The Academy for Missional Wisdom

Duration: 4:31

The Academy for Missional Wisdom is a two year non-degree program that provides laity and clergy with the theological foundation and practical skills needed for starting and leading micro-communities of contemplative prayer and missional action. The program integrates distance learning technology, immersion experiences, and retreats as well as a contextualized practicum with coaching to provide accessible and affordable education for persons who work full-time.

The Epworth Project

Duration: 7:33

The Epworth Project is a scholarship program of The Missional Wisdom Foundation, providing Epworth Scholars a context to experience emergence, new monasticism, and missional ecclesiology within the United Methodist tradition. Epworth Scholars live in a monastic house, engage in ministries of hospitality in the neighborhood, learn about the theory and practices of emerging and new monastic ministries, and participate in the worship and mission of a New Day community or other approved missional community.

The People of New Day

Duration: 7:24

  • Satellite missional congregations anchored in larger churches
  • Meet in homes or other community space in neighborhoods and college campuses
  • Led by teams of lay and clergy people who are bivocational
  • Lead team follows a rule of life together (common practices of hospitality, prayer, and justice), discerning its missional action through practices of contemplative prayer
  • New Day is a conduit for anchor church to participate in local missional outreach
  • New Day is a positive influence on the spiritual and justice formation of the anchor church

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