SMALL GRANTS FOR CHURCH LEARNING COMMUNITIES
As part of Regent Exchange's commitment to fostering learning, this program aims to help churches in Cascadia grow as learning communities by providing small grants (up to $1,000 CAD) to church groups interested in exploring vocation together.
Learn more here.
CHURCH LEARNING JOURNEY
NOTE: Regent Exchange is not currently accepting new churches for the learning journey.
The Regent Exchange Learning Journey for churches included two main components:
1. PARTICIPATION IN A REGENT EXCHANGE LEARNING COMMUNITY
The heart of Regent Exchange is participation in a cohort of up to 10 churches who engage in a Learning Journey together. Each church is represented by a team of 4-6 members who are committed to exploring practical implications for God’s calling in their lives and in their communities. Church teams accompany one another through peer groups, coaching, and all-cohort gatherings. Learning tasks progressively lead church teams to discover gifts in their congregation and communities, and to discern God’s calling in light of their discovery.
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 church will receive grant funding to implement a “calling experiment” that draws upon their insights gleaned throughout the learning journey. Creativity is welcome and encouraged!
Calling experiments 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.
Interested in further reading about the Regent Exchange Church Learning Journey?
See the two links below for stories of how Cascadia churches have a renewed engagement with their local neighbourhoods through their experience with Regent Exchange.
- Discerning Vocation Together: A Church's Journey with Regent Exchange
- Creating Conversation: Learning Together Can Transform Your Church
For more information, you can email us at: [email protected]