Learning Community
for Missional Churches

City Changers Movement empowers church leaders through learning communities.

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Why Learning Communities?

Covid-19 has had severe implications for the church as we know it, and is forcing us to redefine how we do church. The City Changers Movement commits to journey with local pastors in aligning their churches to the mission of Jesus for this time.
Pastors and leaders with a vision to take Love, Faith and Hope to their cities will benefit significantly from being part of a group of peers in a learning community.
This carefully designed nine month journey will capacitate the missional intentionality of your church and embolden you to lead it well. In joining the learning community, you will be part of a peer group of 5–8 leaders who are on the same quest. Together you will share relationship, process questions and explore best practice.

This Journey Will Empower You!

We will spend time on building core competencies in the three key areas: Spiritual Fortitude, Strategic Insight and Servant Leadership. Here is a summary of what you can expect.

Spiritual Fortitude

Embracing the Full Gospel
  • DEPTH (In Christ – Redemption)
    and BREADTH (Christ In All – Restoration)
  • The Kingdom story as the meta-narrative of the Bible.
Embracing the Full Gospel

Keeping your leadership healthy by nurturing the dimensions of the soul:

  • Replenishing: inner and outer congruence
  • Relationships: inner and outer circle
  • Resilience: building capacity for tough times
  • Rhythm: embracing Sabbath as a way of life

Strategic Insight

Missional Individual
  • Effective disciple-making (The Raising, Releasing and Recognizing of City Changers).
  • Understanding the Faithful and Fruitful
Missional Community
  • Reading the Community through a needs-analysis lens.
  • Releasing the missional capacity of your church to engage and model Kingdom life.
  • Restoring Christ’s presence in all spheres of society through the church.
Missional Eco-System
  • Understanding and initiating the Connecting, Collaborating and Celebrating the missional unity of Kingdom agencies in a geographical region.
  • Embracing unified prayer and shared outcomes-based strategies to bring Faith, Love, and Hope to the community.

Servant Leadership

Posture
  • Developing your role as it pertains to Leadership, Management and Ministry.
People Development
  • Crafting and communicating Vision and Values, and Building Teams to create a movement

Learning Communities with Results-Based Conversations

How Will The Learning Community Work?

The program will focus on proven content for inspiration, empowerment and knowledge. This will be repeated in eight cycles as preparation for Results-Based Conversations (RBC). Here we will harvest the input of peers to broaden understanding of content, and assist you in creating next steps for your own church.
These RBC sessions will progressively build on each other, creating a managed momentum and facilitate incremental ‘waves of change’ for the missional alignment of your church.

Eight Cycles

Three offline videos will be available for you to watch, at your convenience, in each of the eight cycles. Alan Platt and other seasoned leaders (globally and locally) will contribute to your knowledge on each of these topics. The videos will be made available on a YouTube channel for you to access. A recommended book to read, connected to the content of each cycle, will further serve the themes that we cover.

How a Results-Based Session Works

The Learning Community will be a nine month journey. We will launch with a video conference meeting where all participants of the various European nations will get together for the orientation to the program. The launch event will be followed by eight sessions of Results-Based Conversations, which will happen on a national basis.

There will be a halfway convening of the total European Learning Community to share progress and learnings, and of course, to build friendships. The program will be brought to an end with a graduation celebration of all European participants.

Next Steps...

Please contact the leader in your country for
dates, costs and more information.

South Africa – Nico Nell
[email protected]

Germany – Bastian Hagenlocher
[email protected]stadtreformer.de

United Kingdom – Ioannis Dekas
[email protected]

Latvia – Kaspars Sterns
[email protected]

Romania – Laviniu Gabor
[email protected]

Netherlands – Piet Brinksma
[email protected]

Zambia – Kenneth Mwale
[email protected]

Australia – Karel Botha
[email protected]

New Zealand – Karel Botha
[email protected]

USA – Anton Venter
[email protected]

Ukraine – Yaroslav Pyzh
[email protected]

France – Claude Greder
[email protected]

Norway – Fred Håberg [email protected]

Russia – Freddie Steenkamp
[email protected]