Business Team Development: Planning your calling

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This presentation will begin to help you: to explore our own calling & intentionally plan how we can begin to fulfill our calling.

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  • Student testimonialsReasons for PDPs
  • For example you may see a common thread of valuing other people but possibly not being able to say ‘No’e.g. a high I, with a high social and understanding others score – if your sense of self was low too you may find it hard to say no to others.Or a high D with a high individualistic score and beliefs score – you may find it hard to listen to others.
  • Business Team Development: Planning your calling

    1. 1. Session 5Planning Your CallingDr. Charles Coker Phd. D.Min Year 1 Undergraduates TH4911 Year 1 Graduates TH6927 Year 1 FdA TH4914 September Residential 1
    2. 2. Objectives of this unit• To develop a clear sense of our corporate purpose and identity• To develop our understanding of our own unique purpose and gifting• To provide empirical data to give us a ‘head start’ in moving more deeply into God’s purposes for us• To provide a structure in which to intentionally move into God’s purposes for us 2
    3. 3. Outline of SessionsSession 1 Discovering our Purpose and IdentitySession 2 Seeing - DISC ProfileSession 3 Knowing – Hartman ProfileSession 4 Understanding – PIAV ProfileSession 5 Creating a Personal Development Plan 3
    4. 4. Aims for this session• To explore our own calling• To intentionally plan how we can begin to fulfill our calling• Questions and Answers… (hopefully) 4
    5. 5. Review• We are God’s Icons (Genesis 1:26 – 27)• We are asked to act like Him. (Philippians 2:13)• We are asked to fulfill His will and purpose. (2 Thessalonians 1:11)• We are asked to be His instruments of Power. (Acts 8: 4 – 6)• We are asked to do this with a mind and heart of peace and order, not confusion. (1 Corinthians 14: 33a) 5
    6. 6. Review• God has asked that we consider our unique characteristics & appropriate them.• Luke 14:28 – 30, counting the cost BEFORE we start building and verses 31 -32 BEFORE we make decisions/take action.• Evaluation helps us expand our knowledge and testing reduces trial and error.• Our learning cycle is shortened, potential more easily achieved and Kingdom role attained!• If you are called to minister, you must count the costs and be prepared! 6
    7. 7. Your ministry• Ministry means: “To contribute to the service, care or aid for a period of time in general or specific vocational functions for other’s wants, or necessities.”• Your ministry will change and look different at different times of your life. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says this: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” 7
    8. 8. Is a plan really necessary?Here’s why you may struggle at first!When complete, your ministry will havefocus, direction and greater success. 8
    9. 9. The PDP ProcessPart One – analyse your results. You have made a goodstart this week already! This is not assessed but must beincluded in your portfolio of evidence which is part ofyour final submission.Part Two – your PDP (750 words). Create SMART targetsand work on them for the next 7 months. Upload yourPDP onto THEO by November 14th.Part Three – your reflection (1250 words). Write an essayreflecting on the process of implementing your PDP.Upload your final submission – your PDP, your reflectionsand your portfolio of evidence – onto Theo in May 14th. 9
    10. 10. The Personal Development PlanSummarise your strengths: Summarise your weaknesses:A AB BC CD D Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant TimelyPersonal Applications Professional ApplicationsMinistry ApplicationsPage 93 blank templatePage 94 sample PDP 10
    11. 11. Creating a PDPCreating SMART objectives:Specific – what are you going to. Describe the goal.Measurable – how will you know you have done it.Achievable – you only have 7 months!Relevant – to your ministry, calling or results.Timely – when will you complete it or review it. 11
    12. 12. Example of a SMART goal High IS, Social, Individualistic and Aesthetic - Personal(this could also be high traditional)SpecificWhile I realise I have gifting in communication, encouragement and leadership I also realisethat frequently I tend to dominate conversations, display poor listening skills and reactspontaneously without thinking –often overwhelming to others. Therefore, I propose that Idevelop and refine my listening skills and sensitivities to my spouse and close friends by beingmore finely attuned to their needs through a greater degree of attentiveness.MeasurableI will plan and schedule two specific types of “meetings” during the next three months. Thefirst will be a minimum of two sessions per month with my spouse where the primary focus ison their life. During those sessions I will focus on (1) their work/career, (2) their walk with Godat that moment, and (3) at least one area where I could strengthen our relationship. Thesecond would be to join the next 12 week Bible study as a participant – NOT a leader. 12
    13. 13. Example of a SMART goalAchievableMy spouse and I are regularly out at least once a weekend together when we stop for a mealor have a fair amount of time in the car. During two of those four weekends, I will devote thattime to listening to my spouse’s musings about work, God and our relationship. I will recordthe notes in my diary. Additionally, during the 12 weeks of Bible Study I will keep a diary onthe other class members and record what I learn about each of them from the individualsessions.RelevantI feel this is extremely relevant because it requires me to express the love I already feel forothers in a new and different way – much more objectively and measured. Since I am a highlysubjective individual this will help me develop new skills and be more attentive to the HolySpirit’s leading as I seek to serve Him and the Kingdom.TimelyI will begin these exercises around the first week of October. I have chosen this time framebecause this is when the Bible study and holiday season begins. I know this time to beespecially stressful for my spouse and most people. I will be able to see, hear and identifymore issues during this time than I might normally. The perspective that I gather during thelast quarter of the year will enhance my ability to make New Year’s resolutions for my prayerand spiritual growth in the upcoming year. 13
    14. 14. What to look for in your results • Look at your ministry style as seen in your behaviour – how you prefer to communicate and make decisions • Look at your capacity for ministry by assessing your skill set • Look at the values that inform the decisions you make and how you communicate with and manage others and your ministry.Look for common threads between thesesections to identify areas for development. 14
    15. 15. Q&AOver to you… Lifethrive.com/business-team-development 15

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