Embracing Multi-Enthic Knoxville

God is bringing the nations to Knoxville. Let us help empower your church to welcome them as family to the glory of God.
 
“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 

The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. 

Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. 

I am the Lord your God."                                                             

                                                                                                                  Leviticus 19:33-34                                                 

Missional Team Training

Purpose: Empower individuals/churches to launch missional movements among specific people or cultural groups in Metro Knoxville.

 

Missional Module One

Exploring the Heart of God 

16.5 hours

Learn how to study the theology of people and place right within Knoxville.  This study includes investigating ways in which God is at work in the lives of individuals, various types of social and ethnic groups, and community social systems within our metro area.



Missional Module Two

Expanding Cultural Awareness  

19.5 hours

Case stories of multi-generational, immigrant and affinity groups prompt participant discussion of cultural values, practices and spiritual issues found within local sub-communities. As cultural learners, participants will learn how to make friends with people who are culturally different and how to keep careful notes that help them better relate and respond in friendship.



Missional Module Three

Identifying Cultural Bridges and Barriers

31.5 hours

These workshops explore the ways in which the gospel spreads (or stops) within cultural groups.  Group interaction applies four actions that facilitate the spread of the gospel within cultural groups to Knoxville communities.

 

Missional Module Four

Implementing Field-Based Cultural Learning 

31.5 hours

This session analyzes the missionary principles and practices of the Apostle Paul showing how he customized his approach to specific cultural groups and social settings of his day.  Participants will design their own plan to reach cultural groups within specific Knoxville neighborhoods based on the missionary methods of the Apostle Paul.

 

Missional Module Five

Creating and Exploring Culturally Appropriate Missional Approaches 

31.5 hours

Participants will design culturally- appropriate missional approaches based on the people group profiles they have created.  Ethnic learning styles and various aspects of cultural psychology are discussed to highlight the need for culturally-sensitive disciple-making and leadership training approaches.

Leadership Team Training

Purpose: Empower individuals/churches to build lay leadership teams to administrate the missional outreach to specific people or cultural groups in Metro Knoxville.

 

Leadership Module One

Strategic Foundations 

6 hours

These workshops introduce a process of developing the vision, mission and core values for a church's missional ministry.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to develop a basic missional strategy framework to fit their specific local context.



Leadership Module Two

Administrative Processes 

6.5 hours

These workshops will show participants how to increase missional awareness within their congregation, recruit and equip missional ministry volunteers, empower new ministry development, and provide ongoing support for the development of contextual ministries. 

 

Leadership Module Three

Evaluative Functions

6.5 hours

Various simple evaluative approaches using both quantitative (survey) and qualitative (interviews) will be discussed.  As a result of the training, participants will design a process for evaluating the effectiveness of their missional ministry in terms of principles and roles.

Team Training

     I was challenged...took away a lot of learning and knowledge. It was eye-opening, full of truth and very spiritual. It was full of interaction, participation and fun. Very interesting.

 

— KIN: Workship Participant

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       Very informative, educational, interesting, challenging and well researched. Very impressive indeed. Backed up by the Word of God and very spiritual insights revealed. 

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— KIN: Workship Participant

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Workshop Testimonials 

"From one man he made every nation of men,

that they should inhabit the whole earth;

and he determined the times set for them

and the exact places where they should live.

God did this so that men would seek him

and perhaps find him, though he is not far

from each one of us." 

                                                     Acts 17:26-27

 

Mailing address: PO Box 31052, Knoxville, TN 37930

Shipping address: 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919