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a proposal for a new discipleship program at Calvary

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University of Calvary

  1. 2. ANSWERING QUESTIONS <ul><li>The following slides will answer the “what, when, who, how, and why” questions regarding the University of Calvary. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a starting point. Other questions will likely be raised. The UC will need to be refined, or perhaps rejected. </li></ul><ul><li>Please read the entire presentation before formulating your opinions and questions. </li></ul>
  2. 3. WHAT IS THE UC? <ul><li>Four weeks of strategic classes and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling people to effectively carry out the mission of Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting people with LIFEGroups for continued spiritual formation </li></ul>
  3. 4. HOW WILL THE UC BE ORGANIZED? <ul><li>Six or seven classes or workshops will be offered during each month of the UC. </li></ul><ul><li>Three or four classes will be offered Sunday evening and three classes will be offered Wednesday evening. </li></ul><ul><li>At least three core classes will be offered each semester. One elective from each category will be offered each semester. </li></ul>
  4. 5. SIX CORE CLASSES <ul><li>The Bible: God’s Story about Himself </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the Old Testament </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the New Testament </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Community at Calvary </li></ul><ul><li>Living Missionally in the World </li></ul><ul><li>Foundational Beliefs of Christianity </li></ul>
  5. 6. DOCTRINAL ELECTIVES <ul><li>The Life of Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the Trinity </li></ul><ul><li>Sin and Salvation </li></ul><ul><li>The Church and the Future </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Apologetics </li></ul>
  6. 7. HOW-TO ELECTIVES <ul><li>Principles of Biblical Parenting </li></ul><ul><li>How to Share Your Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Discovering Your Spiritual Giftedness </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Raising Teenagers </li></ul><ul><li>How to Study the Bible </li></ul><ul><li>How to Pray </li></ul>
  7. 8. WHEN WILL THE UC HAPPEN? <ul><li>The UC could happen once or potentially twice per year. </li></ul><ul><li>The likely times for the UC would be the first four weeks of the year and the four weeks following Labor Day. The UC could potentially be held for the four weeks following Memorial Day. </li></ul><ul><li>Each class will be offered once per week, meeting either Sunday or Wednesday evening. </li></ul>
  8. 9. WHO WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE UC? <ul><li>Every person at Calvary will be encouraged to participate in the UC </li></ul><ul><li>LIFEGroups will be given the option to participate together in one class, or join with other LIFEGroups to host a class. Some LIFEGroups may choose to take a four week recess from meeting. Some LIFEGroups may choose not to participate. </li></ul>
  9. 10. WHO WILL LEAD THE UC? <ul><li>The UC will be facilitated through the Spiritual Formation Department. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and Workshop Leaders will be recruited by David and those working with him. </li></ul><ul><li>All teachers and workshop leaders will be assisted in developing a four-week curriculum which will effectively fulfill the stated goals for each class. </li></ul>
  10. 11. WHY ADD THE UC? <ul><li>The UC provides an opportunity for people to develop their understanding of the nature and revelation of God. </li></ul><ul><li>The UC provides an opportunity for people to consider the practical outworking of such knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>The UC provides a practical vehicle through which people can connect to LIFEGroups. </li></ul>
  11. 12. HOW WILL THE UC FUNCTION AS A CONNECTING VEHICLE? <ul><li>Every teacher will consistently stress the importance of LIFEGroups and will articulate Calvary’s “points of connection” </li></ul><ul><li>Every class session will include a “community building” activity </li></ul><ul><li>The fourth week of every semester will include a presentation about “getting connected” as well as an opportunity for people to take a step toward connection. </li></ul>

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