Forge PDX is an emerging, local expression of the wider Forge America Network.
Forge America is a network of missional pioneers, communities and churches who are seeking to join God in His mission in this world.
Intensive II – Activating a Sustainable, Mission-Shaped Spirituality (Jan 30-Feb 1)
THURSDAY EVENING, JAN 30 (6:30 – 9:15 PM)
Intros (6:45 – 6:55 pm) – Jennilee Porch, Forge Dallas, now living in PDX! (Dan)
Warmup (6:55 – 7:40) – Healthy Being, Healthy Doing (Deb)
Session 1 (7:40 – 8:15) – Stumbling Forward w God in the Journey (Dan)
Break (8:15 – 8:30)
Session 2 (8:30 – 9:15 pm) – Self-leadership for Sustainability (Trey)
FRIDAY, JAN 31 (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
Warmup (8:45 – 9:15 am) – Devotional sharing (Kristin or Trey)
Session 3 (9:15 – 10:30) – Shalom from the Inside Out (Dan)
Break (10:30 – 10:45)
Session 4 (10:45 – 12:00) – Spiritual Pathways for Life/Freedom (Deb)
Lunch out (12:00 – 2:00 pm) – What do you encounter in this area that you would join or access or start doing for your own interior shalom development?
Session 5 (2:00 – 3:15) – “Goodnewsing” Our Friends/Neighbors (Dan)
Q&A with Ken Loyd (3:30 – 5:00 pm) – Ken’s ministry sphere and how he keeps himself and other co-missioners healthy and jazzed for Jesus (Deb)
SATURDAY MORNING, FEB 1 (8:30 AM – 12:00)
Warmup (8:45 – 9:15 am) – Devotional sharing (Gar)
Session 6 (9:15- 10:30 am) – Discovering Our Life Story (Deb)
Break (10:30 – 10:45)
Session 7 (10:45 – 12:00) – Stewarding Our Time, Talent, Treasures (Trey)
Venues: Thurs evening & Sat morning at Steigerwald’s (7730 SE 45th Ave., Portland 97206); Friday at Liesl Palmer’s “The Mansion” (1041 SW Vista Ave., 97205)
NOTE: If you’re not a part of the cohort, please talk to Dan (503-432-1825) if you’d like to come and participate in any or all of the sessions.
Portland Mission Training Residency, October, 2013 – June, 2014
This is a coach-assisted training process, aimed at: 1) activating leaders into God’s mission in ways that sustain and transform them; while also 2) enabling them to pass on perspectives, practical behaviors/skills conducive to growing missional churches and disciples. We also provide strategic coaching toward church planting, as appropriate. Please view the sample curriculum by clicking on the ABOUT button.
If you scroll down and look below, you’ll see that the residency requires quite a commitment over the eight-month (Oct to June) period. We believe that the time, effort, finances and risk-taking required will be rewarded by helping you be more effective and satisfied in both your missioning and leadership. Most participants will actually find the demands complementary to what they’re already doing or hoping to do in their local context. So don’t shy away from engaging! We’ll strive to design a pathway that respects your unique situation but also keeps you reaching. For those who cannot commit to the full cohort process, we have designed other ways to be involved. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions.
Pathways for Engagement:
Level III – Fully engaged, learning community pathway – This is the preferred way for participants to be involved, as a cohort community dynamic is key to the learning experience. Our next Missional Training Residency in the Portland area is scheduled for Oct, 2014 – June, 2015. The fee is $1500 ($1800 for couples who share a single coach & the books). Or, $200 per month ($235 per month couples). This allows us to provide the following representative benefits/opportunities to all Level III participants. Contact Dan, Trey or Deborah if you are interested in signing up!
- Explore morning to “taste & see” what the residency is about
- Eight personal coaching sessions aimed at helping people move into missional living (and church planting, if cohort member is a planter)
- Training intensives #1, #2, and #3 (Thurs eve to Sat noon, with dates and venues to be determined when the cohort is established).
- Five two-hour closed Pioneers Together evening sessions for group processing and training over the material and its application to local missioning (and planting if relevant)
- Interaction over all three Residency books and the materials provided
- Connecting and networking opportunities within the ForgePDX and wider Forge America networks
- Closing Feast
Level II – Basic guided pathway – This involves an individual/couple meeting with one of the trainers and designing a basic pathway for coaching and missional training, on a negotiated fee basis. It may have some overlap with the Level III cohort, but generally operates independent of that cohort and its more intense commitments.
Level I – Ala carte pathway - This involves an individual/couple participating in open events and the training intensives on an ad hoc basis (paying the normal admission fees). It excludes involvement in the cohort, and there is no intentional follow through by a coach or trainer.
NOTE: Forge strives to make this as affordable as possible, and that figure is soon to be a uniform $1500 per residency across American cities. Given that we offer quality, road-tested training and missional coaching by experienced practitioners, this is great deal! However, some do face financial limitations, and we don’t want to exclude anyone who needs to be in this process. So, if God has been good to you lately, we ask that you consider helping us sponsor others who have financial challenges (a tax-deductible donation for this is possible).
To ask questions or to learn more about Forge PDX as a forming network, please contact Dan Steigerwald (hub team leader) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Deborah Loyd at email@example.com or Trey Doty at firstname.lastname@example.org