MISSION TRAINING & RETREAT
SWOT-Launch is for core teams (or an equivalent group) of those in, or looking to start, a university outreach.
It covers foundational content to get you up and moving. It is designed to equip student outreach teams with the vision, skills and relationships needed to successfully build student outreaches.
SWOT is intended for the Core Team of a Kairos university outreach. It works best when attended by the whole team as the team will have time to plan and evaluate together. People serving directly in the mission are also welcome–both volunteers and staff.
SWOT-Launch is online this year. We will gather online from Sunday 29th August – Wednesday 1st September. Most of the time you can spend as a local team working through the content as you see fit. There will be some times where we all get on the Zoom call together, but most of the time will be for your local group to work together.
THE CONFERENCE COMES IN 3 DIFFERENT PARTS:
1. DAILY PRAYER ON ZOOM
2. TRAINING - RECORDED VIDEOS FOR YOUR TEAM TO WORK THROUGH AS YOU SEE FIT
3. DAILY COACHING CHECK IN WITH SOMEONE ON THE KAIROS TEAM
1. DAILY PRAYER ON ZOOM
The Zoom call will take place on
Sunday – 19:30 – 21:30 (UK) for an opening prayer meeting
Monday – 8:30 – 10:30 (UK) for morning prayer
Tuesday – 8:30 – 10:30 (UK) for morning prayer
Wednesday – 8:30 – 10:30 (UK) for morning prayer
The rest of the time each day is up to you to use it as best you see fit. We will provide you with recorded
training sessions you can use with your team.
Track A – Mindset and motivation
Session 1 – by Paul Jordan
Session 2 – by Paul Jordan
Session 3 – by Paul Jordan
Track B – Reach, Call, Form, Send
Session 1 – What is the Reach, Call, Form, Send methodology, by Tadhg Lynch
Session 2 – One to one evangelism, by Phil Morrison
Session 3 – Group evangelism, by Laura Coyle
Track C – Helping people progress as disciples
Session 1 – Life long discipleship, by Mark Jordan and Cathy Holmes
Session 2 – Key skills to help people grow, by JP Fahd
Session 3 – Discipleship environments and formation programmes, by Mark Jordan and Cathy Holmes
Women’s outreach session
Men’s outreach session
3. DAILY COACHING CHECK IN
Each day you can have a short meeting with one of the Kairos team to discuss how SWOT is going
for you. This is chance to talk in more depth with someone from another location, answer any
questions you have or give help to engage the conference.
WHAT TO KNOW
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW SHOULD WE PLAN OUR TIME DURING THE WEEK?
Apart from the prayer on Zoom it is up to you and your team to decide how you will use the time.
You may decide to go away somewhere as a team. You may wish to use the afternoon as planning for
your outreach, you may wish to add your own prayer meeting. Some groups are already planning to
head away together as a core team and will dial into SWOT each day as part of their planning
week. Whatever you do, we would encourage you to try and gather as a group an engage with the Zoom element and then watch the videos together (rather than all staying in your own homes).
DO WE NEED TO WATCH ALL OF THE VIDEOS?
No. It is up to your team leader to decide if all the videos are helpful at this time for your team. We
would recommend you at least do the Mindset sessions. You could also have some of your team do
one track and the others on your team do a different track.
HOW DO WE ACCESS THE TRAINING VIDEOS?
All the links will be provided in a pack made available before the conference starts.
DO I NEED TO SIGN UP?
Yes – you and your team need to SIGN UP HERE
This schedule shows the common elements where we are all gathered together and a suggested schedule to give you an idea of what you could do – you need to decide what to do with the time you have.