MC workshop | 3.2.19
session 4 & 5 audio
Session 4 - MC leader Support Structure
Session 5 - re-engagement strategy
You can see the Session 4 & 5 meeting notes below or download the entire PDF here.
MC LEADER SUPPORT STRUCTURE
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.
*Following are the various role descriptions and responsibilities within the MC Leader Support Structure.
MC GROUP LEADERS
Each MC Group will be provided with a personal coach.
The MC Group’s coach should be made aware of any needs that arise - personal, group-related, or
Attend and engage in the Coaching Environments, personal and communal.
Stay in ongoing communication with his/her coach as needed.
Each Coach will shepherd an appropriate number of MC Groups based on his/her calling and capacity.
Arrange and facilitate the personal Shepherding Touchpoints.
Attend and engage in the communal Coaching Environments (MC Collaborative Gatherings and MC Leader Workshops).
PASTOR OF MISSIONAL LIFE
• The Pastor of Missional Life will oversee the entire MC Leader Support Structure, working closely with the Coaches.
Arrange and facilitate the quarterly Collaborative Gatherings and the bi-annual MC Leader
Provide support and accountability for Coaches regarding the Shepherding Touchpoints.
*Following are the various environment descriptions within the MC Leader Support Structure.
The primary goal of the Shepherding Touchpoint is for the MC Leader to be known by his/her coach, first as a human, and second, as a leader.
The nature of the Shepherding Touchpoint is to be personal.
The touchpoint can be face-to-face, video chat, phone call, or other appropriate forms of communication.
• The Shepherding Touchpoint should take place once a month.
• Those expected to participate in the Shepherding Touchpoint are the Coach and MC Leader(s).
BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Coach is expected to initiate and communicate the Shepherding Touchpoint with his/her MC Leader(s).
The MC Leader is encouraged to contact his/her coach if he/she has not been contacted within a
month since the last Shepherding Touchpoint.
The Pastor of Missional Life will check in with the coach monthly to provide support and accountability regarding the Shepherding Touchpoints with his/her MC Leader.
The primary goal of the Collaborative Gathering is to equip MC Leaders through communal processing and direction from leadership.
The nature of the Collaborative Gathering is to be familial, informative, and discussion-based.
Childcare will typically be provided, and the group size will typically be no more than 20 MC leaders, so there is room for discussion.
The Collaborative Gathering should typically take place once a quarter.
Those expected to attend the Collaborative Gathering are the Pastor of Missional Life, all Coaches, and all MC Leaders.
BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Pastor of Missional Life is expected to initiate and communicate the Collaborative Gathering with Coaches and MC Leaders.
The Coaches and MC Leaders are both encouraged to request information about the upcoming
Collaborative Gathering if they have not heard one announced within three months of the last
The Elder Team will check in periodically to provide support and accountability regarding the Collaborative Gatherings.
*Women’s Collaborative Gatherings will be planned periodically to supplement the need for more intentional support for our MC Leaders who are women and for the wives of husbands who are leaders. These will typically take place during the day and we plan to provide childcare.
The primary goal of the MC Leader Workshop is to know and equip MC Leaders through teaching and training.
The nature of the MC Leader Workshop is to be informative, encouraging, and empowering.
The Equipping Workshop should typically take place twice a year (typically spring and fall).
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.
The Coaches and MC Leaders 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 when they are a month away from the general time they take place.
OTHER MEANS OF SUPPORT
Leaders will be added to a GroupMe where you can share ideas, ask questions, present needs, and anything else that would be helpful to your growth as a Missional Community Leader.
We are asking groups to relaunch back into their normal rhythms of gathering the week of March 24th. We ask leaders to encourage as much of the group to be there, if at all possible, as this will help set the culture for your group moving forward.
At the gathering the week of March 24th, leaders are encouraged to share the new meeting rhythm with their group, with plans to begin the new rhythm in the month of April.
There will be a Leader Guide provided to walk the group through and explain what the new rhythm will look like.
This night will be a great night to introduce and onboard new members of the group.
Leaders are encouraged to contact the new members of your group before this night and invite them personally to this gathering.