Holistic Discipling: The Infinitum Rule of Life - Salvation Army Canada

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Holistic Discipling: The Infinitum Rule of Life

5 part video-conference
Watch for new dates in 2020
Infinitum is a practice for those who follow Jesus
and choose to live lives of love.


What will we Learn?
The following topics are designed to build upon each other:

Dates Seminar Description
 Feb 5
7:00 PM EST
Infinitum introduction Introduction to the course format (drill / deploy / debrief); course flow (philosophy to practice)
 Feb 12
7:00 PM EST
Infinitum resources Infinitum aids to discipleship
 Feb 19
7:00 PM EST
Infinitum practicum Mock hub meeting
 Feb 26
7:00 PM EST
Infinitum Infinitum’s place in the great commission
 Mar 4
7:00 PM EST
Debrief Debrief discussion / prayer / planning

Who are the Presenters?
Major Stephen Court, evangelism consultant, along with…
Jonathan Evans, corps pioneer (Boundless Vancouver)

What Is the Format of the Learning Cohort?
The learning cohort will include the following elements:
Video conference – teaching and discussion components (salvo MO – drill / deploy / debrief)
Homework – readings / missions
Mission – hub initiatives

What Time Commitments are Involved?

  1. weekly hour-long video session;
  2. light assigned reading;
  3. weekly mission (hour or so)


Please Note: All videoconferences will be held at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Pre-Videoconference Preparation



Infinitum Workbook.

Issue 2015 Journal of Aggressive Christianity, October-November 2016. P1-18. http://www.armybarmy.com/pdf/JAC_Issue_105.pdf


Anderson, Ray S. The Shape of Practical Theology: Empowering Ministry with Theological Praxis. Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

Arnold, Eberhard. Why We Live in Community. Farmington: Plough Publishing, 1995.

Benner, David. The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery. Downer’s Grove: IVP, 2004.

________. Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2011.

Bosch, David J. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2002.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Life Together. Trans. John W. Doberstein. SanFrancisco: Harper Collins, 1954.

Christian Today. “Pastors challenge Francis Chan Over Decision to Leave Megachurch,” Christian Today, September 3, 2010. Accessed August 19, 2017. https://www.christiantoday.com/article/pastors.challenge.francis.chan.over.decision.to.leave.megachurch/26629.htm

Ciaridi, Fabio. Konoinia: Spiritual and Theological Growth of the Religious Community. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1999.

Cole, Neil. Ordinary Hero: Becoming a Disciple Who Makes a Difference. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008.

Coleman, Robert E. The Master Plan of Evangelism. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1964.

Crabb, Lawrence J. Connecting: Healing for Ourselves and our Relationships. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2005.

Dougherty, Rose Mary. Group Spiritual Direction: Community for Discernment. New York: Paulist Press, 1995.

Fitch, David. Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines that Shape the Church for Mission. Downers Grove: IVP, 2016.

Freidman, Edwin. Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue. New York: The Guildford Press, 1985.

Frost, Michael and Alan Hirsch. The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st-Century. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.

Gibbs, Eddie. The Rebirth of the Church: Applying Paul’s Vision for Ministry in Our Post-Christian World Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.

Guder, Darrell L. ed. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Hastings, Ross. Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2012.

Hirsch, Alan. 5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ. Los Angeles: 100Movements, 2017.

Holmes, Peter R. Becoming More Human: Exploring the Interface of Spirituality, Discipleship and Therapeutic Faith Community. Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster Press, 2005.

Keller, Tim. Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

Moltmann, Jürgen. The Trinity and the Kingdom. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993.

Muthiah, Robert A. The Priesthood of All Believers in the Twenty-First Century. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2009.

Needham, Phil. Community in Mission: A Salvationist Ecclesiology. London: The Salvation Army, 1987.

Ogden, Greg. Transforming Discipleship: Making a Few Disciples at a Time. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2006.

________. Unfinished Business: Returning the Ministry to the People of God. Grand Rapids MI: Zondervan, 2003.

Palmer, Parker. Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. SanFrancisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

Peterson, Eugene. Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

________. The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

Rah, Soong-Chan. The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2009.

Roxburgh, Alan J. and Fred Romanuk, The Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.

Shank, Bob. “The Celebrity-Pastor Syndrome” Christianity Today (Spring, 1994). Accessed August 15, 2017. http://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/1994/spring/4l2132.html.

Snyder, Howard. Liberating the Church: The Ecology of Church and Kingdom. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 1996.

________. The Problem with Wineskins. Downers Grove: IVP, 1975.

Stevens, R. Paul. The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective. Vancouver: Regent College, 1999.

________, and Phil Collins, The Equipping Pastor: A Systems Approach to Congregational Leadership. Toronto: Alban Institute, 1993.

Volf, Miroslav. After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

________. Work in the Spirit. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Webber, Robert E. The Younger Evangelicals: Facing the Challenges of the New World. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002.

Wesley, John. Sermon 24, “Upon Our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount: Discourse 4” Wesley Center Online, accessed August 19, 2017. http://wesley.nnu.edu/john-wesley/the-sermons-of-john-wesley-1872-edition/sermon-24-upon-our-lords-sermon-on-the-mount-discourse-four/

Wilson, Jonathan. God So Loved the World: A Christology for Disciples. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Wilson, Rod J. K. Counselling and Community: Using Church Relationships to Reinforce Counselling. Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 2003.

Woodward, J. R. Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World. Downers Grove: IVP, 2012.

Wright, Christopher J. H.  The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2006.

Wright, N. T. After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters. New York: HarperOne, 2010.

Yap, Timothy. “Francis Chan Reveals His Reasons Why He Left His Megachurch,” Hallels, July 3, 2017. Accessed August 19, 2017. http://www.hallels.com/articles/17684/20170703/francis-chan-reveals-his-reasons-why-he-left-his-megachurch.htm


Why a Learning Cohort?
Reflection on God’s mission and how it finds expression in our leadership is important. We can increase our learning by hearing and reflecting on the experience of others. The time commitments are intentionally brief, however having several other people to share in the journey over a five week period provides support, encouragement and peer accountability in the process.

What will it Cost to Participate in this Cohort?
The registration fee for this cohort is $25.00. Your Corps may be able to help with the cost of you participating in a cohort. Please see your Corps Officer. The cost of the presenters, resources, coaching appointments and administration is being subsidized by the Corps Ministries Department at Territorial Headquarters.

Any Questions?

If at any time you have questions, you are welcome to contact the Corps Ministries Department of Territorial Headquarters. Dr. James Watson is the Corps Health and Planting Consultant who designed the Learning Cohort program and James Watson  is the Project Coordinator for the Learning Cohorts. Please feel free to call James (416-503-5997)  or email (James_Watson@can.salvationarmy.org) to ask any questions about the scheduling or process of the Learning Cohort.   Questions about the content of the Cohort should be directed to the individual Cohort facilitator.


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