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Here are the documents to get you started with your own group.

 

Step 1:  (Full PDF CRU Overview)

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Do you know someone whose life is out of balance?

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Imagine how our entire community could be changed if that person, and many others  balanced  these areas of life: Family, Fitness, Finance, Friends, Fun, and Faith.

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What happens when people have faulty designs, foundations, or materials?

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 We take the same approach to helping people bring balance to their lives.

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We help them establish a personal relationship with god, the architect of the universe. When they build their lives on his foundations, according to his blueprint, all the areas of their lives are changed.

OVERVIEW, INVITATION TO THE DESTINED MENTORING PROCESS

5 Reasons people get involved in mentoring/discipleship:

At the center of all these: A living God Who still calls people today;

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To ask and explore; Matt16:13, 15

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To love and connect with God and others; Matt. 22:37

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To build on His foundations, be transformed at the core, then other areas; Matt.7:24

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To be a disciple; Matt.4:19   

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To make disciples; Matt 28:18-20, 2 Tim. 2:2, Deuteronomy 6

 

 How does God work through the Destined Mentoring Process

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Asking core questions, clarify core convictions; 1 Peter 3:15 (See “Core Convictions Questions”)

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Connecting, Coaching; Heb. 10:24, James 5:16. Place to be honest about struggles;

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Building faith on foundations, Being transformed; 1 Cor 3:10, Focus on the core,  (See “Topics”)

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      Heb.4:6, Faith Principle, Faith steps, Prayer Partners,

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      John 14:21 More than academic exercise...

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Being a disciple, humble learner; “I’m not as clear or transformed as He wants me to be”; 1 Pet 5:6,7 

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Being equipped to equip others, Transferable tool, 2 Tim. 2:2,  1 Peter 3:15, 2 Peter 1:15 

 

How does this actually work? (Overview of steps involved)

Typical meeting; Group: Review last time, Faith step reports, Explore and apply Topic,

One on one: Share honestly about left- right hand issues, Pray together about faith steps...)

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 9/18  SCOUTING: Overview, Invitation.  Then take 4 meetings to cover Intro and Session One;

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 9/25  a. STARTING THE PROCESS;  Intro. pgs 1-7, plus “Convictions Clarity / Prepared?”

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 10/2  b. INTELLECT, Is God really worthy of Trust? 5 ways God reveals Himself

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 10/9  c. EMOTIONS, Can I trust my feelings?  WILL, What is saved by faith??

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 10/16 d. APPLICATION, TRANSFORMATION  How faith works in real life...

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 10/23 SESSION TWO, FORGIVENESS, PART ONE

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 10/30 ..   Forgiveness, part two         11/6  through 12/18  ...   details later

 

INTRODUCTIONS  (pairs or small group)  9/18/07

Personal intro: school, work, family, fun? and what motivated you to attend today?

Discussing with some who have been in the process; Why has this been worthwhile to you?

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How has this affected your relationship with God?...your family?   others?

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How has this affected your ability to communicate your faith to others?

 

PREPARATION FOR NEXT TIME; 9/25   

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Read Destined, pages 1-7, highlight main points,  Look at Topics page......

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Write responses_ _ _ _ _ _ to questions in “Clarifying my Convictions”

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Bonus: “Tools Which Help Process” pageCD,Finding Treasure, “  “Target...”

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Bring picture etc. which reminds you of Adventure”

 

YOUR RESPONSE;  

Earl Thomas  364 9700,  Earl_Thomas@kooltoyota.com

Kurt Loosenort 498 1700,  kurt.loosenort@gmail.com

 

Step 2:  (Full PDF Accessory Tools for the Destined Process)

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For leaders and their groups:

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To increase motivation and understanding about spiritual coaching and the Destined tools and process;

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These can be viewed by the leader or shared with prospective members, as the first kickoff/scouting session or a mid-course re-focus.

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They can also be used as outreach tools for the members.

 

Step 3:  (Full PDFTeachers Guide & Intro to Session 1 "Security")

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INTRODUCTION TO THE “DESTINED” MENTORING PROCESS and tools

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This is not an ordinary Bible Study or small group. God is using the “Destined” mentoring process and tools to produce lasting life change in many people.

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God honors the focus on the Person of Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the personal, practical faith steps.

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Some people are seeing more transformation in less time than they have ever experienced.  This life changing process requires some up-front commitment.

 

Step 4:  (Full PDFHow Clear Am I?)

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A SIMPLE TOOL FOR ASSESSING MY CERTAINTY AND CLARITY OF CONVICTIONS.

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“HOW CLEAR AM I ABOUT THE CORE CONVICTIONS OF CHRISTIANITY?”

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This helps me see areas where I need God’s help in equipping me to grow and share with others.

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It can help me to lovingly ask others where they are in their spiritual journey. It also helps me to choose equipping processes and tools that will be most useful to help people understand these core convictions.

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Some ministries have used something similar to measure the clarity of convictions of their group so they can more effectively equip them.

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These questions have helped me greatly in pre-evangelism to listen closely to someone’s heart, and share the truths they need most. They have helped us as a family to discuss crucial convictions.

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Their greatest value is seen in interviewing leaders who are considering the discipleship process.

 

Step 5:  (Full PDFHow Clear Am I? A Personal Assessment of My Certainty and Ability to Share with Others.)

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Does God really exist?

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Is the Bible trustworthy?

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Will He adopt me, stay with me, now and for eternity?

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Will He free me from the guilt and practice of sin?

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Does He give me power to live the way I should live?

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Can I be connected to real people who have a real God who helps them in real life?

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Can I share the good news with others, so that their lives are transformed for now and for eternity?

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Will these treasures, these foundations, transform my family, fitness, finances friends, fun and faith?

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 I can identify faith steps which lead to transformation?

 

Step 6:  (Full PDFPastor Recommendation Letter)

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Dear Small Group Leader, (or one to one discipler)

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Have you ever wondered if people in your small group (or others you care about) have a clear understanding of the core elements of their Christian faith?

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Are you confident that they have a solid biblical foundation in the areas of salvation, forgiveness, power over sin and authority and reliability of the Bible?

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Could they clearly explain what they believe to someone who is seeking answers to core questions about a relationship with God? Do their lives show these principles?

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If you’re not sure where the people you care about stand on these critical questions, I invite you to one of two training events in January.

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These will expose you to a process and a tool that will help insure that your small group is clear and confident about what they believe.

 

Step 7:  (Full PDFMaximizing the Mentoring Process)

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Maximizing the Mentoring Process 101: Facilitating Coaches Overview

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One person transfers to another person: values, information, skills, tools... who can transfer to another. LB > PROCESS ; Learning, passing on core convictions in relational and faith environment.

 

Step 8:  (Real Life Reports)

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Personal accounts of how God is working through these tools and principles

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Ada Bible Men's Ministry: Can I catch it?

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Dollar Bay Outreach Event

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Ludington: Equipping for Leaders

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Letters from CRU Advisory Board:

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Last Updated: Friday December 16, 2016

 
 

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