OUR PROGRAM LETS YOU START SOMETHING NEW TO HELP PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
StartNew, a strategy of FiveTwo, activates Christian entrepreneurs to launch new ventures that serve their local communities. The StartNew Course is based on more than 50 years of combined ministry & launch experience and has helped launch more than 50 ventures using our signature process.
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Our proven, signature, step-by-step programs teaches Christian leaders and entrepreneurs to build, fund, and launch new ventures.
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BUILD
  • Team
  • Customer
  • Venture
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FUND
  • Model
  • Pitch
  • Fundraising
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LAUNCH
  • Action Plans
  • Partnership
  • Refresh & Refine
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Bill Woolsey
With decades of experience in starting and leading ministries, churches and networks, Bill now invests his life in men and women who want to reach people for Jesus in new, creative ways.

After serving congregations in the Midwest, he and his family planted CrossPoint Community Church in Houston, a congregation that led his denomination (LCMS) in baptisms for much of the 2000s. In 2009 he led the launch of FiveTwo, a network that helps men and women grow their God-given dreams into ministries and businesses that last.

Bill authored “Seven Steps to Start” a practical how-to start book written from a front-row seat of over 30 years of outreach experience. He and his wife of 34 years, Julie, have 3 children: Timothy, and his wife, Caitlyn; Abigail, her husband Nick and son, Ezra; and Samuel.
Randy Miller
Randy brings broad experience and a depth of insight to help any group and organization achieve its goals. He creates an environment that helps teams to unleash passionate vision as well as guides them to develop tangible steps to realize that vision. Randy has specific experience in values discovery, donor engagement, startup sustainability, and community transformation.

For over 15 years, Randy has served as a parish pastor and has volunteered in nonprofits of various sizes and complexities. He has diverse contexts including in areas such as New York, Tennessee, Michigan, and Texas.

Randy is certified in both Auxano’s Vision Frame and Horizontal Storyline experiences. He also holds a certification in the Patterson Center’s Strategic Operating Plans experience.
Chris Kopka
Chris Kopka describes himself as a poet by passion, a lawyer by training, and a business strategist by accident. He is driven to foster human flourishing, hospitality & peace (shalom).

He helps cooperative
boards serve their members through good governance & effective strategy and volunteer as a fundraising coach.

Over his career, he has had
25+ years in progressively senior financial services leadership, culminating in Fortune 500 C-suite roles. He has served as an adjunct professor teaching about cooperative & community-owned business models.

For the last several months, he has been diving into a new path as a photographer and filmmaker.
Oscar Benavides
Oscar came to FiveTwo in 2017 with vast experience in both churches and nonprofits. His first ministry started at age 19 when he launched a street evangelism ministry and four years later a door-to-door evangelism ministry for low-income Latino families in West Dallas.

His passion for evangelism continued after Seminary as a Pastor of Youth and Missions for a church in North Dallas where he served for over 12 years.

Since 2007 he was the Executive Director of LINC North Texas where he started several new ministries in public schools.

His education includes a Master’s in Theology, a pastoral colloquy from Concordia Seminary, and non-profit training from the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative and the Arbinger Institute.

Oscar's greatest joy comes from his marriage to Jennifer since 1990 and being a father of two adopted children Bailey and Micah and three foster children.
Tom Eggbrecht
Tom has been a pastor for twenty-four years and is located in central Florida. He most recently was Senior Pastor of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for fifteen years, having also served congregations in North Carolina and Northern Virginia.

He served as an adjunct professor of Theology at Concordia University — Wisconsin for thirteen years.

Tom serves on various boards and in leadership roles of several organizations including The Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee, Acacia Theatre Company, Adult Day Services of Lutheran Living Services, Common Ground (a community organizing group bringing real and positive change to the city of Milwaukee), and as Circuit Counselor for the west side Milwaukee churches of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod.

He is married to Tammy, and enjoys time together with her dining out, biking, or going to Disney for a day or an evening. He is father to Ashlyn and Benjamin.
THE STARTNEW COURSE PREPARES YOU TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Go from someone with an idea to serve their community, but doesn't know where to start, to a leader who successfully launched a venture that actively helps their community
With our StartNew course,
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You will walk through a proven, step-by-step process to build your venture
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You will gain clarity on how your faith fits into the mix
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You will vet and test your idea before you launch
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You will learn how to recruit partners and find funding to make it happen
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You will know your path forward with defined 90-day, 1-year, and 3-year action plans
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You will set the pace of the process that fits your schedule and timeline