Sunday, May 3, 2009

Team Leaving for the Learning Community

Today is a really exciting day, as a team of 5 of us are getting on a plane: 6:00 a.m. to South Carolina to attend our first Learning Community Retreat.

This is led by Mike Breen, from 3dministries, who has led a similar model chuch in England as Missio Lux, and is now helping the European Church Planting Network plant missional communities as the new way of living out our faith in a church community.

We are going to be learning with 14 other churches from various denominations and locations around the country. I embrace this new style of gathering over a conference where you get a download of information and a dose of inspiration but then leave, forgetting most of what is learned.

Learning Communities are about learning in relationship.

We have committed to the Learning Community for two years, which means that althogether we will gather 6 times for four days. We should know one another pretty well by the end!

It feels like Christmas to me to be going with a team of people I enjoy being around and care about deeply; to meet others who are passionate about Jesus and living the great adventure of faith with him, and then learning from some leaders who are modeling a Jesus lifestyle that I can respect and admire.

I will let you know all about it when I get back on Friday!

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