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Creating Community
Creating Community <ul><li>Glossary of Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Formation  –  The activity of The Holy Spirit whi...
Session 1: Theology of Community  <ul><li>Roles and Relationships of the Trinity </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Formation </l...
Roles and Relations of the Trinity <ul><li>Creation- Father Decrees, Son Enacts, Spirit Enables </li></ul><ul><li>Incarnat...
Spiritual Formation <ul><li>The activity of the Holy Spirit which forms us into the image of Jesus Christ who was the perf...
Calvary’s Role in Spiritual Formation <ul><li>Assist and Equip our people to open themselves to the formative work of the ...
Jesus’ Teaching about the Holy Spirit’s Role in Spiritual Formation <ul><li>The giving of a new counselor </li></ul><ul><l...
Jesus’ Teaching about the Holy Spirit’s Role in Spiritual Formation <ul><li>The Spirit’s formative work in believers happe...
Jesus’ Teaching about the Holy Spirit’s Role in Spiritual Formation <ul><li>“ One Another” relationships are CONSUMING </l...
Session 2: Forming Caring Missional <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracing the concept...
Review <ul><li>Spiritual Formation- the activity of the Holy Spirit which forms us in to the image of Jesus Christ who was...
Bible Study <ul><li>Tracing the concept of “Image of God” through the Biblical Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 1:27-28...
Bible Study <ul><li>Tracing the concept of “Image of God’ through the Biblical Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 3 – The...
Bible Study <ul><li>Tracing the concept of “Image of God” through the Biblical Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Exodus 20 – The...
Bible Study <ul><li>Tracing the concept of “Image of God” through the Biblical Narrative  </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 12:28-34 ...
Bible Study <ul><li>Tracing the concept of “Image of God” through the Biblical Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>John 13-15 The ...
Application <ul><li>Growing Formative, Caring and Missional Communities  </li></ul>
Application <ul><li>Growing </li></ul><ul><li>Garage  – Extremely structured, very task orientated, many tools that can be...
Application <ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Communities are the environments which are emerging from Calvary </li></...
Application <ul><li>Formative </li></ul><ul><li>Pursuing Christ-like Character  </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing knowledge abo...
Application  <ul><li>Caring </li></ul><ul><li>Discovering and enacting spiritual giftedness </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting the ...
Application <ul><li>Missional </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging individuals in their daily expressions of Christ-like life </l...
Session 3: Garage Greenhouse Meadow  <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Community in the Greenhouse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cu...
Review <ul><li>Review Spiritual Formation </li></ul><ul><li>The activity of the Spirit in forming us into the image of Chr...
Review <ul><li>Review the Concept of “Growing” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss the Garage.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>W...
Community in the Greenhouse <ul><li>Cultivating a culture of Connectedness </li></ul><ul><li>Planting Kernels of Purpose <...
Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Three Truths about Community </li></ul><ul><li>Community doesn’t Just Happe...
Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>The “One Another” Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Community requires commit...
Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>The “One Another” Relationships  </li></ul><ul><li>Community Requires Inter...
Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Community Requires Sacrifice  </li></ul><ul><li>Serve; agree with; live in ...
Creating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>The Example of the Church in Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Community can be cultivate...
Creating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>The Example of the Church in Acts  </li></ul><ul><li>Community can be cultivat...
Creating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>The Example of the Church in Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Community can be cultivate...
Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness  <ul><li>Practical Methods for Cultivating Community  </li></ul><ul><li>Shared wors...
Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Practical Methods for Cultivating Community </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Worshi...
Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness  <ul><li>Practical Methods for Cultivating Community </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Exper...
Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Practical Methods for Cultivating Community </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Respon...
Creating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Practical Methods for Cultivating Community </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Resources...
Planting Kernels of Community <ul><li>Three Important Purposes of Discipleship Communities  </li></ul><ul><li>There are ma...
Three Foundational Questions for Discipleship Communities  <ul><li>When a community is answering these questions every tim...
Session 4: Launch <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Nurturin...
Review <ul><li>Trinitarian Activity in Creation, Incarnation and New Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Formation- The a...
Review <ul><li>Garage, Meadow and Greenhouse </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse Groups Require </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivating...
Review <ul><li>Creating a Culture of Connectedness means that in all our groups we stress the importance of building relat...
Provide Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth <ul><li>Planting Community </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Launch Team  </li></u...
Provide Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth <ul><li>Planting a Community </li></ul><ul><li>Aligning with the Mission of C...
Provide Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth <ul><li>Planting a Community </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing to be a Community </...
Provide Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth <ul><li>Driving a Community </li></ul><ul><li>Formative </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Nurturing Growing Communities  <ul><li>David’s Ten Commitments to Community Drivers  </li></ul><ul><li>“To the Best of My ...
