Cohorts are a new idea to help people with more specific/ directed learning – they may contain a learning community element but they will be different. All cohorts will run for three months with the option to continue on after.

PIONEERING MISSIONAL INITIATIVES COHORT

Do you have a heart for something new, do you have an idea for a new initiative? This cohort aims to support pioneers thinking creatively and innovatively about mission and the church. The cohort will provide some input, support and story sharing to help you begin something new and receive support and coaching from others. This cohort will consist of monthly sessions with the option of personalised one on one coaching.

We started this cohort in 2020 but get in touch if you are interesting in exploring this topic more. We will be gathering again with past participants on February 10 but new participants are welcome to come along. Get in touch for more information.

Simon Kilpatrick
Simon KilpatrickFacilitator
Praxis Team Leader, School Chaplain & Home Mission Dept of MCI
Sean Mullan
Sean MullanFacilitator
Church Leader & Social Enterprise Business Owner
pioneering cohort
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Includes 3 elements

1.)  3 Content Sessions from Simon Kilpatrick & Sean Mullan exploring how to start something new through creative experimentation

2.)  Support and camaraderie through Learning Hubs that happen once a month with potential to continue on after

3.)  Personalised Coaching through one on one coaching (option for once per month one on one coaching (45/ 60 mins) for 3 sessions with potential cost)

pioneering cohort
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CREATING A DISCIPLESHIP CULTURE COHORT

Dallas Willard once asked: “Do we have a plan for making disciples? And secondly does our plan work?” These questions are still incredibly relevant especially as we navigate a combination of in-person and on-line meetings and gatherings. Discipleship is at the core of what the church is about but yet many of us struggle to know what to do and how to do discipleship well. Add in a pandemic and largely online only access and it becomes even more challenging. Join us as we explore the cores of discipleship and how we might achieve those in this time.

This cohort will help you:

  • Understand what really helps people grow in faith (and what doesn’t), including some reflection on lockdown experiences
  • Develop practical approaches that grow disciples both in-person and digitally in your group/church/parish
For 2021, there will be 3 monthly sessions, Tuesdays 11am – 1pm March 23rd, April 20th & May 18th.
Sam Moore
Sam MooreFacilitator
Church Leader, Trainer & Director of Innovista Ireland
Ann Marie Kerr
Ann Marie KerrFacilitator
Church Planter & Innovista Ireland Trainer
discipleship cohort
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Includes 3 elements

1.)  3 Content Sessions from Sam Moore & Ann Marie Kerr exploring how to develop practical approaches that grow disciples

2.)  Support and camaraderie through Learning Hubs that happen once a month with potential to continue on after

3.)  Personalised Coaching through one on one coaching (option for once per month one on one coaching (45/ 60 mins) for 3 sessions with potential cost)

discipleship cohort
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MISSION AND CONTEXT COHORT

Through content, discussion and collaboration this cohort will help you:

  • Explore how culture shapes our understanding of Scripture, church and mission.
  • Wrestle with issues of contextualisation.
  • Consider how the gospel is good news for all cultural settings – north, south, east, west, urban, rural, small town Ireland.
  • Develop practices to understand and engage with the culture in which you live life.
Kathryn Harte
Kathryn HarteFacilitator
Lives in Northern Ireland & works with the Methodist Church
Roy Angle
Roy AngleFacilitator
Lives in Dublin and works new expressions of church & mission
Marian Edwards
Marian EdwardsFacilitator
Lives in the West of Ireland & works with Churches Together
mission and context cohort
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Includes 3 elements

1.)  Content Sessions facilitated by Kathryn Harte (Northern Ireland), Marian Edwards (West of Ireland), Roy Angle (Dublin)

2.)  Support and camaraderie through Learning Hubs that happen once a month with potential to continue on after

3.)  Personalised Coaching through one on one coaching (option for once per month one on one coaching (45/ 60 mins) for 3 sessions with potential cost)

mission and context cohort
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GROWING SMALL COHORT

Are you a church or community struggling to work out to be the church in this time? Are you struggling with how to meaningfully meet face to face? Are you looking for a new adaptive way to be the church? A church that prioritises mission? The Small Church Cohort may be an option for you.

We ran this cohort in 2020 but if you’re invested in this topic, let us know here and we will get back to you.

Previous Cohort: Over the 3 sessions we explored what the church is, how the church can adapt to think small and networked. We thought about remodelling and reimagining church into small and networked elements. Alongside those monthly content sessions there was an opportunity to be involved in a Learning Hub and the opportunity to have one on one personalised coaching sessions.

GET IN TOUCH

Includes 3 elements

1.)  3 Content Sessions from Brian Sanders exploring how churches might consider smaller expressions of the church within the church

2.)  Support and camaraderie through Learning Hubs that happen once a month with potential to continue on after

3.)  Personalised Coaching through one on one coaching (option for once per month one on one coaching (45/ 60 mins) for 3 sessions with potential cost)

REGISTER HERE

WHEN ARE THEY HAPPENING?

pioneering cohort

Pioneering / Missional Initiatives

10 February 7.30-9.00pm

discipleship cohort

Building a Discipleship Culture

23 March 11.00am – 1.00pm
20 April 11.00am – 1.00pm
18 May 11.00am – 1.00pm
mission and context cohort

Mission and Context

8 March 8.00-9.15pm
12 April 8.00-9.15pm
10 May 8.00-9.15pm

Growing Small

Wrapped up in November.

Further meetings TBD.