The 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
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.