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CERTIFICATE IN MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP

Our Certificate in Missional Leadership curriculum is organized into 6 modules delivered over 1 year of study. Each module is designated with a specific area of focus that is the theme of the studies, either Skills, Knowledge, or Character.

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ORDINATION

Ministry is not a career but a calling – a vocation. This is a short course with the intention of preparing candidates for ordination to a ministry either as a Pastor, an Evangelist, Chaplain or Missionary. It works alongside other training that will have taken place. To be ordained is to be set apart by the church for a particular ministry. 

FORGE

Forge trains people to become missional and thrive in whatever context to which one is called. This may be in pioneering new things, church planting, working in and through an already existing church, or serving in a local community, professional or relational network. The programme runs as a cohort over 10-12 months. It is very accessible.

 

01 SKILLS

Church Planting and Community Strategy 

This module will provide the student with the skills, context and frameworks to read and enter a local community in order to develop a contextual strategy of missional life, in particular for a church planting project. Throughout the course of the Module, we will address questions like: Who are you trying to reach, How do we understand the neighborhood or people group that we are trying to reach, and How do we communicate the gospel effectively?

The curriculum is presented in 8 e-learning units and each of them will include readings, online classes and discussions around significant questions in relation to the topic. The focus of these units is on listening to the neighborhood or local community, and based on that listening, discerning possible strategies in joining with the Spirit in the world in order to plant a relevant church for the kingdom.

MODULE

MO1 Start:               27 Sep 21 - 8 nov 21 

LENGTH: 
6 weeks

CLASS TIME:
20 hrs (15h online, 5h on-site as appropriate)

GROUP TUTORIALS: 
2 hrs/week (on 5 wks only)

PERSONAL STUDIES
3 books with reviews
1 essay (1000 words)
 

PRACTICAL
14 hrs/week (existing missional context or we can arrange)

 

02 KNOWLEDGE

Church Planting
Principles 

For many people church planting might sound like a frightening thing to be involved in. The prospect of starting a new church brings many questions and challenges. The thought of beginning a whole new church and reaching out to people who have never been to church before is a daunting prospect. However, it need not be as terrifying a prospect as we might imagine. Certainly, it is no more difficult than trying to run a church that is already struggling, and probably much less complicated. In this course we intend to look at what is involved in planting a church; the principles or guidelines which will structure our thinking and influence our actions in planting a church. We will not be able to deal with every issue, but by the end of the course students should be aware of at least some of the crucial aspects that are involved in church planting. 

The curriculum is presented in 8 e-learning units and each of them will include readings, online classes and discussions around significant questions in relation to the topic. The focus of these units is on listening to the neighborhood or local community, and based on that listening, discerning possible strategies in joining with the Spirit in the world in order to plant a relevant church for the kingdom.

MODULE

MO2 Start:               8 NOV 21 - 17 DEC 21 

LENGTH: 
6 weeks

CLASS TIME:
20 hrs (15h online, 5h on-site as appropriate)

GROUP TUTORIALS: 
2 hrs/week (on 5 wks only)

PERSONAL STUDIES
3 books with reviews
1 essay (1000 words)
 

PRACTICAL
14 hrs/week (existing missional context or we can arrange)

 

03 CHARACTER

The Christian Leader & Spiritual Formation

This module aims to communicate some aspects of the discipline in following Christ. The objectives of these different units are to introduce students to the principles and practice of the Spiritual Disciplines in examining and developing a practical development plan that will particularly encourage church plant leaders in their own personal spiritual growth.


This entire section will be structured in 6 e-learning units and each of them will include readings, online classes and discussions around significant questions in relation to the topic. The focus of these units is on understanding the root of a life with Christ, based on his model.

MODULE

MO3 Start:              10 JAN 22 - 21 FEB 22 

LENGTH: 
6 weeks

CLASS TIME:
20 hrs (15h online, 5h on-site as appropriate)

GROUP TUTORIALS: 
2 hrs/week (on 5 wks only)

PERSONAL STUDIES
3 books with reviews
1 essay (1000 words)
 

PRACTICAL
14 hrs/week (existing missional context or we can arrange)

 

04 KNOWLEDGE

The Nature of Christian Leadership

  • What is the distinctive nature of Christian leadership?
     

  • How do we build team and manage conflict?
     

  • How do we understand our impact on others?
     

This entire section will be structured in 6 e-learning units and each of them will include readings, online classes and discussions around significant questions in relation to the topic. The focus of these units is on understanding the root of a life with Christ, based on his model.

MODULE

MO4 Start:             21 FEB 22 - 20 APR 22 

LENGTH: 
6 weeks

CLASS TIME:
20 hrs (15h online, 5h on-site as appropriate)

GROUP TUTORIALS: 
2 hrs/week (on 5 wks only)

PERSONAL STUDIES
3 books with reviews
1 essay (1000 words)
 

PRACTICAL
14 hrs/week (existing missional context or we can arrange)

 

07 ORDINATION

Ordination to Christian Ministry

ORDINATION

This course is designed to cover the nature of Christian leadership and the responsibilities of a leader, the spiritual health of a leader including a code of conduct, charity law, finance, and accountability, as well as practicalities in relation to baptisms, weddings, and funerals.

The module consists of classroom experience (20 hours) – either in a virtual learning environment or face to face, a ministry placement, and tutorials for personal development. Study support as well as guided self-study is available.

 

08 FORGE

FORGE

Equipping the people of God to participate in the Mission of God

•    3x Mini-Weekends comprised of a Friday evening and Saturday morning which introduce a core theme (Missional Context, Missional Character and Missional Competency) with relevant topics, missional practitioner interviews, peer group conversations, and next steps.

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Monthly evening sessions (2 hours) with a new topic related to that theme along with contextual stories by missional leaders and peer group discussion.

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Ongoing coaching of Forge Midlands participants from start to finish to help connect training with everyday living.

The participant joins a
learning community that meets for learning, support, prayer, reflection and encouragement.
 

Each Forge participant will be encouraged to explore new missional opportunities within an existing or new setting with the guidance, help and encouragement of the local church. Forge does not take people away from local churches but provides training for local church members to become more effective in missional practice.
 

Each Forge participant will be encouraged to develop theologically and spiritually through the training and coaching, ongoing reflections and social media that are designed to support life and missional formation.

More Details: www.engageuk.org.uk/forge

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