ON-RAMPS are ways that our member churches and personnel can engage the Collective Mission. We offer a variety of resources, programs, training seminars, and mission trips – all with the overarching goal to grow disciples that grow disciples.
For more information on any of these programs, Contact Us.
Learning Community on Discipleship & Mission
Join a journey of learning to build a discipline culture and catalyze movement in any context. This two-year journey includes four training immersions, which are designed to build a progress track from discipleship to mission. The four, 2½-day training immersions also include weekly coaching. Experience proven vehicles for discipleship and mission, evaluate your current realities, and look to where God is calling your church. For more information, contact Shelley Moulton.
One-Day Seminars on Discipleship & Mission
We offer a “One Day” gathering for you and your leadership team, staff and key volunteers to focus on advancing the biblical discipleship and mission conversation. These one-days are facilitated as a workshop with significant times for interaction among your group for the purposes of processing content, understanding current context, and planning for the future. Our aim with a one-day is to help you lead the effort forward with your leadership body and congregation. These are typically Saturday seminars held at your church.
A “Huddle” is a discipleship vehicle that focuses on personal and ministerial growth while helping you learn how to disciple people so that they will be able to disciple other people. In the huddle experience you will unpack and apply the 3DM discipling toolkit and gain tools and expertise that is simple, memorable and reproducible for every context. We currently have three district-led huddles that meet once a week via computer, utilizing an on-line conferencing tool such as Zoom or Google Hangouts. There is not cost for these huddles.
We have church planting efforts taking place in urban, rural and suburban settings throughout the New England states. We would love to share how you can be involved with these initiatives. For more information on church planting opportunities, contact Tom Flanders.
Robert & Amy Childs are the Envision Providence Site Coordinators. Envision is an integral part of a global fellowship of world innovators, shakers, and those who defy limits. We believe that focused intensity over time, multiplied by God, creates momentum that can bring a dead city back to life. The Envision Providence site offers short-term mission trips, internships and volunteer opportunities for people throughout the New England area.
A Greenhouse church provides a developmental and mentoring environment for future church leaders who may plant, redevelop or pastor a church, ideally in New England. If you and your congregation are interested in such ministry please contact us for more information.
Cluster-Based Planting Initiatives
Each church is a part of a regionally-based cluster of congregations that is considering planting the gospel in the local area. Join us in praying for clarity to know if we should plant in these locales and begin training leaders and developing disciples to send to these places. The seed of these gospel plants must come from among us!
A short-term trip with Envision is a great way to get your people out of their comfort zones and into ministry. With Envision you will also get C&MA DNA into your people. Visit www.weareenvision.com to see both US and international trips.
Local Church Consulting
Andy Geffers will meet with your missions team or point person to discuss how to develop a plan for your church’s missions engagement.
An annual gathering for pastors, missions leaders, and community outreach staff from Alliance churches. Converge is a great opportunity for like-minded leaders to gather, share ideas, encourage and stir one another’s passion for greater Alliance missions engagement in your congregations. Converge is typically held each January in Colorado Springs.
Designed for pastors and key leaders to build relational connectedness with international workers, these trips give you first-hand experience with C&MA international work, enhance your understanding of the mission of the C&MA and clearly explain the vehicles to accomplish that mission.
A Greenhouse Church provides a developmental and mentoring environment for future international workers who need ministry experience before heading overseas. If you and your congregation are interested in such ministry please contact us for more information.
Partnerships bring missions engagement to a personal level. They focus on meeting the real needs of our IW’s all year round and creating an avenue for our churches to fulfill their calling to reach the peoples of the world who have inadequate access to the gospel.