HOW IS A GOSPEL COMMUNITY LED?
Each GC has an individual or a couple who takes primary responsibility for the community’s life.
Primary leaders commit to DO the following:
● Serve as the point person for communication with the pastors
● Attend quarterly syncs with other gospel community leaders
● Establish schedule expectations for the year
● Communicate with and welcome new potential members
● Identify future leaders
Primary leaders commit to DO OR DELEGATE the following:
● Manage communication within the group
● Lead the actual gospel conversations
● Coordinate hospitality (meals, childcare, etc.)
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR LEADING A GC?
Potential leaders should:
● Be members-in-good standing of Seven Mile Road
● Have spent at least 1 year as a life-giving presence in an existing GC
● Have the recommendation of their existing community’s leadership
● Be willing and able to fulfill the requirements of leading
HOW DOES SOMEONE BECOME A LEADER?
● Potential leaders are recommended by existing leaders
● In March, potential leaders apply (Application: bit.ly/2Ru1jYB)
● Discipleship Director follows up with interested parties
HOW ARE GOSPEL COMMUNITY LEADERS SUPPORTED?
1: NEW LEADER BOOTCAMP
All new GC leaders participate in a bootcamp in the Spring to walk through the basics of leading.
2: QUARTERLY SYNCS
4x a year pastors and gospel community leaders gather over a meal to:
● Share and celebrate gospel wins of the most recent season
● Share and troubleshoot leadership/operational challenges
● Train on best practices
3: OPERATIONAL SUPPORT Discipleship Director will:
● Manage connections process for welcoming newcomers into GCs
● Provide content for working through most recent sermon text
4: PASTORAL SUPPORT
● Ad hoc support is given to leaders as necessary