WHO IS THE ACADEMY FOR?
OUR INTENDED AUDIENCE
While this learning community will not be for just anyone, we believe there are many audiences that can be served by what we are trying to do. We will resonate with those who:
Believe that the gospel offers more than a ticket to heaven but points to the kind of life that we are both created for and yearn for… one that loves our neighbors well
Know that discipleship is the answer, but yearns for a fresh way of following Jesus that embraces all of life connecting Sunday to Monday
Seek a different posture to our prevailing culture that remains distinct within it, yet is perceived as being for the city
Have a sneaking suspicion, or a flat out conviction that “more and faster” does not describe the best way forward for the church to be a redemptive presence in our communities
In the end, Flourish San Diego is interested in fostering a movement of churches and organizations who learn, journey, and collaborate in effort help the body of Christ flourish San Diego.
To best steward the generous resources entrusted to us, below you will find a brief list of selection criteria that we’ll be using to help us discern who will be participating with us in the coming cohort
People who love Jesus, love their churches, and love their community
Leaders or organizations intent on seeing our city thrive regardless of incorporation type (for profit, nonprofit, B Corporations, etc.)
We are aiming for diversity in the denominational background of participating organizations
We are aiming for diversity in the size of participating churches or organization (both church plants and much bigger churches)
We are aiming for ministries at different places in their awareness of calling, vocation, faith and work, spiritual formation, to name a few of the renewal streams we will be integrating
People who will honor a high commitment to the reading, learning, and application to their contexts