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STARBASE IS A MINISTRY STARTUP ACCELERATOR

Turn a church plant / new ministry idea into a minimally viable prototype through an intensive 90-day program for founders that includes:

  • Community immersion and research
  • Theological and psycho-social reflection
  • Community / Ministry fitness
  • Revenue model generation
  • Initial prototype development

What founders need more than funding or a team is proof that their idea actually works.

Distinctives

our atypical approach

High Speed

Experimentation based on short-term testing before making long-term investments

Praxis Centered

Building based on instinct, then adapting based on data and development

Revenue Matched

Staffing based on community financial potential over traditional standards

Digitally Native

Designing based on social and digital media methods of ministry delivery

Schedule

a typical 90-day program

5-day immersive founder formation experience that emphasizes building skills in culture-learning and ministry design

Building and designing the first iteration of the ministry brand and concept

Deploying the brand into the public and marketing to assess engagement and next steps for iteration

Learning how to embrace failure, stay motivated, and adjust the idea to fit the ministry context

3-day immersive founder formation experience that emphasizes building skills in inter-cultural communication and leadership adaptability

Building and designing the next iteration of the ministry brand and concept

Building the brand in the public and marketing to assess engagement and next steps for iteration

Learning how to embrace failure, stay motivated, and adjust the idea to fit the ministry context

3-day immersive founder formation experience that emphasizes building skills in multi-cultural empowerment and theology

Building and designing the next iteration of the ministry brand and concept

Building the brand in the public and marketing to assess engagement and next steps for iteration

Learning how to embrace failure, stay motivated, and adjust the idea to fit the ministry context

Candidacy

requirements for participation

starbase costs $9k and is best for founders who:

  • see ministry as dual-career
  • are ambitious w/out ego
  • build quickly and learn even faster
  • are experienced w/ target population

Teaching & Coaching

Intensive experiential learning and weekly individual coaching

Housing & Meals

11 days of formation (in three retreats) in urban locales

Branding & Marketing

A logo, website, and social media assets designed for your ministry prototype

GETTING STARTED

the application process

Interested in applying? Need to customize to your context? Send us a quick message so that we can start a conversation!

‪(four two four) 259-3367‬ or james[at]pastoria.co