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Yes, yes, yes...

I agree that a system and methodology are key components that need to be thought through and should be such that we can clearly communicate them and reproduce them.

However, and perhaps even more critical, is ensuring that the motives behind the methods are also being examined and continually stoked by remembering the vision and the answers to the 'why are we doing this?' question. Understanding the spheres is certainly a part of that process.

Should be a fun summer : )

Chris Workman

You know, I don't have such a system, either personally or in the church. I have tried some systems that I found stilted and artificial feeling. I have adopted a way of naturally engaging people in spiritual conversation and, by asking questions, going where I think I need to go with them.

Having said that, I also see the value of having a teachable system. So, I'm interested in hearing about systems others may be using that are working well.

Chuck Donald

Good stuff, but I have similar notes from a Bill Hybels talk I heard in Fullerton California a few years ago --without the "planter" titles attached. Perhaps you just supernaturally expressed the same truth or perhaps you might want to credit him --especially the "temperature" stuff --I've heard him talk about that multiple times.


Even though summer is over and I am late finding these posts, I am looking forward to reading the rest of them.

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