Director Leadership Training & Team Formation

Report
Weekend
Directors Training
CHOOSING WEEKEND DIRECTORS
• The Board of Directors selects Walk
Directors
1 year in advance, Based on spiritual &
technical readiness
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Is active in a reunion group
Is actively involved in their local church
Supports the Emmaus/Chrysalis Community
Practices the 3 phrases of Emmaus/Chrysalis
Commits to all team meetings and the entire
three days of the Walk and follow-up
CHOOSING WEEKEND DIRECTORS
Minimum LD
requirements are:
• Has served in
various
background roles
• Has been a ATL,
TL, ALD two times,
given 3 talks or
more
Minimum SD
requirements:
• Has served as ASD in
residence
• Meets Clergy
Qualifications & is
authorized to
administer
Communion in the
Emmaus setting.
• Has given a minimum
of 2 different ASD talks
DIRECTOR’S PREPARATION
• Pray about your answer and the
commitment involved
• Accept the invitation to serve
• Begin to read all the materials
– The Upper Room Handbook on
Emmaus/Chrysalis
– Sustaining The Spirit
– The Directors Manual with 3 Day Schedule
– Team Manual
– Lay and Clergy Talk Outlines
DIRECTOR’S PREPARATION
• Pray
• Remember the Weekend is NOT your
weekend
• Remember you are in the “employ” of
the Board of Directors
– You can act with the authority of the board
if you act under the authority of the Board
and within the Emmaus/Chrysalis guidelines.
DIRECTOR’S PREPARATION
• Pray continually
• LD & SD work together and set training
dates and locations
• Get in touch with the Team Selection
chair, to discuss dates for selection
meeting
• May bring a short list of
recommendations for possible team
members
• Remember all selection is based on
prayer and discernment of the
committee.
DIRECTOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES
• Build and Prepare a Team
• Teach and serve by example
• Be obedient to the UR Handbook &
Manuals
• Focus on the Team – while in formation
• Lead the Three day Weekend
• Focus on the participants - on the
weekend
• Be a servant leader
OBEDIENCE TO THE “MODEL”
• WHY?
– Christ centered
– Quality assurance
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Prevents remake to LD likeness
Same authentic experience - Worldwide
Theologically congruent
Checks impulsiveness and changes
Allows the Holy Spirit to work
Focus on prep and prayer
– Covenant with Upper Room
EMMAUS/CHRYSALIS
METHOD/MODEL
• Highly structured and well-defined
• Embodied in key documents:
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Upper Room Handbook on Emmaus / Chrysalis
Director’s Manual (LD & SD)
Talk Outlines
Secondary manuals and booklets (Team
Manual, Sustaining the Spirit & other library
series.)
• Ensures that:
– Essential elements are performed consistently.
– Variations are minimized
TEAM SELECTION IS BY COMMITTEE
• Committee appointed by the Board
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Chair is a board member
Community Spiritual Director
4-5 non board members
Weekend Lay and Spiritual Director
• Committee meets 6-8 months before
the Weekends
TEAM SELECTION
• Choose Conference Room Team only
and assign talks:
– 2 to 3 Assistant Lay Directors
• Chrysalis will include at least one youth ALD
– 4 Assistant Spiritual Directors
– 5 to 7 Table Leaders & Assistant Table
Leaders
• In Chrysalis youth & adults are table leaders
– 1 to 3 Musicians
• Chrysalis will include at least one youth
PURPOSE OF TEAM MEETINGS
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Prepare the Team functionally
Prepare the Team spiritually
Build Christian Community
Train Future leaders
Develop leaders for the Church
WHAT TEAM SELECTION IS NOT
• Not to have a good time with an elite
group
• Not a contest - Best weekend ever
• Not a casual commitment – or come
when you’d like
