Learning Community

A learning community is a collaborative process where key people have the best conversations around the most important topics that will bring about the desired results.

The purpose of this gathering is to help the teams evaluate what they have done so far, learn from the speakers as well as from each other, experience God together, as well as plan what they will be doing moving forward. There is content presented before the gathering as well as some during the gathering targeting specific learning goals. There are various exercises and ample time for discussions to ensure that the content is properly understood. Once the teams have clarity on what they feel God has spoken to them, they create an action plan for the next 6 months that will help them be obedient to God’s promptings.

Learning Community Attitudes

Be present

Leave your work, personal and other things behind, focus where you are

Sense of discovery

We are here to learn, and we can learn something from everyone

Honest conversation

Say what you mean and mean what you say

Work for solutions

We talk about our challenges and problems with the goal of solving them, not complaining

Teacher vs. student

We are all teachers and students, giving and taking

Four Realities

Throughout the learning community participants navigate between these four realities:

What was: processing and learning from the past
What is: discussing the current reality
What could be: dreaming about the possibilities of the future
What will be: committing together to what God wants them to do

Role of a Facilitator

To ensure that the learning community process starts well, flows smoothly, and ends with each team having clarity on what they will be doing for the next 6 months

To lead a gathering, and by that, to be responsible for leading through the entire process and giving necessary information at the right time. It is very important that the facilitator knows the process well and has a clear understanding of where they want to lead the process.

To help each team have the best and most important conversations they could around the most important topics that will bring about the desired results. Of course the facilitator is not responsible for this, but the main goal is to create an atmosphere, draw boundaries, give information, establish safety and be available so that this could happen.

Next Steps

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