Foundational Ministry Training

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A 2-year focused leadership development pathway for emerging leaders to establish your leadership now and impact your future ministry.

Over the two years, we will focus on equipping you to 'think' movements as Jesus did, to 'live' authentically as a disciple-maker, and to 'be' Kingdom minded in all that you do.

We have two core trainings for this program: SHIFTm2M and MyFriends. These journeys help us discover the foundation of what Christ is calling leaders to be and what He asks leaders to build into as His followers. In the first year you will experience a slow, thorough, and fascinating study through the gospels, unpacking Jesus’ disciple-making movement principles and applying them in your ministry context. In the second year, you will be trained and coached in developing a lifestyle that creates opportunities for your family, friends, neighbours and broader community to discover God's
story. With ongoing coaching throughout the two years, our prayer is that you will develop a disciple-making lifestyle, and that you will launch movements of disciple-making through your leadership and ministry.


We would love you to apply or partner with us in developing emerging leaders who lead and live like


This program has no up-front costs! The only requirement is a commitment to the 2-year program and payment of the fees associated with ACOM.



 The Foundational Ministry Training program includes the following;

  • Coaching

  • Training (SHIFTm2M & MyFriends)

  • Retreats (including airfares and accommodation for the Annual Retreat) 

  • Study (through our partnership with ACOM as a learning cohort)


The Foundational Ministry Training program requires the following of you;

  • Minimum monthly meetings with a Mentor

  • Ministry Placement (minimum 2 days per week recommended)

  • Participation in all elements of the program

  • Actively engage in all elements of your study requirements

  • Honesty, integrity, a teachable heart, and a willingness to apply what you learn.

*if you withdraw during the program, a withdrawal fee will apply

Collaborative Learning Cohort

Throughout the trimester, we meet and explore what we are learning and wrestling with through our studies that we are partaking in. With a focus on application throughout these meetings, we look to make the connections from our head, to our heart and hands as leaders.


The training dates will be available in the welcome pack for each year, with all first year participants in any program, participating in SHIFTm2M and second year participants, in MyFriends Trianing. With various gathering places around Australia, 9 training days (SHIFTm2M) and 4 training days (MyFriends) throughout the year, and coaching to help with the application process; it is always an amazing journey.


With the annual retreat being held in Melbourne, it is a great opportunity to kick start your year with others in community. Where as, the equipping retreat is be an opportunity for you and others in your networks, to be equipped and engaged, with various gathering places around Australia. 


With a focus on the head, heart and hands; you will receive at least seven coaching sessions per year. Three of these will be structured throughout the year as a more general coaching session, with others focussing specifically on the application of our core training focus for the year.