TGR-S3E3: Networked Transformation Circles

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Building on last week’s pitch for the Biastes Co-Discipleship Network, our 1pm PST Tuesday, July 21, 2020 episode of The Great Reset proposes a new building block for the Body of Christ.

Question

What is the most effective and scalable context for co-constructing disciples of Jesus?

Perspective

Networked Transformation Circles — Intimate communities that are:

  1. Purpose-centered
  2. Chat-enabled
  3. Self-replicating
  4. Practicing Christlike self-differentiation, for the sake of
  5. Constantly getting better, at
  6. Loving the Other as Jesus loves us

Terminology

  • Networked: leverage digital technology to intelligently connect members within and between circles
  • Transformation: encountering Jesus in a way that redefines our reality
  • Intimate Circles: safe spaces for sharing our deepest hopes & fears, shames & dreams
  • Purpose-Centered: coming together around the change we want to be in the world
  • Self-Replicating: safe and easy to find, form, feed, fund, and fork
  • Chat-Enabled: open source SMS+ chatbot for pseudonyms and services
  • Christlike Self-Differentiation: deliberate practices for refining
    • our thoughts, feelings & desires to
    • more accurately recognize
    • God, Self & Other through the
    • Word & Spirit, Body & Blood
  • Constantly Getting Better: collectively a learning organization that seeks and celebrates more effective strategies
  • The “Ruby” Rule: Loving the Other as Jesus loves us

References

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

One thought on “TGR-S3E3: Networked Transformation Circles

  1. My partial notes on discussion topics of today, “partial” in that I did not comment on everything.

    Question
    What is the most effective and scalable context for co-constructing disciples of Jesus?

    Steve: “effective” and “scalable” are business strategy terms for optimizing variables. Jesus pulled his team of misfits together with love and car

    Paul, worked with other men and women to disciple them in the ways of Christ, effective measured by the transformative power of Christ in their lives and their ability to replicate. He didn’t focus on the effective strategy is except to persist through all difficulties to show the love of God to others by relationship and service. One at a time, sometimes a few at a time, sometimes a group at a time.
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    * Christlike Self-Differentiation: deliberate practices for refining
    * our thoughts, feelings & desires to
    * more accurately recognize
    * God, Self & Other through the
    * Word & Spirit, Body & Blood
    * Steve > self-differentiation in terms of the Spritual Gifts that God has given
    * Find your gifts, practice them, wrap your life around them
    * Must be in a community of believers to grow the gifts, share practices
    * Spiritual Gifts cover points 4-6, below:

    4. Practicing Christlike self-differentiation, for the sake of
    5. Constantly getting better, at
    6. Loving the Other as Jesus loves us
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    Steve Notes on Discussion
    * Paid small group leaders? I know churches that valued small groups enough to pay for a pastor to oversee them. For example, in San Jose, 2002-2017, Silver Creek Church Community => Twin Oaks Church => Echo.church paid someone to oversee small groups
    * Ted calls for a mission vision in the groups … see Adullam https://micn.org/tangible-kingdom/
    * Can you be a part of multiple church small groups, can you be effective, transformative, transparent, known?
    * Our children, our disciples need to have their own values of Christ, not our own, their own!

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    My key point in the chat … be careful to design a discipleship experience that does not merely replicate => https://www.siliconvalleyrotary.com/

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    end of notes

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