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Inspire Learning Communities

Learning CommunityThe great benefit of learning communities is the opportunity to actually build community as we share wisdom and learn together. These communities also have the potential for developing fellowship that continues beyond the formal period of training.


What is a learning community?

A group of 6-12 people, lay or ordained, who gather to support one another by:

  • Exploring the Inspire vision for mission-shaped discipleship and disciple-making leadership
  • Building one another up in personal discipleship as spiritual leaders and disciple-makers
  • Sharing wisdom about the challenges of discipleship and/or leadership in our churches

The style and content of the training will depend on whether the group is doing exploring discipleship training, missional leadership training, or planting missional community training.

What happens when they gather?

Each community usually gathers for five sessions, following one of the discipleship or leadership training series, and have the following simple ingredients:

  • Eating, worshipping and praying together as essential community practices
  • Teaching and conversation on mission-shaped discipleship and/or leadership
  • Sharing in fellowship band for mutual support in life and ministry

What difference will they make?

Exploring Discipleship Communities focus on the discipleship training series, and will equip participants for developing their spiritual lives as mission-shaped disciples. Missional Leadership Communities will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for disciple-making ministry and leading disciple-making churches.

Introducing Inspire


“I feel more confident in who I am as a Christian but also as a leader in Christian ministry.”

“Using this format (fellowship band), and the ideas from Inspire has been the most formative and indeed inspiring ‘thing’ for want of a better word, that I have been part of for years.”

“Thanks so much for the teaching sessions this year. I found them inspirational and I love the discussion format – it really engages those present, and we learn so much more than listening to a talk. It is one of the few places that ministers get “fed” and so is very valuable to us”

“No matter how tired I have been going to these sessions I have always come away spiritually encouraged, refreshed and enthused to continue on in God’s mission wherever I am.”


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