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 raised, orders for equipment can be made by
sending a completed Ministry Kit Order Form to the address/fax number on the form. 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 John Rickenbach 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.