Rhythms of Missional Spirituality

April 17, 2024 - May 22, 2024
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-9:00 pm EST, April 17 – May 22, 2024
This course will help leaders learn from the past, be aware of the present and plan for the future. The course will explore ancient truths that have helped guide Christians for the past two thousand years and introduce new concepts from leadership science. Most importantly, all of the learning will be practical and will enhance your personal, leadership and communal rhythms.

The daily news is filled with extreme changes, and many of us feel battered by forces we cannot control. Yet many leaders are still using old maps for a world that no longer exists. We cannot make sense of our new world by using old maps.

It doesn’t help to dust them off or reprint them with bolder colours. The more we rely on them, the more confused we become. They cause us to focus on the wrong things and blind us to what’s significant.

Throughout the course, we will draw from a rich tradition of spiritual formation and soul care that is rooted in the Scriptures and can be found running throughout the pages of church history. The voices of spiritual formation and soul care from which we will draw are diverse and include Christians from all ages. You will be introduced to various practices and voices from the ages. Although much of what we explore is founded on ancient practices, we believe that these rhythms can help leaders thrive in today’s globally diverse world.

We have divided the course into three sections representing movements of thought. These three movements will help you and those you serve to navigate our changing world.
The first movement is personal rhythms, which focus on the inner life of a leader. Nothing could be more important or more needed in today’s uncertain world than developing our inner life with God.
The second movement is leadership rhythms, which refer to our outer life. This section includes practices to help your leadership navigate the chaotic and uncertain world. This includes chapters on leadership essentials for leadership resilience and on cultivating missional innovation through the lens of “Missional Design Thinking.”
The third movement is corporate rhythms, which remind us of our life together. This part includes the foundations of coaching and small group discipleship.