1. Kx Learning Community with Kings Arms Bedford & 3DM: Gathering 1

    This 2018-19 Learning Community, a partnership between the Apostolic Ministry of King’s Arms Church, Kairos Connexion and 3D Movements will consist of a series of three day immersion experiences that incorporate teaching and training, expert coaching, and a chance to experience proven vehicles for discipleship and mission.

    At the conclusion of each immersion experience, you will leave with a detailed six-month plan to accomplish the things you believe God has called your church community to do. Furthermore, the two-year process includes coaching huddles for senior leaders to help you put your plan into action.

    Dates:  2-4 May 2018, 31 Oct-2 Nov 2018, 1-3 May 2019, 30 Oct-1 Nov 2019

    Cost: £1500 per year (£3000 in total for the whole programme, payable in six monthly instalments on the 1st February & July respectively.)

    This cost covers:  Materials, refreshments, lunch and dinner on immersion days. Plus two years of fortnightly huddles for the senior leaders development & support to put the plan into action!

    For more information, contact hannah.hicks@kingsarms.org

    The two year Learning Community journey entails a carefully orchestrated process which progresses from discipleship to mission as outlined below.

    Building a Discipling Culture

    This covers the key principles, values and learning points that help to create and establish a strong culture of missional discipleship.  We will look at how shared culture, mind-set and key values (covenant and kingdom, invitation and challenge) can help people take personal responsibility for their own discipleship and begin to live out their identity, faith, missional vision and call.

    Multiplying Missional Leaders

    In this gathering we will look at how to identify, develop, train and release leaders.  This will include looking at vision and values, training infrastructure, intentional discipleship environments (huddles) and principles (Lifeshapes) creating a culture of innovation and allowing freedom to fail.

    Leading Missional Communities

    This gathering focuses on how to create, value and release the “spiritual households” that impact their neighbourhood or network of relationships.  There will be input on developing a balanced three-dimensional lifestyle of faith, community and mission and how that life can be expressed in many different ways.  Teams will learn more about principles and lessons learned from those involved in the process of establishing and releasing Missional Communities.

    Leading Kingdom Movements

    This gathering looks at the principles and practices of establishing a strong resourcing centre and how to establish prayer, develop training, practice hospitality and ensure strong pastoral care.  Team focus on the mission centre as a resourcing base which missional communities orbit in and out of on a regular rhythm, thus growing a sustainable missional movement.

  2. NW Hub Missional Communities Conference

    Saturday 18th November 9am-3pm, Frontline Church Liverpool.

    Join us as leaders across North West England gather for a time to reflect, dream and discuss all things related to missional communities. We are excited to welcome Keld Dahlmann from Denmark who is coming to speak. He leads a church as well as being senior leader of TOM (The Order of Mission). If you are interested in building communities centered around the gospel then this will be a fantastic day for you.

    Book on here or email Kate Eaglestone on katee@frontline.org.uk. The day will include free childcare and food, as well as teaching, training, discussion, worship, planning and eating. It is open to anyone in the North West region.

    We look forward to seeing you then!

  3. Grow Central Learning Community: Gathering 1



    Grow Central is the Kairos Connexion regional hub located in the Midlands.  They are hosting a Learning Community which starts in October 2017 and you are invited to take part.

     

    Gathering One: Building a Discipling Culture

    This Gathering covers the key principles, values and learning points that help to create and establish a strong culture of missional discipleship. We will look at how shared culture, mind-set and key values (covenant and kingdom, invitation and challenge) can help people take personal responsibility for their own discipleship and begin to live out their identity, faith, missional vision and call.

    We will send out a detailed programme nearer to the time but below are the start and finish times.  

    • Family dinner on day one (Tuesday 10th October) will be from 6:00pm, giving us an opportunity to connect and be together.
    • On days two and three (Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th) coffee will be available from 8.45am and we will begin at 9am sharp with worship and prayer.
    • We will finish each day by 4:30pm.

    We hope you will join us on this journey.

  4. 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.

  5. Discipleship & Mission Workshop – WATFORD

    What’s the problem with mission and discipleship?

    IMG_9348We find ourselves as church leaders in an increasingly complex and frustrating landscape when it comes to mission and discipleship.  So what’s the problem? Why are we struggling? What is God saying to the church today? How did Jesus fulfill his heavenly mandate to ‘seek and save that which was lost’, and raise a bunch of world-changing disciple-makers?
    These are some of the questions we will be exploring in our workshop on 25th Feb 2017 where we’ll have a mixture of teaching, personal reflection time, small group discussion (with the team you bring with you), question and answer, prayer, and planning for the future.
    Remember… ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing but expecting different results.’ Einstein
    Cost: £20  Click here to book

    WHY NOT STAY FOR DISCUSSION OVER LUNCH? Bring a packed lunch or grab a takeaway (loads very nearby!) and make the most of the morning. We will have the room until 2pm.

  6. Kx Leaders Day Report

    16143178_1854805124741178_5899163003245189049_nWe gathered for a KX leaders day at the Bluecoat venue in Liverpool this week.

    Right from the start it was obvious that this is an extended family with a big vision. The tone was relaxed and informal yet intense in its clear goals and prophetic vision, an amazing combination of urgency and refreshing companionship. From the corporate worship time to the end where we stood and cried out to God in intercession and prayer of our family of churches there was a real feeling of movement and seeking God for every step of His direction for us to impact this nation. We were small in number but large in our influence I felt.

    Nic’s prophetic guidance on spiritual warfare was very timely and there was an apostolic weight to the call, I pray we heed it, pursue it and become intentional in all we do to model praying with passion and faith for a new generation and for taking new territory. I also feel the timing of what Ruth Perrin spoke on about the millennials and the opportunities with that generation was really where God wants us to be more intentional. The call from both Ruth and also Josh Cutting from FORM I felt was very much a call from God’s heart for this time. It simply must be on our prayer agenda, our time agenda, it must be built into our discipleship culture and our lives to coach, raise up and walk with that generation. Jesus himself chose most of his disciples from just that age range and it was clearly effective!

    I came away with a greater sense of family, a clearer prophetic vision and the feeling that as a family of churches on a mission we are living in an amazing time with amazing opportunities. The day lifted my gaze, clarified my priorities and bonded me with a great group of friends all living our lives in the same direction – it doesn’t get much better than that for a Andy Strajnicleader.

     

    Andy Strajnic

    Highway Christian Church, Bicester

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