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3 Small Group Leadership Orientation ing October 26, 2014 Agenda Welcome Overview of LCC s Disciple s Pathway Overview of Plans and Resources for Legacy Small Group Leadership Questions Conclusion 1

4 2015 Theme True Disciple The Disciple s Pathway is Legacy Christian Church s definition of a true disciple. It is both a journey and a target. One journeying on the Disciple s Pathway will mature as he/she moves from left to right (horizontal), as well as when he/she grows in depth (vertical) for each value. The overarching goal of this multidimensional growth is to be transformed into the likeness of Christ so one might effectively Live the Word. Overview of Disciple s Pathway VALUE LORDSHIP (Outreach) WORSHIP FELLOWSHIP STEWARDSHIP LEADERSHIP (Multiplication) FOCUS God's Work God's Glory God's Family God's Resources God's Mission GOD'S GOAL A New Creation A True Worshiper A Covenant Partner A Kingdom Manager A Legacy Builder Description KEY VERSE GOD'S WORK A saved by grace, baptized believer committed to following Jesus. John 3:3, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. He Draws (Jn 12:32) He Convicts (Jn 16:8) He Justifies (Rm 5:1) He Seals (Eph 1:13) We Pray OUR WORK We Witness We Baptize Believe Repent DISCIPLES RESPONSE Confess Baptism A self-feeding disciple seeking to glorify God in all things. A devoted, covenant member of God's family. A faithful servant advancing God's Kingdom by maximizing God's trust. John 4:23, The true worshipers John 13:35, By this all people John 15:8, By this my Father is will worship the Father in spirit and will know that you are my glorified, that you bear much fruit truth, for the Father is seeking such disciples, if you have love for one and so prove to be my disciples." people to worship Him. another. He Guides into all truth (Jn 6:13) He Sanctifies (Eph 5:26) We teach to obey all things We model Pursue Holiness (Rom 12:1) Practice Personal Worship Participate in Corporate Worship He Disciplines (Heb 12:6) He Gifts for edifying ministry (Eph 4:11, 1 Cor 12:7) We Shepherd We Equip for edifying ministry Submits to others (1 Cor 16:15) Loves others Serves to Edify others He Blesses (Eph 1:3) He Empowers (Acts 1:8) We Challenge We Align Embraces Stewardship (Lk 14:33) Recognizes God's trust Seeks to advance Kingdom (time, talent, treasues and truth) An equipped disciple building Legacy according to their unique gifts and passions. 2 Timothy 2:2, The things you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." He Opens Doors (Col 4:3) He Goes with us (Mt 28:20) We Train We Coach Legacy Covenant Group (Shepherds) Educators (Teachers) Administrators (Deacons) Discipler (Mentors) 2

5 Resources Included in Packet: Legacy Covenant Group Leadership Resources Overview of Disciple s Pathway 2015 Disciple s Pathway Sermon Series Outline (draft) Definition of a Legacy Covenant Group and Four Group Types Proposed Legacy Covenant Group Calendar Example Legacy Covenant Group ing Agenda LCG Leadership Model LCG Functional Expectations LCC Covenants and Statement of Faith Other Resources Available Now/Soon resources site Discipling and Quiet Time resources Spiritual Maturity Assessment LCG Leader Tips Next Steps Feature Disciple s Pathway at 2014 Stewardship Banquet (November 23) Conduct follow-up LCG Leadership session in early December (date TBD) focused on preparation for Disciple s Pathway series Schedule 2015 Leadership Community Event(s) focused on LCC Leadership Development Other Activities Leadership Forum created on mylegacy/the Table Leadership for the Ages group is open to all current and future leaders join and contribute! In addition to online forum, periodic meetings will be scheduled to address a few key leadership topics in person. 3

6 New Creation True Worshiper 2015 Disciple s Pathway Sermon Series (draft) Covenant Partner Body Life Covenant Partner Family Life Covenant Partner Family Life, cont. and Kingdom Manager Kingdom Manager Legacy Builder January February March April May June July Church 101 Legacy Assurance of Priority of Instruction to The Easter Temple Building and Salvation Worship Wives Metaphors Leading Double Trouble Kingdom Manifesto Empty Words, Empty Heart Worship in Spirit and Truth A Living Sacrifice How to do Personal Worship How to do Corporate Worship A Biblical Community Every Part One Anothers Purpose of Family Power for Living Instructions to Husbands Parenting Children Parable of the Talents (KM) Treasure (KM) Talent (Gifts) Time Truth (Testimonies) Start of Summer Series The Disciple s Pathway sermon series will be accompanied by the following Legacy Covenant Group materials: Six video segments available on DVD and online to overview the entire series (1) and introduce each value making up the Disciple s Pathway (5). Leader discussion questions and related materials for each session. Spiritual Maturity Assessment with recommended resources. 4

