Reimagine Church for Small Groups, Module 4: Leadership Culture

Reimagine Church for Small Groups, Module 4: Leadership Culture

Reimagine Church for Small Groups, Module 4: Leadership Culture

Welcome to the fourth module of Reimagine Church for Small Groups. Over the next six weeks you and your small group will be exploring Discipleship Culture and learning some great tools that you can use to help develop and maintain that culture going forwards.

In this session you will:

  • Learn about leading yourself
  • Explore the leadership pathway
  • Learn about definitions of leadership
Nic Harding, Kairos Connexion Director, Liverpool

About your tutor: Nic Harding

In 2015 Nic handed on the leadership of Frontline Church, Liverpool, which he and his wife Jenny planted in Liverpool in 1991. It grew to be a church of about 1000 adults and children and has had a significant influence and impact in the city of Liverpool in the UK, and beyond.

Prior to that Nic had his own general medical practice in Bristol where along with his wife he pioneered a number of congregations over the 18 years of his involvement in the local church. He was bi-vocational in ministry and general practice for 12 years before giving up medicine in 1993.

Read more

Since handing on Frontline Church, Nic has taken on the role of Director for both Kairos Connexion (Kx) and Together for the Harvest (TFH). Kx is a national network of leaders and churches (of which Frontline is a part) that are working together ‘to see the nation transformed by the gospel through a movement of missionary disciples’. Nic is involved in networking, coaching leaders, and training churches (http://www.kairosconnexion.org). It is the expression of 3DM in England and Wales. TFH is a network of churches committed to reaching every man, woman and child in the Liverpool city region in a 10 year period. Needless to say both these responsibilities keep him pretty busy! Nic’s saving grace is being married to Jenny for over 43 years. They have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren. Nic is a card-carrying introvert who loves a good book, exploring new places, starting and developing new things, and surprisingly – meeting new people.

 

Reimagine Church for Small Groups, Module 4: Leadership Culture

Reimagine Church: Module 4, Leadership Culture

Reimagine Church: Module 4, Leadership Culture

Welcome to Reimagine Church online training. These 4 modules over 40 weeks will take you through the vital topics of

  1. Missional Culture
  2. Discipleship Culture
  3. Community Culture
  4. Leadership Culture

Each module is composed of 3 parts

  • 4 weeks of input to the senior leadership team. The first input is a deep dive introduction of 180 mins, followed by 3 shorter inputs of 90 mins. They are all a mixture of video input plus team discussion. All video inputs can be watched directly from the website or from the YouTube link.
  • 6 weeks of input to the small groups, covering similar ground, but at a slightly simpler level, with plenty of discussion and group exercises. With the small group inputs are pdfs of different sets of notes, both for the small group leaders, and the group members.
  • 6 weeks of sermon outlines for those who would like to accompany the 3 modules with Sunday sermons that go alongside.

In this fourth module of Reimagine Church, your wider leadership team will be exploring Leadership Culture and learning some great tools that you can share with your small groups in the following 6 weeks.

You will:

  • Review the previous module Community Culture
  • Explore how to build a leader-raising culture
  • Learn about the Leadership Pathway and Leadership Square
Reimagine church for small groups: Module 3, Community Culture

Reimagine church for small groups: Module 3, Community Culture

Reimagine church for small groups: Module 3, Community Culture

Welcome to the third module of Reimagine Church for small groups: Community Culture

·You will learn about:

–  The church as family

– Leading as a spiritual parent

Nic Harding, Kairos Connexion Director, Liverpool

About your tutor: Nic Harding

In 2015 Nic handed on the leadership of Frontline Church, Liverpool, which he and his wife Jenny planted in Liverpool in 1991. It grew to be a church of about 1000 adults and children and has had a significant influence and impact in the city of Liverpool in the UK, and beyond.

