Ministry Strategist for Missions
Meet Brian Jones
Brian Jones had a thriving career in the FBI before leaving to attend Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. Once graduated he served at First United Methodist Church in Newnan, GA and Colonial Church in Edina, MN.
Brian understands the diverse demands and responsibilities in a church. Known for his innovative and strategic thinking, he not only speaks the language of pastor but also brings a thoughtful systems approach to his work.
Most recently, Brian became the founder and Executive Director of Innové Studios where he had the incredible opportunity to pioneer a church missions model called “Shark Tank for churches” by Minnesota Business Magazine. Innové Studios has helped churches reinvigorate their missions programs, reengage their congregations, and revitalize their communities through the successful funding and launch of 21 social ventures.
Brian’s wife Danielle is the Minister of Mission and Congregational Life at Wayzata Community Church, where he serves on the camp board. He has two wonderful daughters, Campbell and Charlotte, and he has seen all the Marvel movies at least a million times.
- GENEROSITY ASSESMENT
- Innové Process
No matter the size of your God-inspired dreams, it can be daunting to think about chasing down the necessary resources. The truth is that while vision almost always exceeds current realities, the means to support your vision is within your grasp.
With Generis, you’re not alone. Our customized Campaign approach will help you assess, rethink and reframe your current reality, allowing you to reach your specific goals while also establishing a foundation for increased generosity overall.
Let’s be honest; there are times when one-on-one guidance, encouragement and accountability brings out the best in us and accelerates our ability to chase down those big, audacious dreams. The Generis Coaching experience is designed to align with your greatest needs and is delivered over a period of time that makes the most sense for you.
From time to time, it can be extremely helpful to analyze the habits of your overall giving climate to see what is currently working as well as where opportunities for a culture of generosity to increase might exist.
The Generosity Assessment is a one-day experience that provides a thorough assessment of your church’s effectiveness and reveals new opportunities for creating a culture of generosity. Think of it like an x-ray into the giving perspective of the church.
We are called to be a light to the world, but one of the greatest challenges churches face is the rapidly changing face of missions. Missions is typically the third largest budget item after salaries and facilities, yet it can often drift in terms of the attention it receives.
The Missions Assessment is designed to offer practical assistance to help your church discover the right strategy and model that leverages your unique culture and values, leading to a tangible impact in your surrounding community while also mobilizing engagement in your congregation. We will help you navigate this changing landscape with current research, best practices, biblical principles, and a whole lot of listening to your church’s unique heart and stories.
Every church wants to bless the community around them, fulfilling their call be be a light to the world. Every church also wants to deeply engage their congregation, empowering them to be hands and feet in missions. What if you could do that–plus a whole lot more–in a single program. We call it the Innové Process.
The Innové Process provides a comprehensive missions engagement for your entire church that engages the business professionals in your congregation in order to launch brand new social ventures that do measurable good for people in your church’s surrounding community. Generis will help your church implement your own Innové program, providing structure and management of the project that includes coaching and step-by-step know how.