Lesson 6 - WHAT IS THE VISION FOR A FACILITATOR?
Ben shares how women and men are taking time to Facilitate small group discipleship. God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called!
WHAT IS THE VISION FOR A FACILITATOR?
(verb) to make (an action or process) easy or easier.
Facilitator – Role and Assignment:
The facilitator’s role is to create a safe environment for a group of people to grow together, learning foundational Christian truths and a lifestyle of enjoyable prayer. A facilitator does not have to do all the preparation or teaching. Instead, they help create an inviting environment for each of the group members to grow in their personal and public ministry.
Facilitators set a schedule for those within the group to teach a session. During the “intro session”, assign a person to teach each of the groups (if possible have them fill out the “Holy Clubs teaching schedule” in the first few weeks so that they know when to be ready).
Introducing group values:
Facilitators also encourage the group by taking the first few minutes of the group to share one of the Holy Club values (listed below). The values will be taught in the first “intro” group, but must also be emphasized throughout the 24 groups.
Cultivating a healthy group:
Facilitators also provide a safe place for those in the group to meet God and serve one another.
Encouraging each other:
It is important to encourage each other and pray for group members, that each would grow in their personal life before God. The role of the facilitator is to prompt group members to pray and encourage each other to grow in their first commandment calling (loving God) as their first and highest calling. It is only from this place that we can fulfill our second commandment ministry to the body (loving your neighbor).
Allowing the Holy Spirit to move:
Finally, facilitators are used by God to cultivate an environment where the Holy Spirit can move more freely, while at the same time keeping people’s flesh from taking over. We want to be naturally supernatural. “The spirit of the prophets is subject to the prophets” (1 Cor. 14:32), and self control is a fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 4:22-23). As such, we can do everything in an orderly way. Remember, not everything strange, crazy, or eccentric is from the Holy Spirit.
Tim, A High School ministry leader tells how Holy Clubs Firm Foundations transformed his life. It helped him hear the voice of God.