Prior to that Nic had his own general medical practice in Bristol where along with his wife he pioneered a number of congregations over the 18 years of his involvement in the local church. He was bi-vocational in ministry and general practice for 12 years before giving up medicine in 1993.

Read more

Since handing on Frontline Church, Nic has taken on the role of Director for both Kairos Connexion (Kx) and Together for the Harvest (TFH). Kx is a national network of leaders and churches (of which Frontline is a part) that are working together ‘to see the nation transformed by the gospel through a movement of missionary disciples’. Nic is involved in networking, coaching leaders, and training churches (http://www.kairosconnexion.org). It is the expression of 3DM in England and Wales. TFH is a network of churches committed to reaching every man, woman and child in the Liverpool city region in a 10 year period. Needless to say both these responsibilities keep him pretty busy! Nic’s saving grace is being married to Jenny for over 43 years. They have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren. Nic is a card-carrying introvert who loves a good book, exploring new places, starting and developing new things, and surprisingly – meeting new people.

 

Reimagine church for small groups: Module 3, Community Culture

Reimagine Church: Module 3, Community Culture

Reimagine Church: Module 3, Community Culture

Welcome to Reimagine Church online training. These 4 modules over 40 weeks will take you through the vital topics of

  1. Missional Culture
  2. Discipleship Culture
  3. Community Culture
  4. Leadership Culture

Each module is composed of 3 parts

  • 4 weeks of input to the senior leadership team. The first input is a deep dive introduction of 180 mins, followed by 3 shorter inputs of 90 mins. They are all a mixture of video input plus team discussion. All video inputs can be watched directly from the website or from the YouTube link.
  • 6 weeks of input to the small groups, covering similar ground, but at a slightly simpler level, with plenty of discussion and group exercises. With the small group inputs are pdfs of different sets of notes, both for the small group leaders, and the group members.
  • 6 weeks of sermon outlines for those who would like to accompany the 3 modules with Sunday sermons that go alongside.

In this third module of Reimagine Church, your wider leadership team will be exploring how to build a Community Culture in your church and learning some great tools and skills that you can share with your small groups in the following 6 weeks.

You will:

  •  Explore ‘Oikos’ – the household of the new testament
  •  Learn what it means to be a family on mission

Reimagine Church For Small Groups: Module 2, Discipleship Culture

Reimagine Church For Small Groups: Module 2, Discipleship Culture

Reimagine Church For Small Groups: Module 2, Discipleship Culture

In Session 1 of Module 2 of Reimagine Church, you and your small group will be exploring Discipleship Culture and learning some great tools that you can use to help develop and maintain that culture going forwards.

You will:

·      Learn what a Kairos moment is 

·      Discover some ways to find a kairos moment in your own life

·      Use the Learning Circle tool to process that kairos moment 

Nic Harding, Kairos Connexion Director, Liverpool

About your tutor: Nic Harding

In 2015 Nic handed on the leadership of Frontline Church, Liverpool, which he and his wife Jenny planted in Liverpool in 1991. It grew to be a church of about 1000 adults and children and has had a significant influence and impact in the city of Liverpool in the UK, and beyond.

Prior to that Nic had his own general medical practice in Bristol where along with his wife he pioneered a number of congregations over the 18 years of his involvement in the local church. He was bi-vocational in ministry and general practice for 12 years before giving up medicine in 1993.

Read more

Since handing on Frontline Church, Nic has taken on the role of Director for both Kairos Connexion (Kx) and Together for the Harvest (TFH). Kx is a national network of leaders and churches (of which Frontline is a part) that are working together ‘to see the nation transformed by the gospel through a movement of missionary disciples’. Nic is involved in networking, coaching leaders, and training churches (http://www.kairosconnexion.org). It is the expression of 3DM in England and Wales. TFH is a network of churches committed to reaching every man, woman and child in the Liverpool city region in a 10 year period. Needless to say both these responsibilities keep him pretty busy! Nic’s saving grace is being married to Jenny for over 43 years. They have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren. Nic is a card-carrying introvert who loves a good book, exploring new places, starting and developing new things, and surprisingly – meeting new people.

