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Servanthood Formation Community (SFC) Back
Through the use of the six-stage model proposed by J. Robert Clinton in The Making of A Leader, SFC will help community members recognize and understand how God has been working in their lives. A clear comprehension of their own development is crucial for understanding God's work in other people's lives in their future ministry. Community members will be guided in defining what stage of development they are in, what kind of training they need, and what kind of crisis they might face. Thus, they can make the necessary planning and preparation.
Through spiritual disciplines, community members will discover the invitation of Christ to become like Him. The focus is not on personal experience of God as an end in itself, but on learning the servant attitude of Christ and His willingness to go wherever God sends and to do whatever God assigns. Consequently, community members will develop their own servant-like character and total dependence on the grace and power of God in their lives as well as in their ministries.
2.4.3 Through corporate spiritual disciplines, community members will develop partnership with and prayer support for one another. This community aspect is extremely crucial. SFC will provide support and accountability to its members especially in areas related to one's lifestyle and sins. Community members will help each other live a holy life before God.
Through spiritual direction, community members will be given guidance in practicing their discernment in seeking God's will for their everyday life and ministry. Vocation formation will help those community members who have not yet received confirmation of God's calling to full-time ministry, helping them clarify if this is indeed the path God is leading them. For those members who have received confirmation for their call, spiritual direction will help them in discerning their roles and the nature and direction of their future ministry (i.e. what type of ministry to get involved in and where to go or serve).
Through missions involvement, both local and overseas, community members will learn to exercise their faith in difficult and unfamiliar situations. They are led outside of their comfort zones where their calling might be tested, their faith strengthened and their hearts touched by the love of God for all nations. Community members will also learn about servanthood and be in touch with their own brokenness, realizing their poverty, prejudice and need of change in their lifestyle.
Through social concern involvement, community members will recognize their responsibility in becoming the salt and light of society and in pursuing justice and reconciliation for the poor and oppressed. They will be in touch with the love of God for the afflicted in society.
Through supervised internship in local churches, community members will learn to integrate their theological training or knowledge with daily ministry. The characteristics of servanthood and submission will be cultivated and their spiritual gifts will be identified. In addition, they will be given the opportunity in their internship to overcome their weaknesses and to improve and develop new gifting. This will enable them to become well-rounded servants of God.
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