You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. – 2 Timothy 2:1-2

Overview

Core Class Benchmarks:

Identity: Who we are as a son/daughter of God
Relationship: How we connect to God, the Church and the world
Equipping: Awakening the principle of operating in new found truths
Activations: Putting into practice what is experienced

Core Values:

God is Loving and Good
God is the source of all life
Salvation awakens identity
God’s Presence is everything
God’s Word make us come alive
Family is God’s structure for life

Example of Class Flow:

Evening Sessions Sunday nights, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. which include times of:
__ Worship / Prayer / Intercession
__ Teaching
__ Activation
__ Group Time / Q&A

Teacher Expectations

Communication

Regular communication through the course of your class is vital. Weekly touches are pivotal in keeping the class engaged (At least one touch a week is expected). Here’s a few examples:

  • Weekly email through Planning Center Groups (PCG)
  • Uploading docs, videos, devotionals, etc to PCG that you find encouraging or that deal with your subject matter.
  • Handwritten Letters
  • Group text for coffee or some gathering outside class.

Availability

You don’t have to give out your cell phone number if you’d prefer anonymity, but making yourself as accessible as possible during weeks of the class communicates value to the attendees.

Creativity

Think through the concepts you’re training the students in and ask the Lord for creativity in how to approach that concept. Encourage your students to “Explore the space” of the concepts you are wanting to communicate through the Creativity the Holy Spirit downloads to you. Think outside the box when it comes to communicating, activations, time spent in class, etc. This isn’t Sunday school, a small group or a university class so don’t treat it that way.

Homework and Activations

Create some specific applications you want your students to participate in outside class time, whether it’s reading, journaling, a trip to take, etc. Ask them to interact with the Lord on your topic outside class time and then report on it whenever you are all together.

Transparency

Students need to know who you are. Vulnerability is the breeding ground for freedom and breakthrough. If you are transparent about who you are and where you’ve come from (successes, failures, personal testimonies, etc) it will encourage students to be vulnerable as well.

Cultivate Core Values

This is the beginning of the “root system” of what a strong ministry school looks like. We want to begin depositing the DNA we feel the Lord is imparting in us to give away in this community (and the world). Students need to be able to see how these values connect with their everyday life.

Empower Students

Steps of faith and risk-taking is encouraged. Most students will only do this if they are 1) asked to do it and 2) feel safe within the group to do so. As you get to know the students over the course of the class, point out strengths, have them share testimonies, celebrate wins and lead discussions through places where they may have failed. Give them opportunities to lead in their gifts.

How to Get Involved as a Teacher:

  • Fill out the online form to set up a meeting with the class coordinator
  • Submit your class idea / curriculum to the class coordinator
  • Attend at least one set of classes to experience what being a part of the atmosphere is like
  • Become a teacher aide to assist the learning environment and encourage the communal aspect of our classes.
  • Have a final meeting with class coordinator to set up class dates and work through any final issues before teaching solo.
*As stewards of God’s creativity here at HopeCity, we reserve the right to stop the process of becoming a teacher at any point if we feel a check about either the person desiring to teach or the subject matter they are wanting to teach about. This will be communicated through a face to face meeting.