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2 go: local 8.0 Make Jesus famous in your local community You will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. - Jesus, Acts 1:8 (NIV) Go local. Go to people near you. Go to people like you. Go to people not like you. Go local is about you getting up and making Jesus famous in your community, in your part of the world. Bring together some friends, co-workers, and neighbors and share the message and love of Jesus with your community. The world is broken. Divorce. Crime. Pollution. War. Hate. Everywhere you look the world is suffering, hurting, and broken. Jesus has sent you to bring his message and show his love to a hurt and dying world. What will you do to go local? What will you do to be his witness? 8.1 go: local help the poor. share the good news go: where God sends go: with a plan Leader s Guide how to lead your I am Second group helps Be sure to register your group at iamsecond.com/join e3 Partners Ministry. All rights reserved. 2 1

3 go: local 8.1 go: local Opener Watch: the Wayne Huizenga film. Question: What is Wayne s mission or goal in life? How would you describe your life mission? Talk with God Following Jesus Model. You have learned to talk with God in a balanced way. Relationship. Worship. Surrender. Ask. Forgive. Protect. Worship again. Some days you will take one or two of these topics. Other days you may do all seven. What will you talk with God about today? Spend some time right now talking with God. Hear the Bible Read this as a Group Background: The ancient city of Jerusalem sat near the Mediterranean coast of the Middle East and served as the capitol of Judea and the religious center for the Jews. While Judea and Samaria shared a border and a similar history, they grew to hate each other. Jesus spoke this command while he and his disciples were in Jerusalem. You will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Jesus Acts 1:8 (NIV) 2 3

4 go: local 8.1 Talk about the Bible What it says 1. What did you like about this reading? Live and Tell 5. Live. Jesus calls you to be his witness locally and globally. Today, focus on who your group can reach out to locally and what that might look like. Answer these questions as a group. Your Jerusalem could be your friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Make a list of the people around you that you could reach out to. 2. What did you not like or find confusing about this reading? What it means 3. What does this reading teach about people? What does this teach about your mission as a follower of Jesus? Where is your Judea? Who is in your Judea? What can your group do to reach out to these people? Is there a way to do a community service project and share the message of Jesus with these people? Who is in your Samaria? Who are people who are disliked, shunned, oppressed or ignored? Maybe these are immigrants, homosexuals, or rich businessmen. What could your group do to reach these people? Go global in your own community. Immigrants, refugees, and international students live in your city or even down your street. What can you do to reach them? Make a decision. Narrow down the choices. Who will you focus on? Will your group make another list of 50, do a community service project, reach out to the oppressed, or find some other way to serve locally? Decide as a group what you will do to better reach the group of people you focus on. 4. What does this reading teach about God? 6. Who will you tell? What have you learned today that you can pass on to someone else? 4 5

5 community dialogue 0.4 go: local 8.2 share the good news Opener Watch: Choose one: the Karen film Abuse and Prostitution the Lee Lucas film Burn Victim the Ashley film Eating Disorder Question: What did you think about this story? Check-up Live and tell. Last time you met you discussed being a witness locally and globally. How have you lived out what you committed to do? With whom have you shared the things you have learned? (If people did not do what they committed to do, consider going back and reviewing the last discussion topic again. It is important that people do what they say they will do before moving on.) Talk with God Following Jesus Model. You have learned to talk with God in a balanced way. Relationship. Worship. Surrender. Ask. Forgive. Protect. Worship again. Some days you will take one or two of these topics. Other days you may do all seven. What will you talk with God about today? Spend some time right now talking with God. Hear the Bible Read this as a Group Background: John the Baptist became well known for calling people to repent from their wrongs and be baptized to get ready for the coming Savior of the world. John recognized Jesus as this savior, but as time passed he began to doubt. Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, Don t cry. Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, 6 7

6 go: local 8.2 Young man, I say to you, get up! The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. They were all filled with awe and praised God. A great prophet has appeared among us, they said. God has come to help his people. This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country. John s disciples told him about all these things. Calling two of them, he sent them to the Lord to ask, Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else? Talk about the Bible What it says When the men came to Jesus, they said, John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else? At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. So he replied to the messengers, Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me. Luke 7: What did you like about this story? What did Jesus ministry look like? What kinds of things did Jesus do? What it means 3. What does this story teach about people? 4. What does this story teach about God? How did Jesus balance between meeting the physical needs of the poor and meeting their spiritual needs by intentionally sharing the good news? Live and Tell 5. What will you do? What is God calling you and your group to do? How can you use this balanced approach of helping the poor and intentionally sharing the good news of Jesus as you try to reach your local community? Write down your ideas. How can your group be involved in reaching your community? What can you do to fix the social ills you see and bring the light of Jesus to the spiritual darkness? 6. Who will you tell? What have you learned today that you need to tell someone else? 2. What did you not like or find confusing about this story? What is the good news that Jesus preached? (For a review on the topic, download the What s First discussion guide.) 8 9

