in the wider team i am part of in cms we have been joined by johnny sertin and mike morris, both trailblazers in their own ways. over the last few years they have developed make believe which i guess you'd describe as a vocational discipleship course. over a year process with 8 weekends there is a journey through three modules that give you an honest space to reflect on your worldview, your personal development, gifts and calling, and how to use those - i.e. what to do with your life!
my brother and sister in law have done it and loved it... it's usually pretty expensive and i assume aimed at business people. but cms have a course at about a third of the price starting in january - download booking form here . so if you want to work out what to do with your life sign up... the thing i like about it is that it doesn't focus on being churchy - i.e. using your gifts in church which is what too many discipleship type courses do, but it's about how you can use them and be who you are in the area of life you spend most of your time in - work.
This is a book and/or a small group/community thing waiting to happen, surely?
Its a very attractive proposition and I can see how it costs what it does (and is probably even a major bargain for the amount of work that must go into it) but it may as well have 4 or 5 zeros on the end of the price for all that I could afford it.
Would be cool if you could find someone who was going who could blog about it. That would be a fascinating read I'm betting.
Posted by: Fubarskine | October 16, 2008 at 02:34 PM
yes i agree it is a lot to shell out. but it is 8 weekends...
Posted by: jonny | October 16, 2008 at 02:51 PM
I might be being a bit dense but is the course that costs a third of the price the one that costs £595? I guess it must be as £200 or so for 8 weekends would be hardly anything!
Posted by: Andy Hoyland | October 17, 2008 at 05:52 PM