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					   Chapter 10: Deep Worship
       Who are students becoming when we lead
       them in worship?
   • Worship can become a tool of oppression when
       leaders see it as an opportunity to control others
       or push their own agendas
   •   Identity formation is one of the transformative
       processes that takes place through the mystery
       of worship
   •   It’s not the goal –worshipping God is – but it’s
       something that does happen to us and in us
       when we worship
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   • Individuation is an experience revolving
     around identity, autonomy, and belonging
   • Reflecting on God’s redemption means
     we’re doing theology when we worship
   • Worship becomes a transformational
       acting-out of theology
   • As adults who care about kids, we help
       guide students away from the cultural
       baggage they’ve accumulated and toward
       the heart of their God-created identity in
       Christ

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   • A key question: How is God forming a new
       identity among this specific people, in this
       specific time and place?
   • Survey:
       -How important to you is being a part of a group
       of people who regularly worship God together?
       -What have you grown to understand about
       yourself, other, your church, and God through
       worshipping with others?
       -Why do you worship with others?
   •   Students long to know the answer to the
       question: does it matter if I show up?
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   • Ritual
   • Practicing liturgy invokes acts of
       remembrance, a key theme of the biblical
       worship narrative

   • Rites of passage that recall God’s activity
       are important teaching tools in worship
       that speak a new identity into believers’
       lives

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   • A few warnings:
   • Self-discovery is never the point of our
       worship

   • Glorifying God must remain our central
       focus

   • (Yet as we glorify God, we will inevitably
       learn about ourselves)

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   • 3 “Who” questions:
            1.What are some ways others are
            applying these new insights to their
            ministries?

            2. In what ways are their situations
            similar to ours?

            3. In what ways are they different?

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   Application Questions…
   • What do you think your students are
       learning about God and themselves
       from your current worship
       experiences and services? What is
       good about what they’re learning?
       What do you wish they were
       learning?


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   Application Questions…
   • What rituals do you have that are
       particularly meaningful in worship?
       What do you think students are
       learning about themselves through
       these rituals? What ideas do you have
       about other rituals that could help
       students go deeper in their worship
       and personal growth?

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   Chapter 11: Deep Expectations
• Why am I exhausted so much of the time,
  and what can I do about it?
• There are three clusters of expectations
  for pastors now that are different than
  most other jobs:
  1. We can do it all
  2. We are the perfect examples
  3. We are always happy

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   • Leaders and youth workers with
       Superpastor tendencies often feel the
       following:
       You can’t rest (or at least you’re very bad
       at resting)
       You want to be the best, and you’re
       jealous of others
       You take a while to shake off criticism
       You have few real friends, especially in
       your ministry
       You place pressure on your spouse and
       kids
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   Omni-temptations…

   1. Omnipresence

   2. Omniscience

   3. Omni-giftedness



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Sabbath and self-care
Quotes from Dallas Willard, The
 Spirit of the Disciplines:
 Understanding How God
 Changes Lives (San Francisco:
 Harper, 1991).
– “One aspect of formation is the faithful
  acceptance of everyday problems. By
  enduring trials with patience, we can reach
  an assurance of the fullness of heaven’s rule
  in our lives.”

– “The second side of our triangle in
  interaction with God’s Spirit in and around
  us.”
• “Both gifts and fruits are the result, not
  the reality, of the Spirit’s presence in
  our lives.”

• “We are to find out, that is, what
  prevents and what promotes
  mercifulness and kindness and patience
  in our souls, and we are to remove
  hindrances to them as much as
  possible, carefully substituting that
  which assists Christ-likeness.”
• “We will come to understand that for
 the most part our hurry is really
 based upon pride, self-importance,
 fear, and lack of faith, and rarely
 upon the production of anything of
 true value for anyone.”

• “The abundance of God to our lives,
 our families, and our ministries is not
 passively received or imposed and
 does not happen to us by chance.
• It is claimed and put into action by
  our active, intelligent pursuit of it.
  We must seek out ways to live and
  act in union with the flow of God’s
  Kingdom life that should come
  through our relationship with Jesus.”

