We offer five areas of training. Click on the links for more details of the sessions and our approach to formational learning.
Our introductory sessions provide a big picture overview of discipleship, the purpose of fellowship bands, and their place in the wider life of the church.
In our exploring discipleship sessions, we learn how to become mature followers of Jesus by seeking growth in God’s love, using spiritual disciplines as a means of grace, sharing fellowship for mutual spiritual guidance, and engaging in everyday mission.
In our fellowship band training, we learn how to share this way of life, and journey of growth, with a few close spiritual friends, in small groups called ‘fellowship bands’, to strengthen one another through mutual accountability and spiritual guidance. We do some of this as part of all our training sessions.
We learn as leaders how to develop the vitality of fellowship bands in the church (and beyond) through four phases of gearing up, pressing in, reaching out, and moving along. We also explore some shifts in leadership thinking and practice that help to develop a disciple-making culture in the church.
Developing Missional Communities
The Inspire approach to discipleship can be used for both the re-planting and renewal of local churches, as well as forming new communities of mission-shaped disciples.