SECTION 1: Inspire - In this section we begin to explore what it means to be creative. We learn how to start and sustain covenant creative communities for mission through a paradigm of creativity that is biblical and missiological:
Creative Intelligence - Discover creativity as a fundamental theological orientation for what it means for the Church to flourish in the world including discovering our unique calling and multifold people gifts.
Missional Creativity - Learn the dynamics of the 5-fold missiological framework for creativity (being, design, beauty, community, and performance) and how these apply toward designing cultures for shared leadership, retaining the flexibility of organism while resisting the crystallising influence of institutionalisation.
SECTION 2: Imagine - In this section we learn to activate our discipleship for God’s creative purposes. Far from an abstract concept, the imagination is a concrete and real way that shapes our thinking and active witness in the way of Christ and his followers as we ourselves become disciples and make disciples of others:
Imaginal Intelligence - What does it mean to be disciples of Christ in the places that he is calling us to follow him, places where we may not normally go? Here we begin to see how the outward journey is dynamically related to our willingness to journey inward with Christ confronting inherent failures and inadequacies, in the strength of Christ. Here we learn to identify and cultivate missional rhythms and rules that help develop creative identity and community that foster cultural engagement with others.
Imaginal Witness - How do we negotiate Christian truth and witness in a culture that comes across as inherently lukewarm and even antagonistic toward Christ? The context for discipling is co-missioning with others. Learn to identify and cultivate the creative capacities of others, bring out the best in others and yourself in the context of community.
SECTION 3: Illumine - Here we learn to embody and retell the Story of Christ as we familiarise ourselves with the dynamics of enculturation as it applies to joining with others in their respective contexts, learning to speak their languages of creativity, and extending the invitation to share in the ongoing creative work of God in a clear and compelling way.
Creative Mission - Here we deep dive into a theology of creativity as it applies to the ways in which we share and participate in the larger Story of creation (noun and verb). As we come to grips with sharing in the primal and essential creativity of every person irrespective of their religious, social, and cultural background we develop a solid theological foundation for enculturation with, rather than to, others.
Creative Ecclesiology - Creativity is a posture for mission. Here we begin to understand the unique architecture of the various missional spaces learning the cultural distinctions that distinguish covenant creative communities for mission as a unique space for “net making” with others.
SECTION 4: Interrogate - How do we sustain a posture for creative mission amid the realities of everyday life? Here we learn to do cultural exegesis, engaging in simple ethnographic research methods as we immerse ourselves in culture, and learn the basics of participatory action research as a tangible way to bring about sustainable social transformation with our teams.
Creative Dialogue - As we per-form into the likeness of Christ with others we learn the dynamics of dialogue for effective prophetic engagement, artfully and intentionally crossing cultural boundaries, restoring social capital, and building bridges in the world for mutuality in mission with others.
Creative Justice - As we share in the irrevocable creative flow of “gifts and calling” in Christ, here we learn to hear and see through the lens of Christ’s compassion, discerning where he is at work and joining Christ in the places he is calling us to bridge the gap, bring reconciliation where there is conflict, and meet the needs in the light of God’s vision and provision for a given people.