Mission and Formation
Blue Ocean is a one-year introduction to what it means to join God on mission, to be formed into a follower with the character of Christ, and to learn to reach friends and neighbors with a robust Gospel in our culture.
We meet three times a year in three different cities across the United States and Canada for multi-day retreats. Blue Ocean includes pastors, leaders, and regional ministers from across the NAB. Each cohort represents a cross-section of regions, church sizes, and ministry styles. The discussions are both encouraging and challenging.
Our Blue Ocean gathering dates for 2022 are still pending.
Light Blue Ocean
This lighter, online version of Blue Ocean explores the same issues as Blue Ocean but skims over the surface of the material in a shorter version. Although our first choice would be to have everyone go through Blue Ocean, we recognize that Light Blue Ocean creates an opportunity for teams of leaders from NAB churches to attend together, without the great cost of time and money. During Light Blue Ocean, we will consider issues in missional theology, formation, and the formation of a people who are sent into neighborhoods as witnesses to the reality of the risen Christ.
Light Blue Ocean will be starting on October 19 and will run for nine consecutive weeks. We plan to run two cohorts to accommodate the time differences.