Current / Upcoming Classes
Tradecraft Training (March 21-25, 2013 | Portland, OR)
Tradecraft Training is a unique kind of experience. Here leaders, thinkers, teachers, and practitioners from all over North America will descend upon Portland for 3-4 days to study, discuss, and learn basic missiological principles and missionary skills to live out and apply back home or overseas. This is not a conference nor endless days of pure lecture ... think of it as "urban spelunking."
Over the course of the Tradecraft Training you will be dropped into the world of exegeting Portland. The city will serve as a backdrop and laboratory for our study to learn transferable principles. We'll study Portland's unique urbanism including mass transit and our ubiquitous bicycle infrastructure. We'll meet with city transportation planners and architects as we explore a theology of the city. As the world goes urban it changes the economics of the city and Portland is pushing the envelope of what has been dubbed the "Artisan Economy." The missiological implications for mission and church planting are staggering. Over the duration you'll hear from some of these cultural creatives themselves whether in the bicycle, food, or fashion industry.
All of this serves to help you understand the dynamics of cities nationally and globally in order to be effective church planters, missionaries, entrepreneurs, community developers, and other kinds of practitioners.
Cost: $149 per participant
Lodging Details: If you require lodging please feel free to contact us for a list and decription of places to stay.