Many of today’s faith leaders are embracing a more holistic understanding of the Christian gospel rooted in what Jesus described as “the kingdom of God.” This rediscovery of the present availability of life with God and participation in God’s work in the world invites leaders to become models and guides to spiritual formation practice and missional engagement. This course is designed to equip leaders with knowledge and skills for leading a congregation or other groups in formation and mission practices.
- Learners will sharpen their understanding of the theology and dynamics of transformation as evidenced in the New Testament.
- Learners will explore the intersection of classic Christian disciplines with current trends in personality theory, neural psychology and habit formation.
- Learners will experience the dynamic of group experimentation during course intensive in San Francisco.
- Learners will explore the personal leadership qualities and competencies necessary for initiating and leading a community in formation practices.
- Learners will participate in a class group formation experiment.
- Learners will design, facilitate and evaluate a group formation experiment in their ministry context.
- Learners will create and present a sermon/talk that effectively invites listeners into a formation practice.