LDC Going Deeper

 

There is so much information coming at you in an LDC, its impossible

to put everything into application.  So, this course provides an opportunity of reminding you

of a particular aspect of the course each month for the next year.  You will receive an email from me, with reading material, exercises and questions to provoke you to think, meditate and grow. 

Here is a little more on what the email would include:

 

    • Reflect:  I will start with a short reflection on a scripture that introduces the topic of the month.

 

    • Review: This introduces some of the principles of the topic of the month as a reminder. It provides you with an opportunity to take a fresh look and go over some of the material once more.

 

    • Re-engage: I will be giving you some questions to think about and exercises that you can do to rework from your LDC or to look at in a fresh way.  For example - How have you integrated these concepts into your leadership in the last months and if not, how can you start?   

 

    • Resource: I have selected some of my monthly leadership letters that are relevant to the topic for you to read or re-read.  These will give some added content and expand on a topic a little more.

 

    • Respond:  Apart from working through the material for each lesson and learning in the process, there is one other simple assignment to be emailed in.  You will remember the weekly journal well this is nothing like that!  What I would like you to do is think about APPLICATION of the material to your life and send me a couple of paragraphs of what you sense God is saying to you and what you are going to put into practice as a result.  You can answer the following simple questions in your response.
      • How has this lesson impacted me?
      • What do I sense is God's invitation to me?
      • What is a challenge for me?
      • What do I need to change, adapt, apply to my life for this coming week/month/season?

 

    • Facebook group: The whole group going through the course has the option of being a part of a secret Facebook group that no one else sees but those on the group.  If you don't like Facebook you can make up a profile with a phony name so only the group knows it’s you.  This provides a forum to share insights gained through the material each month, give examples of how you are putting the ideas into practice, ask questions for more clarification and generally to communicate and interact with each other. 

 

    • Soul companion:  It is very useful to have someone who is close to you, who knows your strengths and weaknesses and with whom you can be transparent. These companions can be helpful in talking through your responses to the material and the applications you have made.  It also is very helpful to have someone you are accountable to and can motivate you to follow through in a greater way.  It’s useful to get someone else’s understanding of the concepts too so there can be peer learning.  At this point, I am not going to organise these relationships but would encourage you to pray about who that is for you – either someone else going through the course with you so that it can be mutual or a good friend that you can connect with easily.

 

    • Time investment:  I don't want to prescribe the amount of time you give to this course but to work through the material each month will take a minimum of 90 minutes.  You will benefit from giving it a little time or lots of time.  It will take 10-15 minutes just to read and take in the material.  So, to make the most of it - by going through the exercises, reflecting on questions and interacting with others, it will take a significant amount of time.  Ideally set aside time on a specific day, rather than squeeze it in to this or that moment.  

 

    • Format:
      • A. Reflect – introduction to the topic of the month.    
      • B. Review – a reminder of some concepts and principles shared in the LDC.
      • C. Re-engage – some questions, exercises & applications with the material
      • D. Resource – take a few minutes to read and reflect. 
      • E. Facebook – What insights, questions do you have to share with others?
      • F. Soul companion – Share what God has been saying and how you are responding?