7 go: local 8.3 go: where God sends Opener Watch: the Tony Dungy film. Questions: How did Tony figure out where God was sending him? Check-up What were your Live and Tell commitments from last time? Have you done what you said you would do? (If people did not do what they committed to do, consider going back and reviewing the last discussion topic again. It is important that people do what they say they will do before moving on.) Talk with God Following Jesus Model. You have learned to talk with God in a balanced way. Relationship. Worship. Surrender. Ask. Forgive. Protect. Worship again. Some days you will take one or two of these topics. Other days you may do all seven. What will you talk with God about today? Spend some time right now talking with God. Hear the Bible Read this as a Group Background: God spoke to Peter in a vision telling him to abandon the Jewish food laws that had for centuries kept the Jews and Gentiles (non-jews) relationally and culturally separated. While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, Simon, three men are looking for you. So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them. Peter went down and said to the men, I m the one you re looking for. Why have you come? The men replied, We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to have you come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say. Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests. The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went along. The following day he arrived 10 11

8 go: local 8.3 in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. But Peter made him get up. Stand up, he said, I am only a man myself. Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people. He said to them: You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with a Gentile or visit him. But God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean. So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me? Cornelius answered: Four days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me and said, Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor. Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. He is a guest in the home of Simon the tanner, who lives by the sea. So I sent for you immediately, and it was good of you to come. Now we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us. Then Peter began to speak: I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right. You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen. He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name. While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said, Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have. So he ordered that they be Talk about the Bible What it says 1. What did you like about this story? 2. What did you not like or find confusing about this story? Why might Peter have struggled to go to Cornelius home? What traditions did Peter have to break? What it means baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days. Acts 10: What does this story teach about people? What was the message that Peter shared with Cornelius and his friends? 4. What does this story teach about God? How did God tell Peter what he wanted Peter to do? 12 13

9 go: local 8.3 Live and Tell 5. What will you do? For centuries it was religiously and culturally illegal for Peter to associate with men like Cornelius, but that is where God sent him anyways. What difficult or socially unacceptable people might God be sending you to? What is the message God has sent you to share? Who will you share it with? 6. Who will you tell? What have you learned today that you need to pass on to someone else? 14 15

10 go: local 8.4 go: with a plan Opener Questions: What do you wish someone would fix in your community? Check-up You learned about going where God sends the last time you met. What did you commit to do? Who did you commit to tell? Did you follow through on your commitments? (If people did not do what they committed to do, consider going back and reviewing the last discussion topic again. It is important that people do what they say they will do before moving on.) Talk with God Following Jesus Model. You have learned to talk with God in a balanced way. Relationship. Worship. Surrender. Ask. Forgive. Protect. Worship again. Some days you will take one or two of these topics. Other days you may do all seven. What will you talk with God about today? Spend some time right now talking with God. Hear God s Word Read this as a Group While they [the church at Antioch] were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul [later called Paul] for the work to which I have called them. So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off. [They traveled through Cyprus and then into Asia Minor and came to the city of Pisidian Antioch. ] We tell you the good news: What God promised our fathers he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. [They then travel on to the city of Derbe] They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and [Pisidian] Antioch, strengthening the 16 17

11 go: local 8.4 disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God, they said. Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust....from Attalia they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. Acts 13:1-3, 32-33, 38-39; 14:21-23, (NIV) Talk about the Bible What it says 1. What did you like about this story? What was Paul s process for starting new churches? Where do you see each of the following steps? talk with God multiply live and tell develop leaders make disciples get together 18 19

12 go: local What did you not like or find confusing about this story? What parts of Paul s ministry have been left out of previous projects you have been involved in? What it means 3. What does this story teach about people? How can you apply these principles as you work to reach your local community? 4. What does this story teach about God? Live and Tell 5. What will you do? What is God calling you and your group to do? 6. Who will you tell? What have you learned today that you need to pass on to someone else? Is God calling you to be more involved in reaching your community? Who can you ask to join you in this endeavor? 20 21