 

Reimagine Church For Small Groups: Module 2, Discipleship Culture

Reimagine Church: Module 2, Discipleship Culture

Reimagine Church: Module 2, Discipleship Culture

Welcome to Reimagine Church online training. These 4 modules over 40 weeks will take you through the vital topics of

  1. Missional Culture
  2. Discipleship Culture
  3. Community Culture
  4. Leadership Culture

Each module is composed of 3 parts

  • 4 weeks of input to the senior leadership team. The first input is a deep dive introduction of 180 mins, followed by 3 shorter inputs of 90 mins. They are all a mixture of video input plus team discussion. All video inputs can be watched directly from the website or from the YouTube link.
  • 6 weeks of input to the small groups, covering similar ground, but at a slightly simpler level, with plenty of discussion and group exercises. With the small group inputs are pdfs of different sets of notes, both for the small group leaders, and the group members.
  • 6 weeks of sermon outlines for those who would like to accompany the 3 modules with Sunday sermons that go alongside.

In the second part of Reimagine Church for Leaders, your wider leadership team will be exploring Discipleship Culture and learning some great tools that you can share with your small groups in the following 6 weeks.

You will:

  • Review the previous module Missional Culture
  • Try out some different tools to get to the two discipleship questions (more on this later!)
  • Explore the journey of discipleship for you and your team

Reimagine Church For Small Groups: Module 1, Missional Culture

Reimagine Church For Small Groups: Module 1, Missional Culture

Reimagine Church For Small Groups: Module 1, Missional Culture

Welcome to Building Missional Culture.

Over the next 6 weeks you will explore what it means to be on mission with God in your context and have the opportunity to try out some new tools to help you on the journey. Each week you’ll watch a short video presented by Nic Harding and Jennie Taylor and this will be followed by a group discussion and some practical application.

You will:

·        Discover why mission is important to God

·        Explore your identity as a witness and ambassador for Jesus

Reimagine Church For Small Groups: Module 2, Discipleship Culture

Reimagine Church: Module 1, Missional Culture

Reimagine Church: Module 1, Missional Culture

Welcome to Reimagine Church online training.

These 4 modules over 40 weeks will take you through the vital topics of
1. Missional Culture
2. Discipleship Culture
3. Community Culture
4. Leadership Culture

Each module is composed of 3 parts

– 4 weeks of input to the senior leadership team. The first input is a deep dive introduction of 180 mins, followed by 3 shorter inputs of 90 mins. They are all a mixture of video input plus team discussion. All video inputs can be watched directly from the website or from the YouTube link.

– 6 weeks of input to the small groups, covering similar ground, but at a slightly simpler level, with plenty of discussion and group exercises. With the small group inputs are pdfs of different sets of notes, both for the small group leaders, and the group members.

– 6 weeks of sermon outlines for those who would like to accompany the 3 modules with Sunday sermons that go alongside.

Nic Harding, Kairos Connexion Director, Liverpool

About your tutor: Nic Harding

In 2015 Nic handed on the leadership of Frontline Church, Liverpool, which he and his wife Jenny planted in Liverpool in 1991. It grew to be a church of about 1000 adults and children and has had a significant influence and impact in the city of Liverpool in the UK, and beyond.

Prior to that Nic had his own general medical practice in Bristol where along with his wife he pioneered a number of congregations over the 18 years of his involvement in the local church. He was bi-vocational in ministry and general practice for 12 years before giving up medicine in 1993.

