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

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Weaponizing Small Groups: The Base Network Model

5 Sessions
Feb 4 – Mar 2, 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 Session Title
Description  Pre-Session Preparation
Feb 4
1:00 PM EST
Intro Introduction to the course format (drill / deploy / debrief); course flow (mission); and content Readings as assigned
Feb 11
1:00 PM EST
Planning Discussion of readings / cell models chosen by participants / update on hub plans / activity. Readings as assigned
Feb 18
1:00 PM EST
Starting Base content / flow / rhythm / multiplication Readings as assigned
Feb 25
1:00 PM EST
Growing Base Network in context of the salvation war Readings as assigned

Mar 2

1:00 PM EST

Multiplying   Readings as assigned

Who are the Presenters?
Major Stephen Court, evangelism consultant

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 corps.ministries@salvationarmy.ca   Questions about the content of the Cohort should be directed to the individual Cohort facilitator.