ARE YOU CALLED AND COMPETENT TO PLANT?
Are you trying to discern if church planting is something you are called to do? We host day seminars to help you discern. While everyone can be a part of a church plant, not everyone is gifted to lead or co-lead a plant. In this seminar we examine the competencies needed to be a successful church planter and assess areas of strength and needed growth. In addition, we take a look at your character, what it takes to form a core team, as well as discover if you have the capacity to plant at this time.
PRACTICING THE BASICS OF CHURCH PLANTING
If you are in the pre-plant phase, or are a new plant (within the first three years) then this is your learning cohort. In every endeavor, in every field, knowing and practicing the basics is integral to success. The engaging learning cohort is framed around eight competencies: Movement Intelligence, Polycentric Leadership, Being Disciples, Making Disciples, Missional Theology, Ecclesial Architecture, Community Formation and Incarnational Practices (see explanation below) which you will learn about at the beginning of the cohort. This learning cohort is a pre-requisite to the establishing learning cohort, as you must have a working knowledge of these competencies before moving forward. This is designed for a planter or co-planters.
BECOMING A MORE COMPETENT PLANTER
This learning cohort is the second year of the G8 training (followed by the Engaging LC) where you learn to become more competent as a planter, moving toward knowing the basics instinctually as you go deeper in each of the eight themes and eight competencies learned in year one. Your coach will help you look at these eight themes and competencies with your team and context in mind. This final year of training is designed for a planter and/or co-planters.
TRAINING FOR COACHES AND FACILITATORS
Once you have completed the Engaging and Establishing Learning Cohorts (LC), you are eligible to apply for the Equipping LC. This learning cohort is about cultivating movement makers. It is training for speakers, coaches and facilitators who want to help multiply learning cohorts. Experienced coaches will walk beside you to discern areas in which God is calling you to specialize. You will learn to put yourself in the shoes of planters who are just starting, using your five-fold gifting to help others move forward. The equipping cohort helps you become a master in your craft.
Our Approach to Training
MISSIONAL THOUGHT LEADERS AND PRACTITIONERS WE CONNECT WITH INCLUDE:
Church Strategist, Author – San Francisco, CA
Founding Pastor, Life on the Vine, Professor, Northern Seminar, Author – Chicago, IL
Founding Pastor, New City Church, Founder, LA Church Planting Movement – Los Angeles, CA
Founder, Missio, Pastor, Adullam, Author – Denver, CO
Founding Pastor, City Church San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
Co-founder, Restore Communities, Missional Strategist, Missio, Author – Austin, TX
Founder and President, Center Quest, Spiritual Director, Author – Pasadena, CA
Founding Director of Forge Mission Training Network, Co-leads Future Travelers, Author – Los Angeles, CA
Pastor, Steering Committee, Missio Alliance, Author, Speaker – Los Angeles, CA
Pastor and assistant Bishop, Anglican Church, Author – Costa Mesa, CA
Director, GCM Collective, Church Planter, Author – New York, NY
Professor, Northern Seminary, Blogger, Author – Chicago, IL
Director, Inspire Network, Lecturer in Missiology and Wesleyan Studies, Cliff College/University of Manchester – Hope Valley, England
Cherith Fee Nordling
Associate Professor, Northern Seminary, Speaker, Author – Chicago, IL
Bob Roberts Jr.
Founding Pastor, Northwood Church, Movement Leader, Author – Keller, TX
President, Lifeway Research, Speaker, Blogger, Author – Nashville, TN
Founding Pastor, Trinity Grace Church, Founder, City Collective, Author – New York, NY
Visionary Leader of Soma, a family of churches – Tacoma, WA