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  • 1. Doing LIFE together By Rev. Bong Baylon
  • 2. MISSION Make real life possible for real people VISION Believe MOTIVATION LOVEMETHOD Belong for God Become and for people Bless Real people practicing the HABITS in the context of a Real Life Christian Community MARKS
  • 3. Acts 2:42-4742They devoted themselves to the apostles teachingand to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.
  • 4. Acts 2:42-4744All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.
  • 5. Acts 2:42-47 46Every day they continued to meet together in thetemple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.Ministry of Assimilation and Pastoral Care
  • 6. Session One
  • 7. Root Causes of Disconnection • Separation from God Romans 1:28-31 28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.
  • 8. Root Causes of Disconnection • Separation from God Romans 1:28-31 They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God- haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
  • 9. Root Causes of Disconnection • Individualism 2 Timothy 3:1-5 1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobed ient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy…
  • 10. Root Causes of Disconnection • Individualism 2 Timothy 3:1-5 3 …without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God -- 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
  • 11. Root Causes of Disconnection • Nature of relationships Formation Honeymoon Conflict
  • 12. Acts 15:36-4136Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing." 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also calledMark, with them, 38 but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. 39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they partedcompany. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, 40 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
  • 13. Root Causes of Disconnection • Separation from God • Individualism • Nature of relationships
  • 14. Genesis 2:1818 The LORD God said, "Itis not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
  • 15. Acts 2:46-4746 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
  • 16. Acts 2:46-4746 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
  • 17. 1 Corinthians 15:3333 Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
  • 18. Philippians 3:17 17 Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note ofthose who live according to the pattern we gave you.
  • 19. Philippians 3:17 17 Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note ofthose who live according to the pattern we gave you.
  • 20. Ephesians 4:15-1615 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is theHead, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by everysupporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
  • 21. Ephesians 4:15-1615 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is theHead, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by everysupporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
  • 22. Ephesians 4:15-1615 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is theHead, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by everysupporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
  • 23. Known by self Not known by selfKnown by others Open Self FEEDBACK Blind Self DISCLOSURE Self Awareness and GrowthNot known by Unknown Self Hidden Self others Unknown Self
  • 24. Philippians 2:1-2 1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, ifany fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness andcompassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like- minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
  • 25. Group Discussion• In what way have you felt disconnected with people in the past? How did you cope?• Which of the reasons for connecting with others convinces you the most?• What have you realized about yourself through the JOHARI window?
  • 26. Session Two
  • 27. anger
  • 28. “I like the stage design.”“The preacher talks fast.”
  • 29. Acts 5:12-14 12 The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomons Colonnade. 13 No one elsedared join them, even thoughthey were highly regarded by the people. 14Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
  • 30. Acts 5:12-14 12 The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomons Colonnade. 13 No one elsedared join them, even thoughthey were highly regarded by the people. 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
  • 31. John 4:35-3835 Do you not say, Four months more and then the harvest? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36 Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37 Thus the saying One sows and another reaps is true. 38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor."
  • 32. How we “assimilate” a personHow a person “assimilates” himself/herself • He/she IDENTIFIES himself/herself with our church WORSHIP SERVICE • He/she ACQUAINTS himself/herself with some members of our church FELLOWSHIP • He/she OPENS himself/herself with a few members of our church SMALL GROUP • He/she UNITES himself/herself with the vision and purpose of our church MINISTRY TEAM LEVELS OF COMMUNITY
  • 33. LOST Follow the Flow of our Ministry LIFESalvation Worship Fellowship Group and (MP4) Service Group Equipping Start of Assimilation Ministry LOST Team
  • 34. What are the characteristics of a nice living room?
