The Work Out Process

Calling people of faith into meaningful relationships


The Work Out Process is a ten-step program undertaken by a congregation to accompany leaders as they deepen their theological understanding, expand relationships beyond their comfort zones, and recognize the gifts, resources, assets, and humanity of all people. A Connecting Team will lead the process in the congregation by first moving through the steps themselves and then preparing to lead others in small groups through the Work Out Experience.

The 3 units include:

  • Thinking Theologically – seeing God in scripture calling people to expand their understanding of who is welcomed
  • Looking Back to Move Forward – using history to provide a framework for where we have been and where we are going
  • Sacred Interdependence – exploring shifts from an individualistic way of thinking to a collective way of being

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

Free resources include:

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

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

  • Work Out Guide with:
    • step by step timeline for the Work Out Process
    • detailed explanations for each of the ten steps
    • training activities
    • Bible studies
    • questions for listening and reflection
    • and more
  • Online training by a LEAD coach to equip the Connecting Team facilitator and the pastor to lead the Work Out Process
  • Coaching with experienced coaches to accompany your congregation through the process
  • Congregational Assessment (also available separately)

Individual copies of the Work Out Guide are available for purchase from Amazon.

Work Out Guide

By committing to the Work Out Process, you are making the decision to listen to and follow God into the future. Contact LEAD for additional options.

Questions?