1. GROW Central Learning Community: Gathering 3

    GROW Central is the Kairos Connexion regional hub located in the Midlands.  They are hosting a Learning Community which starts in April 2018 and you are invited to take part.

    The third gathering of the GROW Central Learning Community takes place 2nd – 4th April 2019. For more information please contact the GROW team on admin@growcentral.uk

  2. GROW Central Learning Community: Gathering 2

    GROW Central is the Kairos Connexion regional hub located in the Midlands.  They are hosting a Learning Community which starts in April 2018 and you are invited to take part.

    The second gathering of the GROW Central Learning Community takes place 9th – 11th October 2019. For more information please contact the GROW team on admin@growcentral.uk

  3. Kx Annual Family Community of Practice: Exploring Movement Dynamics with Alan Hirsch

    Hosted by Kx & Grow Central at Westwood Church Coventry

    What is it?

    A 2-day Community of Practice for experienced practitioners and church leaders with teaching, dialogue and reflections from Alan Hirsch, Rich Robinson and the Kairos Connexion team. We will be exploring the dynamics of building a movement of mission in our churches and other arenas of influence. As we embark on our 2018 Community of Practice we’ll be exploring together the 6 strands of missional DNA as we journey through what is, what could be and what will be. We’ll be thinking about what it means for us to be both missional and movemental in our local contexts, our wider regions and our nation. Using 3DM language we’ll be trying to unpack what it means for us to be red hot centres of mission so that we can see increasing missional expressions of church in our towns and cities. Bring your team and come and explore with us.

    Who is invited?
    • Kairos Connexion family churches
    • Church leadership teams who have been part of a 3DM or Kx Learning Community/Community of Practice.
    • Experienced practitioners who are leading out of the values of missional discipleship within the UK
    MEET OUR SPEAKERS
    Alan Hirsch

    Alan Hirsch is the founder of 100MovementsForge Mission Training Network, and Future Travelers.  Alan is also founder of 5Q Collective and resident coach and consultant with the team. Known for his innovative approach to mission, Alan is widely considered to be a thought-leader and key missions strategist for churches across the Western world. Hirsch is the author of 5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ, The Forgotten Ways; co-author of The Shaping of Things to Come, ReJesus and The Faith of Leap (with Michael Frost); Untamed (with Debra Hirsch); Right Here, Right Now (with Lance Ford): On the Verge (with Dave Ferguson); The Permanent Revolution (with Tim Catchim).

    Rich Robinson

    Rich is the Director of 5Q Collective, the training arm of 5Q, which is part of the 100M family. He also leads Catalyse Change, which provides training & coaching for church leaders and other organizations to equip and enable them around discipleship, leadership, mission and multiplication. Over the past 10 years he has led pioneering work using 3DM tools & training across Europe, Australasia and Canada. Locally, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he works for Cairn, a ministry working with churches in the Celtic lands, training them to recapture discipleship & mission at the heart of their culture and practice.

    What are the timings of the event?

    We’ll start at 9:30am on Wednesday 7th February and finish by 4pm on Thursday 8th February.  There will be an evening social event on the Wednesday evening from 8pm.

    How can I book in my team?

    Follow this link to our Eventbrite page and book in your team. Early bird tickets with a 10% discount are on sale until 31st December so don’t miss out.

  4. GROW Central Senior Leaders Retreat Day

    GROW Central is the Kairos Connexion regional hub located in the Midlands.  They are hosting a Learning Community which starts in April 2018 and you are invited to take part.

    Their Senior Leaders Retreat Day is a chance for Leaders in the region to come together to reflect on discipleship culture.  For more information please contact admin@growcentral.uk

  5. GROW Central Learning Community

    GROW Central is the Kairos Connexion regional hub located in the Midlands.  They are hosting a Learning Community which starts in April 2018 and you are invited to take part.

    We are hosting an abridged Learning Community experience this October for those who are ready to start on the journey with us now. The full Learning Community programme will begin in April 2018 and the dates for those gatherings are as follows:

    Senior Leaders Retreat:   Tues 9th January 2018
    Gathering 1:                          24th-26th April 2018
    Gathering 2:                          9th-11th October 2018
    Retreat:                                   Early Jan 2019
    Gathering 3:                          2nd-4th April 2019
    Gathering 4:                          TBC

     

    For more information contact the GROW team on admin@growcentral.uk

  6. Form UK Stories

    We love Form!  An intense year of discipleship, rooted in a culture of leadership and mission running in several Kx family churches.   Last week we shared some stories from Form USA,  here is a video of similar stories from Form UK trainees.

