Calling people of faith into God’s mission


is an effort to more fully align our own lives and our congregation’s life with God’s mission. It is an effort to catch up to some of what the Holy Spirit is doing in our changing world and to shape our missional identity.

The Wake Up guide presents a 10-step program that draws on ancient Christian prayer practices, faithful discernment, and strategic thinking to clarify congregational Core Values and Purpose in alignment with God’s mission. It’s about missional identity formation.

LEAD offers these FREE resources, training, and coaching to help congregations successfully move through the process.

LEAD offers the following resources, trainings, and coaching for the Wake Up Process that can be customized for your unique context.

Wake Up guide

  • step by step timeline for the Wake Up Process
  • detailed explanations for each of the ten steps
  • training activities
  • Bible studies
  • guided exercises for identifying Purpose and Core Values
  • and more

Online training by a LEAD coach

  • to equip the Centering Team facilitator and the pastor to lead the Wake Up Process

Coaching with experienced coaches

  • to accompany your congregation through the process

Congregational Assessment

  • also available separately

Work with LEAD to design a package to meet your specific needs.

By committing to the Wake Up Process, you are making the decision to listen to and follow God into the future.

Individual copies of Wake Up: An invitation to center
 are available for purchase from Amazon.


tuning in to God’s call, to God’s mission, doing justice in our own
neighborhood and the

The Tune In


digging down beneath the surface to ask questions, opening our mindset to create systems that reflect God’s love

The Dig Down Process


working out of our comfort zone to expand relationships to
reflect the diversity of God’s creation

The Work Out Process