Phase 2 - Build A Team
Build Your Team:
Now that you have your core leadership team in place, begin to pray for additional team members to join your team. A natural place to start looking (but not exclusively) are the outdoorsmen in your church.
Depending on the size of your Centershot ministry you will want to add two to four team members. These people will have two primary roles; archery instructors and Bible study leaders. You may find people who are equipped and willing to do both. If not, having people “specialize” in one area or the other is a great idea.
Purchase Your Equipment:
Purchasing the necessary equipment will be one of the most important areas of consideration. The money needed to purchase the equipment can be provided in a number of different ways. Some churches have a line item in their budgets for outreach/evangelism and may be willing to invest in Centershot as their outreach. Other ideas are: church sponsored fund-raiser, solicit local businesses or business owners, donations from church members, and game feeds. (Please contact John Rickenbach for other ideas or questions regarding fund raising).
Centershot makes available two different ministry kits depending on the anticipated size of your ministry (we can also customize a kit for your situation). Once the necessary funds have been secured, orders for equipment can be made by faxing a completed Ministry Kit Order Form to: (763) 784-2484. Equipment will be delivered in several drop shipments and will arrive in two to three weeks.
Train Your Leader:
Training your instructors is something that will take some planning and attention. The training for your church will take place after all your equipment has been delivered and will be conducted by a certified Centershot trainer (please note: there is an additional fee charged to train your instructors).
The archery training used in Centershot is similar to the training used in National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). A typical training is eight hours long (conducted on one day, usually a Saturday, 8am-4pm) and is held at your facility. In most cases, the Centershot trainer will arrive the day before the training and work with your team to help set-up the range, assuring it is done safely and properly.
Many times your archery instructors can be trained by local NASP organizations or by your state dept. of natural recourses. Please contact Kevin Vogt for training fees and scheduling.
Training for the Bible study portion (The Plan) of Centershot is contained in the curriculum that you will receive with your Centershot equipment kit. It is a great resource that will walk you through an eight week session on following Jesus. It is a great idea to spend some time with your pastor or church leader, where you can go over the material and ask any questions you may have.