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Strategies

Emphasis

The Flock meetings shall emphasize relationships, fellowship and mutual care. They may include a short Bible study. Much time is to be spent in sharing, prayer requests, prayer together and then a lesson from the Word.

Environment

Flock leadership shall strive to create a warm and welcoming environment in order to draw people to attend and become enthusiastic about it. Elders are to be hospitable and thus ought to be able to develop this important aspect.

Meeting

Flocks shall meet each week on a weekday evening in the home of a member of the Flock. Initially, all Flocks will be meeting on Wednesday evenings. On each fifth Wednesday of a month, the Elders and their families will meet as a Flock.

Fellowship and community are best developed around meals shared together. Major effort should be made to have a regular meal together and if at all possible, every week. Meals are times to eat, talk and build relationships. The responsibly to provide the meal builds team work, commitment and an appreciation for one another’s labors for the whole.

Shepherding

Elders shall use the Flock setting to teach, challenge and confront believers in regard to their life and ministry together. Regular Christian disciplines and duty should be explained, exhorted and examined.

Discipleship

Personal and small group discipleship should be modeled and encouraged among the Flock. This is the place where relationships may be cultivated for Titus 2 ministry between our more mature and our younger believers.

Outreach

Flock meetings shall be a time and place where the lost are invited and welcomed. It is imperative that Flocks be evangelistic and outward reaching. In this day of isolation and loneliness, the richness of Christian fellowship is a powerful evangelistic opportunity.

Mutual Care

The Flock shall be the first line of diaconal care. Hospital visits, care for new mothers and those suffering illness, meeting practical needs, visiting and encouraging the widows and shut-ins shall begin with and primarily be the responsibility of the Flock. A Flock may identify men and women who are willing to lead and organize this care.