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                      A Four-Lesson Study For
                        Host Team Members

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Congratulations on becoming a part of the 2013 High Tech Prayer Breakfast Host Team.
You are the heartbeat of the 22nd annual High Tech Prayer Breakfast. Your primary
responsibility as a Host Team member is to invite your colleagues in the technology
community who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

For many of us, this is new territory. Some of the people you are about to invite (or
perhaps, all) may not be aware of your faith in Jesus Christ. They may be surprised that
you are inviting them to a prayer anything. This is the excitement and comfort-zone
crashing nature of the Host Team role you have accepted. This may be your first
opportunity to declare your faith at your workplace. You may be feeling a bit
uncomfortable. You are not alone.

This special four-lesson study is designed to help you be effective in your role as a Host
Team member. In addition it will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts and
concerns with other Host Team Members with varying levels of experience. After these
four lessons you will have a clear understanding of your role, a deeper knowledge of how
to be effective in this role, and a prayerfully-qualified list of peers toward whom you will
begin being intentional—serving them and investing in them leading up to, and following
the Prayer Breakfast.

High Tech Ministries has made a dramatic impact in our Atlanta High Tech community
for the past 20+ years. The High Tech Prayer Breakfast continues as the largest
invitation-only high tech event in town. It is also the largest, longest running perennial
technology event of any kind in our community. It has steadfastly maintained its purpose
of leading technology people to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. Many of
the people in our HTM community have come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior through
this ministry. This would not be possible without the work of you, our Host Team, and
your personal ministry as an ambassador for Christ in the workplace.

In order to maximize your investment, we ask that you attend and complete all four
lessons, whether those are in the context of a Hosts@Work small group, or in the context
of meeting with a Host Team mentor one-on-one. This will enrich your Host Team
experience greatly!

Thanks again for becoming a part of the 2013 High Tech Prayer Breakfast Host Team.
I appreciate your taking this role seriously enough to become better equipped as an
ambassador for Him. You are in integral part of the HTM community, through which
God is changing people’s lives for their benefit now, and for eternity.

Yours in Christ,

Todd Sorenson
President, High Tech Ministries

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Week 1: Meet with our mentor and/or group

Week 2: Your Role

   1. Read pages 13-55 in About My Father’s Business.
   2. Read each of the verses below.
   3. Please answer the questions in preparation for next week’s study. Use a separate
      piece of paper.

Do you remember a situation at work where the “monkey” showed up?

Read 2 Corinthians 5:17-18

   These verses speak about God giving you the ministry of reconciliation. When anyone
   gives you something, it is your responsibility to accept it or reject it. Have you
   accepted this ministry? If so, when and why? If not, why?

Read 2 Corinthians 5:20

   Once you accept this ministry of reconciliation, God now gives us a new role called
   ambassador for Christ. Do the people you work with know you are a Christian? How
   do they know?

Challenge: Make a list of all of the people in your work-life. This may include people in
your workplace as well as vendors, clients, associates, etc. Pray over this list by name
each day.

Memory Verse for this week

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and
praise your Father in heaven”. Matthew 5:16

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Week 3: The Tools

   1. Read pages 56 – 111 in About My Father’s Business.
   2. Read each of these verses below.
   3. Please answer the questions in preparation for next week’s study. Use a separate
      piece of paper.

Read 2 Corinthians 5:16

   When God looked at you before you became a Christian, what did He see? When
   God looks at you now, what does He see?

   When you look at the people in your work world through a spiritual “lens” vs. a
   worldly point of view, what do you see?

Prepare your Intentionality Map (iMap) – Pages 58 through 67 in About My Father’s
Business gives specific instructions for filling in names on your iMap. Pray and ask God
to bring the names to mind from your work-life to fill in your iMap.

This may be downloaded from the HTM website (Resources tab > Articles and Study
Guides. There is a one-page fill-in-the-blank version, and a two-page version that
includes some additional explanation and tips).

Challenge: Ask someone in your workplace if you can pray for him or her. Someone in
your work-life is struggling with marriage, relationship, kids, finances, health, job, etc.
They know you know so why not talk to them about and ask if you can pray for them?

Memory Verse for this week

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be
discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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Week 4: The Challenge

   1. Read pages 112 – 170 in About My Father’s Business.
   2. Read each of the verses below.
   3. Please answer the questions in preparation for next week’s study. Use a separate
      piece of paper.

Read 1 Corinthians 9:22-23

   We are being asked to get into the “frame of reference” of others “for the sake of the
   Gospel”. What does that mean? What is God asking you to do here?

What can we do to build a relationship with the people on our IMAP?

Did someone invest in you? Who and how?

Now that we have completed your IMAP and identified the people you are praying for,
how do you decide who to invite to the Prayer Breakfast?

Read 2 Corinthians 5:20 and Hebrews 10:25

As an Ambassador for Christ in your work-life, what kind of support will you need after
the Prayer Breakfast?

Challenge: Continue to pray for all those in your workplace/work-life and invest in at
least one person on your list. How you invest in this person is up to you and may include
a lunch, taking the time to really find out what is going on in their life, or sharing a book
(not necessarily a Christian book) that you think they may find interesting. There are
many ways to invest in someone but first you must be sensitive to their needs.

Memory Verse for this week

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
Hebrews 10:24

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