January 28th - December 31st, 2017
This Learning Community is geared toward church planters and leaders of existing congregations that are looking to shift their ministry toward a more missional way of life. This community will consist of two one-day intensives. The first intensive begins the nine-month journey and covers seven key paradigm shifts. It will be followed by five monthly coaching sessions that integrate additional resources centered on each of the paradigms introduced in the first intensive. With each coaching session, particular emphasis is placed on application to each specific context represented by community participants.
The second intensive will take place six months into the process. This intensive covers key practices that provide vehicles for kingdom impact, missional movement and multiplication. The second intensive is followed by three monthly coaching sessions that focus on application of each of the missional practices. The nine-month journey concludes with a videoconference to celebrate the impact made in each context and to discuss next steps for each participant.
PK Getaway 2018
January 6th, 2018
Join us for this one-day getaway for pastor’s kids of the SoCAL District that are in middle school and high school. This event is completely free! Space is limited to the first 30 students, register early to reserve your spot.
RSVP deadline is December 22nd. For more information and to register, visit scd4nextgen.org/pkgetaway.
Belize Missions Trip
January 11th - January 16th, 2018
The Belize Mission Trip will be January 11-16, 2018. The size of this team is 12. The total cost is $1,100, with $550.00 due by October 15th and the other $550.00 due by December 15th. Contact Ashton Fish (email@example.com) for more information.
Launch: Calling and Mission
March 19th, 2018
In this section of Launch, we will be exploring calling and mission in light of our place in the Kingdom of God. This will include conversations about call and purpose as well as vocation and place.
This section we will be going through the book "Called" by Fuller Theological Seminary president, Mark Labberton. In addition, there will be discussion about how and why we are called as well as how we can BLESS the people we are called to serve in incarnational and tangible ways.
October 8th, 2018
The first section of Launch will involve understanding the concept of identity. We believe that it is important that those who lead in NextGen ministries are able to understand three important aspects of identity:
The Leader’s Identity, answering the question “Who are YOU?”
The Communal Identity, answering the question “Who are WE?”
The Team Identity, answering the question “Who are we WITH?”
This section will require a lot of introspection and reflection, but also external assessment of the people and culture of the churches you will be serving in. We believe that as you begin to answer these questions, the awareness of yourself and the people around you will lead you toward an insightful and fruitful ministry where you are being best equipped for your leadership style as well as serving the needs of the community which you have been called to.