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Training

The 2021-2022 Apprentices and Residents kicked off our totally virtual cohort during the National Apprenticeship Training, July 13-15, 2021. We may be socially distanced, but the world of starting beautiful new beloved communities continues, and so does our apprenticeship!

If you are currently leading an NWC and would like more support, or are exploring a call to be a part of this movement, we encourage you to apply to one of our apprenticeship and residency programs for 2022-2023.

The program, led by Sara Hayden, director of apprenticeships, residencies and leadership cohorts, has three major components:

  • Inaugurating a contextual and transformative new ministry from scratch
  • Participating in a cohort of peers and mentors for reflection, training and discernment
  • Learning through a professional coaching session every three weeks

“We invest heavily in the apprenticeship model because we believe this work cannot be fruitfully done in isolation,” Hayden said. “Our peer cohort component encourages humility and mutual support. Concrete training gives participants access to insights many of us have learned the hard way and, over time, spiritual direction. Coaching ensures the work is contextual and sustainable, gospel-formed, motivated and inspired.”

2022 Residency Sites & Applications


9-Month ApprenticesGroup photo
 
Shalom International Ministry
Serious JuJu
La Roca Centro de Capacitación
 

Shalom Intl Ministry Stone Mountain, GA

Serious JuJu
Kalispell, MT

La Roca Centro de Capacitación Fresno, CA

 

Common Ground
New York, NY

 

Resources


Starting New Worshiping Communities
This resource walks you and your team through the five tasks of developing a new worshiping community: Establishing your identity, Discerning the vision, Exploring the possibilities, Finding missionary leaders, and Developing a plan.  Rather than a proscriptive plan or linear progression, Starting New Worshiping Communities guides you in a process of discernment.


Documents

Applications

National Conference 2015 Brochure

Regional Gatherings

A regional gathering offers support, encouragement and nourishment for your soul!

Upcoming gatherings

Chicago Regional Gathering
October 4, 2018

Register now

Each day we pray for the Lord of the Harvest to send workers into the harvest field —Luke 10:2

Our regional gatherings are to prepare, equip, and sustain you for the ministry in which God has called you. Regardless if you are a lay leader or ordained, we have a spot for you. Join us as we come together to encourage and support each other.

The morning will include our featured speaker and small groups. In the afternoon, local practitioners will lead workshops. Come away refreshed, equipped, and supported. Our regional gatherings are to prepare, equip, and sustain you for the ministry in which God has called you. Regardless if you are a lay leader or ordained, we have a spot for you. Join us as we come together to encourage and support each other. The morning will have our featured speaker and small groups. In the afternoon, local practitioners will be leading workshops. Come away refreshed, equipped, and supported.

The cost is FREE! This is for elders, pastors, or anyone interested in 1001 NWCs. Lunch will on your own in small groups at local restaurants.