Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Core Discipleship Group Curriculum

In a previous post, I discussed our strategy for choosing curriculum for our small groups. In short, we give individual leaders the freedom to choose the curriculum that they consider to be most appropriate for their group.

However, in addition to the dozens of small groups that meet all around the DC-metro area, we have a set of "core discipleship groups." These are the groups that we have selected strategically as intentional growth opportunities for a person who is trying to chart a course of discipleship. We believe every NCCer would benefit from participating in these groups, and we have highlighted them on our Discipleship Map. Some of these groups use published curriculum; others use curriculum that we have developed here at NCC. The following is a breakdown.

We use the standard video-based Alpha curriculum available at www.alphausa.org.

We use an 8-week curriculum that we developed at NCC.

Seeker Island
  • Spiritual Experiments- we use an 8-week curriculum that we developed at NCC.
  • Holy Spirit Encounter- we use Plugged Into God's Power by Doug Beacham.
  • Upward Bound Retreat- we use curriculum that we developed at NCC.
Learner Island
Influencer Island
  • Neigborhoods and Nations- we use a 12-week curriculum that we developed at NCC.
  • Leadership 101- we use a 3-hour curriculum that we developed at NCC.
  • Missions Adventure- every missions trip team prepares within a small group environment. Each team leader chooses a book that is most appropriate for that trip or team.
Investor Island
  • Portfolio- we are in the process of developing this curriculum now.
  • Crown Financial- we use the resources available from Crown Financial Ministries.


At 1:51 PM, Blogger Drew Brown said...

Is any of the materials developed by NCC available for purchase?


At 2:28 PM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Hey Drew- if you are crazy enough to want to check it out, then we are crazy enough to give it away. Free. Just shoot me an email and let me know what you want!

At 3:18 PM, Anonymous drew brown said...

I'm very impressed with the work you've done on the Discipleship Map. We are in the process of putting together some sort of strategy to connect and grow people. I'm especially interested in getting an overview or even the materials for The Journey, Spiritual Experiments, The Story, Theology 101,Neighborhoods and Nations, and Leadership 101. Anything you can send to look at would be wonderful! Thanks for your investment in so many others!

At 9:26 PM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Hey Drew-

Absolutely. Could you send me an email at heather (at) theaterchurch (dot) com, and I'll get all that stuff to you!


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