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Why CLA?

First, there are so many in our church and in our city who need a shepherd. They need to be discipled and led by someone who is willing to lead them into a deeper understanding of what it means to truly follow Jesus. “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Second, we recognize that our ability to be a multiplying church (with a vision of 100 churches in 10 years) will not be possible unless we are consistently developing high-level leaders who are willing to give their lives to disciple-making and God’s mission.

What will CLA look like?

It’s a 5-month commitment, meeting every Tuesday night from 7:00pm – 8:15pm. It is not a lecture or content-driven class as much as a leadership cohort. Together, we will read books, have discussions, and help each other expand our leadership capacity. This goes beyond the realm of the church and will make you a more effective disciple, spouse, mother/father, employee, business person, etc. You will be challenged, but by the end of this 5-month journey you will be a better equipped disciple and leader, who is ultimately able to: LEAD YOURSELF. LEAD A TEAM.

We are taking this step for several reasons but nothing better describes the heart behind CLA more than what Jesus said to his disciples in Matthew 9:36-37:

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

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