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MC Leader Support Structure

 

mc leader support structure


GOAL

The primary goal of the MC Leader Support Structure is to facilitate environments where Missional Community (MC) Leaders can be known and equipped as they bear the weight and responsibility of MC leadership.


ROLES

Following are the various role descriptions and responsibilities within the MC Leader Support Structure.  


MC LEADERS

EXPLANATION

  • Each MC Leader will be provided with a personal coach. 

  • The MC Leader’s coach should be made aware of any needs that arise - personal, group-related, or otherwise. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend and engage in the Coaching Environments, personal and communal, 

  • Stay in ongoing communication with his/her coach. 


COACHES

 EXPLANATION

  • Each Coach will shepherd an appropriate number of MC Leaders based on his/her calling and capacity. 

 RESPONSIBILITES

  • Arrange and facilitate the personal Shepherding Meetings.

  • Attend and engage in the communal Coaching Environments (Cohort Gatherings and MC Leader Workshops).


LEAD COACHES

EXPLANATION

  • Each Lead Coach will typically carry the role of a Coach, plus work alongside other Coaches in his/her cohort to provide ongoing accountability and support through personal communication and the quarterly Cohort Gatherings. 

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrange and facilitate the quarterly Cohort Gatherings. 

  • Attend and engage in the MC Leader Workshops. 

  • Provide accountability and support for the other Coaches within the Cohort regarding the monthly Shepherding Meetings. 


PASTOR OF MISSIONAL LIFE

EXPLANATION

  • The Pastor of Missional Life will oversee the entire MC Leader Support Structure, working closely with all Coaches, but especially the Lead Coaches. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrange and facilitate the bi-annual MC Leader Workshops. 

  • Provide support and accountability for Coaches regarding the Shepherding Meetings and for Lead Coaches regarding the Cohort Gatherings. 


COACHING ENVIRONMENTS

Following are the various environment descriptions within the MC Leader Support Structure. 


SHEPHERDING MEETINGS

 GOAL   

  • The primary goal of the Shepherding Meeting is for the MC Leader to be known by his/her coach, first as a human, and second, as a leader.

 NATURE

  • The nature of the Shepherding Meeting is to be personal.

FREQUENCY

  • The Shepherding Meeting should take place once a month.

ATTENDEES

  • Those expected to attend the Shepherding Meeting are the Coach and MC Leader.

BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • The Coach is expected to initiate and communicate the Shepherding Meeting with his/her MC Leader.

ACCOUNTABILITY STRUCTURE

  • The MC Leader is encouraged to contact his/her coach if he/she has not been contacted within a month of the last Shepherding Meeting.

  • The Lead Coach and Pastor of Missional Life will check in monthly to provide support and accountability regarding the Shepherding Meetings with his/her MC Leader.

COHORT GATHERINGS

GOAL   

  • The primary goal of the Cohort Gathering is to equip MC Leaders through communal processing and leadership.

NATURE

  • The nature of the Cohort Gathering is to be familial, informative, and discussion-based.

  • Providing childcare and gathering over a shared meal is recommended.

FREQUENCY

  • The Cohort Gathering should take place once a quarter.

ATTENDEES

  • Those expected to attend the Cohort Gathering are the Lead Coach, and all Coaches and MC Leaders within the Cohort.

BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • The Lead Coach is expected to initiate and communicate the Cohort Gathering with the other Coaches and MC Leaders within his/her Cohort.

ACCOUNTABILITY STRUCTURE

  • The Coaches are encouraged to remind the Lead Coach if they have not been contacted within two months of the last Cohort Gathering.

  • The Pastor of Missional Life will check in quarterly to provide support and accountability regarding the Cohort Gatherings with the other Coaches and MC Leaders within his/her Cohort.

EQUIPPING WORKSHOPS

GOAL   

  • The primary goal of the MC Leader Workshop is to know and equip MC Leaders through teaching and training.

NATURE

  • The nature of the MC Leader Workshop is to be informative, encouraging, and empowering.
     

FREQUENCY

  • The Equipping Workshop should take place twice a year (typically spring and fall).

ATTENDEES

  • Those expected to attend the Equipping Workshop are the Pastor of Missional Life, all Coaches,  and all MC Leaders.

BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • The Pastor of Missional Life will initiate and communicate the Equipping Workshop with all Coaches and MC Leaders.

ACCOUNTABILITY STRUCTURE

  • The Coaches and Lead Coaches are both encouraged to request information about the upcoming Equipping Workshop when they are a month away from the general time they take place.

  • The Elder Team will check in periodically to provide support and accountability regarding the Equipping Workshops and the oversight of Coaches and MC Leaders.