Read more

Since handing on Frontline Church, Nic has taken on the role of Director for both Kairos Connexion (Kx) and Together for the Harvest (TFH). Kx is a national network of leaders and churches (of which Frontline is a part) that are working together ‘to see the nation transformed by the gospel through a movement of missionary disciples’. Nic is involved in networking, coaching leaders, and training churches (http://www.kairosconnexion.org). It is the expression of 3DM in England and Wales. TFH is a network of churches committed to reaching every man, woman and child in the Liverpool city region in a 10 year period. Needless to say both these responsibilities keep him pretty busy! Nic’s saving grace is being married to Jenny for over 43 years. They have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren. Nic is a card-carrying introvert who loves a good book, exploring new places, starting and developing new things, and surprisingly – meeting new people.

 

Nic Harding, Kairos Connexion Director, Liverpool

About your tutor: Jennie Taylor

Jennie worked as an Operations Manager, co- leading alongside Nic Harding in Kairos Connexion and Together for the Harvest from 2016 - 2022.

Having previously trained and worked as a Residential and Commercial Property Solicitor, working with church leaders may not seem the most obvious segue. But Jennie’s love of learning, her keen eye for detail and ability to create processes and order out of ideas, visions and other people’s plans helped her to bring Kx ideas off the page and into reality.

Read more

Jennie is one of the senior leaders at Frontline Church Liverpool. At Frontline Liverpool, Jennie is responsible for teaching and helping to both create and outwork the strategy around diversity and racial inclusion. Together with another couple,Jennie leads a missional community whose passion is to reflect the love of God for families in her local area.

Jennie is married to Chris and they have 3 children. Jennie loves meeting new people and chatting with friends; putting the world to rights until the sun comes up. If you can’t find her, Jennie is usually at the allotment, enjoying the slower pace of being close to nature.

Launchpad Huddle

Launchpad Huddle

Launchpad Huddle

Launchpad by Nic Harding is a coaching group (huddle) for growing missional leaders, covering 10 topics over 20 sessions

The ‘Discipleship in a Nutshell’ booklet (DIN) is a useful accompaniment to this curriculum, containing many of the tools we refer to here. Copies are available from naomi@kairosconnexion.org

This Curriculum is designed for churches that want to roll out a huddle for their lay missional leaders. It would therefore suit all missional community leaders, emerging leaders, and potential leaders.

It will form a key part of the church’s leadership pipeline as well as training a cohort of people to be confident missionary disciples.The curriculum takes a potential leader from the basics of mission and discipleship, through becoming a disciple-maker, to leading a group of disciple-makers.

Intended outcomes of this huddle?

Each person growing in confidence and competence to live as a missionary disciple where they live, learn, work or play.

This means growing in confidence to share their faith, find a person of peace, lead someone to Christ, and become a disciple-maker.

Each person developing a strong and effective prayer life, learning to use simple, sticky and reproducible Kx (Kairos Connexion) tools in mission and discipleship

Each person learning how huddle works and being able to use it as a tool to disciple other emerging leaders

Each person growing in the confidence and competence to lead a 3-dimensional group

Nic Harding, Kairos Connexion Director, Liverpool

About your tutor: Nic Harding

In 2015 Nic handed on the leadership of Frontline Church, Liverpool, which he and his wife Jenny planted in Liverpool in 1991. It grew to be a church of about 1000 adults and children and has had a significant influence and impact in the city of Liverpool in the UK, and beyond.

Prior to that Nic had his own general medical practice in Bristol where along with his wife he pioneered a number of congregations over the 18 years of his involvement in the local church. He was bi-vocational in ministry and general practice for 12 years before giving up medicine in 1993.

Read more

Since handing on Frontline Church, Nic has taken on the role of Director for both Kairos Connexion (Kx) and Together for the Harvest (TFH). Kx is a national network of leaders and churches (of which Frontline is a part) that are working together ‘to see the nation transformed by the gospel through a movement of missionary disciples’. Nic is involved in networking, coaching leaders, and training churches (http://www.kairosconnexion.org). It is the expression of 3DM in England and Wales. TFH is a network of churches committed to reaching every man, woman and child in the Liverpool city region in a 10 year period. Needless to say both these responsibilities keep him pretty busy! Nic’s saving grace is being married to Jenny for over 43 years. They have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren. Nic is a card-carrying introvert who loves a good book, exploring new places, starting and developing new things, and surprisingly – meeting new people.