• Not to hear talk previews only
• Not to go through the motions - again
DYNAMICS OF THE EMMAUS
OR CHRYSALIS WEEKEND
• Definition: Dynamic—a force or series of
forces that encourage movement
• Holy Spirit is the authentic dynamic
• Weekend dynamics allow and encourage
participants to be receptive to Holy Spirit
• Weekend dynamics are Spiritual forces,
not emotional or physical forces
DYNAMICS OF THE EMMAUS
OR CHRYSALIS WEEKEND
Can be single action or a series of actions
Often reinforce each other
Can be apparent or subtle
Can be positive
J or negative L
AN APPARENT DYNAMIC-
PROGRESSION OF EMMAUS TALKS
• Friday Experiencing God’s love
– Priority, Prevenient Grace, Priesthood,
Justifying Grace, Piety
• Saturday - Responding to God’s love
– Study, Means of Grace, Action,
Obstacles to Grace, Discipleship
• Sunday - Reflecting God’s Love on Others
– Changing Our World, Sanctifying Grace,
Body of Christ, Perseverance, 4th Day
AN APPARENT DYNAMIC-
PROGRESSION OF CHRYSALIS TALKS
• Day One: A Day of Dying with Christ
 Ideals, God Designed You, Faith,
God Loves You, Prodigal
• Day Two: A Day of Rising with Christ
 Communication through Prayer,
Christian Growth through Study,
God’s Gift to You, Marriage, God Sustains You
• Day Three: A day of Flying with Christ
 Christian Action, Single Life, God empowers You,
Priesthood of all Believers, Next Steps
MORE SUBTLE WEEKEND DYNAMICS
• Thursday
– Private Prayer /
Silence
• Friday
– Pray as Group /
Come Holy Spirit
• Saturday
– Spoken,
spontaneous prayer
- altar / table
• Sunday & Fourth
Day
– Leading Prayer
• Send off
– Personal Size
• Thursday night
– Doubles - New
friend
• Friday
– Conference Room
Table
• Saturday
– Full Conference
Room
• Sunday & 4th Day
– Community, Church,
World
POSITIVE DYNAMICS
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Talking & Sharing
Caring
Learning
Using names
Singing
Telling appropriate Jokes
Sharing Agape
NEGATIVE DYNAMICS
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Emotionalism
Rushing
Intimidation
Intolerance
Secrecy
Bragging
Fatigue
Dominating
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Boring - long Talks
Over regimented
Fear of change
Complaining
Confusion
Offensive humor
Theological errors
THINGS TO REMEMBER
• Keys to a successful weekend:
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Effective team and community training
Emphasis on positive dynamics - Holy Spirit
Elimination of negative dynamics
Patience - God time
• The less you know about Emmaus/
Chrysalis, the more you want to change it.
The more you know about Emmaus/
Chrysalis the less you want to change it!
SCHEDULING
• Emmaus Minimum 23-26 hours – Chrysalis
18-24
• Option 1 - City option
– 8 to 10 meetings of 2 1/2 to 3 hours each
• Option 2 - Distance option
– 4 to 5 meetings of 5 to 6 hours each
• Option 3 - Over Night option
– 2 over nights Friday night to Saturday 12 - 13
hours each
FORMATION SCHEDULES
• Worship - devotion, communion, music
• Floating Reunions & Team Building
• Training
– Weekend Dynamics, Positions, Boundaries &
Behavior
• Practical Application - Talk Previews, Music,
Table Leading
• Praying Together
MORE THINGS TO REMEMBER
• Leave all electronics (phone, computer,
camera, watch) at home
• Agape - no individual names
• No gifts to team or LD & SD
• Preserve breaks
• Respond promptly to the bell
• Model appropriate behavior
MORE THINGS TO REMEMBER
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Timing - posters - skits - prayer
You need your sleep too
Luke 24 is the only theme in Emmaus
Follow scripts and outlines
Agape placement - Dining room –beds
Provide Safe Sanctuary
QUESTIONS?
Vision:
Fourth Day Leaders Embodying
Christ
Mission:
Empowering Leaders through
Emmaus ands Chrysalis to be the
Hands and Feet of Christ

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