At Burlington we believe that Discipleship matters today. We need to make as many opportunities as we can that Inspire, Shape and Release disciples. Therefore we are part of the Form Network and would love to invite you to take up this opportunity right here in Ipswich.
Form is a challenging year of discipleship, rooted in a culture of leadership and mission. On Form you will learn what it means to be a disciple. To follow Jesus. To be like him.You will discover your identity as a child of God. You will begin to live like a missionary but rooted in the culture and context God has placed you in. Whilst Formees do their discipleship year based at Burlington, after their time with us we hope they will go on to serve in their home church or in the context that God leads them too.
The key elements of the year are: information, imitation and innovation.
Information - One day a week of teaching input from experienced leaders and practitioners, alongside times of worship and being in God’s presence.
Imitation - One day a week growing leadership skills and competency for a ministry within the church or area God is calling you too, you will imitate a leader from that ministry area and be in a discipleship huddle with other Formees.
Innovation - Within the year there will be opportunities to innovate in the ministries you are serving in and the taking responsibility for some areas within your ministry area.
The Ministry serving will be a balance of stepping out in Leadership, being discipled by someone further on the journey and seeing transformation through mission in the context you are called to.
Form is presently being run in a number of centres across the UK. We have centres in Sheffield, Ipswich, Cambridge and Coventry with hope of more over the coming year. We meet together regularly for teaching days, retreat weekends and for a Mission opportunity. The Form year runs from September to June and costs £1450.
Interested? What Next?
Form has been a life-changing opportunity for so many people over the past 20 years. We are excited to bring this to Suffolk and look forward to equipping and releasing many more missional disciples into our area. Please do get in touch or encourage those exploring opportunities like this to give Claire a ring.
Email Claire Earl or call 01473 259571 option 5