  • 35. After attending, assimilation must begin The Task of MAP• VISIT Sunday Worship attendees• INVITE them to be part of a Fellowship Group• CARE for them in and through LIFE Groups
  • 36. Volunteers Needed Seminar Exam Checklist Small GroupHelperonce a MAP Sharemonth only NO NO GroupministryWorkertwice a MAP LIFEmonth & KRL YES YES GroupministrySpecialist MAP, KRLWeekly Ministryministry & Bible Journaling YES YES Team
  • 37. How to VISIT• Verify their spiritual status as soon as possible
  • 38. Verifying their spiritual status• S1 - Skeptics  Be salt and light to them – Allergic to spiritual matters; hostile to God & to you• S2 - Spectators  Challenge them to seek God – Seem to be open but will not commit• S3 - Seekers  Clarify the truth and persuade them – Searching for truth (but can be misguided) Example: Samaritan woman (John 4)• S4 - Saved  Challenge them to belong – Have personal relationship with Christ (can be churched or unchurched)
  • 39. How to VISIT• Verify their spiritual status as soon as possible• Inform the REACH Team if they are still skeptics and spectators• Spend time with seekers and saved people by visiting them at home
  • 40. How to do home visitation Before During After• Pray • Greet them • Pray• Verify properly • Take note of complete • Be sensitive to what you’ve address their house discovered• Call before rules • Make the you visit • Talk about necessary• Come them, not report prepared yourself • Schedule next • Minister to visit their needs
  • 41. How to VISIT• Verify their spiritual status as soon as possible• Inform the REACH Team if they are still skeptics and spectators• Spend time with seekers and saved people by visiting them at home• Identify their felt needs and minister to them
  • 42. Five Levels of Need• Problem  Help the person solve it – A situation that has a simple solution• Predicament  Help the person choose wisely – A situation where the solutions may be difficult• Crisis  Refer the person to the pastoral staff – A situation that needs an immediate solution• Panic  Help the person to calm down & then refer – A situation where there seems to be no solution at all• Shock  Stay with the person while waiting for help – A situation where the solutions are no longer important
  • 43. How to VISIT• Verify their spiritual status as soon as possible• Inform the REACH Team if they are still skeptics and spectators• Spend time with seekers and saved people by visiting them at home• Identify their felt needs and minister to them• Tell them about our church and how they can get involved
  • 44. What first-time visitors want to know• Contact information• Schedule of services• Other activities or events• Pastoral services• Kids Church• Basic beliefs/denomination of church (for old believers only)
  • 45. What regular attendees want to know• Calendar of various activities or info about specific activities• How they can get involved• Pastoral services available (e.g. counseling)• Information about small groups• Resources for spiritual growth
  • 46. How to INVITE• Inform them about our various Fellowship Groups
  • 47. Friendship Fun FoodNot worship! Faith-building
  • 48. How to INVITE• Inform them about our various Fellowship Groups• Notify them of the schedules• Value their life situation by inviting them to the appropriate Fellowship Group
  • 49. RLCC Fellowship GroupsWednesdays – 5:30 to 7:30 PM• Divine Sisterhood (Adult Women)Thursdays – 6:30 to 8:30 PM• ReMiX (Adult Men)Fridays – 6:30 to 8:30 PM• FNH (High School and College Students)No schedule yet• Hangout (Young Professionals)
  • 50. How to INVITE• Inform them about our various Fellowship Groups• Notify them of the schedules• Value their life situation by inviting them to the appropriate Fellowship Group• Introduce them to other members of the church
  • 51. How to introduce people to other members of the churchInvite them to attend the fellowship at leastone time Invite them to attend again four more times Introduce them to three new friends, one of whom should do the 143 again
  • 52. How to INVITE• Inform them about our various Fellowship Groups• Notify them of the schedules• Value their life situation by inviting them to the appropriate Fellowship Group• Introduce them to other members of the church• Talk to them through Share Groups
  • 53. How to conduct a SHARE Group Select people you can identify with. Help the group to get to know each other. Ask relevant questions about the topic. Review the main point of the talk. Exchange contact information so you can connect with each other again.
