Bethel Bible Fellowship
Spiritual Gifts Project Team Handbook Becoming agents of change
Authors: Resource Team
Spiritual Gifts - Project Teams Handbook
Using our Spiritual Gifts to serve our communities...
Contents Purpose/Goals ......................................... 4 Near Communities: .............................. 4 Assignment of Groups ................................. 4 Gifted Groups .......................................... 5 Next Step ............................................... 6 Examples of Gifted Groups Projects ................ 7 More Ideas for Service projects and Showing Godâ€&#x;s Love ..................................................... 9 General ideas ..................................... 9 Reference Material ................................... 15 Resources .............................................. 18 Spiritual Consultants ................................. 18 Project Analysts ...................................... 18 Social Media and PR Analyst .................... - 27 Technical Resource Analyst ..................... - 27 Free Online Resources ...................... - 28 Evangelism Analyst ............................... - 29 -
Purpose/Goals Our purpose is to identify our Spiritual Gifts and use them to affect change in our community near and far. In doing so, we will grow deeper in Christâ€Ś. as we fulfill our assigned purposes. We will reach out to serve our communities, introduce them to our church, our ministries, and extend invitations to worship with us.
Near Communities: Zip Codes in and surrounding Carrollton, TX: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
75006 75007 75010 75287 75056 75024 75093
Dallas (Denton Co.) Lewisville The Colony Plano
Assignment of Groups There are seven groups. Five groups of adult members are grouped by their gift inventory 3 or 4 highest scores. Some of the gifts will overlap. After reviewing your
gifts and the team grouping, you must decide in which area you prefer to work.
Gifted Groups 1. Teaching Healing, prophecy, shepherding 2. Helps Giving, Giving Aid, Serving, Prophecy, Compassion 3. Shepherding Discernment, Evangelism, Prophecy, Word of Knowledge, Word of Wisdom, Exhortation 4. Administration Discernment, Prophecy 5. Healing Faith, Discernment, Evangelism 6. Youth (list each member‟s gift) age 12-18 7. Children‟s Service Project (List each member‟s gift if they have taken inventory with their family)age 5-11
Next Step On Sunday September 25, 2011 you will meet with your group to select a Team Administrator. The TAâ€&#x;s role is to collect contact information. The team should determine what day they will meet and by what method. You may meet at home, church or by conference call. If by conference call, TA should go to www.freeconferencecall.com, sign-up to receive number and access code, email this information to your team. Make note of all this information on the sign-up sheet and provide copy to the Resource Team. On your meeting day make a list of projects of interest. After you have selected the project you should select a Project Leader. You may do short projects throughout the year; or a recurring monthly project. We have provided project suggestions to help build ideas. The decision is up to the teams. All projects will use the same guidelines and project planning. These projects may be in person at locations, online or other innovative methods that you might come up with.
Examples of Gifted Groups Projects 1. Teaching: Healing, prophecy, shepherding Project examples: Online Tutoring Classes Health Fair at Church Location Notification of News for Free health screening using social media network Provide a Lifestyle course online or at the church or library. 2. Helps: Giving, Giving Aid, Serving, Prophecy, Compassion Project examples: Recycling paper products; donating the income for school supplies-see example Dry goods and/or can goods drive – to be given to qualified recipients on a specific date Visiting area Nursing Home to read, or other forms of Christian entertainment 3. Shepherding: Discernment, Evangelism, Prophecy, Word of Knowledge, Word of Wisdom, Exhortation Project examples: Weekly or monthly Online Prayer through social media, blog or podcast.
Start a blog for „Word of Wisdom‟ for the week or month using short sermon bites. Start a blog for Praise Listings online 4. Administration: Discernment, Prophecy Project examples: Each group should have an Admin talent Volunteer to help organize at different charities Organize church areas Organize Senior or Disabled citizens kitchens 5. Healing: Faith, Discernment, Evangelism Project examples: Blogging messages of healing from faith for evangelism purposes, such as recorded sermons, praise dances. Online Classes for social issues, such as anger management, Online Prevention lectures of diabetics, strokes, etc
6. Youth (list each member‟s gift on sign up sheet) age 12-18. The Youth Group will be asked when appropriate to help with PR through their Face Book and Twitter accounts. 7. Children‟s Service Project - age 5-11
(List each member‟s gift if they have taken inventory with their family on sign-up sheet) Example: Recycling Phone Books and magazines This year you can provide Congolese refugee children living in Kenya the resources they need for a new start through education. For more information visit: www.covchurch.org
This example may also be used as a church wide project. Notes - requires research
More Ideas for Service Projects and Showing God’s Love General ideas November – can be a focus for ministering to women December – can be a focus for ministering to men Classes can do activities alone or work together. For the bigger projects it might really help to enlarge the group. We should encourage people in the congregation who are not in classes to join with a group in their service project/activity. (We announce/advertise the activities that each group is doing.)
