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Network Participant's Guide: The Right People, in the Right Places, for the Right Reasons, at the Right Time

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Discover your spiritual gifts, personal style, and God-given passion for serving in the body of Christ Network, the leading course for discovering spiritual gifts and empowering people for ministry has been revised and updated. This material, developed in partnership with the Willow Creek Association, helps churches appropriately guide people to the place of ministry that best reflects who they are. Churches will see increased participation, greater effectiveness, more enthusiasm, and less burn-out in their ...

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Overview

Discover your spiritual gifts, personal style, and God-given passion for serving in the body of Christ Network, the leading course for discovering spiritual gifts and empowering people for ministry has been revised and updated. This material, developed in partnership with the Willow Creek Association, helps churches appropriately guide people to the place of ministry that best reflects who they are. Churches will see increased participation, greater effectiveness, more enthusiasm, and less burn-out in their congregation. Believers in their church will discover the spiritual gifts God has given them. They will have a better understanding of God’s will for their lives because of gaining a better understanding of who God created them to be. This complete seminar in a box includes a leader’s guide; a participant’s guide; a DVD with drama vignettes; and a CD-ROM with a coach’s guide, a user’s guide, and a Power Point®. Participants will be assessed on their personal style, spiritual passion, and gifts. Network works with any size group, from small groups of 4 to 12 to large groups of 15 to 150. The six Network sessions can be presented successfully in three flexible formats: three sessions of two hours each; six sessions of forty-five minutes each; or one- two- or three-day retreats.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310257950
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 724,532
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce L. Bugbee is founder and president of Network Ministries International in Mission Viejo, California. He is also the author of What You Do Best in the Body of Christ and The Gift Book.

Don Cousins is founder and president of Team Development, Inc.; located in Holland, MI. He is coauthor of the Walking With God series for small groups.

Wendy Seidman is Executive Director of Content Development/Training and Academic Partnerships for the Willow Creek Association (WCA). She is responsible for the quality of the content delivered in workshops, conference breakout sessions, conference main sessions, and regional training events that the WCA produces in the U.S.

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Network Participant's Guide

Understanding God's Design for You in the Church
By Bruce Bugbee Don Cousins Bill Hybles Willow Creek

Zondervan

Copyright © 1994 Zondervan
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-310-41231-5


Chapter One

What's Network? KEY SCRIPTURE VERSE: Galatians 5:13

OVERVIEW

In this session you will:

1. Identify Network's Goal

2. Identify Network's Process

3. List two reasons for why we are to serve

4. Describe how we are to serve: Servant Profile

HUDDLE GROUP: IMAGINE A CHURCH

DIRECTIONS

1. Introduce yourself to your group.

2. Tell why you've come to Network.

3. Discuss what observations and insights you had from the video, and why.

INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK

NETWORK'S GOAL

Network's Goal is to help believers to be __________________________________________and __________________________________________in a meaningful place of service.

You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. (Gal. 5:13)

INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK

Motion Without Movement

Making A Mark

Like a Pile of Puzzle Pieces

Network Puts the Pieces Together

Network will help you understand:

More of who God has made you to be.

How making your Unique Contribution in a meaningful place of service will make a ________________________________________for eternity.

Step One: ___________________________________________

You learn more about your God-given _____________________________________________________.

Step Two: __________________________________________

A consultant assists you in finding a meaningful place of service, your ministry _____________________________________________________.

Step Three: _________________________________________

The _______________________________________ is service.

STEP ONE: DISCOVERY

WHY WE ARE TO SERVE

The purpose for serving in the church is to

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

We see this in many places in scripture, but there are two key passages:

1. The Ten Commandments (Ex. 20:1-17)

The first four commandments describe how we are to

__________________________________________.

The remaining six commandments describe how we are to ________________________________________.

2. The Great Commandment

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. (Matt. 22:37-40)

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Network Participant's Guide by Bruce Bugbee Don Cousins Bill Hybles Willow Creek Copyright © 1994 by Zondervan. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
What's Network?
Where Should I Serve?
Why Can't You Be More Like Me?
What Am I Supposed To Do?
What Can I Do To Make A Difference?
What's Love Got To Do With It?
How Can I Do It With Style?
Serving Is For A Lifetime!
Appendix
Course Evaluation
Don't Confuse Spiritual Gifts With
Preparing For Your Consultation
The Next Step
Bibliography
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