Big East

New Learning Community begins Fall 2020

Together, pastors and/or a first learner (a non-clergy leader committed to leading the team alongside the pastor) lead a team of 4-5 additional leaders from their congregation to receive the content over 2 modules, each module lasting 2 1/2 years. Retreats (spanning 2-3 days) are offered in the spring (usually May) and fall (October or November), with homework between retreats that pertains to the content. Teams meet between retreats at their own discretion (monthly or more often). All team leaders have a coach, and coaches are available for each team.

 

All pastors and team members participate in Faithwalking 101 as one of the mentioned retreats. The team leaders (pastors and first learners) participate in Faithwalking 201 as a part of their participation in CLC. Faithwalking is seen as the foundation, often greatly impacting personal transformation. The other retreats expand on Faithwalking themes for a corporate context, leading to corporate transformation and missional living.

 

If you live in this region and are interested in CLC, use the contact form to be connected with a representative from your area.

Great Lakes

New Learning Community begins Fall 2020

The Great Lakes Region of Churches Learning Change covers the geographical area of Michigan and Ohio. The current composition is congregations and specialized ministers from the heigt and breadth of Michigan. Congregations have a primary leader (usually a pastor or pastors), anda team of 4-6 congregational members. We have also had a cohort of specialized ministers, many of whom are serving as chaplains in hospitals.

 

Our current structure is 2 modules, each lasting 2 1/2 years. Each module has five retreats, with approximately 6 months between retreats. Content is introduced in the retreats with opportunity for some practice and reflection. There is an expectation that the teams will build on that content following each retreat through additional reading and assignments. Each primary leader is partnered with a coach who has regular contact throughout each module.

 

If you live in Michigan or Ohio and are interested in CLC, use the contact form to be connected with a representative from your area.

Heartland

New Learning Community begins Fall 2020

The Heartland Region is currently made up of churches in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota. Pastors lead teams of 5-8 additional leaders from their congregation to receive content over 2 modules, each module lasting 2 1/2 years.  Retreats (spanning 2-3 days) are offered in the spring (usually March) and fall (Oct), with homework pertaining to practicing the content offered between retreats. 

 

All pastors and team members participate in Faithwalking 101 as one of the retreats.  Pastors and leaders are encouraged to participate in Faithwalking 201 as a part of their participation in CLC, as well. Faithwalking is seen as foundational, often greatly impacting personal transformation.  The other retreats expand on the Faithwalking themes for a corporate context, leading to corporate transformation and missional living.  In the Heartland, Faithwalking Foundations is becoming a critical way for an increasing number of CLC pastors and leaders to engage in the work of coaching and facilitating, striving to get the content of CLC deeper into the lives of people in our area.

 

The Heartland Region has a number of churches finishing Module 2 in 2020 and we hope to expand to other churches in the region.  We currently bring in outside facilitation for our retreats, with local pastors apprenticing these facilitators with the hope of facilitating our own retreats in coming years.

 

If you live in the area and are interested in CLC, use the contact form to be connected with a representative from your area.

Mid-America

Our Churches Learning Change process is an online, year-long, learning community that meets monthly. Undergirded by coaching with pastors, we focus on helping navigate change in an ever-changing world. Through live video content presentations and group coaching we focus on spiritual transformation, discipleship, adaptive leadership, and missional living. We currently have a group of pastors and churches journeying together for the next year and will have open spots for new and continuing churches towards the end of 2020. 

 

If you live in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana or Florida and are interested in CLC, use the contact form to be connected with a representative from your area.

Ontario

The Ontario Region of Churches Learning Change is made up of CRC and RCA congregations across Ontario. Our most recent module ended in 2019 and our Guiding Team is engaged in a planning and discernment process to establish details for our next iteration of CLC. We are working to intentionally share our learning and keep transformation alive.

 

If you live in Ontario and are interested in CLC, use the contact form to be connected with a representative in your area.

Western Canada

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Western Canada currently includes 7 churches from Alberta (Edmonton and north), Northern BC, the Sunshine Coast, the lower Mainland of BC, and Vancouver Island. Pastors and key lay leaders meet via online video chats 3-4 times a year, and in person in Nanaimo, BC twice a year for three day learning events. We are finishing up the current module in 2020 and have not firmed up our plans for future iterations but look forward to continuing to share our journey of transformation together.

 

If you live in Alberta, BC or the Pacific Northwest of the US and are interested in CLC, use the contact form to be connected with a representative in your area.

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