Good Futures Accelerator

A course to unlock church resources and imagination


Is your church building costing you more than you can afford?

Does it sit empty for large portions of the week?

Are you having trouble keeping up with your annual budget due to declines in membership or giving?

Are you wondering how to better connect your ministry with the needs and gifts of your neighborhood?

What if you could flip the switch and turn what is currently a liability into an asset? What if you could use your buildings and property to further your mission and ministry in your neighborhood and to generate new forms of income?

The Good Futures Accelerator Course can help!

Good Futures Accelerator is a dynamic and proven course that empowers congregations to align money and mission by exploring how to creatively use their church buildings and property to further their mission and build financial resilience.

Good Futures Accelerator Overview

  • Effective - Good Futures will get the congregation to a viable idea for social enterprise using their building and/or property.
  • Efficient - It will take most churches about 9-12 months to complete the course.
  • Self-directed - The church works at its own pace.
  • Multi-format learning experience - Content and activities are accessed via printed materials, online videos, games, in-person group exercises and more.
  • Engages leaders AND the whole congregation - The core course is taken by a leadership team of about 5 people from each congregation. Exercises throughout the process help to engage the full congregation in what leaders are learning and what is emerging from the accelerator.
  • Excellent return on investment - Congregations that participated in the pilot are already making great strides towards a sustainable financial model and bringing in as much as $100,000 a year through new mission-aligned income.

Course Overview

How Each Session Works

The Good Futures Accelerator works with teams of three to seven from each participating congregation. At each stage of your learning journey you will complete individual pre work, where you will learn more about the topic; followed by a group session, where your team will gather to discuss, learn, and make decisions.

Take a Sneak Peak

Curious about what to expect from our video content? Take a sneak peek into some clips from Session 1 of our Good Futures video curriculum and meet the team and learn more about why we created the Good Futures Accelerator.

“Without [Good Futures], I think we would be considering selling our building and just trying to survive. We are now starting a business center for local entrepreneurs and small businesses—a real need in our community.”

– Chrissy, Pastor

It works!

  • 9 out of 10 congregations would recommend the Good Futures Accelerator to others
  • 88% said Good Futures was very or extremely helpful in seeing new possibilities for how their property can help further their mission
  • 79% said Good Futures was very or extremely helpful in seeing new possibilities for how their property can generate new revenue streams
  • All but one congregation reported that Good Futures helped increase their understanding of their context

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the course cover?
Does the course have a predetermined start and end date? Do we have to log-in at a certain time for it?

Are you a church related institution (like a seminary or denominational body) looking to make the Good Futures Accelerator available to churches in your network?

Would you like to provide a customized version of the course that is branded with your logo or customized to your denominational context?

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“[Good Futures] has helped us figure out what the needs are in our community and how we can use what we have got… It has really helped counter our scarcity mindset while fostering our imagination.”

– Casey, Pastor