TLI Modules

All the content at TLI can be “hacked” and applied in any context. “Hacking” and “hacked” content allows for ever-developing the scope and application of the content. This is based on TLI’s understanding and vision that the “cookie-cutter” approach to content, learning and application of content lacks effectiveness. In other words, TLI envisions learning as a shared experience! Therefore, all TLI participants have the opportunity through the TLI Network to adjust, amend, adapt and add to the content. This provides a critical feedback loop where one participant’s personal insights may be beneficial for TLI’s further development of the content, as well as providing new insights for other TLI participants. The eight practical learning modules are:


Gospel Dynamics and the Spirituality of the Leader: Good News Not Good Advice and Being Anglican

This module first begins where the Church has always begun: with the gospel, which is really all the Church has to offer. Second, it will delve into the necessary spiritual life of an Anglican as foundational to ministry.

Self- and Leader-Assessment: Who Are We?

This module will not only provide a simple tool for self- and leader-assessment, but it will also provide a framework for building a ministry team.

Decision Making: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

This module will focus on one of the dilemmas where leaders lack competency: decision-making. It will look at all the methods for making decisions and work through how and when to employ each.

Understanding Community: The Three Essential Layers of Community

This module will look at the sociological implications of community—the essential layers of community that every congregation must find a way to understand and activate and how each layer functions.

Contextualization in Preaching, Liturgy and Ministry: It’s All About Them

This module will focus on the need to be contextual in all that your congregation offers. It will first define what contextualization essentially is, then move on to how it relates to preaching, liturgy and ministry.

Creating and Launching New (Contextual) Ministries: What Do They Need?

This module is, in a sense, Part 2 of the Contextualization module above. However, it concentrates on the “why” and “how” new ministries are launched for your congregation.

Gathering Newcomers: Why and Where Ministry Happens

This module focuses in on how newcomers can be attracted to your congregation and provides tools on how to retain them.

Vision for Stewardship: Who We Are and Why They Give

This module first highlights the need for a clear and concise mission or vision statement and how the congregation’s vision is directly tied to, and helpful with fund-raising and stewardship.

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