Come learn to plant church the way
Join us for the initial gathering of the 3DM Church Planting Learning Community and then decide if are going to continue with us on this training and planning process! We are hosting the first immersion of a two-year journey and want to invite you to bring your team and begin the process of learning how to plant churches the way Jesus did.
We know the power and effectiveness of the early church, but do we know how to function as they did? We’ll be unpacking and training your team in the simple principles, vehicles, practices, and culture that caused the early church to be so impactful. (More information on the full 3DM Church Planting Learning Community below.)
When: Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 3, 2016. The Immersion begins on Thursday at 12:30 PM with lunch and we finish by 12:00 PM on Saturday.
Where: City Church Compton, 1108 East Peck Street, Compton, CA 90221
Cost: $199/participant for the single event or you can begin paying monthly for the ongoing Learning Community (see below for cost structure). We strongly advise you bring at least two other leaders and/or spouses from your team if possible.
Contact: Please call Pat Dirkse at 562-900-8932 with any questions you may have. We hope to see you there!
What is a 3DM Church Planting Learning Community?
3DM Church Planting Learning Community
The heart of God is to save the whole world, but his strategy has always been to start with a few to save the many. This is the work of Church Planting: starting small to go big, starting slow to go fast. But why is this so difficult and so few succeeding at the expense of so much time, energy and resource?
We cannot employ a different strategy than Jesus and expect the same results. The passion of 3DM is to train leaders in the simple church planting principles and strategies employed by Jesus and those who followed in his footsteps that changed the landscape of the Roman Empire over the next 270 years.
A 3DM Church Planting Learning Community trains church planters, campus planters, and other pioneering leaders how to build a missional movement with reproduction in its DNA.
Learn the effective tools, language, vehicles and practices for shaping a multiplying Families on Mission that can impact the world as the early church once did. Discover the integrated reality of weekend services, missional communities, small groups and leadership development. Be coached by experienced church planting practitioners from different contexts who are prepared to make their successes and failures the springboard for your growth and journey.
What to expect when joining a 3DM Church Planting Learning Community
- This is a 2-year journey consisting of -
- Four 3-day immersions that include teaching, training and tactics at one of our host sites. You can learn more about the basic Learning Community experience at http://3dmovements.com/lcs/ (we have modified some elements of our traditional Learning Community to better serve church planting type leaders).
- Weekly coaching calls via video conferencing with experienced practitioners and experts in the 3DM toolkit.
- Annual leader and spouse retreats.
- Cost -
- Team of 3 = $300/month = $3,600/yr. This includes weekly coaching for the team leader, and the annual team leader and spouse retreat (travel & housing expenses additional).
- You can add others to the coaching process for an additional fee.
- We highly recommend a team of 3 but are willing to process with you if a smaller team is necessary.
Please feel free to contact Pat Dirkse at 562-900-8932 with any questions you may have or for more information.
Anticipated Schedule We try to adhere to the schedule as much as possible, but small changes are to be expected.
12:30 PM: Lunch together
2:00pm Welcome & Worship
2:30pm Community Principles/Arc of Involvement
2:40pm Intro Teaching
3:10pm Social Space (SWOT Analysis)
4:10pm Coffee Break
4:20pm Teaching Input #1
6:00pm Dismissal (grab some dinner for a potluck)
7:00pm MC Night (UP/IN) @ Host Home
9:00am Welcome & Worship
9:30am Teaching Input #2
10:15am Social Space
11:15am Coffee Break
12:30pm Lunch Break, on your own
2:00pm Teaching Input #3
2:45pm Social Space
3:45pm Coffee Break
4:00pm Social Space (Start/Stop & Priorities)
5:30pm Dismissal (with homework)
9:00am Social Space (Report Out)
10:30am Coffee Break
10:45am Final Word
11:15am Take Away & Leave Behind
11:45am Worship & Ministry Time
3DM Recommended Reading Material
At this event, we will reference content fully explained in the 3DM books Empowering Missional Disciples, Fmaily on Mission, Building a Discipling Culture, Covenant and Kingdom, and Leading Missional Communities.
You can preview these books here:
Empowering Missional Disciples
Leading Missional Communities
Building a Discipling Culture : 2nd Ed.
Family On Mission
Accomodations & Travel
Please note: Each participant is responsible for their own travel, accommodations and meal costs. 3DM will cover the costs of course content, materials, speaker fees, beverages and snacks, etc.
Transport: We recommend flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or Long Beach Airport (LGB) which are both about 25 minutes from the venue and renting a car.
Lodging: We recommend this fair priced hotel near the venue:
Holiday Inn Hotel
2640 North Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90815
Have questions about Church Planters Learning Community ("The Way") - Los Angeles, CA (Immersion 1)?
Contact 3DM West