13 leader s guide Go local. Jesus has sent you as his witness to a hurting world. What will you do to take the message and love of Jesus to your local community? How to lead your I am Second group Go: local. Your community needs Jesus. Your community needs the love of Jesus that can end poverty and still violence but your community also needs his message of forgiveness. Jesus died to save the souls of broken people in a way that Jesus alone can offer. Go local is about you and your group bringing both the practical love of community service and the spiritual power of Jesus. Make Disciples. How do you disciple? You and your group will learn the basics of this as you go through this discussion guide, but here is a preview. Money is not Enough. Giving money is good, but it is not enough. God wants the stuff you cannot just give away. He wants your blood, sweat and tears. At times this will mean financial investment, but you cannot stop there. Get up, get involved, and change your community with your money and your hands. Go as a Group. One person can make a difference, but a group can do more. Work together. Serve together. Cheer each other on towards love and good works. Think Long-Term. Community service projects are good. But helping the hurting does not end when your project ends. Think long-term. How can your group work towards an ongoing long-term solution to your community s ailments? How does your project contribute to such long-term solutions? What can you do after your project is over to continue the work you begin? Live it. Jesus wants your life to be about service. This is about attitude. Are you a teacher because you want a paycheck or because you want to educate the nation s youth? Do you work construction for the money or because you want to provide housing for young families? Why do you do what you do? Make your life about serving others in everything you do. It is not about the job title, but about the work and attitude behind the title

14 leader s guide helps go local 8.1 Summary: Jesus has made you his witness to your community and to the world. How can you better share Jesus with the people in your community and around the world? Some Help with the Discussion Have you talked about the main things? 1. What did you like? Jesus tells his followers to be his witnesses both locally and globally. This not only includes your friends and neighbors, but also the annoying, dirty, or angry people you meet along your way. 2. What did you not like or find confusing? What does it mean to be Jesus witness in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth? Think of it this way: Jerusalem is people near you, like you. Judea is people like you, further away. Samaria are those near you but are neglected or mistreated. Jesus gave this command while standing just outside the city of Jerusalem. This city served as the capitol of Judea which neighbored Samaria, a long time enemy of Judea. Jesus was telling his disciples to be a witness locally, which meant going to their city, region, and even neighboring enemies. But he also told them to go global, which meant everywhere else. You, too, have been called to go local and global with the message and love of Jesus. 3. What does this teach about people? Friend or foe. Near or far. Jesus wants his message spread to every person on the planet. He has given this task of spreading his message to people like you, people who claim to follow Jesus, people who put Jesus first and themselves Second. 4. What does this teach about God? Following Jesus is not merely a mental or spiritual exercise that happens at Sunday morning at church. It means going to the world and spreading his message to everyone you know or meet and even to those you do not know. Live and Tell I am Second groups are by nature action-oriented and others focused but even the best of groups can slip into patterns of inaction and selfishness. Use this time to discuss how your group is doing to fulfill its mission locally and globally. help the poor. share the good news. 8.2 Summary: Jesus raised a young man from the dead and brought hope to a grieving widow, but Jesus used this opportunity to do more than just heal the physical. He also brought spiritual healing. He showed people how to have a relationship with God. You, too, are called to help the poor and share the good news of Jesus. Check-up: Consider doing joint Live and Tell commitments. What are some ways your whole group can live out together what you are learning? Should you put on a block party to reach out to your neighbors or a community service project to help the poor and needy in your community? What can you do together to live out what you are learning? Some Help with the Discussion Have you talked about the main things? 1. What did you like? Following Jesus is not about following a set of rules. It is about love. Jesus makes it clear that faith in him is what brings salvation. But this faith is the kind that feeds the hungry, clothes the naked, and welcomes the stranger. He does not want empty and lazy faith. He wants the kind of faith that helps the hurting and shares the good news with the lost. 2. What did you not like or find confusing? John was expecting the Savior of the world. When he saw Jesus he knew he had found that Savior, but as time passed and hard times worsened he began to lose hope. Jesus responded by describing his actions. He healed the sick and brought the good news to the poor. These are the signs of the Savior. And now he has called you to do the same. Help the needy. Spread the message of Jesus. 3. What does this teach about people? Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and healing the sick are good and, if you follow Jesus, they are essential. But Jesus wants more. If you address the physical and ignore the spiritual you leave people in an equally desperate situation. As you work towards being Jesus witness in your community, remember to always address the spiritual needs of people. 4. What does this teach about God? God cares about the poor and he cares about those who do not know him. People tend to focus on purely humanitarian or purely spiritual or evangelistic outreaches. But we need to keep the two mixed well, for that is what God calls his followers to do. Live and Tell What is God calling you and your group to do? How can you use this balanced approach of helping the poor and sharing the good news of Jesus as you try to reach your local community? Think of small steps you can take in the next few days to work as a group towards this balance