Nurturing Growing Communities  <ul><li>Resources that will be Available  </li></ul><ul><li>IDEAS packet  </li></ul><ul><ul...
Nurturing Growing Communities <ul><li>Resources that will be available  </li></ul><ul><li>IDEAS packet </li></ul><ul><li>C...
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  1. 1. Creating Community
  2. 2. Creating Community <ul><li>Glossary of Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Formation – The activity of The Holy Spirit which forms us into the image of Christ who was the perfect representation of God </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicles – The “programs” or “activities” used by Calvary to assist our people in journeying toward a predetermined destination </li></ul><ul><li>Community – A collection of individuals sharing their lives with one another for the glory of God </li></ul><ul><li>Discipleship Communities – Calvary’s key vehicle for the spiritual formation of our people. Discipleship communities exist to be formative, caring, and missional </li></ul><ul><li>Formative – The members of the community are being formed into the image of Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Caring – The members of the community sacrifice as necessary to meet the needs of one another </li></ul><ul><li>Missional – The community exists for purposes beyond simply meeting together </li></ul>
  3. 3. Session 1: Theology of Community <ul><li>Roles and Relationships of the Trinity </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Formation </li></ul><ul><li>Calvary’s Role in Spiritual Formation </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus’ Teaching about the Holy Spirit’s Role in Spiritual Formation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Roles and Relations of the Trinity <ul><li>Creation- Father Decrees, Son Enacts, Spirit Enables </li></ul><ul><li>Incarnation- Father Decrees, Son Enacts, Spirit Enables </li></ul><ul><li>New Creation- Father Decrees, Son Enacts , Spirit Enables </li></ul>
  5. 5. Spiritual Formation <ul><li>The activity of the Holy Spirit which forms us into the image of Jesus Christ who was the perfect representation of God. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus is the image of God (John 1) </li></ul><ul><li>The Same Spirit that formed Jesus is the active force in our formation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Calvary’s Role in Spiritual Formation <ul><li>Assist and Equip our people to open themselves to the formative work of the Spirit using Biblically appropriate vehicles. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jesus’ Teaching about the Holy Spirit’s Role in Spiritual Formation <ul><li>The giving of a new counselor </li></ul><ul><li>A reminding ministry (constantly bringing to mind Jesus, who is the perfect image of the Father) </li></ul><ul><li>Bookended by John 13, 17 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Love one another </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be unified </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Jesus’ Teaching about the Holy Spirit’s Role in Spiritual Formation <ul><li>The Spirit’s formative work in believers happens best within the context of a loving and united community which mirrors the oneness of the Trinity. </li></ul><ul><li>The New Testament authors flesh out what this type of community should look like through what is often referred to as “the one another” commands. </li></ul><ul><li>Love is the centerpiece command </li></ul>
  9. 9. Jesus’ Teaching about the Holy Spirit’s Role in Spiritual Formation <ul><li>“ One Another” relationships are CONSUMING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be devoted to one another </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ One Another” relationships are SACRIFICIAL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop passing judgment, Serve, Agree with, Bear with, Submit to, Forgive, Be humble toward </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ One Another” relationships are RELATIONAL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Live in harmony, Accept, Greet, Be kind and compassionate to, Encourage and build up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One Another” relationships are INTENDED FOR GROWTH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruct, Speak with songs, hymns and spiritual songs, Teach and admonish, Spur on to good works </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Session 2: Forming Caring Missional <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracing the concept of “Image of God” through the Biblical Narrative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing Formative, Caring, and Missional Communities </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Review <ul><li>Spiritual Formation- the activity of the Holy Spirit which forms us in to the image of Jesus Christ who was the perfect representation of the Father </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of doing Spiritual Formation within “community” </li></ul><ul><li>Calvary’s strategy for connecting is to “Grow communities that are formative, caring and missional” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bible Study <ul><li>Tracing the concept of “Image of God” through the Biblical Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 1:27-28 – Two aspects to IMAGE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Representative: image/idol/etc.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unity with Diversity: male/female/equality/etc.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worship and Love </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Bible Study <ul><li>Tracing the concept of “Image of God’ through the Biblical Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 3 – The Fall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Satan’s Misrepresentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adam and Eve’s Lack of Love </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idolatry and Selfishness </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Bible Study <ul><li>Tracing the concept of “Image of God” through the Biblical Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Exodus 20 – The Ten Commandments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Godward commands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manward commands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift toward Obedience and Love </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Bible Study <ul><li>Tracing the concept of “Image of God” through the Biblical Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 12:28-34 – The Greatest Commandments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Great command: Love God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Second command: Love your neighbor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All hangs on vertical and horizontal love (away from obedience) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Bible Study <ul><li>Tracing the concept of “Image of God” through the Biblical Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>John 13-15 The New Commandment for the New Creation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obedience to God is demonstrated in love for one another </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Representation to the world is accomplished through love for one another </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restoration of the responsibility of “Imaging God” happens through love for one another </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Application <ul><li>Growing Formative, Caring and Missional Communities </li></ul>
