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