What is Dough?

Dough is a social entrepreneurship initiative of Wayzata Community Church created to help people and ideas rise.

Hunger? Homelessness? Job creation?
Get ready to be tackled.

We are now in PHASE 3 of DOUGH!
This is where our team of Skill Coaches will come in! We need people who have gifts and expertise in a multitude of areas to use their Monday through Friday vocational experience to help further these good ideas. As a skills coach you will be “on call” to be contacted by one of our Navigators to give some directed help in a specific area where you have expertise.

The areas of greatest need are Legal, Marketing and Promotion, Financial Forecasting, Accounting/Budgeting, Entrepreneurial/Business Strategy, Writing, People Skills, Personnel, and Volunteer Management. But there is truly a need for all types of vocational experience, so please take this opportunity to participate in Dough!

If you would like to be a skills coach please complete this form.  If you have questions, contact Danielle Jones.

How Does Dough Work?

PHASE 1: APPLY (September 13, 2020 – January 5, 2021)
Applicants city-wide are invited to submit an introduction to their ideas to change the world for the better via this website.

PHASE 2: SCREEN (January 6, 2021 – January 20. 2021)
All ideas will be screened according to an objective set of criteria evaluating the concept around three questions:

• Is this a good idea?
• Is this a feasible idea?
• Is this fit with Wayzata Community Church values?

Selected semi-finalists will be moved to phase 3.

PHASE 3: NAVIGATE (January 21, 2021 – May 2, 2021)
Semi-finalists will be paired up with a “Navigator” who will serve as a main point of contact to shepherd applicants forward through the process. In this phase, “Skills Coaches”–church members who have deep knowledge and who are willing to provide their support to you at no cost–will be available to help you polish your idea.

Four “Rise Nights” which gather all semi-finalists will also be available to allow applicants to experience hands-on consulting support, critical pitch help, business and strategy planning assistance, as well as invaluable networking with other like-minded young social entrepreneurs. The point of this phase is to prepare for “Pitch Week.”

PHASE 4: PITCHING (May 3, 2021 – May 22, 2021)
“Pitch Week” will be an applicant’s opportunity to finally pitch their idea to a group of judges empowered by the church to award funding from a pool of $200,000 to the best pitches and ideas.

“…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)

Contact / Location

Contact info

Address: 125 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-8877

Worship / Calendar

Sunday Worship

8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. Parables and 10:45 a.m.
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Please visit WC-Connect for current calendar information.