Friday, February 7, 2014

Release Spring Cohort 2014

For the next several days I will be in very cold Chicago as I partake in the Release Initiative church planting intensive spring cohort. I have had many people over the past couple of months ask me about Release. 

The Release Initiative focuses on training guys in foundational Kingdom DNA and then sends them out to plant the gospel of the Kingdom in cities around the world. The core DNA is Kingdom, Disciple, Society, and Church with each having sub-categories underneath them. In the words of Director Sam Smith, "A simple way to phrase the DNA of Release would be: As we make Disciples of the Kingdom, and send them out to engage all domains of Society, Jesus will build his Church."

The most common questions that I have received is "What does Release do?"

What Does Release Do?

Release Initiative, a ministry of Mosaic Church Chicago, is a Global, Muti-ethnic, Chicago-based church planting intensive for potential and existing church planters and leaders. We train in DNA, assess, coach, resource and release.
DNA: We spend two intensives per cohort going deep in ourDNA (Kingdom, Disciple, Society and Church). We train, equip and coach in this DNA and we believe that this DNA is foundational for the life of your church and city.
Assessment: We will do a post-cohort assessment for each participant to help you understand where you are as a Church leader and what gifts you have been given to build up the Church.
Coaching: After one has completed the cohort we will provide ongoingcoaching as you live out the DNA in your particular context.
Resources: We provide you with actual and recommended resources, including Skype coaching calls from various leaders/pastors that will help you apply the DNA in your context.
Releasing: Once you have completed the cohort we will help release you (a disciple) as a sent one into the grid of your city (society) with Kingdom DNA to see the Church emerge. This could look different for each participant, it could mean a) helping connecting you to a network for additional financial support (such as NAMBA29Redeemer City to City,Summit Network, etc), b) getting you plugged into the life of Mosaic as an apprentice or leader or c) releasing you to your already existing church leadership position. All participants will be part of the Release family as we continue to coach you in DNA and learn from one another.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Release Initiative is a ministry of Mosaic Church Chicago. To learn more or apply for the upcoming cohort visit the Release website.

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