Projects: 1. Women’s Shelter – o Host an event to minister to the women at the shelter such as a Mother‟s Day Brunch with activities for the children. The men can help with activities with the children. (This will be healthy for the children.) o Have a carnival for the families. o Have a women‟s day out for them and babysit/teach activities with the children. 2. Men’s Shelter – o Host a Father‟s Day event with a focus such as men being fathers going forward (not regrets but opportunities) and using God as the example of Fatherhood. o Host a game night at the shelter and sit around and talk. The men can share about their lives. The women can provide the snacks and support the men. 3. Senior Living home – o Do a volunteer service day such as cleaning their apartment or helping with the center.
Have a worship service with music (hymns) and preaching. Bethel Church Neighborhood Events/Activities – o Children Event - Host a children‟s fun event for the children in the community around Bethel church with games and activities and have a short lesson with the gospel and teach a Christian principle such as love, kindness, etc. on a Saturday. o Family Activity - Host a family activity for families in the community around Bethel church where families get to have fun together and even compete with other families. (These “families” can be nuclear or extended families or a group who are a “family” in Christ.) Nursing Home ministry – Visit the Nursing Home with Redeemer Covenant Church ministry. Volunteer with a Non-for-profit Ministry – Commit to helping with a certain project or task(s). [i.e. administrative help with project, stocking shelves, cleaning up, serving meals (such as with Dallas Life Foundation), etc.] Volunteer with a Prison Ministry – Go once with another church to help with o
their prison ministry. (By going with another ministry, there wouldn‟t be a longterm commitment.) 8. Acts of Kindness – Commit to doing so many acts of kindness during the months of May and June. (This would have a group goal, but individuals would do various good deeds - at least one act of kindness per week - and report it to the group.) 9. Canned Food Drive – Set a goal of the amount of can good you can gather for a specified time and get friends, family, and co-workers to donate and use it as an opportunity to share Christ and the meaning of being a Christian in caring for others. 10. Clothes and Household items Donation drive – Get friends, family, and co-workers to donate slightly used/good quality items and use it as an opportunity to share Christ and the meaning of being a Christian in caring for others. 11. Teenage Boys Basketball Tournament Host a basketball tournament for teenage boys on a Saturday. Have plenty of food. Share a principle about real manhood and present the gospel. 12. Teenage/Young Adult Girls Outing - Have a girls outing with the teenage girls and women with a chat session where the girls
get to ask the women any questions that they have about life. 13. Women’s Outing - Have a women‟s outing where women in their thirties and forties get to talk and hangout with older women and get nuggets of wisdom and do something for the older women. 14. Encouragement Handout - Have a day in which for 2 hours your group stands and give away “words of encouragement” that are in little containers similar to fortune cookies at a designated place. 15. Block Clean Up - Have a block clean up for a neighborhood in Dallas and help the residents clean it. (The idea is to show the power of community and what can happen when people care. You will need to have a significant relationship with someone who lives on the block.) 16. Block Party - Work with a class member to host a block party in their neighborhood with activities for the kids and an opportunity to talk about the Lord with people who live on the block.
