Sunday, October 14, 2007

hamilton missional coaching

Saturday was the kick-off of a year long missional church coaching initiative I am running at the invitation of the Anglican Diocese of Waikato. I flew up on Friday evening (staying with a fine host) and back on Saturday afternoon.

12 attendees plus 3 apologies equals a group of 15, which for me is the ideal size. A mix of three denominations, which will add richness to the room. People are driving over 3 hours from places like New Plymouth, Taupo and Tauranga. We will be meeting monthly face to face around the following topics:

missional theology
missional leadership
reading local narratives
finding God in the Other
discerning the Kingdom
change processes
missional worship
missional imaginations
missional church

with learning enhanced by on-line interaction and grounded assignments, as all participants are required to present case studies of their listening around the tables of their community and their imaginings of a missional project.

The venue is great: St Francis Cooperating Parish. We are meeting in a room with full length windows which look out onto a public thoroughfare. For a class focused around the belief that God is present in the stories, it is so apt to have people continually walking past.

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