Creating great church communities is an essential part of Christianity. Such churches should continually and increasingly burn with the “Fire of God” and such fire can transform individuals, cities and nations.
There is a comparison between a firework display which is a spectacular event but with no long term legacy, and a blast furnace making steel in its ongoing sustained fire, from raw materials such as iron ore. The steel produced is used to help create the world around us.
This comparison is one of the ideas behind “Living Fire”, a training course for church leadership teams being run by Pete Carter, Paul Manwaring from Bethel Church, California, and the Eastgate leadership team.
Starting in January, Living Fire’s aim is to train through teaching, example, coaching and mentoring, so that church leadership teams will know how to create a sustainable “kingdom culture” in their own cultural context.
The training will take place over the course of one year and in the first year we will be able to take the leadership teams from 15-20 churches.
In 2017 there will be 2 training blocks at Eastgate, 23-26 January and 13-15 October, in between these there will be 5 internet conference training sessions and the offer of a visiting mission team from Eastgate. In addition we may be able to offer specialist training for specific issues.
One of our desired outcomes is the establishing of great relationships between churches who can continue to encourage and support one another.
Teaching topics will include
- Understanding culture and the way people think
- What is leadership?
- Building effective teams
- Creating faith filled environments where the supernatural becomes natural
- Hosting the presence of God
- Creating a culture of freedom and leading free people
- Influencing society
- United but different – respecting and valuing variety
- How do Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers function together to build the church?
- Strategic planning
- How big is your vision?
- What dreams is God giving to you?
Please note that the 2017 programme is now fully subscribed. The next training will start in January 2018. Please use the buttons below to register your interest or find out more.