John 13:35 NAS "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
Matthew 25:35-40 35 'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat ; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink ; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' 37 "Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink ? 38 'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 'When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' 40 "The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.' Luke 6:32-36 32 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 "If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 "If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 "But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return ; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High ; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Reference Material Spiritual Gifts Definitions Administration is a gift that enables one to provide leadership and guidance in matters of organization and administration. The administrator serves by recognizing and coordinating the abilities and gifts of other members of the group, institution, or church. Apostleship is the ability to communicate the Christian message across cultural (and frequently linguistic) barriers and plant a Christian church where there is no knowledge of the gospel. The term in Greek (apostolos and Latin (missio) means "a sent one" or "a messenger." The rough modern equivalent is a pioneer missionary.) Compassion transcends both natural human sympathy and normal Christian concern, enabling one to sense in others a wide range of emotions and then provide a supportive ministry of caring. Discernment is the ability to read or hear a teaching or to consider a proposed course of action and then determine whether the source behind the teaching or action is divine, human, or satanic.Evangelism is the special ability to lead unconverted persons to a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ. Persons with this gift are able to help others to a lifechanging decision which moves them to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior Exhortation is the ability to call forth the best within others through the ministry of understanding, encouragement, and counsel. This gift equips one to lift
up and strengthen others by helping them to move from their problem to a resolution of that problem. Faith is the special ability to "see light at the end of the tunnel," even though others are unaware of divine possibilities in a situation. This gift results in one's having extraordinary confidence in God, and it enables that person through prayer to tap God's resources in behalf of others. Giving empowers one in an extraordinary way to understand or discern the material or financial needs of others and then meet those needs generously. The more one uses this gift the more God prospers one so that the person with this gift is enabled to give still more. Giving aid literally means in the Greek "he who provides leadership in giving aid." This gift equips one to see practical needs and co-ordinate the resources and abilities of others so that those needs are met. Healing enables one to function as an instrument of God's healing grace in the lives of others. The gifts of healings(double plural in the Greek text) extend to the healing of the body, the mind, and the emotions . Helps is a gift that leads to practical ministries to others which relieve them, in turn, to perform still wider ministries. Miracles refer to the superseding of natural law. In the Book of Acts this gift most frequently relates to healing and to exorcism (Eg., Acts 19:11-12). Prophecy is the ability to present God's word with clarity and power. The primary ministry of this gift is not prediction or foretelling; it principally has to do with declaration or forth telling.
Teaching is the ability to understand and communicate the Christian faith so as to make truth clear to others. The end result of this gift is the maturing of Christian believers so that they may be more effective Christian disciples.
Serving is a task-oriented ministry that results in the supplying of material and temporal services to others in the Body of Christ, thereby freeing them to perform still other ministries. Shepherding is the ability to give pastoral leadership to an individual or to a community of Christian believers. The primary function of this gift is to feed, guide, and nurture other Christians with sensitivity and sacrificial concern. Word of Knowledge is knowing a fact or the truth about a person or a situation as it is directly revealed by the Holy Spirit. Word of Wisdom relates to a special illumination that enables one in a specific instance to grasp divine insight regarding a fact, situation, or context.
Resources Spiritual Consultants Our Spiritual Consultants are available to provide pastoral leadership to an individual or a Team. The primary function of this group is to guide, and provide clarification of our church doctrine with sensitivity and sacrificial concern. Your assigned SC must sign off on your team project plan. Dr. Terrance Woodson Chaplain Larry Gardner Minister Brenda Patterson
Project Analysts The project analysts will review and assist the teams with project process and design. A PA must sign off on your team project plan along with a SC. The preferred method is online at Google docs. Upload the document and shared it with the SC and analyst, giving permission to edit. You are able to send notification at the same time that you „share‟. When you have received both signoff‟s share with the Social Media Resource (Cari), who will then post to the appropriate media; at the same time the doc should be shared with the Evangelism Analyst for feedback. Pat Johnson Pat Dean
email: email@example.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to create a project plan. Below you will find an example of a plan. There is a more detail plan at google.com for the groups to follow for completion(Google doc). When you have decided on a Project Leader the doc will be shared with that person.
Project and Scope Definition Recycling Phone Books and magazines (example only) Prepared By Author(s) Date
TABLE OF CONTENTS (for project plan) TABLE OF CONTENT..................................2 INTRODUCTION........................................3 Executive Summary.............................3 Project Definition................................3 Church Objectives...............................6 Project Objectives...............................7 Assumptions…………………………………………………7 Summary of Scope................................7 In Scope Activities……………………………………….7 Out of Scope Activities……………….………..… …8 Project Dependencies...........................8 Constraints….......................................8 Risks………………………………………….............. 8 Project Scope and Definition – Stakeholder Approval………………………........................ 9
NOTE: It is recognized that not all of the information contained in this document is necessarily available or has been fully defined as the project is being initialized. A project must be approved by Pastor Woodson and your Shepherds before work begin on the project.
Executive Summary: This project has enabled children in our church to offer hope and opportunity to children in some of the worldâ€™s most destitute places. This project will enable them to make a difference in the lives of Congolese refugee children youth now living in Kenya. These children had to flee their homes in Congo and are now trying to get a new start in Kenya. The childrenâ€™s service project will be helping these children by providing the funds they need to pay school fees, uniforms, books, etc.
Project Definition: The project will collect recyclable paper to raise funds for the Congolese refugee children. The
children will pass out cards requesting family to save their news papers, Magazines and other recyclable paper. A bin will be setup in the church parking lot where material can be collected.
