CHURCH LEARNING JOURNEY
The Regent Exchange Learning Journey for churches includes two main components:
1. PARTICIPATION IN A REGENT EXCHANGE LEARNING COMMUNITY
The heart of this program is participation in a cohort of 4-6 church teams who engage in a 12-18 month Learning Journey hosted by Regent Exchange. Each church is represented by a Learning Team of 3-6 members who are committed to discover, discern, design, and implement a collaborative ministry project that draws upon the collective calling of the congregation and contributes to their local context.
The time commitment for each team member is about 10-15 hours each month and includes individual reading and reflection, team meetings, and Learning Community (cohort) gatherings. We recommend that Learning Teams plan to meet together at least every 4-6 weeks to work through the online learning material. In addition to a kick-off retreat, we expect the Learning Community to gather 4-5 times throughout the year. While these are approximate guidelines, we believe that the more your team is able and willing to put into your learning, the more you will gain out of the experience.
2. DEVELOPMENT OF A MINISTRY PROJECT IN YOUR CHURCH
Learning Teams engage a design process to discern how God may be inviting their church to new ways of living into their individual and collective vocations. Each Learning Team will receive grant funding to implement a ministry project that draws upon these vocations and contributes to the common good.
Ministry projects could be anything from helping individual church members reflect on their vocations in light of God’s story to mobilizing a whole church to meet a particular need in its neighbourhood. We encourage churches to design and undertake projects that build and strengthen connections within their local communities and respond to needs felt beyond the church walls with the goal of contributing to the common good.
To apply to join a cohort, please complete the Expression of Interest form.