Ministry in a Post Modern Context

Summer Institute 2006

Training and Formation for Missional Leaders
By Amy Lewis

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Church Innovations is pleased to be a part of the Allelon Center for Missional Leadership Summer Leadership Institute. The inaugural Institute is comprised of two components: the Ministry in a Post Modern Context Conference with Brian McLaren; and the Summer School that includes four extensive hands-on courses that will initiate ongoing collaboration among emergent and established missional leader participants.

Ministry in a Post Modern Context Conference
Pastor, author and speaker Brian McLaren will lead participants through four days of conversation, lecture, simulation, reflection, and creative interaction as they explore: Premodernity, modernity and postmodernity; postmodernity and the local church; the Biblical narrative; theological turnings; and global trends.

When: June 19-22
  Eagle Nazarene Church
  1001 W. State St.
  Eagle, ID
  (25 minutes from the Boise airport)
  Cost: $250

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Summer School
The summer school will initiate new peer-based learning communities, as participants are guided through intensive learning, collaboration, and reflection by some of the preeminent thought leaders in the missional church movement. Participants can choose from one of four courses that will provide resources for training local, regional and national church leaders to reshape existing systems and form new churches.

Courses include:

Forming Missional Leaders
Alan Roxburgh and Mark Priddy will provide participants with a clear, well-tested process for identifying the skills and capacities needed to innovate missional life in an existing leadership context. Because pre-course work is involved, the registration deadline for this course is April 30.

Forming a Missional Order
This course, led by Tim Keel and Gary Waller, will provide a primer on basic thinking (theology, history, and cultural reflection) about the movement toward ordered communities, the communal considerations, and commitments needed to develop missional environments and the habits and practices necessary to birth missional communities.

Partnership for Missional Church
Pat Keifert and Kris Stache will help local churches and the systems that support them to develop their attitudes and beliefs, knowledge base, skills, and habits to innovate mission-shaped churches. Church Innovations’ Partnership for Missional Church is a journey to discover partners in mission in order to discern and live into God’s missional future.

Missional Action Teams
In this intensive course, Fred Romanuk and Sara Jane R. Walker will provide tested, hands-on tools and resources to create a Missional Action Team (MATs) process for churches and systems to enable them to attend to the adaptive challenges to missional life. MATs provide a concrete process to empower communities, churches and systems in addressing significant adaptive challenges.

When: July 10-July 13
  Doubletree Hotel Boise-Riverside
  2900 Chinden Blvd.
  Boise, ID 83714
  (208) 343-1871
  (Room block held until June 9)
Cost: $400

For more information or to register for the conference or summer school, visit