Transform is a new Learning Community designed for HTB Network church leaders and their senior teams, exploring how to lead healthy, effective and growing churches to help us to “play our part in the evangelisation of the nation, the revitalisation of the Church and the transformation of society”.
What is Transform?
- Transform Learning Community is an event for HTB Network Churches to gather together to reimagine where you want to go as a Church and be given the tools and models that will help you to achieve this.
It is a 2-year commitment and includes two overnight gatherings per year, in-person at HTB – four gatherings in total across the two years.
– 19th & 20th October 2023
– 14th & 15th March 2024
– 17th & 18th October 2024
Half way between each Transform event we will be hosting a catch up call online for Senior Leaders. These are a wonderful time to share stories, encourage one another and pray as we continue to press into our action plans. After our October 2023 Transform, we will invite you to join us on:
– Thursday 25th January 2024.
Whether you are a resource, town, rural or estate church – Transform has been designed specifically for you. The learning community is based on principles, practical application and peer to peer cohort learning.
The Learning Community gathers every six months across the two-year period. Between gatherings we provide a framework for accountability and ongoing support, which leads to significant results. Churches are grouped by size for peer level learning.
Each Senior Leader is invited to bring a minimum of 3 people from your leadership team, these can include; staff members, leaders and the key decision-makers in your church. For smaller churches this might include members of the PCC or key volunteers.
What is the theme?
In October we will be specifically focussing on generosity and stewardship – exploring how we can help our churches discover more about God’s call to live generously, with joy, freedom, and fruitfulness. We know that many churches have found it a challenge to re-engage volunteers post-Covid, and in this gathering we will explore principles and practices for guiding and growing our congregations in generosity, with their time, talents and treasure.
With the help of some fantastic practitioners, we will be exploring models, ideas and best practice for the following:
- How can we effectively mobilise volunteers?
- How can we equip and re-fire our churches for evangelism?
- How can we develop our social action ministry to advance the Kingdom?
- How can we effectively engage in the workplace, the arts and media?
- How can we be effective in mission in the digital space, particularly reaching the next generation?
- How can we embrace diversity in mission (socio-economic, cultural etc)?
Alongside this, we will allow space in each gathering to focus on our own spiritual health and wellbeing as leaders, as this is so critical and relevant to all that we are and do.
Feedback from March
‘Transform is so useful to the Network. It’s so encouraging to hear what God is doing through other churches, and it and equips us to make a difference and see transformation.’
‘It’s so useful for us to join with others and consider our similar issues, challenges and opportunities. As a Network we are at similar but also different places, so to come together and just reflect has been such a blessing.’
Transform has brought such richness; such great content and teaching. And then married with that, all the knowledge, wisdom and enthusiasm that we’ve got from the Network has been like a dynamite combination.’
We are so excited about God will do through Transform and through you in this next season of leadership. To register for your place at Transform, please click below.