MISSIONAL TRAINING

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THE PROCESS

WHO IS THIS FOR?
A one year practical course open to all who want to become better equipped for leadership in mission and church planting. No prior educational qualifications are required. A reference from a recognised church leader is required. 
An advanced second and third year is also available leading to a Diploma in Missional Leadership also endorsed by TQUK.

HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED? 
The course can be completed in one year on a full-time study basis. It is also available on a part-time basis. It consists of classroom experience – 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.  

WHAT IS THE COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE?

There are 6 modules.  Each module takes approximately 6 weeks of study with 20 hours of class time during those 6 weeks.  There is an optional module for those who wish to prepare specifically for ordination

CERTFICATE IN MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP - Endorsed by TQUK

THE MODULES

01 SKILLS

Church Planting and Community Strategy 

  • Who are we trying to reach?
     

  • How do we understand the neighbourhood or people group that we are trying to reach?
     

  • How do we communicate the gospel effectively?

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?

02 KNOWLEDGE

Church Planting Principles

  • What is the process for effective church planting?
     

  • How do we recruit a team? 
     

  • How do we select a church planting model and prepare for launch and beyond?

 

05 SKILLS

Strategy for 
Church Growth 

  • Exploring key church growth principles
     

  • Learning how to apply effective evangelistic principles
     

  • Creating strategies to reach across cultural barriers

03 CHARACTER

The Christian Leader & Spiritual Formation

  • How do we listen to God?
     

  • How do we develop our Christian character?
     

  • How do we overcome difficulties?

06 CHARACTER

Cross cultural mission 

  • Identifying our impact on others
     

  • Developing cultural awareness
     

  • Listening to others and reading culture

WHO TEACHES THE STUDENTS? 
The course is supported by a coalition of organisations:  Greater Europe Mission (GEM), the Fellowship of Churches of Christ (FCC), FORGE Missional Training and Engage West Midlands.  The tutors and facilitators are all experienced church planting practitioners.

THE COST
Each module costs £300 and can be paid weekly, monthly or in advance.  (A 6 week module can, for example, be paid at £50.00 per week). The entire 6 module 'Certificate in Missional Leadership' totals £1800.

APPLICATION

There are 6 modules.  Each module takes approximately 6 weeks of study with 20 hours of class time during those 6 weeks.  There is an optional module for those who wish to prepare specifically for ordination. 

Please complete our online initial interest form.                                                                             

Course Brochure pdf

 

Ordination Module Info pdf
 

THE TEAM

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SEBASTIEN BRANDT 

Course Director

Sebastien is the Course Director for the Engage Missional Training programe.. Born in France, Seb serves as a missionary in Scotland with his wife Jess and their 3 children. He holds a degree in Computer Science, in Practical Ministry and an MA in Theology. Recently, he lecturered in a BA programme at Tilsley College where he also has been their Pastoral Lead. 

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HIRPO KUMBI

Missional Trainer

Hirpo Kumbi is originally from Ethiopia and came to the UK with the intention of planting churches.  Over the last twenty years he has planted churches in the UK and in a number of other European nations.  He is an author, especially in relation to mission across cultures.  Hirpo is completing a Ph.D at Liverpool Hope University.

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DR ANDY MACKIE

Forge Missional Trainer

Andy Mackie is the Forge Midlands Director, and part of the Engage West Midlands leadership team. Andy lives in Birmingham, and has a passion to see the city and region transformed by the kingdom of God.

DANIEL IRVIN

Course Administrator

Dan is our Course Administrator.

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DR MARTIN ROBINSON

Training Consultant

Following 12 years working as a clergy person, mostly in inner city Birmingham, he spent 15 years as the Director of Mission and Theology at the Bible Society.  Martin was the Principal and CEO of ForMission College.  Currently he is the National Moderator of FCC and also part of the Engage West Midlands core team.  Martin has written some 16 books on misson in the West and is an acknowledged international speaker, writer & thought leader.

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EMMANUEL IORNONGU

Missional Trainer

Emmanuel Iornongu is an accomplished full-time missionary with 30 years of experience in church planting among different people groups, a consummate Prayer warrior, a Trainer of Pastors and Christian leaders, a mentor, and a Life Coach.  

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ANDREW HODSON

M4 Link Trainer

Andrew Hodson is a church planter who has pioneered and planted several churches in the Dudley and Stourbridge Area of the West Midlands. He is a Counties Evangelist, part of the M4 UK Leadership team and serves as UK Director for Greater Europe Mission. Andrew also heads up the Engage West Midlands  Strategic Leadership Team

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