Group Leader Training
An Online 2:7 Group Leader Training course is available free of charge. You are an ideal person to take the course if you have completed Books 1, 2, and 3 in The 2:7 Series as a group participant. It is possible for a person with less 2:7 Series background to prepare to lead a 2:7 Series group by completing this training. But that person will need to invest more time and effort to finish the online leader training course. A person can complete the 17 lessons in from 12 to 16 hours. The course is divided into doable segments of from 10 to 30 minutes each.
The most powerful prerequisite for being a good 2:7 group facilitator is yourself having experienced all three 2:7 books in an effectively lead group. This way you have personally observed the training material being used as it was designed. As you come to each assignment you already know what that lesson is supposed to look like.
One reason for designing this course is to reach into closed countries to train effective 2:7 group leaders without the contingencies of having to organize secret meetings led by outsiders. First we wanted to observe the course being effective in English. (Field testing shows that it works well). Next we can adapt the course to a specific country, language, and culture. This training in English not only helps group leaders in American churches, but will also benefit English speakers in other parts of the world. We still have the goal of reaching into closed countries.
If your church plans to use The 2:7 Series and you have no one who has been in 2:7 training we suggest two things. First, recruit 2 or 3 people to go through the online training course at the same time. Each one will be on his/her computer doing the lessons. Then they regularly meet in person or through video chat, email, text, or phone conversations. They talk about what they are learning and observing in the online course. Second, start thinking of people who could be in the first one or two 2:7 groups. The people taking the online course can be part of that thinking process as well. There needs to be prayer support for those taking the online course and prayer about potential group participants.
You can access the online training at www.nav27training.org. First, register. Then in Lesson 1, download and print out the “quiz/reviews” that you fill out as you proceed through the online training course. May God richly bless your efforts!
23And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
—Colossians 3:23-24 (NKJV)
Excellent for Both One on One & Small Group Discipleship
This is ideal material to use for either one on one discipleship (training) or for a small group. The material is simple and clear to understand, but requires committment of all involved.
There are verses to memorize (only 5 over a ten-week period), and Bible studies to complete. The program helps to establish regular Bible reading and a daily quiet time.
This material tackles the biggest issues of the Christian life, like assurance of salvation, Bible study, resisting temptation, prayer, witnessing, and fellowship.
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—Edward J. Vasicek of Kokomo, IN