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Course Information

Our programme is designed to help you grow in your identity as a child of God. We believe that God really loves you, He wants the best for you and for His creation.  He wants to use you to build His kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven – we believe that He has given you the tools, gifts, talents and passions to see this happen.

Throughout your year with us you will be looking at three key themes, these are:

  • Receiving the Father’s love – learn to enjoy time in His presence, this is a culture that Jesus developed.  We see in the gospels Jesus enjoyed spending time with the Father and encouraged his disciples to do the same.  Worship, prayer and devotion will be key elements during our weekly sessions.

  • Realising our identities – The bible makes some big claims about who we are in Christ.  Your year on Plan A will help you discover how to walk in honour, love, power and authority.  You’ll discover how to apply key kingdom principles to your life through solid and grounded biblical teaching.

  • Releasing the Kingdom – You’ll learn the ministry style of Jesus and be equipped and trained to fulfil the great commission, sharing the gospel with power.  You will be in an environment where risk is encouraged, kingdom dreams can become reality and lives are transformed by the love of Jesus.

  

Commitment:

 

What makes a year on Plan A:

  • 30 teaching sessions at our discipleship centre here at St Thomas' Kendal.  “

  • Super Saturday”teaching and activation days where we will be joined by guest speakers. - we will be announcing who will be joining us over 2020 shortly via the video blogs.

Course Outline:

 

We wholeheartedly believe that God has called His people to be missionary disciples, in Matthew 28 we read the words of the Great Commission which in Cumbria finds it's expression in the "God for All" statement, we are to be a missionary people bringing the Kingdom of God wherever we go, to whomever we meet.  Plan A is structured to help you grow and flourish as Kingdom people.  Taught over three 10 week semesters with a break half way through each semester (which will coincide when possible, with local school half terms and a longer break through the summer) each semester will focus on one of the three core beliefs of Plan A, here's what it will look like:

Semester One - In the first semester we'll be digging deeper into what it means to be people who receive the Fathers Love and enable others to receive His love.  We'll be covering themes such as:

  • Intro to course - You are Plan A.

  • Who God says He is.

  • Who God says I am. 

  • Overcoming Shame.

  • The power of Hope.

  • Forgiveness. 

  • Intercession. 

  • Holy Spirit.

  • A heart of worship.

Semester Two - Building on what we learnt in semester one, semester two will all be about our identities in Christ  -understanding more about what God says about us and what He believes about people.  Themes include:

  • Introduction to 5 fold ministry.

  • Apostles and Prophets.

  • Culture of Honour.

  • Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers.

  • Spiritual Gifts.

  • Our inheritance - revival history in the UK.

  • What God says about our circumstances.

  • Personal Encounter.

  • Royalty.

  • Identity and vision.

  • Men and Women.

  • A dwelling place for God.

Semester 3 - Our final semester will explore what it means to be a people who see the Kingdom of God break in to our everyday lives... everyday!  We'll be asking what does it mean to be someone who releases the Kingdom wherever they are.  We'll be discovering this through:

  • What is vision.

  • Dreaming with God.

  • The prophetic outside the church.

  • Leading others in encounter.

  • Healing/praying for miracles.

  • The E word - Evangelism.

  • Courage.

  • Words of Knowledge.

  • Social Action - Hearts of mercy.

  • Roots for revival.

  • Rest.

  • Commissioning. 

What to expect in a Plan A session:

18:30 - 19:00 - Gathering/Tea/Coffee/Cake.

19:00 - 19:30 - Worship and Good News.

19:30 - 20:15 - Teaching.

20:15 - 20:30 - Break.

20:30 - 21:15 - Discussion Groups.

21:15 - 21:30 - End. 

Reading and Assessment:

As part of Plan A you will be given a daily bible reading plan and resource pack - 10 books - to read throughout the year, we highly recommend that you engage with both the reading plan and the books.  As well as reading there will be some reflective written work for you to complete which compliments the reading, this is non-academic and is designed to help you embed what you’re learning from the books.

Your year on Plan A is an amazing opportunity to learn from other participants who desire to see God impact their community.  Together you’ll have the opportunity to minister with and to each other, pray for each other and speak over people’s lives; it really is an exciting and privileged journey to go on.  We cannot wait to see what God is doing through you.