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Course curriculum

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  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Welcome to this Ephesiology Master Class

  • 2

    MA Missiology of Movements Students

    • Instructions

  • 3

    Kingdom First

    • What is the Kingdom?

    • The Kingdom is Beautiful

    • The Kingdom-centric Church Plant

    • Redefining Success

  • 4


    • The Character of Christ

    • Leading Myself

    • Leading My Family

    • Leading God's People

  • 5


    • Contextual Sustainability

    • Exploring Models

    • Knowing Myself

    • Knowing My Context

    • Knowing My Father's Heart

  • 6


    • The Importance of Communication

    • Understanding My Audiences

    • Church Planting Preaching

    • Communicating Vision

  • 7


    • Why Build a Team

    • Characteristics of a Healthy Team

    • How to Build a Team

    • Leading Leaders

  • 8

    Making a Difference

    • The Gospel: Good News Included

    • Social Fault Lines

    • Leadership: Both For and From

    • Going Glocal

  • 9

    Making Disciples

    • What is Discipleship

    • What Disciple Making Isn't

    • A Process for Making Disciples

    • A Process for Multiplying Disciples

  • 10


    • Why Multiply?

    • Multiplication Myths and Missteps

    • Exploring Multiplication Systems

    • Shaping a Kingdom Movement

  • 11

    Final Projects

    • Reading, Reflections, and Class Lessons

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Introducing Church Planting

Jeff Christopherson shares with Michael about his upcoming course


Associate Professor of Church Planting

Jeff Christopherson

Jeff is Chief Missiologist and Co-Founder of the Send Institute. Author of several books including Kingdom Matrix: Designing a Church for the Kingdom of God, and Kingdom First: Starting Churches that Shape Movements. His weekly column ‘Missio Mondays’ is featured in Christianity Today. Jeff serves as a Co-Vocational pastor of The Sanctuary in Oakville, Ontario. He is married to Laura and has two children.

Kingdom First

Don't forget to pick up your copy of the book!

There are few dreams more spiritually intoxicating than the dream of being used by God to start a new community of Christ that skillfully brings the restorative gospel to a lost and broken city. Something which feels like a spiritual landslide that starts with lostness and ends in an avalanche of new congregations multiplying and transforming community after community into which they unmistakably seep. Authors Jeff Christopherson and Mac Lake call readers to imagine a movement that vividly remembers the insubstantial days of a mustard seed with a sense of awe and wonder when looking at the indescribable harvest that stands all around. Though the kingdom of God can't be forced by superficial methods, the good news is that when you move past the threshold of your competency and comfort, you find yourself in the very spot where God can use you like no other. What wouldn’t you sacrifice to be a part of something that only could be described as a God-honoring gospel movement?

Are you ready to change your world?

It's not simply about what you know in your head, but what you believe in heart and do with your hands so that you are motivated and equipped to lead movements.