We are grateful for the opportunity to begin our Discipleship Learning Community with the first webinar this week (Thursday) to introduce the discipleship concepts to be explored and Randy Pope’s book, InSourcing. Even if you aren’t available this week there’s still time to register to join us in January in Atlanta for two days at Perimeter Church with Randy Pope and his team. Please see further details below and contact Geary Tanner at 615-767-3992 or [email protected] with any questions.
Our journey includes three two hour webinars, three face-to-face (two day) gatherings, and three key resources. The goal is to help you to grasp the best in discipleship practices in the local church today with some of the leading discipleship experts in the USA: Randy Pope (Perimeter Church), Jim Putman (Real Life Ministries), Alex Absalom (http://www.alexabsalom.com/), and others. We will focus on three of the five discipleship contexts in the life of Jesus and the church today:
1) The Intimate Discipleship Group Model – in the “Transparent Space, in the way Jesus modeled discipleship with Peter, James, John, and Andrew” (with Randy Pope),
2) The Small Group Discipleship Model – in the “Personal Space, in the way Jesus modeled discipleship with the 12, his small group” (with Jim Putman), and then
3) The Missional Community Discipleship Model – in the “Social Space, the way Jesus modeled discipleship with the larger group which included Mary, Martha, Lazarus and others” (with Alex Absalom).
The goals of our learning community are 1) to expose you to key leaders and churches that have a Discipleship-First focus and 2) to expose you to useful discipleship models so that you can determine the practices which best fit your church structure and context.
Learning Community Schedule
- December 10 – WEBINAR 1PM to 3PM Central Time (2PM to 4PM Eastern). Introductory Webinar that introduces people, the discipleship concepts, and Randy Pope’s book, InSourcing.
- January 25-26 – ONSITE FOR Two days at Perimeter Church in Atlanta with Randy Pope and his team.
- February 25 – WEBINAR 1PM to 3PM Central Time (2PM to 4PM Eastern). Second webinar for updates and introduction to Putman, Harrington, and Coleman’s book, DiscipleShift.
- April 4-5 — ONSITE Two full days at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls Idaho (we fly into Spokane which is 30 minutes from the church) with Jim Putman and his team.
- April 21st – WEBINAR 1PM to 3PM Central Time (2PM to 4PM Eastern). Third webinar for updates and introduction to Harrington and Absalom’s book, Discipleship That Fits.
- May 16-17 – ONSITE Two days at Harpeth Christian Church in Franklin, Tennessee with Alex Absalom and another missional leader (TBA). Conclusion to the Learning Community.