More and more, people are realizing we are in the midst of a discipleship crisis, which is largely responsible for the state of the Western church. At the same time, there is a new wave of excitement about the current missional movement that has been bubbling up in the last 10-15 years that many people are hoping will stop the bleeding. The fundamental issue, however, is that unless we are able to disciple people well like Jesus did, any missional movement is unsustainable.
Our general experience is that people are quite intrigued to hear how we’ve used things like Huddles (a discipleship vehicle) and Missional Communities (a missional vehicle) to see discipleship and mission come alive in their church communities, resulting in them looking more and more like the churches we see in the New Testament. These workshops are a time to look at some of the things we’ve learned in the past 20 years, dealing with post-Christian contexts where as little as 1% of people attend church. There will be teaching, discussion, time with your team and a chance to actually experience Huddles and Missional Communities. We intentionally design the structure of the day to provide you with as much access as possible to the team.
If you’re interested in seeing some different approaches to discipleship and mission, these workshops are a great place for you and your team to enter into that discussion.
Who will lead the workshop?
Our team will share the teaching and are all experienced practitioners in discipling, planting, leading, and multiplying Missional Communities and Huddles. They share experience of applying these vehicles in many different cultures and contexts, both across the UK and overseas.
What will the workshop be like?
You will have a chance to hear teaching about discipleship and mission and how we are practically seeing those things worked out in local church contexts. You’ll get to experience Huddles and Missional Communities (rather than simply hear the theory). There will be large amounts of Q&A, consultations for your team with our team, worship, and breaks for some down time. It’s a great mixture of work, rest, practice, theory and team time.
Who is the workshop for?
Anyone who would like to come, but by-and-large, we strongly encourage you to come with at least one other person, and if possible, a team from your church community. If at all possible, we recommend having a senior leader there so the whole team is exposed to these ideas.
Where is it located?
The workshops are held at locations across the UK (and Europe). Click one of the booking buttons on the side panel to visit our event booking page and make sure to check back regularly as we are constantly adding new dates and locations.