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Institute For Missional Wisdom, 14-month intensive (New Ministries EMT)

newsThe Missional Wisdom Foundation in partnership with New Ministries Essential Ministry Team will begin at 14-month intensive starting in October 2014.

This non-degree program provides laity and clergy with the theological foundation and practical skills needed for starting and leading micro-communities of contemplative prayer and missional action. The program integrates distance learning technology, experiences and retreats. Our goal is to help the church be the church.

IMW 2014 – Promo from Cal-Pac UMC on Vimeo.

Participants are required to practice a Rule of Life, regularly attend worship, and participate in a Google Plus small group for spiritual formation (Discipleship Huddle) as well as study and discussion including missional imagination, reading the Bible with missional eyes, creating culture, missional ecclesiology, & launching a missional community. This is a rigorous program of learning and will require participants make time and space for learning and spiritual growth.

Cal-Pac is forming a cohort of nine courageous people who will huddle, learn, dialog & dream for 14-months with IMW, beginning October 2014.

The fee is $1,000 (after a $1,000 scholarship from the New Ministries Essential Ministries Team) and the program is open to special arrangements for payment.

Rev. Dodge is a local church pastor who was part of last year’s IMW cohort, says. “The IMW gave me the tools and a group of like minded committed people to explore the ways the Spirit is alive and working beyond the walls of the church and to competently come alongside what God is already doing to bring the presence of Christ to a hurting world.”

Request an application!  Contact Rev. Nicole Reilley (, Cal-Pac Director of New Ministries.

Applications will are due by September 20, 2014 and will be reviewed and selected by September 22, 2014. Space is limited to 9 participants.