Good news! The people at the Academy for Missional Wisdom have agreed to our request to change the program for Alaskan United Methodists. Instead of two years at $4000 it will now cost $2000 per person excluding travel. This is because those of us in the first cohort will provide the second year of coaching. The Academy for Missional Wisdom will provide the first year's content which are the biblical and theological foundations for missional communities. This will involve online courses of six weeks each with short reflection papers, readings, and online forums.
The next Alaska cohort will begin in January, 2013. We need at least five lay and clergy for this to happen. To date we know of two clergy who have already registered. To learn more about this program check out this video.
Bishop Hagiya has encouraged us to experiment and this is one of those endeavors. We have a vision of lay and clergy working together to serve Alaskans with practical Christianity.