7 The Definition of a Legacy Covenant Group A Legacy Covenant Group is a regularly meeting group (at least twice a month in frequency and normally one year in duration), led by a certified member of Legacy s Leadership Community, which is focused on achieving the following three core goals: Members are connected to a campus shepherding system Members are being led along the Disciple s Pathway Members experience community through fellowship and mutual ministry Legacy Covenant Groups will vary based on their formulation of the following three elements Learning (Hear/Teaching) Loving (See/Relationships) Laboring (Do/Service) There are four types of Legacy Covenant Groups: Growth Balanced model for learning, loving, and laboring Explore Emphasis on learning Action Emphasis on laboring Care Focused on support/recovery related to specific needs COVENANT GROUPS Covenant Groups GROWTH EXPLORE ACTION... CARE Learning Learning Learning Learning Loving Loving Loving Loving Laboring Laboring Laboring Laboring 5

8 Proposed Legacy Covenant Group Calendar (primarily applies to Growth Groups) Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Activity Join/Re-start Break Break Join/Re-start Legacy Covenant Group ing Agenda - Example (primarily applies to Growth Groups) Time Focus Comments minutes Preparing the meeting space (Pre-meeting) Ensure your meeting place and resources are ready for your group to arrive minutes Welcoming and encouraging Greet everyone as they arrive, introduce visitors/new members, enjoy some snacks, then transition to a time of praying and praising minutes Praising and praying Facilitate a time of praising, thanking, and asking God for His provision for the needs of your group minutes Learning and Sharing Facilitate the group s discussion of the agreed upon topic minutes Closing and departing Share any announcements or reminders and say goodbyes minutes Reflecting (Post-meeting) Make some notes relative to the meeting (i.e. what worked and what didn t) then pray for your group. Based on the agenda above, meeting times should range from minutes, not including the leader s preparing and reflecting time. The key is to honor the agreed upon meeting start and stop times for your specific group. A longer meeting is viable as long as the group supports the approach. 6

9 Legacy Covenant Group Leadership Model 1. Legacy Covenant Group Leader Leads a group of 5-12 people striving to grow in spiritual maturity, fellowship, and accountability. 2. Coach Encourages and supports 3-5 LCG Leaders in order to promote spiritual maturity, leadership development and ministry expansion. 3. Campus Pastor Oversees campus specific LCG efforts and supports LCG Coaches to promote spiritual maturity, leadership development and ministry expansion. 4. Shepherding Elder Encourages and supports Campus Pastors and supports 3-5 LCG Coaches relative to shepherding functions. 5. Spiritual Formation/Staff Supports LCG Leaders/Coaches, Campus Pastors, and Shepherding Elders in order to promote spiritual maturity, leadership development and ministry expansion. 7

10 Functional Expectations of Legacy Covenant Group Leadership 1. LCG Leader a) Pray for your LCG members daily b) Facilitate group discussion weekly c) Complete shepherding activities on schedule d) with your LCG Coach/Campus Pastor to support leadership development efforts e) Identify and develop a new leader (apprentice) each year f) Encourage spiritual growth for each member 2. Coach a) Pray for your LCG Leaders daily b) Review the Four Asks with your LCG Leaders to support leadership development efforts a. Ask each leader to share something good/positive that has happened in their group in recent weeks b. Ask each leader how their group is going thriving, needing help, etc. c. Ask each leader who they have identified as an apprentice leader and encourage then to give those people responsibility in the group d. Ask if there is anything you can do for them and specific ways you can pray for them c) Support leadership development efforts for current leaders and apprentices d) Encourage spiritual growth for each LCG Leader 3. Campus Pastor a) Pray for your campus LCG Leaders and Coaches daily b) Complete shepherding activities on schedule c) Support leadership development efforts for current leaders and apprentices d) Form new groups to meet campus growth goals e) Encourage spiritual growth for each LCG Coach 4. Shepherding Elder a) Pray for your campus LCG Leaders, Coaches, and Campus Pastors daily b) Complete shepherding activities on schedule c) Support leadership development efforts for current leaders and apprentices 5. Spiritual Formation/Staff a) Pray for LCG ministry daily b) Support LCG ministry with resources needed for spiritual and numerical growth c) Support leadership development efforts for current leaders and apprentices 8

