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  • Introducing Modular Training

    From Nic:

    As I’ve been working with churches around the UK over the last 4 years, I’ve noticed that many leaders and churches are grappling with busyness, struggling budgets, multiple programmes, and high demand projects, but don’t feel they are being particularly effective in seeing lost people come to faith or in raising healthy and motivated disciples and leaders in the life of the church.

    The idea of growing communities of believers where discipleship is the air they breathe, mission the thing that gets them out of bed in the morning, and community the place where they find their most important extended family relationships – is a mere dream. The thought that these groups could also be the most fertile place for growing leaders for the future is a distant hope!

    Kairos Connexion supports leaders and equips churches to be effective in mission, discipleship, community and growing leaders. Our strapline is ‘raising missionary disciples’. Over the years we have developed numerous principles and practices that have blessed hundreds and hundreds of leaders across the UK.  We are now offering this same training through a ‘whole church, easy access, quick win, low cost’ approach.

    Join us for a taster days in either Cambridge or Liverpool to start this journey.

    Cambridge:  8th September,  1pm – 4pm

    Liverpool:  20th October,  9:30 – 12:30

    Contact admin@kairosconnexion.org or fill in our expression of interest form to find out more details about these events or to host a workshop in your area.


  • Typeform Data Breach – our response

    We suspect some data has been compromised in the Typeform breach.

    No personal data is affected.

    We were notified on Friday 29th June at 5:47pm that Typeform, a company we have used to collect survey results, has suffered a data breach. Our initial investigations confirm that no personal data has been compromised because the affected files did not collect any personal data.  We would like to reassure you that your personal data e.g. name, address, date of birth or bank details have not been affected by this data breach. We are currently reviewing our relationship with Typeform.

    The Kairos Connexion Team


  • Full-time Student Worker Post – Coventry

     

    One of the churches which is part of the Kx Midlands hub, Westwood Church, is recruiting for a full-time student worker and Form Discipleship year leader.

     

    Could it be you?

     

    Click the image for more info.

     


  • Kx Privacy Policy

    So, along with every other organisation you’re connected to in the EU, we’ve updated our data privacy notice in line with the new GDPR regulations.  If you’re interested in reading it you can find it here.

    If you’re not already signed up to receive our newsletter, or didn’t respond to our email asking you to confirm your details then you can do that here! We hope you will choose to stay connected to us.

    The Kx team


  • From “surviving” to “thriving” in business: Kx Special Offer

    Brandon Schaefer from Five Capitals is coming to the Kx North West Hub on September 14th & 15th. The Kx hub leaders recently spent some time with Brandon and found his input extremely helpful.

    This is how Five Capitals describe what they do:

    What does it look like to consistently live out a life that’s integratedfull, and impactful? It starts with our priorities, how we view them and live them out. To help participants assess and sort out the 

    priorities of life – we help them discern the “capital” they have in their life. Where do they have time, resources, insights, experiences, relationships to invest to truly and intentionally go after what they desire for their life?

    You can find out more on their website www.fivecapitals.net

    More details about programme and how to book are coming soon, but it will include a focus on business leaders and entrepreneurs and being a disciple in the workplace.

    If you can’t get to the event in September or if you want to get into some of Brandon’s teaching before then, he has let us know about a 5-week webinar series on ‘The Four Essentials of Business’ which is starting next week on Thursday 3rd May. Click here for a flyer with more details.  Brandon has given Kx subscribers a gift – if you sign up and use the code “ThriveWithEssentials” you will get a $75 discount. 


  • Small Groups leading to BIG change

    When we move past the theory, what does it look like to live out the great commission wherever we are?

    Nic writes on the Great Commission website about growing a city-reaching movement.


  • Nic Writes: #1in1000

    Reaching a whole town or city with the gospel. Saturating a place with good news. Completing the great commission where I live. If any of these thoughts excite you then you’ll be pleased to know that a number of places are beginning to ask the questions ‘what might that look like round here?’

    As I’ve had the opportunity to explore and experiment with some of these ideas in the Liverpool city region in recent years, I’ve been asked to input to a number of other places – specifically Chester, Ipswich, Newcastle and Basingstoke this term.

    What would it look like if in 10 years in your place everyone knew someone whose life had been transformed by Jesus? What if every neighbourhood had a small group of Christians living out life together, praying for their streets, practically blessing their neighbours, finding the people of peace, creating pathways to faith, and producing disciple-makers?

