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SEND Learning Communities

Walking together with others on the Jesus Road.

Purpose:

  • to intentionally talk about what we mean when we say: Be Disciples; Make Disciples
  • to provide a space to challenge and encourage one another in our walk with Jesus as a disciple and to support and learn from one another as we disciple others
  • to practice the following “vital behavior” that will help us develop a culture of collaboration, intentionality, and accountability within SEND. “At least once a month, I share with at least one other teammate what I have been doing and what I plan to do next to help my friends on their journey to Jesus and then we pray together.”

Meeting details:

Composition: 3-5 people of the same gender.

Frequency of meeting: once a week for about an hour.

Meeting place: Most of these learning communities will be meeting online through Skype/Zoom/Teams. If all the members are living in the same location, you may choose to meet in person on a weekly basis.

Leadership: Led initially by a SEND U staff member or a senior SEND leader. But the leadership of the group can be rotated among group members.

Expectations:

  • 3-month initial commitment, at which point the group members can decide to continue to meet or leave.
  • Each person will make the weekly meeting a priority.
  • Each person is prepared to share what God has been teaching them from the Word in the past week. Each person is also prepared to talk about the what they are learning as they help friends on their journey to Jesus. In other words, we share what we are learning along the journey of being disciples of Jesus and becoming disciple-makers.
  • We should expect to be both supported (encouraged, affirmed) and challenged (held accountable).

Agenda for the meetings:

  1. Connect: What is happening in your life?
  2. Be a Disciple:
    1. What God is teaching you from the Word in the last week?
  3. Make Disciples:
    1. What are you doing and learning about making disciples of others in this culture?
    2. Who are you seeking to encourage in their walk with the Lord?
    3. With whom are you sharing your faith or wanting to share your faith?
    4. What are some challenges you are facing in helping people find Jesus?
  4. Pray for one another

After 3 months, the group can choose to disband, or split so that new members can be invited to join.

learning_communities.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/07 06:59 by admin

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