Cohorts Overview


Church Planting Cohort
Trains church planters and core team members that are in the formation stage (have not begun public church services) of a church plant. It also includes those that are within the two-year and under phase of existence as a church.

Existing Church Cohort
Helping leaders of churches that are wanting to transition toward a missional ethos. This option is great for teams (church staffs) to participate in together.

Key Intensives With Respected Thought Leaders

Cohort participants will spend time in training and interaction with leading authors and thought leaders, followed by a full training day, 5-6 times over the period of the learning journey: Kim Hammond, Alan Hirsch, Mindy Caliguire, Hugh Halter, Michael Frost, others!


Brad Brisco and Lance Ford provide ongoing leadership for both cohorts, with assistance in the training regiment by respected and seasoned pastors and ministry leaders from the Kansas City metro area.

Nine-month training circuit

Church Planting Cohort:  January-September. Meets on 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month (generally)
Existing Church Cohort:  January-September. Meets on 2nd Tuesdays of each month (generally)

The Learning Journey
Over the nine-month training period participants will meet (2x per month for Church Plant Cohort/1x per month for Existing Church Cohort) together for training sessions designed around lectures, interactive dialogue sessions, books, and videos, plus the Intensives with visiting authors and thought leaders (see above). 

Bi-Weekly Mentoring Group
Church Planting Cohort participants will be assigned in a group of “Three” for accountability and mentoring. These groups will meet weekly for breakfast or lunch with Lance Ford and Brad Brisco. 

Community Transformation Project
As a key training component both cohorts will be tasked with determining a mission project for the surrounding community. They will prayerfully determine where and what to do by asking missionary questions and what incarnational answers are needed to bring good news to the situation.

Resources & Events Included In Participant Fee
  • 10-12 books will be read over the course of the learning journey 
  • 5-6 Intensives (an evening + full day) 
  • Admittance to the Sentralized 2014 Conference
  • Participants will also have access to an online library of digital resources: audio, video, written

Initial Depost: $150 plus $150 monthly =$1500