 

Nic Harding, Kairos Connexion Director, Liverpool

About your tutor: Jennie Taylor

Jennie worked as an Operations Manager, co- leading alongside Nic Harding in Kairos Connexion and Together for the Harvest from 2016 - 2022.

Having previously trained and worked as a Residential and Commercial Property Solicitor, working with church leaders may not seem the most obvious segue. But Jennie’s love of learning, her keen eye for detail and ability to create processes and order out of ideas, visions and other people’s plans helped her to bring Kx ideas off the page and into reality.

Read more

Jennie is one of the senior leaders at Frontline Church Liverpool. At Frontline Liverpool, Jennie is responsible for teaching and helping to both create and outwork the strategy around diversity and racial inclusion. Together with another couple,Jennie leads a missional community whose passion is to reflect the love of God for families in her local area.

Jennie is married to Chris and they have 3 children. Jennie loves meeting new people and chatting with friends; putting the world to rights until the sun comes up. If you can’t find her, Jennie is usually at the allotment, enjoying the slower pace of being close to nature.

Raising Missionary Disciples

Raising Missionary Disciples

Raising Missionary Disciples

Raising Missionary Disciples

Why aren’t we making disciples?

In these 4 videos Nic Harding and Jennie Taylor chat about the barriers many of us face when making disciples. We want to see more people come to know Jesus, grow in their faith and share that faith with others but we often get stuck.

These short videos will give you an introduction to Kairos Connexion as we share stories and tools that we’ve practiced over many years as we seek to raise missionary disciples.

Inside Out

Inside Out

Inside Out

Inside Out is an eight-session video based course that comes with a FREE downloadable workbook to equip your small groups to become missional, turning them ‘inside out’. 

Most churches have some kind of small group structure. The groups are usually focussed on fellowship, bible study and prayer. All of these things are great, but could our small groups be more than that? We believe that, based on the New Testament ‘church in the house’, they have the potential to become a significant driver for growth and multiplication in church life. The first step is to turn them ‘inside out’.

Overview of course content for Kairos Connexion: Inside Out course

 

Outcomes

  • Wherever a small group starts on this journey, they should be able to identify those to whom God is calling them to ‘be, do and say good news’.

 

  • The groups will grow in missional confidence, with members able to reach out to family and friends, discovering who is open to the gospel.

 

  • They will discover 3 dimensional rhythms, of up, in and out, in the pattern of regular gatherings, building sustainable rhythms for the group.
  • The spiritual foundations needed to become missional will be growing

 

  • More people will be invited to your guest events (like Christmas and Easter services, or Alpha and Christianity Explored courses)

 

  • In time the group will grow with new believers being added, and it will have the potential to multiply, or give birth to other new groups

 

  • Your small groups can become an engine of growth for your church.
Nic Harding, Kairos Connexion Director, Liverpool

About your tutor: Nic Harding

In 2015 Nic handed on the leadership of Frontline Church, Liverpool, which he and his wife Jenny planted in Liverpool in 1991. It grew to be a church of about 1000 adults and children and has had a significant influence and impact in the city of Liverpool in the UK, and beyond.

Prior to that Nic had his own general medical practice in Bristol where along with his wife he pioneered a number of congregations over the 18 years of his involvement in the local church. He was bi-vocational in ministry and general practice for 12 years before giving up medicine in 1993.

