Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
On 26Sep20 we held a discipleship event called Off the Bench, Into the Game (OBIG). There were 26 in attendance. I, as ministry leader, did not lead or teach a lesson; in fact, I went for pizza.
I've been training several guys in group facilitation. When we planned OBIG, at the outset I appointed a main facilitator and a helper for the two lessons we were presenting which were "Time Alone with God" and "Assurance of Forgiveness." They did all the research, lesson planning, and facilitating during the event.
After twenty minutes of a facilitated lesson, the participants then shared with each other what they understood about the lesson. After about 20 minutes of sharing, the individuals from each group shared with the other group individuals in a one-to-one conversation. Afterwards, during the wrap-up, the participants were asked if they thought sharing similar lessons with others is something they would be able to do?
This is how I "Re-imagine Discipleship:"
1) I don't lead, but allow the facilitators to lead.
2) The facilitators facilitate a lesson.
3) The participants share the lesson learned one-to-one with others in their group.
4) The participants share the lesson learned one-to-one with the other group's participants.
5) The wrap-up with the entire group allows each attendee to do some self-evaluation, thinking about how they can spend time with others sharing what is learned.