Learning Communities

  • Pastors Learning Community

  • Second Chair Leaders Learning Community

  • Student Pastors Learning Community

  • Worship Leaders Learning Community 

  • Church Revitalization Learning Community

  • Church Planters Learning Community

  • Missional Learning Community (see below)

   Within our KCAB Network of churches, we have launched several Learning Communities that provide a space and structure to connect people who are aligned around a common purpose and eager to engage in peer-based learning.  

   A Learning Community is basically a group of people who share common goals and who meet regularly to collaborate and learn from one another. 

   As we continue to introduce Learning Communities among church leaders, let me make a few clarifications about what you can expect if you participate in a KCAB Learning Community:

  • A Learning Community is not another book club.  
    We do provide books, articles, and other relevant resources, but the idea is not to simply meet and discuss what we like and did not like about the reading.  We want to learn from what we read and provide specific applications that assist in personal and professional development.

  • A Learning Community is not another seminar.  
    We do learn from outside sources and practitioners who have guidance and insight to offer in the process.  However, we learn a lot from each other as we journey through the process together.

  • A Learning Community is not another accountability group.  We do encourage each other and at times hold each other accountable.  However, true accountability comes when we learn to trust one another.  This trust often develops as we learn from each other on the journey.

  • A Learning Community is not another seminary course. We do ask for a high level of investment and commitment to learning.  No one receives a grade – but we do realize that the level of “return” is related to the level of “investment”. 

  • A Learning Community is not another social club.  
    We do facilitate an environment where true friendships can be developed.

  • A Learning Community is not a “panel of experts”.  
    We do create an environment where “no one has everything to offer; and no one has nothing to offer”.  We learn from each other!

 

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Come join us!  Learning Communities meet monthly January-May and August-November.  Call or text Phil Young 865-310-5305 to get started.