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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.

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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.

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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.