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

    Our annual Community of Practice for our family churches will be taking place at Westwood Church, Coventry on Wednesday 7th February and Thursday 8th February 2018.

    We will be exploring the dynamics of building a movement of mission in our churches and other arenas and we are very excited to have Alan Hirsch and Rich Robinson joining us.

    More details coming soon.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!
  7. 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.

  8. Kx RECOMMENDS: Forward 2017 – Energising Entrepreneurial Leadership

    This is an event which a Kx Hub Leader is involved in.

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    Forward 2017 is a new and unique gathering of Christian leaders working in Commerce, Church and Community.

    Forward 2017 imageThis conference features presentations and interviews with influential speakers and explores the opportunities and issues that arise when church, commerce and community connect together?

    In this season of uncertainty Christian leaders need to engage in a new level of entrepreneurial thinking and collaborative working – to be a powerful force for good and God in our society.

    We are limiting attendance to 150 leaders to facilitate open discussion and achieve the highest quality networking.

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