Caleb Corps — Still Taking Mountains

Caleb Corps Developmental Plan

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Developmental Plan Focus on BE, DO, KNOW, and 10X


BE (Character Development)

  • Target 1st Timothy 3 and Titus

  • 1 characteristics of mature shepherds for character development and a plan of action for growth

  • Identify qualities of Jesus in which you would most like to grow with a plan of action

  • Promote the shaping, sanctifying work of the Spirit via spiritual disciplines including: Bible study, prayer, fasting, meditation, worship, sacrifice, secrecy, confession, family devotional times, intentional journaling, marriage enrichment, evangelism, encouragement, etc.

  • Pursue secular prudence via mundane disciplines including: time management, financial budgeting, priority and task management, health, fitness, retirement planning


DO (Skill Developmnt)

  • Dealing with difficult ministry decisions, including: church disciplines, disfellowship, teen disciplinary actions, marriage/divorce & remarriage, military service options, dating dynamics, leadership transitions

  • Discerning God’s will from His Word for career, family, and relationship issues

  • Discerning Fear from Faith in decision making processes, plus godly vs worldly sorrow in repentance counseling

  • Raising up reliable men and women who in turn can teach others

  • Train Bible Talk Leaders for small group leadership

  • Preparing impactful Bible discussions

  • Rallying the group for the mission of Christ

  • Changing the culture of dysfunctional group

  • Inspiring a group for greater love, unity, service, purposefulness, and godliness

  • Teaching Christians to obey everything that Jesus taught

  • Guiding a seeker to saving faith in Jesus Christ

  • Understanding the biblical phenomenon of conversion and discerning where a seeker is on his or her path toward salvation

  • Knowing and growing a significant Scripture Bank to best deploy applicable Scriptures to sufficiently convict a seeker

  • Asking purposeful questions via guided discovery as you

  • help the seeker interpret, apply, and contemplate Scripture

  • Raising up and equipping new leaders via intentional training

  • Counseling marrieds, families, singles, campus, and teens to resolve conflict, expose sin, guide toward grace, and inspire toward Christian maturity

  • Developing sermons via expository preaching process models + Delivering sermons and lessons powerfully and clearly with presentation tools if needed

KNOW (or LEARN, Continuing Education)

  • Deeper understanding of doctrines (perhaps gleaned through topical studies, books, or discussions)

  • Thorough study of a book of the Bible via commentaries, word studies, and Bible dictionary

  • MTA courses

  • Identifying and completing other useful courses for continuing education

  • Delivering sermons and lessons powerfully and clearly with presentation tools if needed

  • Maintaining scriptural and intellectual integrity for topical lessons and character studies

  • Developing teaching programs with learning objectives and instructional modules

  • Accessing applicable research and editing its content for usefulness in congregational teaching

  • Contacting, interviewing, and learning from subject matter experts


10X (Proactive Responsibility)

  • Expansively and proactively provide solid stewardship over the responsibilities entrusted by God to your charge (based on Parable of Minas Lk 19)

  • Initiate biblical studies, devotional lessons, group activities and discipleship to boost faith (and/or outreach, devotion, godliness, holiness, commitment, love, service, friendships, purposefulness, joy, kingdomview, etc.) of the group

  • Setting and tracking goals for leading and lagging Key Fellowship Indicators (KFI) such as initiating Bible studies, participating in Bible studies, follow-up study completion rates, conversions, fellowship breaks, and leadership training program completion rates