# Welcoming You

As a relational network, we want to be intentional about celebrating new Partners, including you! We’d like to take time at an upcoming Partner gathering or Partner Hub meeting to affirm and welcome you and your church into Partnership, invite you to share a bit of your story, and pray for you and your community. We encourage you to invite others from your leadership team or congregation, too. Jenn Kuntz, our administrative assistant, will be in touch to figure out a date that works best.

We’d also like to offer a warm welcome to your leadership team and church if that would be well received. This could look like a separate virtual gathering to pray and celebrate with your team, having someone from Jesus Collective join one of your services or team meetings to share a welcome, or us sending a simple personalized welcome video that you can share with your team or church. Please let Jenn Kuntz know how we can welcome your church in a way that speaks your love language!

# Partner Covenant

The Partner Covenant represents the relational commitments we’re making to each other as a collective.

And as a registered charity, we also want and need to lay out some straightforward expectations in the form of our Jesus Collective affiliation policies and affiliation agreement, both of which are linked to on the last page of the Partner Covenant.

We ask that you complete these steps within the next week:

  • Click the button below to review the Partner Covenant
  • On the last page of the Partner Covenant, click the link to the Affiliation Agreement. Download the Agreement, complete and sign it (electronically is fine!), and return by email to jenn.​kuntz@​jesuscollective.​com.

Let’s keep this relational! If you have any questions about anything you see in these documents, please just reach out to us so we can talk it through together.

Fun fact: We use the word Partner because it best represents the spirit of us embracing and entering into a shared vision together and how we partner with God in his mission for us as a collective. But just to be clear, we’re not using that term in the legal” sense — that’s why you see the words affiliate” and affiliation” used in the policies and agreement.

# Financial Contributions

Hey, money doesn’t have to be awkward. Consistent with our collective mindset, we think the best way to sustainably fund the work of Jesus Collective, create a sense of shared ownership, and avoid potentially unhealthy power dynamics is for all Partners to make modest contributions to a pool of financial resources that support the network on an ongoing basis.

We want to be clear and flexible when it comes to finances. We’d be happy to chat about the best timing for your church’s Partner contributions in light of your budgeting cycle. And we also don’t want finances to be a barrier to relationships with the right Partners, so let’s talk if you have questions.

The Details

  • Church Partners contribute a minimum of 1.5% of their overall budgeted income towards the ministry of Jesus Collective each year.
  • Contributions can be made in installments or once annually at your Partnership anniversary date — whichever works best for your church.
  • Please confirm with Jenn Kuntz your budgeted income for 2021, as well as your preference for either annual or installment contributions, so that we can send you a proper invoice for the appropriate amounts.
  • We’ll be ready to accept Partner contributions starting January 1, 2021. You’ll receive an email in January with instructions and a link to submit your Partner contributions for 2021.

If you’ve been journeying with Jesus Collective up to this point and would like to offer a voluntary donation for that time period in addition to your 2021 Church Partner contribution you can do that by clicking below. Thank you to you and your church for supporting the ministry of Jesus Collective!

# Stuff to look forward to…

Partner Hubs

Partner Hubs are the main way we stay connected, build relationships, and share learning among groups of Jesus Collective Partners. Hubs meet monthly and are led by peer Partners who are equipped and supported by Jesus Collective. 

You can learn more about Partner Hubs here.

As a new Partner, we would love to get you connected to a Partner Hub that is a good fit for you as soon as we can. We’ll be in touch when there is an opening in one of our existing Hubs or when another Hub starts up. We’re looking to launch more Hubs in the coming months, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, we’d love for you to attend our next Super Hub’ meeting on Febuary 25, 2021 @ 2 PM ET. Super Hub’ meetings are when Partners from all of our Hubs come together to hang out as a leadership community, celebrate wins, and dive into some meaty Jesus-centred learning and equipping together around a relevant theme or theological topic. Mark it in your calendar and we’ll be sure to send you the link to join.


Join the Online Community

Partners can log in to the Jesus Collective online platform to connect together, build a sense of community, and access helpful resources, events, and leadership experiences available to Partners. As a church Partner, you’ll also have access to the Church Resource Hub where we’ll be sharing resources from and among Jesus Collective Church Partners.

This online space is still very new with lots more to come, but we’d love for you and members of your leadership team to hop on and be a part of it. If you haven’t already, please click the link below to create a profile and get started!


Coaching

Church Partners, this is for you! We’re pleased to provide access to professional Coaching or Spiritual Direction at no additional cost as part of your Jesus Collective Partnership. If you or your leadership team would like to take advantage of this resource, please connect with Jenn Kuntz so we can set you up with a great Jesus-centred Coach or Spiritual Director from the Jesus Collective community.


One Story Kids & Youth Curriculum

Did you know that Church Partners can access One Story Kids & Youth Curriculum produced by The Meeting House at no additional cost? You can begin using this amazing resource in your church right away! One Story will be uploaded to the Jesus Collective online platform in the near future to make it even easier to access for Jesus Collective Church Partners.


Upcoming Events

We’re excited to be creating a number of ways for Partners to belong and engage relationally together. Check out the Partner event listing on the online platform to learn more and register for upcoming events. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon. All of these experiences are either complementary or available at a reduced cost for Jesus Collective Partners. You can always reach out to us with questions or for more info.

When possible, Jesus Collective will offer a Partner Rate for events. The code to use is JCPARTNER and is entered at registration checkout.