Read more

Since handing on Frontline Church, Nic has taken on the role of Director for both Kairos Connexion (Kx) and Together for the Harvest (TFH). Kx is a national network of leaders and churches (of which Frontline is a part) that are working together ‘to see the nation transformed by the gospel through a movement of missionary disciples’. Nic is involved in networking, coaching leaders, and training churches (http://www.kairosconnexion.org). It is the expression of 3DM in England and Wales. TFH is a network of churches committed to reaching every man, woman and child in the Liverpool city region in a 10 year period. Needless to say both these responsibilities keep him pretty busy! Nic’s saving grace is being married to Jenny for over 43 years. They have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren. Nic is a card-carrying introvert who loves a good book, exploring new places, starting and developing new things, and surprisingly – meeting new people.

 

Brighter

Brighter

Brighter

Brighter is a four-week course for church members to grow in missional confidence.

 Through a mixture of video and hosted sessions, people will grow in 3 confidences – confidence to tell their faith story, to talk about Jesus, and to invite people to a Christian event.

A facilitator’s guide and participant course book are included with the course and can be downloaded. Dozens of churches have used this simple but powerful tool to raise the levels of gospel confidence.

The four 1.5hr sessions are structured as follows:
1)Prepare to Share

2)Habit 1: My story. I regularly share my story with those I meet.

3)Habit 2: God’s story. I know and share God’s story often.

4)Habit 3: Our story. I invite my friends and family to my local church events throughout the year.

Prayer is a central part of this journey and throughout the course participants are encouraged to pray for 5 friends with whom they can share the good news. We would encourage you to ask those who sign up to start thinking about and praying for 5 friends before the course starts.

Each week as well as teaching delivered by video there are also group discussions, activities and homework where everyone has the opportunity to use the tools they have learnt and encourage each other along the journey.

Nic Harding, Kairos Connexion Director, Liverpool

About your tutor: Nic Harding

In 2015 Nic handed on the leadership of Frontline Church, Liverpool, which he and his wife Jenny planted in Liverpool in 1991. It grew to be a church of about 1000 adults and children and has had a significant influence and impact in the city of Liverpool in the UK, and beyond.

Prior to that Nic had his own general medical practice in Bristol where along with his wife he pioneered a number of congregations over the 18 years of his involvement in the local church. He was bi-vocational in ministry and general practice for 12 years before giving up medicine in 1993.

Read more

Since handing on Frontline Church, Nic has taken on the role of Director for both Kairos Connexion (Kx) and Together for the Harvest (TFH). Kx is a national network of leaders and churches (of which Frontline is a part) that are working together ‘to see the nation transformed by the gospel through a movement of missionary disciples’. Nic is involved in networking, coaching leaders, and training churches (http://www.kairosconnexion.org). It is the expression of 3DM in England and Wales. TFH is a network of churches committed to reaching every man, woman and child in the Liverpool city region in a 10 year period. Needless to say both these responsibilities keep him pretty busy! Nic’s saving grace is being married to Jenny for over 43 years. They have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren. Nic is a card-carrying introvert who loves a good book, exploring new places, starting and developing new things, and surprisingly – meeting new people.

 

Nic Harding, Kairos Connexion Director, Liverpool

About your tutor: Jennie Taylor

Jennie worked as an Operations Manager, co- leading alongside Nic Harding in Kairos Connexion and Together for the Harvest from 2016 - 2022.

Having previously trained and worked as a Residential and Commercial Property Solicitor, working with church leaders may not seem the most obvious segue. But Jennie’s love of learning, her keen eye for detail and ability to create processes and order out of ideas, visions and other people’s plans helped her to bring Kx ideas off the page and into reality.

Read more

Jennie is one of the senior leaders at Frontline Church Liverpool. At Frontline Liverpool, Jennie is responsible for teaching and helping to both create and outwork the strategy around diversity and racial inclusion. Together with another couple,Jennie leads a missional community whose passion is to reflect the love of God for families in her local area.

Jennie is married to Chris and they have 3 children. Jennie loves meeting new people and chatting with friends; putting the world to rights until the sun comes up. If you can’t find her, Jennie is usually at the allotment, enjoying the slower pace of being close to nature.