential, relational, non-location specific, non-day specific and gathered at TheTable
- Moves the faith community towards being more community-oriented, relationally focused, and laity-driven and led
- Mobilizes the church in its thinking, doing, and prioritizing disciple-making
- Moves the church away from being Sunday-centric, building-centric, and pastor-centric
- Shifts the church away from preference-driven to missionally-driven
- Significantly shifts the hours the congregants are invested in serving on Sunday to serving in a wider variety of ways that more effectively serve a greater number of people and the mission
THE CREATORS AND FOUNDERS OF TheTable ARE PRACTITIONERS LIVING INTO THIS APPROACH AS THEY ARE HELPING OTHER CHURCHES DREAM THE SAME.
TheTable OFFERS AN ALL-INCLUSIVE, NETWORK APPROACH FOR CHURCHES WHO WOULD RATHER NOT HAVE TO LEARN BY TRIAL AND ERROR. TheTable HAS DONE ALL THE LEG WORK FOR YOU! BY BECOMING PART OF TheTable FAMILY, YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO:
- Weekly Table Talks – Content for all age levels 0 – 99
- TheTable App – Proprietary App for your location
- Group and worship experiences created especially for TheTable
- More than a dozen associated ministry brands (i.e., RoundTable, AcTable, HarvesTable)
- Optional module ready for TheTable integration (i.e., daycare/preschool-Children’sTable)
- Training, training, and more training!
- Processes & procedures manuals
- On-going coaching from TheTable
- On-going support from TheTable
- Website branding templates
- Social media branding templates
- Affiliate Tablepartners for on-going support
- Full-time childcare business and integration model to reach younger families and create an additional income stream
The Founders of TheTable captured the foundational pinning of why churches need to re-think their ministries and how they are trying to reach the younger generations in their book, Inside Out. This resource helps church leaders grasp the concepts of “everting” (turning inside out) our thinking and our ministries for the postmodern culture. The book is designed to be a small group resource by offering questions at the end of each chapter for processing information and generating critical leadership conversations. Readers will also find evaluation tools at the end of each chapter. Order your board or council copies today to get the conversation started.
Re-Thinking Daycares and Preschools as Profitable Christian Social Entrepreneurships – If you’d like to dive deeper into the childcare side of TheTable, this webinar is a great place to start. This hour-long webinar provides and overview of TheChildren’sTable.
DID YOU KNOW THE U.S. IS EXPERIENCING A CHILDCARE CRISIS?
According to Catalyst.org over 71% of mothers are employed
Over 62% of the married couples with children, both parents are employed per the Bureau of Statistics, 4/20/22.
51% of Americans live in communities classified as childcare deserts, Essential US Childcare Statistics, September 2022
Per Zippia.com, nearly 32% of US children under age five can’t access a child care slot
The current childcare system places a $98 billion burden on the US economy per Essential US Childcare Statistics, September 2022
How is your church responding to this need in your community? Due to the childcare crisis, some innovative churches are rethinking their call to children’s ministry. Is your church providing full time care for children along with kindergarten readiness and summer programming? Are you fully leveraging your facility for this ministry? Is your church intentionally and effectively integrating families from the child care center into a spiritual community? Is your church taking a holistic family approach with the child care center? Does the staff of the child care center see their role as a ministry? Is at least 20% of the tuition reinvested into ministry after all overhead expenses have been paid?
If you can’t answer each of these questions with 100% certainty, consider a Childcare Analysis of your existing center or preschool. Or contact us for information about becoming part of a growing network of new centers who are living into this ministry model to address this national crisis and reaching new families.