• “What is Sabbath? Biblically, it is
  mainly a day, once a week, when we
  do not work.”
• “Very practically, Sabbath is simply
 ‘casting all your anxiety on Him,’ to find
 that in actual fact ‘He cares for you’ (1
 Peter 5:7; see also Psalm 37:3-8). It is
 using the keys to the Kingdom to
 receive the resources for abundant
 living and ministering.
 Three practices or spiritual disciplines
 are especially helpful in making Sabbath
 real in the midst of our life: solitude,
 silence, and fasting.”
• “For most of us, Sabbath will not become
 possible without extensive, regular
 practice of solitude…we must not take
 our work with us into solitude, or it will
 evade us-”

• “Silence completes solitude, for without it
 you cannot be alone.”

• “When we stop talking, we abandon
 ourselves to reality and to God.”
• “You rarely find any person who has made
  great progress in the spiritual life who did
  not at some point have must time in
  solitude.”

• “Fasting is another long-proven way of
  finding out way into Sabbath, where we live
  and do our work from the hand of God.”

• “Fasting is one way of seeking and finding
  the actual Kingdom of God present and
  active in our lives.”
• “God does not give you too much to do.
 If you are over-worked you either did it
 to yourself or allowed others to do it to
 you.”

• What will be your approach in ministry to
 assuring that you have an adequate
 “Sabbath” to maintain spiritual health?

• What will this mean as far as your
 calendar priorities for your ministry?
   Application Questions…
   • If you were on trial and accused of
       being a Superpastor, what evidence
       would people use against you? Do
       you think you’d be convicted?

   • How do you feel when you think
       about the fact that God is the great “I
       AM” and you’re the great “I AM
       NOT”?
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   Application Questions…
   • Which of the “omnis” is the greatest
       temptation for you? Why do you think
       that is?

   • As you think about stepping out of
       the Superpastor Syndrome, how do
       you think your life or your ministry
       needs to change so you can go
       deeper?
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   Chapter 12: Deep Focus Groups
   • In the midst of busyness and crazy
     expectations, how can we maintain deep
     ministry?
   • The question is: what is it that will keep
     us from living and ministering with the
     same metaphorical mud in the same
     allegorical slum?
   • What will keep us from returning to the
     shallow ways of youth ministry as we’ve
     always done it?
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   • Imagination
   • Newness
   • The God we serve is relational
   • He models what it means to engage in this
     creative process with others
   • The Trinity




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   • Focus groups
         Some basic and established focus-group
         practices:
   1.   Figure out the goal and scope of your
         focus group
   2.   Determine who you’ll invite
   3.   Find one or two facilitators
   4.   Develop your questions
   5.   Have someone review your questions in
         advance

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   • 6. Choose an appropriate setting and
     atmosphere
   • 7. Start the meeting well
   • 8. Listen. Listen. Listen. Probe. Probe.
     Probe.
   • 9. Process by asking What? So What? Now
       What?
   • 10. Share the results


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   Application Questions
   • Do you ever wish you could just figure out
     the right depth for your ministry, get
     there, and then stay there until you retire?
     What is appealing to you about that?
     What makes it unrealistic?
   • What ministry issues are percolating in
     your mind that you think could be
     addressed through focus groups?
   • Whom would you want to invite?
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   • Who would be a good facilitator and
     cofacilitator?
   • What specific questions would you like to
     ask?
   • How would you like to share the findings
     and with whom?
   • What makes the Deep Design process a
     “wild swim”? Are you ready to try it? If
     not, what obstacles do you still need to
     overcome? If so, what are some good
     initial steps?
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      The Like Jesus But Not the Church
                   -   Dan Kimball

      Why I don’t like this title

      Kimball and his ministry




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   The world has changed don’t be a weakling!

   “No longer are Christians and ministers the “good
     guys” in films and in the media. Most church
     leaders now actually feel embarrassed to tell
     people they are pastors. Some even choose
     titles other than pastor so they are dismissed by
     people outside the church. Some people aren’t
     even comfortable they are a Christian but come
     up with new terms such as “Christ follower” to
     avoid negative and distorted associations.”

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   The world has changed don’t be a weakling!

   Do some research and see what percentage of
     high schoolers remain part of your church after
     graduation. You may get a sobering wakeup call.

   “American culture no longer props up the church
     the way it did, no longer automatically accepts
     the church as a player at the table in public life,
     and can be downright hostile to the church’s
     presence.”

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   I probably wouldn’t like Christians if I
     weren’t one

   “Christians are now the foreigners in a post-
     Christian culture, and we have to wake up
     to this reality if we haven’t.”

   Do you agree with this statement? Why or
    why not?

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   The world has changed don’t be a weakling!

   What does it mean for the church to
    “missional”?

   Cf. p. 20 in Kimball

   Overview of presentations


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