Church Objectives: This project is the North American Evangelical Covenant Church service project to help children in Kenya. All funds will be collected and distributed to Kenya Covenant Church to be used to provide the funds they need to pay school fees, uniforms, books, etc. The donations will also go to help pay the salary of English teacher, as English is the primary language in Kenya and a necessity for children to learn if they are to succeed in school.
Project Objectives: The goal of this project is collect enough recycling paper to fund 50 students for the year.
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The project will be for children ages 5 through 11. An adult from the learning center will help the student leader lead the project. Children will not visit any homes to collect recycling if there is a need to collect the recycling an adult will do the collecting. Cards inviting families, friends and class mates to participate will be given out by the kids.
Summary of Scope: This project will collect recyclable paper to raise funds for the Congolese refugee children now living in Kenya.
In Scope Activities:
All recyclable paper must be brought to the bin located in the church parking lot. Out of Scope Activities:
Children will not visit homes to collect recyclable paper or pass out cards
We will need to have a bin setup in the church parking lot See project schedule for additional tasks - 23 -
Kids will not collect recycling from home or pass out cards at homes Only paper will be excepted for recycling
Kids must be kept safe at all times
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Project Name - Project and Scope Definition â€“Stakeholder Approval
Pastor Dr. Terrance Woodson or
Team Project Leader
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Example of steps to complete plan: Recycling Phone Books and Magazines (EXAMPLE) Components/Task
Date Complete 9/23/2011
Develop project scope and definition Obtain approval of project Assign resources
26-Sep2011 30-Sep2011 3-Oct-2011
Project team Project team Project team Project team
26-Sep2011 27-Sep2011 3-Oct-2011
Explain project to team
"Pass out cards to friends and relatives
Take recycling to recycling center Give Money to Project leader
Project team Project team Project team
"Obtain recycling bins for church
Medium Small Medium
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Social Media and PR Analyst Cari Poweziak email: email@example.com 1. Will manage our Bethel FaceBook, twitter etc 2. Notify select zip codes when there is an event i.e. subject matter, time, date, location Examples(these are made up) Tutoring discussion 7:00 Wednesday night http://us.mg201.mail.yahoo.com/dc/la unch Anger Management sponsored by Bethel Bible Fellowship at TalkRadio http://www.southernbible.org/index.c fm/PageID/1670/index.html 3. Gather info from the groups to place on Bethel‟s Face Book and twitter accounts, decide when a project should be presented to the media and prepare press release. 4. Refer information to the Youth Group for assistance when appropriate.
Technical Resource Analyst Our TRA will help you with instructions on how to use the technical resources and set up team emails at your request. Jeannette Bennett – firstname.lastname@example.org - 27 -
Free Online Resources (* - denotes resource has not been validated by Resource Team) Document Creation and Editing (Basic) Google Docs OpenOffice Issuu.com File/Document Sharing Google Docs Yahoo! Groups YouSendIt.com Email Mailing Lists Bethel Bible Fellowship Email Addresses (contact Jeannette Bennett) Gmail (groups?) * Social Media Facebook Twitter Blogging http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ Free trial for one month - 28 -
Video/Presentation Creation and Editing Preszi * Phone/Conference/Video Calls Google Chat * Skype * Freeconferencecall.com
Evangelism Analyst The evangelism analyst will suggest ways to add evangelism to your project, such as always extending an invitation to our Worship & Prayer Meetings or by simply adding the church name and location for written projects such as blogs or online prayer... EA Carl Traylor – email@example.com Everyone has their favorite place, where they feel safe and comfortable. Tell people that you come in contact with to consider making Bethel Bible Fellowship one of your favorite places where you’ll be loved and respected – and where you can learn more about God’s love. We are a church that “loves God and loves people”.
* What could you tell someone about how your life has changed because of Christ? Have you thought about how to give a clear explanation of your faith? - 29 -
Peter wrote, "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have" (l Peter 3: 15).
As someone who has experienced God's saving love, you have much to share.
In Mark 5 we read how Jesus encountered a man who was demon-possessed and living in tombs. With power Jesus healed the man.
As Jesus was leaving, the man begged him to let him come along. Jesus' reply- was that the man should instead return home and share his newfound life with others. The man did so, and we read in Mark 5: 20 that" all the people were amazed." We too were living in the "tombs" of deadly sin before we accepted Christ as our Savior. And so we also have good news to tell others!
* excerpt taken from, Growing In Christ by The Navigators
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Grow deeper in Christâ€Ś. as we seek out our community needs through Gifted Bible Study Projects Let your light so shine Before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father. Matthews 5:16 - 31 -
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Bethel Bible Fellowship Using Your Spiritual Gifts to Connect to Communities