MN Church Planters Cohort


The MN Conference has a church planter cohort group that meets regularly for learning, support and growth.  Led by coach Cathy Townley, participation in this group is by invitation.  Contact her for more information.

 

Scheduled Meetings 

September 23, 2016 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - at The Beloved, 1965 Sherwood Ave. St Paul 55119, hosted by Shawn Moore, devotions by Tyler Sit  (see detailed plan below)

November 11, 2016 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Location TBD

January 20, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Location TBD

March 17, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Location TBD


 

Basic Meeting Format

 

Activity

Who

Instructions

9:00

Gather for snacks provided by host

 

 

9:30

Tour facility

Host planter

Planter will show us his/her space.  Answer questions about his/her context.

10:00

Devotions

TBD

Designated person will lead devotional - if at all possible, something you’ve done with your people that impacted your context (e.g. similar to what Whitney and Shawn shared this year). 

10:30

Break

 

 

10:40

What’s Trending

Cathy pick facilitators

Some kind of media will be assigned ahead of time. You are expected to come to the cohort gathering prepared to discuss.  In hopes to pick something culturally relevant, the cohort will be able to offer suggestions for media.  The first one has been selected (see below).

12:00

Lunch

Gail

 

Housekeeping

Cathy

What’s the media for next What’s Trending? What’s the media for next What’s Trending

What's working, what’s not

Everyone

Be prepared to share something in your context that’s working (or not).

1:00

Topical Speaker and Discussion

Cathy schedules

We will hear from outside voices.  There might be related assignments.

2:15

Prayer and Breakouts

Everyone

Time to support each other.

 


 

 

Learning Blueprint #1

Date: September 23

Location: THE BELOVED, http://thebelovedchurch.com/what-where-when/

Host: Shawn Moore

Devotional led by :  Tyler Sit

  

WHAT’S TRENDING ASSIGNMENT ONE

Media: HOW TO BE HERE, Rob Bell.

Description and Background:  It’s not a leadership book, it’s a book for laypersons. Jeremiah and Luke went to see him when he was in town, and I had a v interesting convo with J about it. J is doing a small group study on it with his folks. We’ll have Jeremiah and Luke help us lead the discussion.

Big Question: What’s the impact of cultural changes on how we lead?

Preparation: Read HOW TO BE HERE over the summer, and come to the first cohort meeting prepared to discuss.

 

TOPICAL SPEAKER

Topic and Speaker: Small Group Development, Ben Ingebretson

Preparation: Are you doing small groups in your church? Tell us what is working and what isn’t in our discussion time. What resources do you have? Post them on our FaceBook page before we meet.

 


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