15 leader s guide helps go where God sends 8.3 Summary: God spoke to Peter in a vision telling him to abandon the Jewish food laws that had for centuries separated him and his people from the rest of the world. He then sends Peter to Cornelius to whom he shares the message and hope of Jesus. God has a mission for you and your group as well. Maybe he will send you to your work or school or maybe he will send you somewhere new. God speaks to people in many different ways. Listen for God s direction as you and your group look to go local. Check-up: Consider doing joint Live and Tell commitments. What are some ways your whole group can live out together what you are learning? Some Help with the Discussion Have you talked about the main things? 1. What did you like? Peter heard God speak. He then obeyed God s call to go to a Gentile s home and share the message of Jesus. This went against everything his culture and his upbringing had taught him. He even reminded Cornelius that he was breaking his people s laws by associating with him. Despite all of this, Peter chose to obey God rather than tradition or culture. 2. What did you not like or find confusing? While Peter was sharing Jesus, Cornelius and the people with him began speaking in tongues and praising God. This is a confusing picture for many people and even Christians debate over what exactly it signifies. But what is sure is that God gave Cornelius and the people with him a supernatural sign that God was now with the Gentiles. Peter saw this sign and recommended that they be baptized to recognize that they were now part of God s family. 3. What does this teach about people? Peter and his fellow Jews struggled to see how God could allow the Gentiles into the family of God. But despite their hesitancy they saw God at work and chose to join him. Whether it is racial, economic, cultural, or just a personality clash, God wants nothing hindering his followers from reaching out and loving others. 4. What does this teach about God? God is sending your group to reach your community. Ask him where to go. Ask him how to go. Ask him for the strength and the guidance to go. Sometimes he will answer in a way so clear you cannot help but move. Other times he may answer through the counsel of a friend, an opportunity at work, or even the passions and interests of your group. Ask God to guide you as you decide where to go. go with a plan 8.4 Summary: Paul and Barnabas were in their church at Antioch when God spoke to them. The church prayed for them and sent them out to share the story of Jesus with the world. Paul and Barnabas went out, prayed, shared the message of Jesus, made disciples, gathered these new disciples into groups, developed leaders, and taught them how to multiply and teach others to do the same. How can your group use these principles to better witness in your community? Check-up: If your group has not taken any steps towards obedience, consider going back to the previous lesson. It is important that everyone follows through with their commitments before moving on. Some Help with the Discussion Have you talked about the main things? 1. What did you like? Paul and Barnabas did not just preach on the corner all day; they had a plan that started spiritual communities that multiplied. These were communities of people dedicated to following Jesus and helping others do the same. Paul and Barnabas started their journey with prayer. They shared Jesus, made disciples, gathered these disciples into new groups or churches, developed leaders for these groups, and then taught each of these groups to multiply

16 leader s guide helps multiply talk with God live and tell your group. What does God want you to do? 3. What does this teach about people? God uses people to spread his message. The message is simple. Jesus came to earth and died to forgive sin and set people free. God does not only send pastors, missionaries, or super-christians. He has sent you. Use what you have learned throughout this discussion guide to plan your Go: local projects. Jesus called you to go local to people like you and people not like you. How will you reach these two kinds of people? Jesus helped the poor and shared the gospel. How can you do the same? develop leaders get together make disciples 4. What does this teach about God? God wants the whole world to know him. That includes your neighbors around the corner and people around the world. Live and Tell What is God calling your group to do? God is sending you and your group somewhere. How will you find out where? How can you use the principles that Paul and Barnabas used to multiply your group and reach your local community? Talk with God: The church at Antioch talked with God both before and after Paul and Barnabas were sent (13:1-3) Live and Tell: Paul and Barnabas shared the message of Jesus (13:32-33, 38-39). Make Disciples: They strengthened, encouraged, and discipled those who accepted the message of Jesus (14:21-23). Get Together: They gathered the new believers into spiritual communities (14:23). Develop Leaders: They appointed and trained new leaders (14:23). Multiply: Paul and Barnabas multiplied spiritual communities. 2. What did you not like or find confusing? The Holy Spirit directly spoke to the people at the Antioch church and told them to send Paul and Barnabas. God may not speak quite so directly to your group but he will give you direction. Jesus made it clear, Go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). Ask God. Discuss with 28 29

