Welcome to this new site for Stonebridge Adult Ministry! Anyone is welcome to visit this site to learn how we are striving to make disciples for Christ. I hope it encourages you! And if you attend Stonebridge or do not have a church home in Cedar Rapids, I hope it may influence you to get involved and take your next step closer to Jesus!
However, the main purpose is to provide a resource for the ongoing equipping of leaders and disciplemakers who serve in the various ministries at Stonebridge. If you are one of these faithful servants, I hope you visit this site often and it helps you become an even more effective disciplemaker for the honor of your Lord!
[Note: some pages are still under construction. Thanks for your patience]
LIFE Group Leaders:
It has been a very encouraging last few months in LIFE Group ministry at Stonebridge! The majority of you have now taken the Uncommon Community trainings or have watched the DVDs of those sessions (note: if you have not, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or me asap so we can help you become a better leader and disciplemaker of your group by viewing the trainings!)
Now that you have a better understanding of what it means to truly care for souls and disciple your people, I would like to help you make sure that knowledge gets put into practice. If you are like me, you have probably had the experience of going to a conference and getting a binder full of great information only to see it sitting unused on your bookshelf for years to come! We don’t want that to happen with this training on Soul Care in LIFE Groups!!
The Next Phase of Your Ongoing Leader Development
Over the next 6 months we will gradually revisit the main soul care ideas and tools of the training you just received. (Note: Again, if you have not taken the training yet, you will need to do so as soon as possible to allow this 6 month equipping to have its maximum value for your leadership development.) Every 6 weeks we will highlight one of the 4 keys to good soul care in LIFE Groups: Connecting, Assessing, Responding and Caring. We will practice these core competencies of soul care by zeroing in on the main tools we learned in the training and using them in our groups: the GPS, Covenant, Heart Tree, HRQ, CPR, SOS, and Care Plan tools.
This is not a lecture training! I am not asking you to come to more seminars. You simply need to keep leading your group while gradually introducing these tools into the way you lead. This is a hands-on training. For the 6 weeks we are highlighting a tool you will use that tool in your Band of Brothers, Steel Magnolias or Mixed LIFE Groups in real time with my guidance.
I have established this website to post the various tools and offer other resources and support. We will also have a place for dialogue on the Table Project LIFE Groups page. (Note: if you are not currently on the Table Project you will be sent an invite to join and be a part of the LIFE Group Leaders group). I will also be available to you by phone and email to answer any questions you have. I would also be happy to visit your group to observe your utilization of these tools and give you feedback. The Bottom Line: God has gifted you and called you to lead His sheep. I want to help you be the best shepherd you can be! Please let me help you.
Be looking forward to emails inviting you to visit this website and join the Table Project group so you can be up to speed on which tool we will be focusing on and how to use it.
Thankful for your faithful service!