  18. 18. Application <ul><li>Growing </li></ul><ul><li>Garage – Extremely structured, very task orientated, many tools that can be used, much can be built, but not too much room for growth </li></ul><ul><li>Meadow – No structure, no tools or plan, lots of growth, no control over growth, more weeds than anything else </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse – Some structure, purposeful effort, necessary tools, designed </li></ul><ul><li>Question: What are the dangers and challenges you see in a “greenhouse” kind of model? Do you See any Strengths? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Application <ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Communities are the environments which are emerging from Calvary </li></ul><ul><li>Collections of individuals sharing their lives with one another for the glory of God </li></ul><ul><li>We want to plant seeds, cultivate soil, nurture young plants so that new communities will grow </li></ul><ul><li>We need to provide stakes for growth, regularly water, and occasionally prune to ensure they are formative, caring and missional </li></ul>
  20. 20. Application <ul><li>Formative </li></ul><ul><li>Pursuing Christ-like Character </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing knowledge about God </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging Spiritual Disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting accountability and mentoring </li></ul>
  21. 21. Application <ul><li>Caring </li></ul><ul><li>Discovering and enacting spiritual giftedness </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting the practical needs of one another </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting one another in times of trial </li></ul><ul><li>Praying for and with one another </li></ul><ul><li>Providing accountability and mentoring </li></ul>
  22. 22. Application <ul><li>Missional </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging individuals in their daily expressions of Christ-like life </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging in witness-orientated activities and projects together </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting and encouraging global missions together </li></ul>
  23. 23. Session 3: Garage Greenhouse Meadow <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Community in the Greenhouse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planting Kernels of Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurturing Growing Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Three Foundational Questions for Discipleship communities </li></ul>
  24. 24. Review <ul><li>Review Spiritual Formation </li></ul><ul><li>The activity of the Spirit in forming us into the image of Christ who is the perfect representative of the Father </li></ul><ul><li>As image bearers of God we should seek to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Represent God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Love those around us </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Calvary is seeking to assist Christians in doing this by: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Growing formative, caring and missional communities.” </li></ul>
  25. 25. Review <ul><li>Review the Concept of “Growing” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss the Garage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the benefits of tight structure? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the negatives? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss the Meadow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the benefits of total freedom? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the Negatives? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Community in the Greenhouse <ul><li>Cultivating a culture of Connectedness </li></ul><ul><li>Planting Kernels of Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Providing Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Nurturing Growing Communities </li></ul>
  27. 27. Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Three Truths about Community </li></ul><ul><li>Community doesn’t Just Happen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My experience as a shy person at Cassell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third session of this class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community needs to be developed intentionally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Someone has to take the “FIRST STEP” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some kind of plan is necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community requires some “discomfort” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awkwardness of new relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 boxers…discovering the rules of this setting </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>The “One Another” Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Community requires commitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be devoted to one another </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All types of community will be tested at some point; the level of commitment will determine the likely hood of commitment </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>The “One Another” Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Community Requires Interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greet; accept; be hospitable; don’t forsake gathering… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community isn’t developed: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In a teacher/student only setting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In a once a week gathering </li></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Community Requires Sacrifice </li></ul><ul><li>Serve; agree with; live in harmony; stop passing judgment… </li></ul><ul><li>This comes back to the testing of community </li></ul><ul><li>Where “community” falls on our priority chars is made very apparent when it comes time to sacrifice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relational sacrifices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time sacrifices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial sacrifices </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Creating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>The Example of the Church in Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Community can be cultivated through shared worship (Acts 2) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching, fellowship, eating prayer, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the formula for perfect community? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[(Teaching+Praying)eating]together = Community </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Creating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>The Example of the Church in Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Community can be cultivated through shared responsibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acts 6:1-7 when some were left out, every one worked together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a “Greek/Jew” problem, a church problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No one “walked alone”; everyone was responsible for everyone else </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jason in the Marines-responsible for each other </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Creating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>The Example of the Church in Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Community can be cultivated through shared resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acts 4:32-37 they used their resources to meet needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If a need exists, and I have the resources to meet it, I must choose to either contribute to or tear down community. </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Practical Methods for Cultivating Community </li></ul><ul><li>Shared worship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worship is nothing more than us representing God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are specific activities that God has revealed that can help us to do better. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bible Study-many different ways to do this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exegetical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Positive = Biblical Competency </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Negative = Lack of Application </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Topical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Positive = Relevant Application </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Negative = De-emphasized Biblical Competency </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Practical Methods for Cultivating Community </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Worship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Praise and Prayer Times – enhance our vertical relationships while emphasizing the horizontal one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All of these can be designed in such a way as to cultivate community </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Practical Methods for Cultivating Community </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IN GROUP TIME: Telling Stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OUT OF GROUP TIME </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Practical Methods for Cultivating Community </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Responsibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer brings responsibility…Emphasizes prayer for one another outside of group time. (write requests down) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring and Accountability: Take responsibility for one another’s spiritual formation... Everyone has something to contribute to everyone else </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Creating a Culture of Connectedness <ul><li>Practical Methods for Cultivating Community </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See examples </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Planting Kernels of Community <ul><li>Three Important Purposes of Discipleship Communities </li></ul><ul><li>There are many reasons for starting a discipleship community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared interests; stage of life; free night; build relationships; study together; need for community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Every DC will look differently </li></ul><ul><li>Every DC will be rooted in the same three things: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming Each member into the Image of Christ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring for the needs of each member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping each member be missional as they express their faith in life </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Three Foundational Questions for Discipleship Communities <ul><li>When a community is answering these questions every time they are together, they will be a formative, caring, and missional community. </li></ul><ul><li>Am I (are we) more like Jesus today (this week) than I was (we were) yesterday (last week)? </li></ul><ul><li>What needs are here tonight that I (we) can meet? </li></ul><ul><li>How have I (we) made the world a better place? </li></ul>
  41. 41. Session 4: Launch <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Nurturing Growing Communities </li></ul>
  42. 42. Review <ul><li>Trinitarian Activity in Creation, Incarnation and New Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Formation- The activity of the Holy Spirit in forming us to the image of Jesus Christ who is the perfect representation of God </li></ul><ul><li>Our role in Spiritual Formations is “OPEN OURSELVES” to the formative work of the Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>This happens most effectively in “COMMUNITY” </li></ul><ul><li>Calvary is seeking to “GROW formative, caring and missional COMMUNITIES” </li></ul>
  43. 43. Review <ul><li>Garage, Meadow and Greenhouse </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse Groups Require </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivating a Culture of Connectedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planting Kernels of Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurturing Growing Communities </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Review <ul><li>Creating a Culture of Connectedness means that in all our groups we stress the importance of building relationships. All discipleship communities, whatever their purpose, need to be relational </li></ul><ul><li>Planting Kernels of Purpose means that ll our discipleship community leaders are regularly reminded of our desire to be formative, caring ,and missional </li></ul>
  45. 45. Provide Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth <ul><li>Planting Community </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Launch Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecc. 4:7-12 (meaningless work without friends) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No One at Calvary Works Alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Team of 3-4 who are willing to shoulder the load together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not everyone will work the same all the time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not everyone will have the same roles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This may not always be the leadership of the community, but it is the LAUNCH team </li></ul></ul></ul>
  46. 46. Provide Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth <ul><li>Planting a Community </li></ul><ul><li>Aligning with the Mission of Calvary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What I want to know…formative, caring, missional…team player </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Provide Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth <ul><li>Planting a Community </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing to be a Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying and Inviting Potential Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing for your first meeting; Details to Consider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time and Place </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food or No Food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Childcare? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do you want to study something? (What’s your group purpose) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  48. 48. Provide Minimum Structure for Maximum Growth <ul><li>Driving a Community </li></ul><ul><li>Formative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Caring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Missional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acountability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All Three Elements include something called “DISCOVERY” </li></ul>
  49. 49. Nurturing Growing Communities <ul><li>David’s Ten Commitments to Community Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>“To the Best of My Ability” </li></ul><ul><li>“To the Extent that You Are Willing” </li></ul>
  50. 50. Nurturing Growing Communities <ul><li>Resources that will be Available </li></ul><ul><li>IDEAS packet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small Group Idea Books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leading LIFE CHANGING Small Groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Big Book on Small Grouls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating Community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community 101 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  51. 51. Nurturing Growing Communities <ul><li>Resources that will be available </li></ul><ul><li>IDEAS packet </li></ul><ul><li>Community Driver Summits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal Classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustaining Community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finding your Group Mission </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leading Discussions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discovering Giftedness in Each Other </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing Mentoring and Accountability Relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Methods for Group Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Resource Room with Curriculum Guide </li></ul>
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