Colossian Blog
March 1, 2017 | Jennifer Vander Molen

Applications Now Being Accepted for The Colossian Way Experience

We’re excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for small groups to engage in The Colossian Way experience.

We designed The Colossian Way to help Christians of all ages engage in difficult questions in ways that build up love of God and neighbor. By gathering Christians who disagree, confessing that all things hold together in Christ (Colossians 1:17), bringing our difficulties before God in prayer, listening to varied experts on the topics, attending to Scripture and the resources of the faith, and learning to listen and talk across difference, we can trust the Holy Spirit to transform us into the image of Christ.

Training Dates

The first step in The Colossian Way experience is a 2½-day leader training retreat, held in Grand Rapids, MI on these dates:

  • Thursday-Saturday, May 18-20, 2017 (sexuality topic only)
    or
  • Wednesday-Friday, September 20-22, 2017 (sexuality and origins topic)

Commitments

Churches and leaders who participate in The Colossian Way commit to:

  • Attend the leader training retreat
  • Meet with coaches and other small group leaders during the experience
  • Gather an intergenerational group of 10-12 participants for the small group experience
  • Lead the small group through ten 90-minute meetings over a set schedule

Cost

Cost for The Colossian Way experience is $1,500 per small group, which includes the leader training retreat (hotel accommodations, meals, and training materials for two leaders), materials (leader and participant guides for the entire small group), The Colossian Way promotional pieces for your church, personal coaching for leaders, and membership in The Colossian Way Community of Practice.

How to Apply

You can find an online application and more information about The Colossian Way experience here. Be on the lookout for 2018 training retreat dates posted soon on our events page. We can’t wait for you to join us on The Colossian Way!

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