    What if we did this so that everyone knew where to get spiritual bread, to get practical help, and to find Jesus? What if we multiplied these groups so that there was one missional expression of church (an MC in our language) for every 1000 people (#1in1000)?

    This is our dream for seeing people and places transformed by the gospel.

    Here’s a bunch of 15+ of those kind of Christians in Liverpool who are praying and plotting to do just that for their neighbourhood. Current plans for the next couple of months include:

    • helping a neighbour with an overgrown garden.
    • continuing to befriend the night-time security guard who watches a particular footballer’s mum’s house in our street.
    • serving and blessing the local catholic primary school in our street (flapjacks for the receptionist so far).
    • taking round bunches of daffodils for the women in our street over the mother’s day weekend and inviting their families to the Easter service.

    What could it look like round your way? 


  • Transform North West – 3 Job Opportunities

    There are some fantastic opportunities to be part of a resource church network in the North West linked with Kx family and friends. http://www.transformnorthwest.org.uk/

    If you are an Anglican or know any who might be up for some challenge and adventure in that part of the world do take a look.

    Transform – St Helens Leader : http://bit.ly/2Flz1fT

    Transform – Warrington Lead: http://bit.ly/2oTRRAq

    Transform Network Leader: http://bit.ly/2Fn4UF3


  • Planting opportunity in Coventry

    Here is an exciting opportunity, linked to one of our Kx Hubs, from Dave Hammond.

    Burton Green is a small village on the edge of Coventry.  HS2 will come very close, houses have been sold to pave the way.

    It has 30 years of prophecy over it. About a flag being raised their and precipitating a move of God across the city. It has been prayed for faithfully through the whole time.

    It sits in 3 different Anglican parishes, it’s affluent, its comfortable, but deeply affected by HS2.

    There is a church service led by faithful older folk on the first Sunday of the month with 20-30 gathering.  It is highly likely that 400 new houses will be built in the area and the small church primary school will be expanded.

    It is just down the road from St John’s, Westwood.  We have a band of about 8-10 people interested in, no passionate about building a kingdom expression in the village.

    There is no leader, I keep trying to find a way to call someone to lead these efforts, but to no avail. As a movement we have talked about planting. Here is an opportunity.

    Are there missionaries in the movement who would be interested to find out more?

    David Hammond
    Photo © John Brightley (cc-by-sa/2.0)


  • New Coaching Webinars coming in 2018

    In partnership with Elim training we are pleased to announce the launch of a series of three training webinars across 2018 for church leaders wanting to develop missional discipleship in their church.

    These webinars have been designed to help church leaders to train their key leaders and teams in developing the missional, discipleship and leadership culture in their churches. Participants are invited to gather a team in their local setting on these 3 Saturday mornings in 2018 to watch and participate in the webinar. Included in the cost is a place for the Senior Leader in an 8 session online Coaching Huddle with an experienced Kx practitioner, which will help you to embed the principles you learn into your local setting.

    Church leaders are encouraged to then work out how to to apply and process the training content in a way that makes best sense for your local context.

    Places are limited and are at a cost of £310* per church for the full 12 months. If you would like to find out more email admin@kairosconnexion.org.

    The Webinars will take place over Zoom (free to download and use) and will run from 9:30am – 12:30pm on Saturdays 20th January, 19th May and 29th September on the following 3 themes.

    1 ‘Missional culture’ 20th January

    Learn how to use the disciple-makers journey tool to help your members identify people of peace and invite them on a journey of discipleship. Gain understanding of how to help your small groups identity their missional focus and vision and find tools to sharpen your own practice as a missionary.

    2 ‘Discipleship culture’ 19th May

    You will learn how to help all your members become learners, disciples. You will discover the four discipleship spaces and how to apply them to your small groups.

    3 ‘Leadership culture’ 29th September

    You will grow in experience of the most effective leadership disciple making tools. You will begin to grow your leadership pipeline.

    We highly recommend the training takes place in a location which has a reliable internet connection, and where participants can comfortably see the screen.

    To register your interest please email us on admin@kairosconnexion.org

    *Cost breakdown:
    Webinars – £50 per church team (one screen) per webinar = total of £150 for the year
    Coaching – £20 per coaching session per senior leader (or per screen if couple leading together). 8 sessions planned excluding August = total of £160
    Grand total of £310 per year per church or £300 if all paid in advance.
    Can be paid in lump sum or in monthly instalments


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