In partnership with Lexington United Methodist Church, we are excited to offer a training Institute here on our very own campus! Beginning in 2020, we hope to explore missional leadership, fresh expressions of church planting, and discipleship development over the course of the following months. This Institute will cost $1,000, and will begin on January 10-11, 2020. Registration will be due by December 20, 2019.
Module 1: Exploring the Call of Missional Leaders
Designed to help participants and their teams understand and articulate the character, calling and competency of being missional leaders, we dive into what it means to embody holistic leadership. Beginning with a personal assessment, we help you learn how to integrate these three essential elements as you discover how to best live out your calling.
Module 2: Introduction to New Contextual Churches
Beginning with foundational theories and practices of planting new contextual churches, we explore the various models and options for church multiplication in order to help leaders and their teams identify the best practices and approaches for their unique contexts and gifts.
Module 3: Understanding Context
Recognizing the importance of evaluating cultural surroundings, we will provide practical tools for understanding people and their values, interests, and practices as expressed in their specific contexts.
Module 4: Developing and Multiplying Disciples
Knowing the significance of empowering others for ministry, we will offer biblical and practical foundations for developing and multiplying disciples by mobilizing those who surround you. It is during this session that we explore the dynamics of developing an effective ministry team.
Module 5: Engaging the World
With a focus on building faithful communities of God’s Kingdom, we will study evangelism by exploring the dynamic relationship between God’s Word and God’s World. Through this lens, we will help leaders and their teams recognize how they can build authentic congregations that embody the message of the Gospel.