What does it look like to develop incarnational leadership in vulnerable urban communities?
A selection of key initiatives being worked out in partnership in cities around the globe.
Urban Training Collaborative
an organic network of local Hubs who have said yes to freeing leaders in the shape of their own vocation and call, guided by the Incarnational Framework. These Hubs are independent, self-sustaining partners that provide contextual expressions of formation. The configuration of a Hub can take a variety of forms: organizations, centers, churches, agencies, for profit and non-profit, virtual and onsite. What they have in common is that they host cohorts or tables of leaders, in community, overtime, using the Framework to guide and gauge their work.
An initiative designed for pastors who are exploring together what it means to teach and preach a liberating Gospel of peace in their city.
There are currently 15 preaching peace tables ongoing throughout our network. Pastors and teachers, from a diversity of traditions, gather weekly around the gospel lectionary text to ask a simple question. “How do we teach and preach this text for peace from our tradition for the sake of the city?” This has sparked a growing movement of teachers and preachers forming deep community around the text from Tacoma to Nairobi to Manila.
An initiative designed to unlock the potential of congregations in the shape of their own vocation and call.
The key to unlocking the potential of congregations to help create cities of peace of all people is not in the programs of the church but in the people. Passive consumers of spiritual goods and services become vibrant agents of change when released in the shape of their own vocation and call.