GC Leader PDP Resource Sheet

This resource is designed as a sort of Gospel Community Leadership development “cheat” sheet. We want to have many different resources available for training people toward GC Leadership. This document is designed to help you draw from a wealth of potential action items in order to develop your emerging leader’s GC Leader Personal Discipleship Plan (PDP). The suggested action items in each category will help guide a fair amount of your training and interaction with your emerging leader as they work with you to develop in their particular growth areas. The actions items that are bolded are items that we have used several times and have found to be effective. This means the items in bold come highly recommend and encouraged.

Directions for GC Leader Resource PDP

  1. Review your emerging leader’s GC Leader Pre-Assessment prayerfully with your emerging leader
  2. Determine what action items from the GC Leader Resource PDP best fit your emerging and their growth areas
  3. List these action items (with up to 1-5 items for each sub-category—be sure to include a date for completion) on their GC Leader PDP with the assistance of your emerging leader
  4. Begin using your emerging leader’s GC Leader PDP items for training

GC Leader PDP Resource Sheet

LEARNER This Category May Include Goals Related to the Spiritual Vitality, Study, Theological Clarity

  • Write a one-page description of your current typical devotional pattern (Word and prayer) and how you specifically plan to develop this area.  (Spiritual Vitality)
  • Determine a Scripture memorization plan to develop love for Jesus, God’s Word, and fighting particular sin (Spiritual Vitality)
  • Memorize and mediate on 2-3 biblical passages that focus on the glory of Christ (Spiritual Vitality)
  • Develop and implement a prayer list/chart/journal/spreadsheet with categories for adoration, thanksgiving, praise, and intercession and room to track prayer requests and answered prayers over time (Spiritual Vitality)
  • Read CJ Mahaney’s Living the Cross-Centered Life and write a reflection on how the importance of the gospel in your daily life (Gospel)
  • Read selected chapters from Don’t Call It a Comeback and write short reflection  (Theological Development)
  • Read Wayne Grudem’s Christian Beliefs and write short reflection on questions, agreement, disagreements supported by Scripture (Theological Development)
  • Read select chapters from Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology and write short reflection on questions, agreement, disagreements supported by Scripture (Theological Development)
  • Read Sam Storms’s Chosen for Life: The Case for Divine Election and write a short reflection (Theological Development)

 

MISSIONARY This Category May Include Goals Related to Personal Evangelism, Living on Mission, and Missional Engagement

  • Develop 2-3 friendships with non-Christians in the next 2 months and engage in gospel conversation
  • Pray regularly for salvation of 2-3 local non-Christians acquaintances and pursue them in friendship
  • Read Porterbrook Module: Missional Community Life and write a short reflection
  • Read Porterbrook Module: Apologetics and write a short reflection
  • Set up a time to Interact with Your GC Leader on how to present the gospel and call for a response
  • Co-lead a discussion or training session on Missional Engagement/Gospel Conversations in your GC
  • Write a short reflection on how the gospel addresses “fear of man” and the implications for you and evangelism and share with your GC
  • Read the “Ordinary Lives with Gospel Intentionality” Redeemer Blog Post and write a reflection of how you can develop this type of missional living

 

SERVANT This Category May Include Goals Related to Serving in Your Neighborhood, Church Family, and Beyond

  • Take over all administration tasks in the life of your GC for a month
  • Organize and lead a monthly prayer night for your GC
  • Brainstorm ideas with your GC Leader and organize and cast vision for a service opportunity for your GC
  • Co-plan and co-lead all GC discussions with GC Leadership for the next 2 months
  • Assist your GC Leaders in the GC Monthly Check-In Process
  • Begin discipling 1-2 people and work with them to develop their own condensed PDPs

 

FAMILY This Category May Include Goals Related to the Local Church, Gospel Community, and Marriage if Married

  • Help develop and implement PDP for your spouse and family
  • Identify area of Sunday service at your local church and begin serving
  • Read Ephesians and write a short reflection on how the gospel impacts and unites a church community
  • Read the Gospel of John and write a reflection on how Jesus made disciples and share with GC Leaders
  • Read “Local Church” chapter from Don’t Call It a Comeback and write a short reflection
  • Read Redeemer’s “Marks of a Healthy GC” document and select and implement one or two “suggestions for growth” with the help of your GC Leader

 

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