The Five Phases of Beginning a Q Place Ministry
Equipping Centers launch Q Places through five phases:
BUILD… LEARN… EMPOWER… SUPPORT… SUSTAIN
Please refer to diagram.
PHASE 1 – BUILD a Team
A core church leadership team of three people, a Champion Triad, ideally includes one staff person and two lay leaders. This team will support Q Place activity and will be trained and supported by Q Place. The Champion Triad signs the Equipping Center Agreement and Q Place coaches this Triad through all five phases of the process.
Duration: 1-3 months
Resources: Q Place Champion Triad Training (allow 2 ½ days)
How to Start a Q Place
Objective: A local team that will lead a Q Place ministry
PHASE 2 – LEARN the Method
Your church hosts a Q Place workshop where interested Christians begin to learn about Q Place and sign up for newly forming Turbo Groups where they can become equipped as Initiators to facilitate Q Places. This is the first filter to find Q Place Initiators.
Duration: 2 hours
Resource: The Q Place Workshop provided and presented by Q Place
Objectives: Widespread awareness and inspiration in the church about Q Place
Potential Initiators who sign up for Turbo Groups
PHASE 3 – Empower Christians
The Champion Triad leaders facilitate the new Turbo Groups. They empower Christians to learn the basics of how to start a Q Place and assess whether each individual is capable of launching and sustaining a Q Place. During this period, new Triads of potential Initiators form to create the foundation of each new Q Place. This is the second filter to find those who can actually start Q Places in the upcoming year.
Duration: 6-8 weeks
Resource: How to Start a Q Place
Objectives: People who understand the Q Place method, who reflect our core values, and who have a personal vision to start a Q Place with two other Initiators
Blessing and growth for all Turbo Group participants, including those who are not ready to start Q Places
PHASE 4 – Support Triads
Triads begin meeting regularly (every week or biweekly) to get ready to start their Q Place. They pray together, learn new skills, develop relationships with non-Christians, and build trust among themselves as Initiators. The Champion Triad provides coaching and monthly large gathering support for these Triads as they practice Q Place principles, pray, and watch God work.
Duration: 6 months to 1 year
Resource: Q Place Triad Learning Modules available at is360.qplace.com/resources
Objectives: Triads formed, trained, and supported
Q Places launched
PHASE 5 – Sustain the Ministry
The Champion Triad facilitates monthly meetings to equip and sustain Triads that are in various stages of starting Q Places. The Equipping Center continues to cycle through Phases 2-4 with new people.
Resource: Q Place Large Gathering Modules available at is360.qplace.com/resources
Objectives: Everyone in a Q Place, participants and Initiators alike, growing in their knowledge of God and the Bible
People finding Jesus