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
Partnering with the Presence of God to impact everyone for the Kingdom.
The mission of HopeCity is to develop a Holy Spirit-filled community that brings hope and freedom to all through Jesus Christ.
Example of Class Flow:
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.
Make yourself as accessible as possible through email during weeks of the class communicates value to the attendees.
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 partner with God with 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, putting into practice what you are learning, time spent in class, etc.
Homework and Practical 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.
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
Faithfulness, Unity, Generosity, Humility, Encouragement, Serving, Love
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.