For the last couple of weeks my mind has been going a hundred miles an hour as I think about what it really means to train others to find and own their theological voices.
If you remember, the Speaking Theologically Program was created after it became clear to me that:
- The demand for a comprehensive and intentional training program for theological home brewers
- There is no person or institution educating or training people to find and own the fullness of their theological voice
- The church has people who want to process where their faith has been and integrate it with where they are going
As you can imagine, I’ve been on a mission to equip the church with audiological ingredients so they can brew their own faith.
I want to think with you and not for you
I’ve talked to so many of you who know exactly what you don’t believe and the vision of the faith that is no longer compelling. It’s hard to ask questions, think things through, and own your faith by yourself. The best books and even this podcast has its limits. In this program I hope to provide the tools, the space, the ear, and together, the community, to allow your voice to flourish.
Where I’m at with Speaking Theologically
Although Speaking Theologically is not ready for a large public launch, the pre-launch version of the program will go live soon.
When the training program’s doors officially open, I want to have all the kinks worked out.
I want to ensure that the curriculum has been carefully crafted from the ground up to meet your needs, that our online and hybrid learning environment works without a hitch (and that the online forums are already populated with good content and resources), and that the live sessions meets all the needs that might come up, etc., etc.
So I am offering an initial limited group of 50 people to enroll in the Speaking Theologically for 50% off the price
Here’s the trade-off
As members of the First 50, I’ll want extra feedback and participation from you. I want you to give me lots of input on the content and how it’s delivered (e.g., live sessions vs. recorded sessions), what content you would like me to spend more or less time on, and let me know as soon as possible if there is a technology problem (and then be patient with me as I work to get it fixed quickly).
As part of the First 50, I’ll want your thoughts on our online learning environment. I’ll want you to heavily use the forums. I’ll want you to fill out additional surveys and serve in an advisory role by becoming members of a virtual advisory focus group to help this course be the very best it can be.
Oh yeah, you will also get special First 50 status which will come with its own perks, like discounts on future courses, classes, seminars, and a free ticket to Homebrewed Christianity’s 10th Birthday Bash in 2018 (that’s a secret).
What we’ll cover in Speaking Theologically
I will describe this in more detail Friday, but I wanted to give you an overall picture of what the program entails.
Speaking Theologically will be a six-week, hybrid program where you will receive my full attention.
I won’t only be providing a series of lectures, lessons, activities, and resources, but I will also be setting aside dedicated time to engage with the group in live video sessions and working to respond to as many of your personal questions as possible.
I know the experience of opening oneself up to a process like this is both scary and life-giving. That’s why I intend to be with you throughout the process.
Over the course of 6 weeks, we’ll cover:
- the relationship of theology to the life of faith
- the role of doubt and questions
- new and ancient sources for theological reflection
- the 7 big questions the church keeps asking
- interrogating your assumptions and expanding your imagination
We’ll also cover:
- the process of integrating your ideas into the everyday
- the power of reframing and retelling your own experience of faith
And lastly, take full advantage of having my experience, passion, and love for empowering you!
The eventual price for the Speaking Theologically will be $2000, but the First 50 can enroll for $999.
so let’s review again…
How to become a First 50 of the Speaking Theologically
Friday morning, I’ll send you a thorough overview of the program.
At that time I’ll also start enrolling the First 50 into the program.
Registration invitations will first go to everyone who’s emailed me to express interest in the program.
If you want to get in before Friday…
By Thursday afternoon I will have a proper order form ready, along with a lengthy description of what the Speaking Theologically program entails, when everything begins, etc.
But if you’re already sure you want to do this, and don’t want to wait until Friday, then just send a payment by clicking here and I’ll make sure you get a spot
I had to offer this since I have received so many emails asking how they can be assured that they have one of the 50 spots.
Important: Read This!
This program is for those who are serious about doing the hard work of finding and owning their own theological voice. This is a comprehensive, all-inclusive program and so much more than just a “how-to” manual. So please only enter this program if you’re serious about giving your faith and brain a workout! I know this work can make a real difference in your life, but it sure isn’t easy.