The Missional Church Initiative
Training Church Leaders to Thrive in the 21st Century
The Missional Church Initiative (MCI) is a two-year learning experience designed to invest in the leadership of your congregation. The entire experience is designed to help your local leaders grow and develop the character and competencies necessary to lead effectively in the work God is calling your congregation to do for the sake of his kingdom.
The experience includes four two-day retreats over two years, monthly group coaching for the pastor and a key leader, a replicable discipleship experience, an assortment of insightful books, and access to key leaders having success in these areas.
MCI's Importance Today
Kingdom Orientation - October 16-17, 2020
Leader Development - April 16-17, 2021
Kingdom Mission - October 15-16, 2021
Discipleship Culture - April 1-2, 2022
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Answer: We ask for a minimum team size of 4 and a maximum of 8, including the pastor, for your congregation.
Answer: The Missional Church Initiative will be limited to roughly 40 participants.
Question: Do I need to be a member of the Churches of God denomination to attend MCI?
Answer: Absolutely not - Although MCI is discounted for Churches of God members, the experience is a valuable one that we offer regardless of denomination.
We expect a minimum of 4 leaders including the pastor to participate in each retreat (maximum of 8). For simplicity, your registration reserves a table with a fixed number of seats around it. We know schedules can be challenging, so you have the freedom to switch out which of your church members attend each retreat. We ask that half of the seats are filled by the same people each retreat, but the other half is completely dependent on you and your team’s availability.
Answer: The cost of the four retreats (meals, lodging, programming, and special guests) is covered as well as the cost of several learning profiles and textbooks. Your tuition covers a portion of the total cost of this experience and the remainder is covered by the MRC. You are responsible for your own travel costs to and from the four retreats.
Answer: The tentative location is Danville, IL; however, this is subject to change as your health and safety in meeting is our foremost concern.
Answer: The cost of tuition covers just a portion of the overall cost for the Missional Church Initiative. The MRC is underwriting the costs not covered through participants’ tuition. As a result, there are very limited scholarships available.
Question: What will the cohort learning groups require?
Question: What kind of work is expected between retreats?
will also be occasional profile or assessment tools that will need to be completed before the retreat in order to have that information available at the time of the retreat. There will be assignments dealing with personal development and missional engagement. The cohorts will continue to meet outside of the retreat setting in order to encourage one another’s progress and work in these areas throughout the experience. All of the assignments will relate directly to the participant’s life and ministry as a part of the congregation, with the focus being continued growth and development as opposed to formal academic exercise.
Question: Who will facilitate the retreats?
Answer: Brian Miller will be the primary facilitator at the retreats. There may also be other guest facilitators to address certain retreat topics.