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Everybody Needs a Plan

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
- Philippians 4:8

Growing in our ministry skills, in the depth of our faith and in our understanding of our call doesn't happen by accident.  It happens when we focus on how God is working within us.  It is an intentional process, and often best pursued within the context of a supportive community.

The Discipling Cohorts Initiative is a commitment to a path of growth.  

You are invited to join a cohort in your synod.  This cohort will be led by a trained peer coach, and will meet monthly.  Meetings will happen face-to-face when possible, and online when necessary.  

Cohorts will meet for the first time at Extravaganza 2018 in Houston Texas, from January 26-29.  In these groups of 8-10, you will journey together, meeting monthly for the next 11 months.  

The first 8 times you meet after Extravaganza, you will accompany each other, walking through a process of spiritual and vocational growth.  For the last 3 months, you will support each other as each cohort member creates an individual plan for development.  The group will then gather at the 2019 Extravaganza to share their personal development plans. 

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Discipling Cohorts Timeline:

  • September 15, 2017:  Begin accepting applications to cohorts
  • October 20, 2017:  Applications close.  Cohorts are formed by the steering team
  • November 1, 2017:  Those placed in cohorts are notified
  • January 26-29, 2018:  Cohorts meet for the first time during the Extravaganza.  Dates and a schedule for meeting throughout the year will be established for each cohort
  • February, 2018:  Cohorts begin meeting within their synod (or online, if necessary)
  • September, 2018:  Individuals in cohorts begin working on their individual development plan
  • January 25-28, 2019:  Cohorts meet at Extravaganza 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida to present their individual development plans to their cohorts.
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