11 Legacy Christian Church Covenants and Statement of Faith 1. Legacy Leadership Covenant The purpose of this covenant is to establish standards of conduct that promote integrity, mutual accountability, and the pursuit of excellence among the leadership team of LCC. We promise to support LCC s Statement of Faith, participate in its Leadership Community, and abide in its covenants for the purpose of unifying our efforts to glorify God. We promise to encourage and be loyal to one another. We will publicly defend and privately confront one another. We will both promote and practice the application of Matthew 18 in every situation, seeking to protect one another s family, spiritual life, and ministry. Recognizing our interdependence, we promise to be responsible and pursue excellence in the development, communication, leadership, and implementation of our ministry plans. Recognizing our biblical obligation to model lifestyle witness, we promise never to violate our personal conscience and always to be aware of the impact of our actions on others, both in the church and community. We promise to flee the appearance of evil and to limit our personal freedom for the sake of our witness and the testimony of the church. We are committed to maintaining sexual, ethical, and moral purity; therefore, we promise to avoid any and all compromising situations. 2. Legacy Membership Covenant As a member committed to pursuing the vision and mission of Legacy Christian Church, before God and with God s people, I make these covenants: 1. I will be faithful to protect the church s unity by my personal practice of Matthew 18 and submission to the biblical shepherding of the church s leadership. (Hebrews 13:17) 2. I will be faithful to participate in corporate worship. (Hebrews 10:24-25) 3. I will be faithful to pursue biblical community through the personal accountability and mutual ministry of a Legacy Covenant Group. (Acts 2:42) 4. I will be faithful to honor God and support the mission of His church through my gifts and giving. (1 Peter 4:10 & Proverbs 3:9-10) 5. I will be faithful in my personal witness for Christ and His church by practicing both lifestyle and team evangelism. (Matthew 5:16) 9

12 3. Legacy Covenant Group Covenant (example) It is important each Legacy Covenant Group (LCG) agree upon and document their shared values, expectations, and commitments. Such agreements will help avoid unspoken agendas and unmet expectations. Feel free to modify the LCG Covenant template to align with your specific group. Type of Legacy Covenant Group: (Growth/Explore/Action/Care) We agree to the following values: Fellowship Together The development of committed authentic relationships that demonstrate transparency. We will foster this through confidentiality and accountability with one another. Study God s Word Together The study of God s word using approved curriculum. Our goal is to learn God s Word, apply His truths in our lives, and be His witnesses wherever He leads us. Serve Together Each of us will participate and contribute, so that we may positively impact our group and others. Our serving can be within our group, from our group to others within Legacy, and/or from our group to others outside Legacy. Pray Together Together we will worship God and grow through group and individual prayer. Multiply Together We will strive to bring others to our group, so that they too may come to know God and serve Him as part of the Legacy biblical community. We will develop leaders so that our group can multiply and support the growth of the LCC family and God s kingdom. Everyone is encouraged to arrive a little early so we are assured of starting on time. We will give the group meetings priority, and if unable to attend or running late, we will call ahead. We also agree to the following items: When we will meet (day of week): Where we will meet (location): We will start at (time): and end at (time): Refreshments: Childcare: Other agreements/assignments (i.e. social events, service activities, prayer request distribution, etc.): Review date for this agreement: 10

13 4. Legacy Statement of Faith As an independent, non-denominational church, Legacy Christian Church believes that Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who died for our sins and arose from the dead. (1 Corinthians 15:1-8) The Bible is the inspired Word of God a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. (2 Timothy 3:16) Every person has worth as a creation of God, but that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord. (John 3:16) Those accepting Christ will repent of sin, confess their faith and be baptized into Him. (Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38) The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to save the lost and edify the saved. (Ephesians 4:1-16) Jesus Christ will one day return to earth and reign forever as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). 11

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