Weaponising Small Groups: The Base Network Model - Salvation Army Canada

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Weaponising Small Groups: The Base Network Model

4 part video-conference
Feb 4 – Feb 25, 1:00 PM EST

How to implement and use the BASE NETWORK (small group)
model in Salvation Army settings.


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

Dates Seminar Description
 Feb 4
1:00 PM EST
Base Network Introduction to the course format (drill / deploy / debrief); course flow (mission); and content
  Feb 11
1:00 PM EST
Base Network Discussion of readings / cell models chosen by participants / update on hub plans / activity.
  Feb 18
1:00 PM EST
Base Network Base content / flow / rhythm / multiplication
  Feb 25
1:00 PM EST
Base Network Base Network in context of the salvation war

Who are the Presenters?
Major Stephen Court, evangelism consultant, along with…
To Be Determined

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 – start a base

What Time Commitments are Involved?

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


Pre-Videoconference Preparation
. assigned readings:  see Bibliography.
. mission – start a base.

 Resource Bibliography   (all have free online links listed).

Ralph Moore and Jeff Christopherson. 2017. NEW TO 5IVE: Starting a level 5 multiplying church. https://exponential.org/resource-ebooks/page/1/

Joe Noland and Stephen Court. 2016. REINVENTING THE MOVEMENT: What if Knaggs is right? http://themorerevolution.wixsite.com/reinventthemovement

COMMUNITY IN MISSION by Phil Needham – http://frontierpress.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CommunityInMission.pdf

Todd Wilson, Dave Ferguson, and Alan Hirsch. 2016. BECOMING A LEVEL 5 MULTIPLYING CHURCH: A field guide. https://exponential.org/resource-ebooks/page/1/

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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