You’re now a maker of disciple-makers. Let’s do it again!

Imagine that you’ve gone through Jesus’ Mission Process once. Your first round of disciple-makers are actively reaching people you cannot. But, there are many more that need to be reached through personal relationships. You can make more disciple-makers to reach them! This course lays out concepts, strategies, and tools you need to shepherd a fruitful evangelization movement over the long haul. We’ll coach you to establish a regular cycle of discernment and invitation, formation and training, as well as how to scale your care of leaders as the movement grows. The sky’s the limit! Let’s REACH MORE!

Course Outline

  • 1

    Course Orientation

    • Welcome to Plan to Expand

    • Where You Are and Where You're Going

    • Timing for Plan to Expand Course

    • Purpose of Plan to Expand Course

    • Common Challenges in Year 2 and Beyond

    • Parish Ministry and Campus Ministry in Year 2 Material

    • Once Is Not Enough

    • Review of EC Tools and Principles

    • Introduction to EC Diagrams Video

    • Integrating EC Diagrams

    • Not a Program

    • A Word to Pastors

  • 2

    Task 1: Cultivate New Leaders

    • Module Overview

    • Assignment to Review with Coach

    • Relationships Become the Source of Potential Leaders

    • Cultivating Leaders Grows More Challenging in Parishes

    • Experience Eases Challenges

    • 4 Means to Cultivate New Small Group Leaders

    • 1. Immediately Prepare for Your Next Training Group

    • 2. Ongoing Cultivation of Leaders Not in Small Groups

    • 3. Cultivating Leaders from Small Groups

    • 4. Come-and-See Events for Prospective Leaders (Optional)

    • Suggested Outline: Come-and-See Event

    • Tips for a Successful Come-and-See Event

    • Tips for a Come-and-see Event Within the Invitation Process

    • Make a Plan - Cultivate New Leaders

  • 3

    Task 2: Form and Train New Leaders

    • Module Overview

    • The Challenge and the Need

    • The 6+1 Components

    • Component 1: Experience of an Evangelization Small Group

    • Component 2: Inspiring Catechesis on the Church's Vision of Evangelization

    • Component 3: Practical Discipleship Formation

    • Component 4: Experience a Season of One-on-One Discipleship Formation

    • Component 5: Practical Training for Small Group Leadership

    • Component 6: Practical Training for One-on-One Ministry

    • Component +1: Missionary Community

    • Cons of Reducing Formation and Training Time

    • The Standard Schedule for Formation and Training

    • Condensing Small Group Leader Training: Year 1

    • Condensing Leader Training: Year 2 and Beyond

    • Advantages of Reduced Training

    • Schedule Templates: Shortened Small Group Leader Training

    • Delay, Don't Omit

    • Standard REACH MORE Formation

    • Ways to Reduce the Number of Weeks for Formation

    • The Prayer Guide in an 11-Week Formation Schedule

    • Situations When People Want to Skip the Training Group

    • People Who Ask to Lead

    • Other Leaders at Your Parish or Campus Ministry

    • Can the Well-formed Skip REACH MORE Formation?

    • Interview the Prospective Leader

    • What About Individual Apprenticeship?

    • Do People from Our Small Groups Need to "Experience a Small Group" as Part of Formation?

    • Make a Plan - Form and Train New Leaders

  • 4

    Task 3: Send Leaders into Mission

    • Module Overview

    • Sending Leaders or Launching Groups?

    • Circle of Influence, Circle of Concern

    • Training Groups Expand Your Influence

    • Influence and Concern in the Mission Process

    • The Ministry of the Parish

    • The Power of Training Groups

    • Small Groups Train Leaders

    • Send Leaders Like a Pro

    • Types of Launches: Personal Launch

    • Types of Launches: Public Launch

    • Guidance for Choosing a Launch Type

    • Special Considerations for Campus Ministry

    • Invitation Essential for Every Launch

    • Re-Launching Leaders

    • Reconvening Groups

    • Review Send Course for Year 1 Launch Instructions

    • Ten Steps Guide a Public Launch with Returning Leaders

    • 1. Plan Small Group Season

    • 2. Designate Publicity Weekend/s

    • 3. Schedule a Pre-Launch Small Group Leader Huddle

    • 4. Communicate Dates to Leaders

    • 5. Plan Small Group Discussion Guide Materials

    • Small Group Materials

    • 6. Interview Returning Leaders About New Members

    • 7. Estimate Number of Openings

    • 8. Determine Launch Strategy

    • 9. Plan Launch Logistics

    • 10. Plan Your Pre-Launch Huddle

    • Make a Plan - Send Leaders into Mission

  • 5

    Task 4: Shepherd Small Group Leaders

    • Module Overview

    • Review Shepherd Course

    • The Two Most Common Questions

    • How Does the Movement Grow?

    • What Should We Do Next?

    • Ongoing One-on-Ones with Small Group Leaders

    • One-on-One Goals and Meeting Length

    • Review: Condensed Outline of a One-on-One

    • Check Up on the Essentials During One-on-Ones

    • Shepherding Leaders One-on-One

    • Digging Deeper

    • From Life Circumstances to God's Action

    • Follow-Up Questions Are Your Friend

    • Questions of the Heart: A Tool for Digging Deeper

    • Small Group Leader Huddles

    • Purpose of Huddles

    • Goals for Huddles

    • Shepherding Leaders Through Huddles

    • More than Just Another Meeting

    • Frequency of Huddles

    • Small Group Leader Huddles

    • Maximizing Attendance at Huddles

    • Basic Outline for Huddles

    • Opening Prayer and Discussion

    • Formation and Training

    • Announcements and Prayer

    • 2-minute Check-ins

    • More Options for 2-minute Check-ins

    • Make a Plan - Shepherd Small Group Leaders

  • 6

    Task 5: Further Align the Parish/Campus Ministry

    • Module Overview

    • Unity of Mission

    • No Macro-Alignment Without Micro-Alignment

    • 5 Strategies to Foster Alignment

    • Strategies 1 and 2

    • Where Will You Reach More?

    • Strategy 3: Ensure Effective Communication Between Point Person and Pastor

    • Establishing a Regular Meeting

    • Frequency and Duration

    • Content

    • Pastoral Questions

    • Strategy 4: Strengthen Others with REACH MORE Training

    • Training Workshops

    • Training Strengthens Leaders

    • Strategy 5: Form Missionary Disciples for Apostolates Other Than Small Group Leadership

    • Potential Missionary Disciples in Your Community

    • Make a Plan - Further Align

  • 7

    Task 6: Raise Up Co-laborers

    • Module Overview

    • Why Have Assistants?

    • Prayer Is the Process

    • Raising Up Assistants

    • Raise Up Assistants - Prompts for Prayer and Reflection

    • Invite Potential Assistants

    • Cultivate Missionary Partnership and Community

    • Make a Plan - Raise Up Assistants

  • 8

    Integrating the 6 Tasks

    • Module Overview

    • Three Pro Habits

    • Pro Habit 1: The Discipline of Study

    • What to Study

    • A Word of Caution Regarding Study

    • Pro Habit 2: Regularly Set Goals and Review Progress

    • Quarterly Review Questions

    • Pro Habit 3: Plan Your Week and Track Your Time

    • Tips and Reminders

    • Dealing with Repetition and Boredom

    • Never at the Expense of Your Vocation

    • The Holy Spirit Leads the Way

    • One Point Person's Message to Small Group Leaders

    • Keep It Up!

    • File Downloads

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