Equipping Plan for Small Group Leaders

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the initial plan for training small group leaders at Calvary

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Equipping Plan for Small Group Leaders

  1. 1. LIFEGroups Driver’s Training
  2. 2. Items to Cover <ul><li>Theology of Community </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting and Connecting Again </li></ul><ul><li>Being Formative, Caring, and Missional </li></ul><ul><li>Nuts and Bolts of Driving a Group </li></ul><ul><li>Launching a Group </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing a Group </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplying a Group </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Theology of Community <ul><li>The Image of God (LOST) </li></ul><ul><li>The Restorative work of Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Re-Imaging God </li></ul><ul><li>Unity with Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphors of the Church </li></ul><ul><li>The One Anothers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Multiplying and Connecting <ul><li>Connecting and the Great Commission – connect=make disciple </li></ul><ul><li>The Scope of the Great Commission (the world) </li></ul><ul><li>The Context of the Great Commission (as you are going) </li></ul><ul><li>Repeatedly Connecting for Disciple Making </li></ul>
  5. 5. Being Formative, Caring, and Missional <ul><li>The Greenhouse Model </li></ul><ul><li>Formative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Character formation to the image of Christ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Caring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting each other’s needs with the love of Christ (sharing in life) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Missional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging together in the mission of Christ (relieving and redeeming) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Nuts and Bolts of Driving a Group <ul><li>Elements of a Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Key Roles in a Group </li></ul><ul><li>Group Covenant </li></ul><ul><li>Things to Remember </li></ul>
  7. 7. Elements of a Meeting <ul><li>Gotta Do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oughta Do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss Caring and Mission (CTF/MTF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bible Study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helps To Do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Play Games/ “Ice-Breakers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food and Drinks </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Key Roles in a Group <ul><li>Driver </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Driver </li></ul><ul><li>Care Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Host </li></ul><ul><li>Missing Member </li></ul><ul><li>Coach </li></ul>
  9. 9. Group Covenant <ul><li>Why You Should Have a Covenant </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Covenants </li></ul><ul><li>How to Create a Covenant Together </li></ul>
  10. 10. Things to Remember <ul><li>Be Formative, Caring, and Missional </li></ul><ul><li>Think Connecting </li></ul><ul><li>Think Multiplying </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Group Stages </li></ul><ul><li>Become a Quality Discussion Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize Available Resources </li></ul>
  11. 11. Create a Culture <ul><li>Location, Location, Location </li></ul><ul><li>Covenant </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership by Example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affirming Speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inviting Discussions </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Understand Group Stages <ul><li>Forming </li></ul><ul><li>Storming </li></ul><ul><li>Norming </li></ul><ul><li>Performing </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming </li></ul>
  13. 13. Become a Quality Discussion Leader <ul><li>Prepare for Success </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Good Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Fear Silence </li></ul><ul><li>Peel the Onion </li></ul><ul><li>(10 Rules Handout) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Utilize Available Resources <ul><li>Calvary Resource Room </li></ul><ul><li>LIFEGroup Coach and LIFE-Support Group </li></ul><ul><li>Deacons and CTF </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Hages & Family Christian Store </li></ul>
  15. 15. Launching a Group <ul><li>Develop a Launch Team </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Driver’s Training </li></ul><ul><li>Identify a Driver and Associate Driver </li></ul><ul><li>Determine Time and Location </li></ul><ul><li>Invite Potential Members </li></ul><ul><li>Launch Group </li></ul>
  16. 16. Assessing a Group <ul><li>Types of Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Evaluations for Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Evaluations for Drivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driver Evaluations for Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Evaluations for Drivers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Process for Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coach & Driver Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodic Scheduled Evaluation </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Multiplying a Group <ul><li>Review the Greenhouse Model </li></ul><ul><li>Why your group should multiply </li></ul><ul><li>When your group should multiply </li></ul><ul><li>How your group should multiply </li></ul>
  18. 18. Expectations for Drivers <ul><li>Work With a Team to Launch Your Group </li></ul><ul><li>Enable the Group to Maintain It’s Formative, Caring, and Missional Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with a LIFEGroup Coach or LIFE-Support Group once every 4-6 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>When appropriate, multiply your group </li></ul>
  19. 19. Expectations for David <ul><li>Walk with you through the process of discerning whether or not to create a new LIFEGroup. </li></ul><ul><li>Align you and your new group with Calvary’s vision for spiritual formation through community. </li></ul><ul><li>  Equip and assist you in the process of launching a new LIFEGroup. </li></ul><ul><li>Pray regularly for you and your new group. </li></ul><ul><li>Handle the necessary administrative details (building requisition; attendance tracking; etc.) to allow you to focus on our group. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Expectations for David (cont.) <ul><li>Provide adequate resources to enable you to grow a formative , caring , and missional community. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain frequent communication with you to gain a better understanding of you and your community. </li></ul><ul><li>Assist you in working through difficulties you may encounter within your community. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect you to other community leaders to provide encouragement, support, and interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable you to reproduce your community if and when your community determines it to be appropriate. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Schedule for Class <ul><li>Four week class </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday Mornings 1 st Hour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>November </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>January </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sunday Mornings 2 nd Hour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>January </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>February </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>April? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wednesday Evenings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>January </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Week One <ul><li>Theology of Community </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting and Connecting Again </li></ul><ul><li>Being Formative Caring and Missional </li></ul>
  23. 23. Week Two <ul><li>Being Formative, Caring, and Missional </li></ul><ul><li>Nuts and Bolts of Driving a Group </li></ul><ul><li>Launching a Group </li></ul>
  24. 24. Week Three <ul><li>Being Formative, Caring, and Missional </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing a Group </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplying a Group </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul>
  25. 25. Week Four <ul><li>A Panel Discussion with Key People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate for LIFEGroup Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LIFEGroup Coaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deacon Representative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CTF Representative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Drivers who are “gettin’ it done” </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Follow-Up Process <ul><li>Add name to Database as “Certified Driver” </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule meeting with PDR </li></ul><ul><li>Contact from Steve R. </li></ul><ul><li>Assign a Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Names for Invitations (if needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Assist and Monitor Launch Process </li></ul><ul><li>2,4, & 6 Month Check-Ups </li></ul>

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