The purpose of this gathering is to help the teams evaluate what they have done so far, learn from the speakers as well as from each other, experience God together, as well as plan what they will be doing moving forward. There is content presented before the gathering as well as some during the gathering targeting specific learning goals. There are various exercises and ample time for discussions to ensure that the content is properly understood. Once the teams have clarity on what they feel God has spoken to them, they create an action plan for the next 6 months that will help them be obedient to God’s promptings.
Learning Community Attitudes
Leave your work, personal and other things behind, focus where you are
Sense of discovery
We are here to learn, and we can learn something from everyone
Say what you mean and mean what you say
Work for solutions
We talk about our challenges and problems with the goal of solving them, not complaining
Teacher vs. student
We are all teachers and students, giving and taking
Throughout the learning community participants navigate between these four realities:
What was: processing and learning from the past
What is: discussing the current reality
What could be: dreaming about the possibilities of the future
What will be: committing together to what God wants them to do
Role of a Facilitator
To ensure that the learning community process starts well, flows smoothly, and ends with each team having clarity on what they will be doing for the next 6 months
To lead a gathering, and by that, to be responsible for leading through the entire process and giving necessary information at the right time. It is very important that the facilitator knows the process well and has a clear understanding of where they want to lead the process.
To help each team have the best and most important conversations they could around the most important topics that will bring about the desired results. Of course the facilitator is not responsible for this, but the main goal is to create an atmosphere, draw boundaries, give information, establish safety and be available so that this could happen.
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