    There are three ways you can get involved in form.

    1.  Give a year to form as a trainee yourself and see see what God can do!
    2.  Recommend form to one or two young adults from your church and send them off on a life changing adventure!
    3.  Start a Form training centre at your church.

    To find out more about each of these head to www.form-uk.org.

  7. God Can Radically Change Your Life Through Form

    FORM is an intensive year-long discipleship internship for young adults, currently running in 4 locations in the UK and also in the USA.  Here are a few stories from this years trainees at Form Fort Wayne, Indiana about what God has done with them over the past year.

    “FORM Fort Wayne year number two was a great success! We had nine new trainees and three young adults returning for a more intense year of leadership training. Here are some questions we asked them with answers…
    How has FORM been worth the investment of the cost and nine months of your life?
    • Without FORM it would have taken me probably nine years instead of nine months to learn to hear the voice of the Lord – Hannah
    • It help me grow in commitment- Ross
    • FORM has been worth the cost because it has made a substantial and lasting difference in how I view my relationship with Christ, my relationship with others, and what following God with my whole life really means – Malachi
    • FORM has drastically changed my life. It has pruned my character, altered my life goals, produced many skills I was unaware I had, and has given me a deep hunger and thirst for Holy Spirit, His presence and His power – Wardell
    • It has taught me how to live opposite the American dream and truly live a life worth living and for a worthy God -Hayden
    • I think Form is an amazing opportunity. Giving up a whole year to hear/pursue God I think is something God really honors. If you allow Him, God can radically change your life through Form. It is definitely worth your time because it teaches you how to live in community and gives you some great tools to help you in your relationship with God -Brandy
    • It has shifted my perception of ministry and forever changed my approach to reaching people with the Gospel. Form experience = Priceless – Daren
    How have you changed the way you live?
    • I consult God more with my decision making – Ross
    • I have an increased focus on intentionally making room for God’s will in my days and decisions both through more set aside time to spend with Him and a greater awareness of His desires for my life – Malachi
    • I no longer chase money, relationships, or self gratification. I now prioritize my time to read the word, pray, seek Holy Spirit, and share the Kingdom with everyone around me by sharing the Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection – Wardell
    • I’ve gained freedom from sin struggles, as well as I don’t spend all my time worried about the pursuit of the American dream – Hayden
    • I quit neglecting the “little” stuff and do them despite not knowing the end results – Dan
    • Creating predictable patterns and rhythms. Used to fly by the seat of my pants, now I’ve learned to keep my belt on, and fastened tight – Daren
    • I’ve started to see my life differently than I have in the past. Everything is an opportunity. I have started to become more aware of God in day to day life. I’ve started to put on the armour of God before I go to work. I’ve started to see ways I can fight against the enemy. Praying/talking to God is becoming even more important to me – Brandy
     You can find out more about Form USA here.  Look out for some stories from the UK Form Trainees soon!
  8. Learning Community Taster Day – COVENTRY

    This is a Taster Day workshop for church leaders and their teams who are exploring a discipleship & mission Learning Community starting in the Autumn of 2017.

    Booking details here www.growcentral.eventbrite.co.uk, or to be added to the Grow Central mailing list (the name of the Kx Coventry Hub) email mikeknight@westwoodchurch.co.uk

     

    IMG-20160521-WA0002A Learning Community Taster Day is a workshop designed to give a feel for what a full Learning Community is like.  You will be introduced to the basic structure of a Learning Community which is to aid reflection, learning, dreaming and planning for your church or community.

    The three questions which are asked are:

    • What Is? (an honest reflection of where things are right now)
    • What Could Be? (an opportunity to dream big dreams with God about the future)
    • What Will Be? (making concrete goals and plans to move towards the big dreams)

     

    Many church teams have found this process to be incredibly valuable in moving towards embedding a culture of discipleship and mission in their contexts.

    For more about Learning Communities click here.

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