Growing to the Next Level is hosted by KingsGate Community Church, in partnership with ARC and Gateway Church. Around 90 of the largest and most influential churches in the UK and Europe come together from a wide range of denominational affiliations, streams and backgrounds. Most of the churches have a weekly worship attendance of 500 or more.
Since March 2016, the Learning Community has gathered every 6 months to explore what it takes to lead a healthy, effective and growing church. In 2020, there is an opportunity for churches to continue in the process, and new churches to join.
“My earnest hope is that not only will this result in healthy and sustainable growth in each church represented, but it will further contribute to our unity together.”
“My earnest hope is that not only will this result in healthy and sustainable growth in each church represented, but will further contribute to our unity together.”
The cost to participate across 2020 and 2021 is £3000 per church. In addition to this, churches need to pay for their own travel and accommodation. The senior team leader must attend all four gatherings, and the registration fee includes a team of three others. Additional team members can be added for £225 per person per gathering. Please note that these fees represent only a percentage of the real cost of a Learning Community. The remainder of the funding has been provided by donors who believe strongly in the strategic impact of the programme.
The Learning Community gathers every six months across the two year period. Between gatherings we provide a framework for accountability and ongoing support, which leads to significant results. The churches are grouped by size for peer level learning. Gatherings begin with registration at 6pm on Day 1 and finish by 3pm on Day 3.
INVESTING FOR A GREAT LEGACY
Investing in your life and leadership, 23rd — 25th March 2020
Exploring our first call to be disciples who become more like Jesus. We will focus on our own development as leaders, and how we can grow our own skills and capacity alongside experiencing physical, emotional, spiritual, relational, vocational health and replenishment.
Investing in the next generation, 2nd — 4th November 2020
Creating a flourishing intergenerational church. We will particularly focus on how we can invest in our next generation ministries: children, youth, students and young adults.
Investing in your city and community, 15th — 17th March 2021
Developing an outward-focused church that transforms lives and communities. We will focus on raising up Kingdom ambassadors who are fully equipped for faith on the frontline, and empowered to share the gospel in word and deed.
Investing in Kingdom multiplication, 1st — 3rd November 2021
Learning how to become a more effective multiplying church. We will concentrate on how we can invest into other communities and cities, through multisite and church planting.