Multiplication Center

Microchurch NEXT Learning Community

Engaging Microchurches from Within Existing Churches

Is it possible to see lasting results?

More and more church leaders are wanting to start a “skunk works,” R&D department, or a parallel pathway. The desired outcome is to develop missional leaders who can lead micro-expressions of the church, either within a current congregation or as an extension of it.

Many a church has attempted this missional transition, and most would say it has had mixed results. Many would also tell you that it was very difficult, often fraught with discouraging crosswinds, and many times the fruit was limited.

However, more and more fruitful experiments are emerging in our time from within the predominant model. Rob Wegner, Brian Johnson, and Jason Sheppherd are directors of two microchurch networks that understand the complexities and opportunities of starting within the predominant model.

Denominational/Network Leaders and Pastors are invited to join us for a learning community where we will open the hood on how these two networks emerged and equip you with paradigms and tools you can contextualize within your own faith community.

Dynamic Experience

This learning community will explore…

Fall 2023 Cohort details

In Person Gathering 1 — August 27-28
  • Location: Kansas City Underground, Kansas City, KS
  • Start: Sunday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m. CT
  • End: Monday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. CT
Online Gathering: October 8, 4:00-5:30 p.m. CT
Online Huddle Experience (The Missionary Pathway)
  • Weeks of September 10 – October 22
  • Sundays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. CT
  • The Missionary Pathway Training Huddle is a seven week journey providing an overview of the five stages of the journey that anyone goes through when they travel as a missionary-disciple maker in a context.
In Person Gathering 2 — October 22-23
  • Location: Church Project, Houston, Texas
  • Start: Sunday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. CT
  • End: Monday, October 23 at 9:00 p.m. CT


Limited spots are available and will be filled first-come-first-serve. 

Microchurch NEXT Cohort

$ 1,500 per person
  • Collaborate With Peers
  • Shared Experience

Refund policy: In the unlikely event the Learning Communities are cancelled before the first gathering, your deposit will be refunded. Leadership Network reserves the right to cancel an event due to circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited natural disasters, damage to host facilities, terrorism, contagious health concerns, government (national, state, regional and local) travel restrictions or public gathering restrictions. Under such circumstances, registrations are non-refundable. Much like when traveling on vacation or overseas, we recommend consideration of travel insurance if you need safeguarding against loss.