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 Family Leaders & Spouses retreat with Bob & Pam Rognlien

    Join us again for our Kx Leaders and Spouses retreat for our family churches.  Once again we will be going to Windmill Conference Centre in Clanfield, Oxfordshire – this time for longer we loved it so much last time!

    Booking and more info will be available in 2018 but get this in your diary now!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Living on the Frontline

    One of the things the Kairos Connexion development team are up to is creating tools and new forms of training to help churches become able to live as the church was always intended to be – full of power and authority, vibrant communities, sharing the good news of Jesus to those we find ourselves living and working amongst. Over the next year we will be offering those to the Kx family and beyond.

    One of the first of those is a new and updated edition of Nic Harding’s book on spiritual warfare entitled ‘Living on the Frontline: A beginner’s guide to spiritual warfare.’

    ‘This second expanded edition of Living on the Frontline incorporates further teaching on prayer and the use of corporate weapons of warfare. This beginner’s guide to spiritual warfare is essential for any Christian who wants to work together with Jesus and his church to ultimately deliver the deathblow to the enemy. This updated edition of Living on the Frontline was developed in response to an unprecedented level of attacks on key leaders and churches, especially in the areas of false accusation, marriage pressures, illness and premature death. It will help to equip individual Christians and churches to defend themselves more effectively and enforce the victory of the cross in their situations.’

    The book will be available to buy at the official launch at our Leaders Day on Wednesday 22nd November or you can order it from Amazon here.  We highly recommend it to you!

     

  7. Training at the Frontier in Tunbridge Wells

     

    One of the training options that we offer to churches is our Learning Communities.  These are generally 4 immersions spaced out over 2 years and are an intensive way of getting teaching, process time and strategic planning for church leaders and their teams. The Tunbridge Wells Learning Community have just finished their 3rd immersion and Sean Dooley sent us this story about how they’ve been raising other leaders up to run LCs themselves.

     

    “One of the great things about the Tunbridge Wells LC is that it has been the vehicle for Frontier Leader Training. We are clearly modelling to all the participants on the LC the taking of LC leaders around the discipleship square (see diagram). We deliberately point out to the participants on the LC that, for example, ‘Andy Strajnic is now doing L3 as a LC leader on this third immersion. Please encourage and support him.’

     

    We call it Frontier Leader Training because we are taking a select group of people who have not only internalised missional discipleship, but are living it and have the anointing to coach others in it. Our hope is that they will be the guys that will develop missional discipleship training for other church leaders in their relational networks, using the 3DM material. In other words, that they would be leaders on the frontier of training church leaders in mission and discipleship. In turn doing what I have done with them – training other Frontier Leaders. In fact, Phil Stokes is doing that as I write!

     

    I spoke to Paul Maconochie (Director of 3DM USA) recently and he reminded me that getting a movement going requires doing the same things, in the same way, over and over, until people ‘get it’ and begin to run with it themselves. The guys we are training are leaders on the frontier of making that happen in our nation and that is no overstatement. There are still thousands of churches in our nation that have not even begun to ask the right questions about what is wrong with the church, let alone begun to search for the answers. There is still massive scope for Learning Communities.

     

    Those currently on Frontier Leaders Training are Andy Strajnic, Phil Stokes, Nic Bradshaw and Richard Glazier.”

     

    Sean Dooley
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