The Rabbi’s Gift

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS FOR MODULE FOUR:

4.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Read Chapter One: Systemic Problems for more information on systemic problems in disciple making.[1]

4.2 JOURNAL: Record your reflections and document your answers to the Questions for a Better Understanding found on page 139 with regard to this module.

MODULE FIVE: DIAGNOSIS SEMINAR VIDEO MODULE

Lunch: The Rabbi’s Gift (218043)[2]

HOMEWORK Discussion Questions:

5.01 How does The Rabbi’s Gift work as a system for church growth?

MODULE SIX: VISION, MISSION AND STRATEGY

A representative of the Conference will present the Conference Mission and Vision.

MODULE SEVEN: TOOLS FOR DIAGNOSIS

            Representatives of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference Office of Congregational Development will introduce the two diagnostic tools, which are ReVision and Natural Church Development. At the close of this session you will finalize your choice as to which tool you will use in your home church and break up into groups to prepare to use the tools in your local church.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS FOR MODULES FIVE TO SEVEN:

7.1 JOURNAL: Record your reflections and document your answers to the Questions for a Better Understanding found on page 139 with regard to this modules five through seven.

7.2 Write Your Own Parable retelling how the Conference Vision might be fulfilled in your local church. Focus on behavior, or what a camera would see.

QUOTE [1]

NOTE


DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS

RESOURCES

[1] The quote is a selection from David O. Kueker’s Fuller Seminary Doctor of Ministry project submitted in September, 2007, entitled Diagnosis, Dialogue, and Decision: A Threefold Process of Revitalization For the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.
It is shared here in recognition of its 12th Anniversary along with comments to update and provide perspective on the material. The original project was a Training Manual/Study Guide of three Seminars supported by three chapters of research and an Introduction. The material is available for download at www.disciplewalk.com/Resources.html. In 2009 it was provided for purchase as a softcover book entitled Designing Discipleship Systems: Christian Disciple Making For Any Size Church, Any Theology through CreateSpace.com.

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All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Please review the page How and Why We Use Quotes.



[1]David O. Kueker, “Chapter One: Systemic Problems,” http://www.disciplewalk.com/ Resources.html (accessed June 15, 2007).

[2]All video resources for Seminar Video Modules are available from the Illinois Great Rivers Conference United Media Center; call 217-529-2040 or visit online at http://www.intraweb.igrc.org/umrc/ (accessed June 15, 2007). Use the number in parentheses to order.

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