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Missional and New Monastic

Starting and Sustaining Missional New Monastic Communities

Bookings are now open for the 3rd cohort of this online learning experience led by Ian Mobsby and Mark Berry for Pioneers and those seeking to set up or review missional New Monastic Communities


What is this online course about?

This course is aimed at those who have some understanding of what a missional New Monastic is about and who specifically are wanting to start a new community or have recently set one up and want to review and learn from other Pioneers who have experience of doing this.

What are the dates of the course?

12th, 19th, 26th Jan and 2nd Feb 10am to 12 midday UK Time.

What will happen?

The course will be run over the Zoom app with supportive handouts to explore four different areas of setting up or renewing missional new monastic communities. This will be run on Tuesdays over four weeks.

What will I gain out of the experience?

  • Space for learning about four crucial aspects regarding setting up effective missional new monastic communities

  • Space for questioning your own missional context and discerning the charisms of your own particular dreams and vision.

  • Meeting and hearing from other Pioneers seeking to form New Monastic Communities and group work.

  • A greater appreciation for the differing forms of New Monasticism in the UK and abroad.

What will be the format of each session?

Each session will use the following format:

  1. Opening Prayer

  2. Teaching Input

  3. Questions & Clarifications

  4. Interview with a Leader of a New Monastic Community on the subject

  5. Group Work

  6. Plenary questions

What areas are going to be covered?

  1. Listening & Responding to context and the shaping of the NM Community

  2. Spaces of Belonging, and spiritual development planning

  3. Rhythms of Life/Rules of Life, Seasonal Vows & Promises, when to write your own, and when to join in with others.

  4. Roles, Leadership & Managing Conflict

A New Monastic Handbook: From Vision to Practice reduced to £3.00


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