17 what is the DNA of an I am Second group? I am Second s immediate appeal is aesthetic with its slick design, cool website, and inspiring films. But the real difference is more than skin deep. As you lead, keep in mind the heart behind I am Second s materials: Notes Stories and small. Encourage people to tell their story. Listen to the stories of others. Then discuss stories from the Bible. Keep your group small (between 2 and 8 people) to maximize impact and allow everyone to discuss these stories. Everyone learns. Help people learn how to do these things themselves: a) tell others about Jesus, b) study the Bible, c) pray, d) live in community, and e) endure hard times. They learn these things as they go through the I am Second curriculum. Consider everyone a potential leader. View everyone as a potential leader, both before and after they trust Christ. Give people opportunities to lead if they continue to obey and progress. Hand over leadership roles to different people each meeting. Obedience based, not just knowledge focused. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide people in the life changes they need to make as you do the Live and Tell questions. Then as you start the next session, ask each Second to share how they did with their Live and Tell commitments. Consider not moving on if people did not complete them. This creates an environment in which loving Jesus means obeying Jesus. New groups rather than big groups. As people share with others, encourage them not to invite the new people to your group, but instead start a new group. Encourage new leaders to stay in your existing group, which is a learning group for them. Their new group becomes their leading group. So they get on the job training, but stay connected for ongoing training and accountability. Discuss and discover. Focus on the Bible. Trust the Holy Spirit to help each person discover the meaning of Scripture as your group discusses it. Lead through asking questions rather than lecture. Help everyone participate

18 where next? 1. Follow and trust Jesus. Want to follow Jesus? Tell him you know you do wrong. Tell Jesus you believe that He died to pay the penalty for your sins, and then rose from the dead. Ask Him to forgive you. Tell him you trust only in Him for eternal life. Commit to follow Him today. 2. Keep meeting. Download the next discussion guide and keep meeting. 3. Talk with God. God cares about what you are doing. He wants to work through you. He wants to change lives. Through this whole process, continue to ask God to give you His plan. Listen for His voice. You are only on your own if you forget to ask for God s help. Need help about how to talk with God? Download the free I am Second Prayer Journal at iamsecond.com/groups or purchase a printed copy through the I am Second store. 4. Keep it simple. In your I am Second group, forget big church models where a skilled musician leads worship and a highly trained teacher preaches a sermon. Teach new believers how to hear and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit through His Word and in their hearts. Encourage everyone to take part. 5. Keep it biblical. They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42) When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church. (1 Corinthians 14:26) Perhaps share a meal when you meet. Ask what the Lord has done in each person s life during the week. Make time to study God s Word. Discuss its meaning and specific applications. Don t answer questions yourself; point people back to Scripture. This helps to establish that the authority is God s Word, not a person. Take time to pray for one another and for those who have not put Jesus First. 6. Choose a Discussion Guide. Below is the I am Second core curriculum. We recommend going in sequence, for each guide builds on the ones before it. Download at iamsecond.com/groups. Or order printed copies from iamsecondstore.com. A good next step is highlighted below. Prayer Journal How to Start Second Group Film Discussion Guide (stories of Jesus relating to people) 1.0 What s First (how to tell others about Jesus) 2.0 Second Start (four steps to feed yourself spiritually) 3.0 Jesus Says (Part 1: how to live the seven basic commands of Jesus) 4.0 Jesus Also Says (Part 2: how to live the seven basic commands of Jesus) 5.0 Follow as I Follow (how to make disciples) 6.0 Multiply your Group (how your group can start new groups) 7.0 Lead (help others start to lead) 8.0 Go: Local (develop an Acts 1:8 strategy locally) 9.0 Go: Global (develop an Acts 1:8 strategy internationally) 10.0 Where to Go from Here (continue strong as a group) 11.0 Commit (commit to continue to obey Jesus) 7. Multiply. Don t let your group grow too big. As additional people become followers of Jesus, start new groups in their homes or work places. Teach those who lead people to Christ how to lead their own groups. Show them how to identify persons of peace through whom they can make more followers of Jesus and start more groups. 8. More I Am Second tools. Check out iamsecond.com/getinvolved for other leadership kits, small group material, t-shirts and everything else you need to start your Second group. Lots of good stuff to help start spiritual conversations. 9. Register. Connect with I am Second by registering your group at iamsecond.com/join. 10. Questions? Do you need help or have questions? us at 32 33

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