MCC Emerging Church Training – Part 1 in Four Modules (Metropolitan Community Churches)


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Goals of the Training Program:

  1. Orientation to MCC and the Emerging Church Program
  2. Tools to create diverse and inclusive MCC churches
  3. Build organizational skills directly related to not-for- profit formation
  4. Learn how to inspire and empower small groups and volunteers
  5. Increase personal awareness as a ministry leader
  6. Form a Proposal or Action Plan for a specific Emerging Church
  7. Build a cohort of colleagues engaged in MCC Emerging Church Development

Part 1 will focus on Goals 1-4

Training Program Format:

The Emerging Churches Training program is offered in two parts, four (4) modules for each part, designed as a collaborative experience with synchronous and asynchronous learning activities and specific tasks to equip the Church Developer. The hybrid presents modes of engagement to meet various learning styles.

Part 1, is an On Demand self-guided mixture of online readings, videos, toolkits and reflection questions.  After each of the four (4) modules, participants are offered a syncronous touch point.

Part 2 adds webinars and cohort conversations to the readings, videos, and toolkits, Those who complete Part 1 are eligible to enroll in Part 2.

 

Part One 

Four modules with video, readings, toolkit and reflection questions for each module that is engaged On Demand at the participants pace. This is an asynchronous approach that allows for consultation following each module.

  1. Orientation to MCC in the 21st Century – In this session, participants with, or without, previous MCC experiences can engage materials and reflect upon what ministry, mission, community, and church may mean as the 21stcentury unfolds
  1. Introduction to the MCC Emerging Church Models – The landscape of new church development includes multiple models and in this session many methods and models are discussed including options for MCC Emerging Churches.
  1. Building through Diversity – Intersections of race, orientation, gender identity, class, ability, theology, culture, and language all form a unique community of faith. These intersections affect each community and are building blocks for an effective MCC Emerging Church.
  1. Core Team and Small Group formation – exploring dynamics and leadership skills to form a Core Team and then Small Groups in order to create a new church.

Cost for Part 1 is $40.  Click here to register.   After payment has been made you’ll be able to view all materials.


 

Module 1 – Orientation

Readings  (PDF on Google Drive)

  1. Welcome to MCC
  2. Strategic Plan Brochure
  3. MCC Statement of Faith Full Report
  4. Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson – LMR Lecture 2014
  5. A church visit Epiphany
  6. What does it take to be an MCC church developer

Videos

  1. Modern vandalism of an MCC, August, GA, USA
  2. MCC in the 21st century – Video by Rev. Rachelle Brown

Optional:  Movie “Call Me Troy” download in English and with Spanish subtitles

Assignment – Submit Module 1 Reflection Questions document (Word doc in Google Drive)

 

 

Module 2  Intro to MCC Emerging Church Program

Readings  (Available on Google Drive)

  1. MCC Emerging Church Process Folder
  2. Emerging Church Development Guide
  3. Glossary
  4. Modern Church Movements
  5. Modern Church Movements & MCC (PowerPoint)
  6. Dear Church – Article
  7. Churches Could Fill Their Pews – Article
  8. Modern Church Movements Select Bibliography

Toolkit (Review – download for future referrals)

  1. MCC Emerging Church Process Folder
  2. Emerging Church Development Guide
  3. Glossary
  4. Partnership Covenant

Video (Available on Google Drive)

Module 2 Models  – Video by Rev. Rachelle Brown

Assignment – Submit Module 2 Reflection Questions document (Word doc in Google Drive)

 

Module 3 – Diversity

Readings (Available on Google Drive)

  1. Multicultural Readings Folder
  2. Diversity and Inclusion Working Definitions
  3. 3 things you might not have considered about Multiculturalism
  4. Doehring – Introduction
  5. Post Colonial Theology Folder
  6. Postcolonialism.Kwok
  7. Cheng -Rainbow Theology Ch 6-7
  8. Postcolonialsm and Liberation

Toolkits for Ministry (Review – download for future referrals)

  1. Be Inclusive – Gender Identity
  2. Be Inclusive – Language Training
  3. Be Inclusive – One Sheet Handouts

Video (Available on Google Drive)

Module 3 – Diversity and Inclusion – Video by Rev. Rachelle Brown

Assignment – Submit Module 3 Reflection Questions document (Word doc in Google Drive)

 

 

Module 4 – Core Team and Small Group Formation

Readings (Available on Google Drive)   Module 4 

  1. Core Team Formation Folder
  2. 7 proven insights for Leading Volunteers – Article
  3. Innovate – Leadership Article
  4. Moving from Leadership 1-0 to 2-0
  5. 7 tips for planting a New community – Marketing article
  6. Chapters – Expotential by Ferguson
  7. MCC Confidentiality Agreeement
  8. Small Group and Ministry Team Formation Folder
  9. Guidelines for Dialogue
  10. Introduction to Ministries and Teams development
  11. Welcome Team Formation
  12. Sample – Thank you for attending – template

Toolkits – Small Group Resources (Review – download for future referrals)

Films and Books

Holy Conversation Series

Video (Available on Google Drive)

Module 4 – Core Team and Small Groups – Video by Rev. Rachelle Brown

Assignment – Submit Module 4 Reflection Questions document (Word doc in Google Drive)

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