Forge America Learning Communities were created for everyday individuals, business men and women, church planters, and church leaders who long for a greater Kingdom impact that makes a tangible difference in the world. These learning communities are for leaders who understand there are hundreds of thousands of people who will not likely be reached by the prevailing models of church. These leaders know it will take a holistic and comprehensive missional mindset that looks beyond even the successful models of today.
Each learning community creates an innovative journey of exploration, helping participants shift their paradigms and take action towards greater Kingdom impact. The content is strategically and deliberately designed to challenge paradigms and help participants build a foundation for action.
CURRENT LEARNING COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
Future Travelers is designed for leaders who are experiencing a holy discontent about the effectiveness and future of the church in the West. These communities are for leaders who are questioning whether we’re really making authentic disciples sold out to Jesus or just creating consumers of Christian goods and services. They’re for leaders no longer interested and content in simply growing attendance.
This journey will provide a rich exploration into the paradigm of the church as an apostolic, disciple-making movement and personal coaching from the Forge team. The outcome will be a customized plan for implementation for each church involved, equipping leaders with the strategy and practical resources needed to launch a movement and navigate change. This won’t be a one-size-fits all, fill-in-the-blank experience, but a 360 learning community led by practitioners.
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BiVo Learning Community
Even though the majority of church staff, as well as church planters in the United States are bivocational (working both in and outside the church) there are few people talking the why and how of bivocational ministry. The number of bivocational pastors is increasing rapidly, but the vast majority of training and conferences are led by people in “full-time” ministry, from large churches that have large budgets. We want to try to change the conversation.
This learning community will help individuals better understand the benefits and challenges of bivocational ministry and it will equip partcipants to find creative pathways for leveraging all of life into one calling. To learn more click here.