Encouraging 100 lay leaders to start 100 new missional projects across the Connexion over the next five years.
What’s It About?
The Methodist Church wants to equip a new generation of lay leaders to pioneer new missional projects.
100 Dreams is for lay people aged 20-40 who want to start something new for the Kingdom. Each leader receives training, coaching, plus ongoing community support to help them set up a new project. The input fits around the schedules of people working full time or with family commitments.
There are 362 circuits organised into 35 districts across the Connexion. If each district sends three people to 100 Dreams over the five years, we will resource 105 lay leaders between Sept 2019 – August 2024. We have funding to receive 115 leaders (so some districts can send more people). From this we hope at least 100 new missional projects will begin across the Connexion.
100 Dreams uses the One Rock Institute for training leaders, with its proven track record of catalysing people to start missional projects. The value of training and coaching on the Institute is £5000. Normal Institute places cost £895. For people on 100 Dreams the price comes down to £200, making it a fantastic way to inspire and equip young adults to birth new missional ideas.
No limits are placed on the projects people start, provided they are furthering the Great Commandment and/or Great Commission Jesus gave us; love your neighbour as yourself and make disciples of all nations. Alumni have founded social enterprises, missional communities, youth events, charities and even businesses. Graduates can start projects already run elsewhere (e.g. Foodbanks, Winter Night Shelters, Café Churches, etc) or can pioneer totally innovative projects unique to them.
One Rock Institute Features
40 hours of interactive training workshops covering missional leadership.
Monthly conversations with a senior leader, supporting you as your project gets off the ground.
Tap into a Connexion-wide network of lay leaders, each starting a new missional dream.
Value of the full One Rock Institute package.
Cost to usual Institute delegates.
Cost for lay Methodists who join 100 Dreams and receive the full package of Institute resources, due to subsidies from the Connexional Grants Committee, the District Advance Fund and One Rock International.
We’ve resourced young leaders from all over the world to start new missional projects. Now we’re bringing this unique opportunity to the Methodist Connexion…
Alumni from previous Institutes in recent years have started charities in the poorest townships of South Africa, joined church plants in Canada, set up safe houses for trafficked women in London, and started discipleship schools in Thailand.
We are already working with London alumni who have founded churches, businesses and social enterprises across the city, and with artists, civil servants and academics who are exercising missional leadership in their spheres of influence.
This year all training workshops take place online
Methodist lay leaders we’ve trained and new missional projects we’ve helped birth
“The course was liberating and high quality. I was able to spend time receiving wisdom from great teaching and encouragement from other members.”
During the Institute God gave Simon a vision for a residential discipleship training base. He has now set up the Refresh Centre in Blackpool, training teams from all over the world in evangelism and a deeper life with God.
“Do it! See the type of leader you are, see the type of leader you can become, and be equipped with the tools and skills to become that leader.”
Levar is a founding member of the leadership team at Sanctuary Westminster, a new missional community reaching young professionals in central London.
“A year to develop your relationship with God in a community of like-minded people.”
Abby is a volunteer youth worker with Martin Way Methodist Church. Since graduating from the Institute she has also set herself up as a freelance baker, and is developing a missional cafe opportunity.
A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR
A BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR
The organisations behind 100 Dreams
All working together to release 100 missional dreams.