I’m posting content, videos, and questions from our online Leadership 101 training for new leaders. This is Part 4: The Semester System.
At NCC, we do groups on the semester system. This allows groups to follow the natural rhythm of the DC calendar; comfortable entry and exit points for group members; and targeted opportunities for discipleship, promotion, and rest for you as a leader.
Each small group is an experiment that emerges from your gifts and passions. Helpful “bumpers in the gutters” are that whatever group you lead, it should be a place where group members can be in relationship and be transformed by the gospel of Christ.
- What are some of the ways that the semester system can be most beneficial to you as a leader?
- What are some ways that the semester system could be detrimental to community life in your group? How can you navigate that?
- What are your gifts? (Both spiritual gifts and natural talents and abilities)
- What are you passionate about?
- What are your hobbies? (things you like to do – reading, football, scrapbooking, movies, camping, etc.) What are your interests? (things you like to follow or want to learn – public policy, sports, history, technology, etc.)
- What are your spheres of influence and who is in them? (family, work, church, friends, outside activities, etc.)
- Think about your gifts, passions, hobbies and interests. How can you use those to disciple others?