  • 54. How to INVITE• Inform them about our various Fellowship Groups• Notify them of the schedules• Value their life situation by inviting them to the appropriate Fellowship Group• Introduce them to other members of the church• Talk to them through Share Groups• Encourage them to invite others to the church
  • 55. How to CARE• Challenge them to attend the Real Life Journey Seminar
  • 56. The Real Life Journey FOUR PERSONAL GOALS Develop Deepen• Trust relationships • Respect relationships• Acceptance • Communication • Peacemaking • Grace• Commitment • Caring • Negotiation • Golden rule • Celebration • Greater love Establish Maintain relationships relationships IN THE CONTEXT OF A COMMON MINISTRY ACTIVITY
  • 57. How it’s done practically Establish Develop Maintain Deepen relationships relationships relationships relationships• Share your • Share your • Clarify your • Learn or story weekly highs boundaries to practice the• Go through and lows the group RESTORE the DISC • Visit members • Learn or Process Profile and especially in practice the • Do something understand times of need PEACE Process you want how others • Celebrate • Learn or others to do are different important practice the for you from you events with SOLVE process • Do something• Make a fellow sacrificial for PROMISE to members the members the group of your group IN THE CONTEXT OF A COMMON MINISTRY ACTIVITY
  • 58. How to CARE• Challenge them to attend the Real Life Journey Seminar• Assimilate them into a LIFE Group
  • 59. Each member must make a Promise Participate in the LIFE Group meetings or activities Reach out and evangelize during the MP4 season Obtain training for works of ministry Maintain godliness and holiness at all times Invest in God’s kingdom through tithing & other forms of giving Serve the Lord together as a LIFE Group Encourage others to fulfill their Real Life Journey
  • 60. Each member must remain within LG Parameters• Do not use the LIFE Group to sow division or a negative spirit in RLCC.• Do not use the LIFE Group to make or borrow money unless authorized by the MAP Team.• Do not use the LIFE Group to propagate teachings contrary to our beliefs, convictions and values.
  • 61. Each member must fulfill the LG Process of Discipline whenever necessary Recognize group accountability. Examine the facts. Speak to those who might be affected. Tell the truth to one another. Obtain confession and forgiveness. Require reconciliation and restitution. Equip the offender until fully restored.
  • 62. Role of the LIFE Group Leader• Help the LIFE Group begin well.• Facilitate the LIFE Group meetings and/or activities.• Help the group assimilate new members and send out old members.• Help the group hold each member accountable in fulfilling the LG Promise, Parameters, and Process of Discipline.• Report to the MAP Team concerning the progress or problems of the LG.• Help the LIFE Group evaluate and improve itself regularly.
  • 63. Other Roles in the LIFE Group• Secretary – records the journey of the LG• Treasurer – handles the money of the LG• Timekeeper – keeps the LG informed of the time• Worship Leader – leads worship during LG meeting or activity• Venue Coordinator – prepares the place or venue for the LG meeting or activity• F&B Coordinator – prepares food and beverage for the LG meeting or activity• Other roles – as decided and defined by the LG
  • 64. How to CARE• Challenge them to attend the Real Life Journey Seminar• Assimilate them into a LIFE Group• Reach out to them through one-another ministry
  • 65. Christian community is reaching out with supernatural power into the depths of each other’s heart so that the evil that rules there, which is so often unrecognized, anddamages our relationships, is clearly identified andexposed as hateful to the Holy Spirit, and His love is given full sway to reveal the glory of God.
  • 66. How to CARE• Challenge them to attend the Real Life Journey Seminar• Assimilate them into a LIFE Group• Reach out to them through one-another ministry• Encourage them to pursue intentional discipleship when they’re ready (KRL)
  • 67. Keys to Real Life• REDEEM the past Free to relate with others in a life- giving way• TEST the present Free to practice the HABITS each day• PLAN the future Free to fulfill one’s service calling in the future
  • 68. Group Discussion• What was the most significant insight that you’ve learned from this seminar?• How would you apply this in the coming days?• If you join a LIFE Group now, what would be different? Why?• If you can persuade someone to join a LIFE Group, what would you say?