# Welcoming You

As a relational network, we want to be intentional about celebrating new Partners, including you! We’d like to take a few minutes at an upcoming 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. 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 registered charitable entity, we want and need to lay out some standard and straightforward policies and expectations.

We ask all Partners to review the Jesus Collective affiliation policies and sign the affiliation agreement, both of which are linked at the bottom of the Partner Covenant.

# 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 Partner financial 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 each year.
  • Contributions can be made in installments or once annually at your Partnership anniversary date — whichever works best for you.
  • Please confirm your church’s budgeted income, and how often you would like to be invoiced, with Jenn Kuntz so that we can email you an invoice for the appropriate contribution amount.
  • Partner contributions will commence January 1, 2021. You’ll receive an email in January with your partner contribution information. Click on the button included in the email to submit your contribution online. That’s it!

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.

# Stuff to look forward to…

Join the online community. Partners can log in to our online platform to help us 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 share 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 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!

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.

We’re launching a series of new Partner Hubs in January 2021 and want to help you and/​or others on your leadership team get connected to one that’s a good fit. Completing the 2‑minute form below will help us make that happen. If others from your leadership team want to join a Partner Hub, please ensure they complete this form as well.

Coaching. Church Partners, this is for you! You have access to professional Coaching or Spiritual Direction 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 and Youth Curriculum. Did you know that access to One Story Kids and Youth Curriculum produced by The Meeting House is included for Jesus Collective Church Partners? You can access this amazing Jesus-centred resource from the Jesus Collective online platform and use it in your church right away!

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 register for upcoming events. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon. All of these events are either complementary or available at a significant discount for Jesus Collective Partners: