Formation
Written by Formation Apostolate   

Formation is the process of opening oneself to the work of God in one’s life so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:12-13).

Christian Formation is a dynamic, unceasing program of growth and development which each of us experiences in our lives with and in the Risen Christ.

 


 


Ephesians 4:12-13

12....to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Micah 6:8

8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

 

 

Objectives:

  1. Acquire skills and knowledge by completing a prescribed set of teachings and ministry immersion and service.
  2. Participate in community activities and events that give shape and meaning to the life of a Christian.
  3. Prepare and train members to live out commitments through ministry and apostolate work.

Goals:

  1. A continual process of maturation as we minister to those in need.
  2. A clear perception of our personal vocation as a laborer for the Lord.

 

Programs Under the Formation

  • Teaching Ministry - Christian Discipleship Formation Program (CDFP)
  • Pre-commitment (Come and See)
  • Committed Discipleship (Love Me)
  • Pre-Covenanting (Give Up All)
  • Discipleship (Follow Me)
  • Discipling Program
  • Witness Development Program
  • Coach Development Program
  • Intercessory

Administrative Setup

 

Overall Apostolate Functions

  1. Manage the formation of mature, spirit-empowered disciples to advance the Community Mission,
  2. Provide in-depth training to community disciples towards the growth and nurturing of the ministry gifts.
  3. Enable the instruction of Community disciples and parish groups on Christian living and teachings of the Church

Specific Apostolate function within the District

A. Teaching Ministry

  1. Oversee the implementation of the teachings of the Christian Discipleship Formation Program (CDFP).
  2. Assist the Formation Stewards in ensuring that those who have completed the Teachers' Development Program have completed the requirements needed for accreditation.
  3. Assign teachers/instructors to teaching assignments.
  4. Evaluate teachers/instructors periodically according to performance standards of the Community.
  5. Evaluate and reviewcurrent teaching modules in coordination with the Formation District Council of Stewards.
  6. Present new teaching modules for review by the Formation District Council of Stewards

B. Discipling Ministry

  1. Work closely with the Teaching Ministry in the implementation of the CDFP - informing the target group for teachings; ensure attendees are validated, sorted-out and notified ahead of time.
  2. Identify, validate, and submit a Recommendation Report to the DCS regarding members movement to the Service Ministry, Intercessory Ministry and other ministries relative to the discipleship formation of members.
  3. Organize the teaching on Basic Commitment in preparing the members for commitment towards the 5-point Covenant.
  4. Organize the Installation of new Committed Disciples as well as new Covenanted Disciples.
  5. Oversee the conduct of the Aspirants’ Retreat for committed disciples participating in the CDFP
  6. Oversee the implementation of the Discipling Program.

C. Witness Development Program

  1. Help covenanted disciples discover their life theme as well as appreciate Christ’s calling for each one to proclaim God’s Word through witnessing or sharing.
  2. Train new witnesses/sharers from the District for deployment through the Evangelization Steward to various Encounter Programs.
  3. Schedule in coordination with the Teaching Coordinator the various Witness Development Program requirements of the Districts.
  4. Provide coaches for new sharers in coordination with the Coaches Development Program Coordinator.

D. Coaches Development Program

  1. Provide coaches for existing sharers of the District in coordination with the Witness Development Program Coordinator
  2. Provide the Coaches Development Program for existing sharers of the District.
  3. Shepherd the coaches and assure their continuous training.

E. Intercessory Ministry

  1. Ensure that the ministry is a venue to equip all members in Formation to learn the basics of becoming intercessors through active participation in ministry activities, Word sharing, community's weekly praise and worship and completion of the prescribed teachings.
  2. Be the prayer warriors of the Community by providing continuous intercessory prayers in prayer meetings, encounter programs, and in various prayer assemblies.
  3. Gather all prayer intentions and answered prayers in the prayer meetings.
  4. Provide intercessory trainings for the different encounter programs in the community.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

A. District Steward - Formation

  1. Supervise and monitor all Program Coordinators in the operation of each ministry’s activities.
  2. Meet with and provide pastoral care to the Program Coordinators.
  3. Monitor the progress of and provide counseling to the Program Coordinators as required.
  4. Recommend possible teachers and instructors at either Community or District levels for Executive Council of Servant Leaders (ECSL) approval.
  5. Serve as one of the editorial board for the district's magazine/newsletter.
  6. Serve as one of the panel members for the LSS “Sharers" panel readings under the Witness Development Program.
  7. Supervise the Intercessory Ministry, in coordination with the Ministry Coordinator and his/her Circle Shepherds.

B. Program Coordinators

1. Teaching Coordinator

  • Implement the Teaching Program of the Christian Discipleship Formation Program (CDFP) for the District
  • Oversee the conduct of teachings during the Praise and Worship every 3rd week of the month.
  • Evaluate teachers/instructors regularly for review by the Formation District Council of Stewards.
  • Coordinate with the Formation District Council of Stewards for all teaching requirements of ministries.
  • Coordinate with the Formation District Council of Stewards for the accreditation of the Teachers Development Trainees who have completed the requirements.

 

2. Witness Development Program (WDP) and Coaches Development Program (CDP) Coordinator

  • Schedule WDP and CDP requirements of the district
  • Monitor the development and growth of their respective sharers/witness and coaches under their care.
  • Coordinate with the Formation District Council of Stewards for all WDP and CDP requirements.

 

3. Discipling Program Coordinator

  • Ensure that the appropriate target groups of CDFP teachings are informed
  • Monitor the attendance and compliance of participants in the teachings and retreats, ministry assignments as prescribed in the CDFP
  • Coordinate with the Secretariat, encounter/LSS shepherds, Ministry coordinators in maintaining the necessary information in the members database.
  • Coordinate with the Formation District Council of Stewards for all Discipling Program requirements.

 

4. Intercessory Coordinator

  • Ensure that the ministry is a venue to equip all members in Formation to learn the basics of becoming intercessors through active participation in ministry activities, Word sharing, community's weekly praise and worship and completion of the prescribed teachings.
  • Ensure that all intercessory prayer requirements of the District are included in the weekly intercession.
  • Ensure intercessory teaching are provided in coordination with the Teaching Coordinator
  • Coordinate with the Formation District Council of Stewards for all Intercessory requirements.



Last Updated on Saturday, 25 February 2017 13:07
 

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