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  • Clc April 14 2009

    1. 1. Growth in God’s Service <ul><li>Christian Leadership College </li></ul><ul><li>Session 14 </li></ul>
    2. 2. Knowing Who We are, Whose We are; & How we are to serve. & How we are to serve. & How we are to serve. <ul><li>... a lesson in self-exploration </li></ul>
    3. 3. What’s in Store? <ul><li>Concepts for Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know God & Know Yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process of Finding your Ministry Fit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine your Leadership Style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Servant Maturity - Matches your Ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is Christ calling you to do? </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Know God, Know Yourself The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. -Psalm 138:8
    5. 5. What does it take to know God?
    6. 6. What does it take to know yourself?
    7. 7. Your Servant Profile <ul><li>What is your PASSION? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your SPIRITUAL GIFTS? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your PERSONAL STYLE? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Where Does This Lead? <ul><li>How do you feel about your SERVANT PROFILE? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you envision some possible new directions for your life? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you see where God may be leading you? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you feeling inspired? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Passion vs. Spiritual Gifts <ul><li>PASSION : Identifies the desire of your heart to lead you in a particular direction </li></ul><ul><li>SPIRITUAL GIFTS: Divinely given task abilities that when applied can lead to the fulfillment of your PASSION. </li></ul>...a review
    10. 10. Spiritual Gifts & Personal Style Personal Style <ul><li>PERSONAL STYLE is a means by which one is able to exercise their SPIRITUAL GIFTS </li></ul><ul><li>It does not EXCLUDE one from putting their SPIRITUAL GIFTS to work. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many roads that lead to the same destination! </li></ul>
    11. 11. The Importance of all 3 <ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Style </li></ul>
    12. 12. Exercise #1 <ul><li>Based on your SERVANT PROFILE : PASSION, SPIRITUAL GIFTS and PERSONAL STYLE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify 3 possible areas in the church where you could envision serving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share those ideas with your group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss a few examples with the larger group </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Leadership <ul><li>L ove unconditionally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E nvision the future exceptionally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A ffirm continuously </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D iscipline with determination </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E nergize others enthusiastically </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>R isk boldly </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S erve Selflessly </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>H ope Relentlessly </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I magine immeasurably </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>P ray Persistently </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Source: The Everyday Anytime Guide to Christian Leadership, Walt Kallestad, copyright 
    14. 14. Spheres of Service Organizational Project Promptings
    15. 15. Leadership Requirements <ul><li>Placing the “right” people in the “right” positions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support, Oversight & Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouragement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayers </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Take a Spiritual Snapshot <ul><li>Look into the mirror and ask yourself: “How spiritually grown up am I?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I a seeker? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A New/Young Believer? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Stable/Growing Believer? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Leading/Guiding Believer? </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Exercise #2 <ul><li>Assess your Servant Maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you fall on your “Spiritual Journey”? </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss at your table your Servant Maturity and where you might best serve the church in your current place. </li></ul><ul><li>What will it take you to move to the next stage of your journey? </li></ul>
    18. 18. Seasons of Service <ul><li>Where you are with your life will influence your ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Whether you’re a student, newly married, a new parent, divorced, caring for an elderly parent, loss of a spouse </li></ul><ul><li>Your work (or unemployment) </li></ul><ul><li>Determine both “how and where you serve” and “how you balance your life with your service”. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Seasons of Service <ul><li>Seasons should not be a “reason” not to serve </li></ul><ul><li>Each of us are a part of the body of Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Missing one of us represents a missing part of the holy body. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise : Take a look at your datebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where are your priorities? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you making time for service to God? </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. What’s Your Goal? <ul><li>What’s your passion? </li></ul>
    21. 21. Setting Your Goal <ul><li>Be Specific </li></ul><ul><li>Be Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Be Challenging </li></ul><ul><li>Open Your Heart </li></ul>
    22. 22. Achieving Your Goal <ul><li>What’s the ministry? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it existing? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do I speak to begin my ministry? </li></ul><ul><li>What Spiritual Gifts to I bring? </li></ul>
    23. 23. Next Steps <ul><li>Passion -- Ministry (existing or new) </li></ul><ul><li>What’s my goal for my ministry? </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s my coach/advisor? </li></ul><ul><li>What training do I need? </li></ul><ul><li>When will I get started? </li></ul>

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