The purpose of the Self Study is to introduce your church to the innovation weekend team. This helps the team learn about the church before the actual weekend takes place. This study helps the church learn more about itself and when the study is completed fully, both the district NLI team and the church can benefit greatly! Here are a few of the things the study contains:

  • Where have you been?
  • What do you do now?
  • How do you share Jesus with your community?


The Innovations Weekend is an exciting time for the church! The weekend is set up very intentionally so that the district NLI team can hear from the staff and key leadership, the newcomers and young adults, the children/youth and the collective church. The weekend concludes with a worship service and sharing of the innovations. Over the next 30 days the church discusses and eventually votes whether to receive the innovations as a whole and continue the journey with NLI.