LEARNING
COMMUNITY

Family on Mission
October 12-13, 2019

Please register by September 29, 2019


Who participates in a Learning Community?

Anyone who wants to learn how to live as Family on Mission — whether you are part of an established house church, want to plant a new house church, or are interested in discovering how your family can be a family on mission.

 

What is a Learning Community?

A Learning Community is a relational space for people to gather as family and to learn from one another in how to build a discipling culture that produces a missional movement to reach the lost and change the world through their house churches and families. There are two vital components: immersions and coaching huddles.

We come together every six months for a two-day training Immersion weekend which includes worship, teaching, training, coaching, and strategic planning. In addition, we spend lots of time building relationships over meals. Each house church team or participants develops a six-month strategic plan to implement in their own context what they have learned during the Immersion. In between these twice-yearly Immersions, the team leaders participate in a weekly online Coaching Huddle with a small group of peers where they receive ongoing training and experience our primary vehicle for discipling leaders.

 
 
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Immersion

• Moving Worship
• In-Depth Teaching
• Hands-On Exercise
• Personal Processing
• Strategic Planning

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HUDDLE

• Weekly Online Video Conference
• Led By Apex Coach
• Small Peer Group
• Training and Tools
• Strategic Input

 
 

What is FAMILY ON MISSION?

At the October 12-13 Immersion, we will explore what it means to be “Family on Mission.” When God wanted to act on his promise to save the world, he started with a family and gave them a mission. He spoke to Abram and his household and they became a family on mission.

We see Jesus operating in the same way, gathering an extended-family-like group of disciples around himself before embarking on his mission. Jesus needed a family on mission.

Within the Trinity, the unity of God is expressed in a diversity of persons — Father, Son, and Spirit. This means that at the very heart of God's nature is a family on mission. And thus God's preferred mode of operation has always been family on mission. Without that texture, discipleship becomes programmatic and mechanical, not really producing people with the character and competency of Jesus.

The good news is that today, Jesus, our Brother and King, is wanting to empower us to live as covenant families caught up in kingdom mission.

It seems that the Holy Spirit is moving us away from the destructive dichotomy and Family OR mission, where we can only do one or the other, away from the band-aid fix of Family AND mission, where we keep them separate and manage boundaries and margins, toward the integrated life of family ON mission, where we wholeheartedly embrace being part of a covenant community AND with those people, play our part in God's kingdom mission.

Mike and Sally will share about their journey in leading a family on mission, as well as looking deeply at how Jesus built his family on mission in the Gospels, as well as practical strategies for growing as a family on mission, imitating Jesus as his disciples.

 

What is the schedule?

Saturday:
The final schedule is TBA, but anticipate 9am-5pm on Saturday, October 12. Registration will most likely begin at 8:30am with our first day ending by 5pm.

Sunday:
The second day will merge with the 9a gathering on Sunday, and move to other rooms for additional exercises. Day two will include lunch, additional activities, and conclude by 4p.

Childcare is included for both days on a first come, first served basis.

 

HOW CAN I HELP COVER COSTS?

If you like to give financially to this training, we are asking for a $25 donation per-attendee. With your generous gift, we are able to better serve the Apex body, our community, and the mission field with your generous contributions. Thank you for your generosity! If you are unable to make a donation, please let us know as scholarship funds have been set aside.

 

Do I have to commit to the coaching Huddle in order to participate in the immersion weekend?

No, you don’t have to commit to the coaching in order to participate in the Immersion weekend. For house churches, we ask that a leader or two does commit to the coaching, and through those leaders others in the house church will be trained. If you aren’t part of a house church and want to check the Immersion without committing to a coaching huddle, you are more than welcome to join. Information on coaching huddles will be shared in the weeks before and at the Immersion.