The MyCircle Training is an initiative designed to assist congregations in equipping and releasing Christ’s people to participate in God’s redemptive mission within the context of their daily lives and communities.
The MyCircle Training is an initiative
MyCircle is designed to help provide a framework that is much more than a onetime training. It is meant to set in motion a corporate environment that galvanizes leadership, small groups, discipleship, services, missions, planning and more to see geographies saturated with the Gospel through the whole Body of Christ.
This is not about simply adopting an outside program. The MyCircle Training rests on biblical principles and convictions that can be lived out in many different ways. The goal is to work with local congregations in their context for the purpose of seeing them poised to be fully mobilized around what God wants for His people.
Equipping and releasing Christ’s people
One of the core convictions of this initiative is God’s desire to work through all of Christ’s people. Equipping them is extremely important. It is one of the primary reasons Jesus gave leadership to The Church (Ephesians 4:11-12). The MyCircle Training gives practical teaching around four outcomes that, when present in the life of a Christ follower, lead to a life on mission. The congregational environment they are a part of needs to create structures and plans around helping them grow, be held accountable, celebrate God’s activity, and collaborate with other believers to reach out through these four outcomes.
Participating in God’s redemptive mission
God is on a mission to redeem a people back to Himself through the Person and work of Jesus Christ. The focal point of The MyCircle Training is equipping and releasing Christ’s people to see the Gospel on display through them in word and in deed. This is an evangelistic initiative. One of the most important components is helping congregations prepare The Church to proclaim the Good News and how God has had mercy on them. Imagine if your whole congregation lived an intentional life, putting the Gospel on display through their decisions, marriages, obedience, and community...and at the same time were equipped to declare it!
Within the context of their daily live
The people in our primary mission field are our neighbors, co-workers, family,friends, and the people we see on a regular basis. Of course it is not limited to them, but so often these relationships can be the most neglected. The heart behind MyCircle is to equip and release Christ’s people to share the Gospel in their primary mission field. MyCircle will help them place proclamation inside of conversation within the context of a meaningful relationship. It is also about helping congregations begin to take responsibility for the community and people around them. If each person has a circle of influence to reach, the same is true for the congregation.
- How does one go about doing this?
- What does an intentional and strategic plan for reaching into a community look like?
- Where do church leaders begin?
These are extremely important questions and are all a part of the process of The MyCircle Training. Imagine what God could do as each person and congregation plays their part in God’s redemptive mission, movement can truly happen. This is not about a couple of people doing massive
amounts of work. It is about all of Christ’s people, all of His congregations doing something intentional every day, for the glory of God and the good of the world around them! Will you go on this journey? Imagine what God could do if these things were put in place in your context.