The Porterbrook Network is a developing initiative aimed at contributing to a wider church planting movement by equipping individuals and churches to rediscover mission as their DNA through training, and resourcing.
Kaleo is launching the program to students in the Southern California area.
Porterbrook: San Diego
The course is delivered through distance learning with an introductory day and 3 residential weekends throughout the year. It will require about 5 hours study each week. The full course is over two years, comprising a foundation year and advanced year. Students can join either year or both years depending on their needs and circumstances. The advanced year is for people who have had some previous theological training or experience of church leadership or have completed the foundation year.
There will be assignments to prepare for each residential weekend, either in the form of a short presentation or as a written assignment with notes for discussion. The aim is to help students keep on track, apply their learning to their context, and learn from other students who are applying the material to their church and context.
We require each student to have the support of their local church, and where possible, would look for some level of involvement from the church leader(s).
Dates 2010 – 2011
Introductory day 25th September 2010
Winter residential 3rd – 5th December 2010
Spring residential 25th – 27th March 2011
Summer residential 8th – 10th July 2011
Fees: $1,250 per year, which includes a CD of the materials, and accommodation and catering for residentials.
Below is the year one syllabus (click image to see the second year).