Daily Archives: February 4, 2019

The final Quest task is called “family planning.”

I. The final Quest task is paramount, for it is intended to fulfill the Great Commission and teach disciple making by supervised example. The task is called family planning. This final task helps the differentiating apprentices move beyond merely serving … Continue reading

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The third task in the Quest is for each apprentice to design a service project in the area of their gifting

H. The third task in the Quest is for each apprentice to design a service project in the area of their gifting which benefits their local church and community. This project should be as challenging and ambitious as those used … Continue reading

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The second task in the Quest is a mission trip to serve others in poverty

G. The second task in the Quest is a mission trip to serve others in poverty, and the farther and more discontinuous from the apprentice’s home environment, the better. Third world experiences change lives, but experiences within the United States … Continue reading

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The traditional model for the Quest is an expanded version of the process to become an Eagle Scout.

D. Pilgrims will go through a Quest as a JUMP group. This may be the original JUMP group or apprentices may choose to affiliate with another mentor who has a similar calling or expertise to offer. They will continue to … Continue reading

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The Quest Equipping Track

Section Two: The Quest Equipping Track OBSERVATIONS, QUOTES AND ASSUMPTIONS: Agree or disagree? A. Quest is a tool that functions as a spiritual rite of passage, and offers the necessary relational bonding, adventure, challenge and self-discovery necessary to adolescent differentiation. … Continue reading

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Mission is a task oriented concept of spiritual adolescence; this is not an insult because missional service is a necessary stage

H. Mission is a task oriented concept of spiritual adolescence; this is not an insult because missional service is a necessary stage as a disciple moves toward full maturity. The adventure of adolescent spiritual ministry is like the miraculous feeding … Continue reading

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In the human life cycle the drama and narcissism of adolescence are concluded by forming a committed partnership followed by the humble reality of beginning a family.

G. In the human life cycle the drama and narcissism of adolescence are concluded by forming a committed partnership followed by the humble reality of beginning a family. American society is chronically adolescent, focused on personal fulfillment and pleasure. Few … Continue reading

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TOOLS FOR DIFFERENTIATION: Network is a six-session dynamic program developed at Willow Creek

F. TOOLS FOR DIFFERENTIATION: Networkis a six-session dynamic program developed at Willow Creek to help Christians understand who God has uniquely made them to be and mobilize them to a place of meaningful service in the local church. Each participant … Continue reading

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Gifts identification programs are helpful in the self discovery of the ministry to which God calls a person.

E. Gifts identification programs are helpful in the self discovery of the ministry to which God calls a person. It is very exciting and satisfying for persons to find their missional place of service, using their spiritual gifts for the … Continue reading

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If a church does not provide for differentiation, spiritual adolescents will seek it, often by joining another church

C. If a church does not provide for differentiation, spiritual adolescents will seek it, often by joining another church offering programming of interest to spiritual adolescents. Larger churches frequently grow by fulfilling adolescent spiritual needs when smaller churches do not … Continue reading

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