2 Foundational days to help you make disciples who make disciples.
Learn the tools that you need to put mission + discipleship at the centre of everything you do.
Part 1: Sat 29th Feb 2020
Part 2: Sat 30th May 2020
Location: Wellspring Anglican Church 43 Grosvenor st, Sandy Bay, Hobart
Cost: $50 per day ($100 total) includes lunch + snacks
Building a discipling culture.
Mike Breen once said: “If you make disciples you always get Church, but if you focus on making Church, you rarely get disciples.” We believe this to be true. Discipleship is the ‘operating system’ or ‘engine’ that makes everything else work, and is foundational for multiplying leaders, mobilising mission, and cultivating a movement.
What is a learning community?
A Learning Community provides a way for leadership teams to learn skills and frameworks to release mission and discipleship across their church. As you examine the word, works and ways of Jesus, you will discover principles to help you shift culture and lead a movement: reproducing disciples instead of just recruiting more volunteers; multiplying communities instead of just adding more people.
2-day discipleship foundations.
The Cascade Network is coming to Hobart for two days (in Feb and May 2020) to lay a foundation for how to build a discipling culture in a radically secular world. Rather than provide a program or formula, you will learn a series of principles to help you reproduce apprentices of Jesus in your own context, and congregation. Together with your team, you will experience proven vehicles for discipleship and mission (like Huddle and Missional Community), evaluate your current realities, and look to where God is calling you as a Church. Register your team to help put discipleship and mission back into the hands of ordinary people!
Craig leads Plentylife Anglican Church, based in Melbourne, Victoria. With a Bachelor of Education, a Masters in Divinity, and a Graduate Diploma in Bible and Ministry, Craig is passionate about helping others become all they’ve been called to be in Christ. Don’t doubt Craig’s enthusiasm and positivity; he genuinely is like that all the time (just ask his staff team!). In his spare time, Craig can be found spending time with family and friends, listening to live music, going to the gym, and going to the movies.
Bree is the Senior Associate Pastor at Glen Waverley Anglican Church, overseeing the Next Generation Ministries and Missional Discipleship. She has recently completed a Masters of Missional Leadership, focusing on missional revitalization in existing Churches. She is passionate about catalyzing change, raising leaders, and engaging all generations in contextualised mission. She is married to Brian and they have three children spanning primary and high-school. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, going for long walks, and watersports including wakeboarding!
Steve is the Senior Pastor at Heathmont Baptist Church, having served since 2009.
Steve holds a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is active in training church and mission ministry leaders, around discipleship, mission and leadership.
Steve loves sport, and is particularly passionate about the Carlton Blues (where he is on the journey of humility!) He loves
theatre, and enjoys good wine and coffee.
Daniel is the Senior Pastor at Together Church, a network of missional communities meeting in various forms across Hobart.
He is passionate about multiplying disciples, and forming Jesus-shaped-communities that eat, learn, serve and pray together.
Daniel is also the Director of Spacemakers, a productivity and strategic consulting company operating in Hobart and Melbourne.
He is married to Kylie, has 3 kids, 18 chooks, loves board games and mountain bike riding.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that the lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe in and practice the holy ordinance of water baptism, which signifies the believer’s death, burial, and resurrection into new life with Christ Jesus, and the regular celebration of Holy Communion as commanded by our Lord.
We believe in the present ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; those that are saved into the resurrection of life and those that are unsaved into the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
In recognition of the tremendous growth forecast for the Plenty Valley, Bishop Stephen Hale set up a Taskforce in 2007 to investigate the possibility of establishing a new Anglican community in the area. With representation from local churches and Ivanhoe Grammar School, this Taskforce developed a plan that included the need for a point person to further the work. In response to this, two years ago St John’s Diamond Creek took a great step of faith by employing a staff member to not only serve its own congregation but to focus on establishing a new parish for Mernda. Craig spent his first year getting to know the area, building relationships and discerning what God was already up to in His mission of reaching residents and retailers with His love. Throughout the following year a core team began to form around a vision that arose again and again through prayer, of a red gum taking root in the heart of Mernda and growing while the roots reached out to every corner of the community. This vision of being organic church integrally connected to local community found a means of expression through the “Sheffield Model”, which was first developed by St Thomas’s in Sheffield (UK) nearly 15 years ago.
With a focus on “missional communities” the Sheffield model emphasises the need for Christians to meet with people in their own world rather than expecting them to enter ours. After spending time with the staff of St Thomas’s, Craig and the team began work on adapting the model for our own local context and subsequently launched two playgroups in the second half of 2010. A missional community has also begun forming around crafts and the creative arts which runs a stall at the Laurimar market to raise money for various causes. Three preview services were also held as God continued to draw people into the Plentylife community.
We now launch with a much clearer vision of who God wants us to be, a five-strong leadership team with responsibilities for missional communities, youth, families, and administration, and leadership for three missional communities focused on families, crafts and the creative arts and the outdoor life. And it’s true that we wouldn’t be at this point today if it wasn’t for the generous support of the Diocese, St Johns and other supporting churches! So now together we look forward to what else God might have in store for us according to His grace.