Discernment Pathway

October 12, 2021 - December 21, 2021
Week 1 - October 12, 6:30-9:30 pm EST - Longer opening session Week 2 - October 26, 6:30-8:00 pm EST Week 3 - November 9, 6:30-8:00 pm EST Week 4 - November 23, 6:30-8:30 pm EST Week 5 - December 7, 6:30-8:00 pm EST Week 6 - December 21, 6:30-9:30 pm EST - Longer closing session
Offered by New Leaf Network
$550 (or $900 per couple)
HamiltonON

Our Discernment Pathway process is holistic, communal and practice oriented. It’s a safe and resource rich environment to ask questions, learn and work out in community how God might be directing you.

What to expect?

  • Bi-weeky online learning cohort – we’ll create a community of practice as we discern together

  • Curated experiences, spiritual practices, resources and tools to help guide you in your discernment

  • Access to a learning platform to help you process in community in the off week

  • Help creating on-going spiritual rhythms

  • Brave and safe space to wrestle with the big questions you’re discerning

Through curated experiences and tools, our goal is to equip leaders with the knowledge and practices to make space, slow down, and hear what God is saying. Each of our Wayfinding cohorts will have pastors, church planters and missional leaders from denominations across Canada which will offer a diverse array of perspectives, experience and wisdom.


Course Outline:

Who I am?

  • Sharing our stories – What am I discerning?

  • Introduction to rhythm of life + neighbourhood exegesis

  • Discernment Circle, Theory U, Enneagram

  • Spiritual practices of discernment (silence, solitude and stillness)

Who are my people?

  • Spaces for creating belonging – who am I called to?

  • Janet Hagberg’s stages of power

  • Discernment screen for ministry team composition (wisdom, character and culture)

What is mine to do?

  • Passion audit

  • Contemplative solidarity as a posture for ministry

  • Re-visiting rhythm of life + neighbourhood exegesis

  • Intentions document – next steps

Course schedule

Week 1 – October 12, 6:30-9:30 pm EST – Longer opening session

Week 2 – October 26, 6:30-8:00 pm EST

Week 3 – November 9, 6:30-8:00 pm EST

Week 4 – November 23, 6:30-8:30 pm EST

Week 5 – December 7, 6:30-8:00 pm EST

Week 6 – December 21, 6:30-9:30 pm EST – Longer closing session


What past participants are saying:

“It was such a safe place to work through the process of discernment and finding our way. We also appreciated the facilitators and their humility throughout the process as they learned alongside of us.”

“I would highly recommend this process to others considering to plant, or those already in one. Using spiritual practices and rhythms of life to hear/listen to what the spirit of God is calling on you to move towards, both as individuals and as a couple has been so helpful to us.”

“Beyond our personal discernment, being equipped with tools/practices to take back to our team is so important. We have already started using them in discernment with our whole community.”

“The length of the process helped to see actual movement and use of the tools emerge. I am very pleased with the fact that we were able to receive and walk out discernment through several decision points in our life.”

“I felt cared for and loved throughout this process. Walking away from these times of learning and listening together, knowing that I am loved, and called to this work, regardless of the outcomes, is a gift that will stay with me as I continue to love, lead and serve in the contexts I find myself in.”

If you have any questions, please email elle@newleafnetwork.ca.