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Bob Wood, CR International Director, Las Vegas, NV 5 Things NOT To Do… Missions Strategy
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven”. Matthew 5:14-16
When praying and discerning where to go on a Celebrate Recovery Missions trip, consider the following:
Go where God leads you to go. There’s no need to look beyond this point in the handout. If God does not call you or lead you to go, don’t go. Go where the need for the further expansion of Celebrate Recovery is greatest. Go where teams have visited before and started to ‘saturate’ the country, but where further awareness and seed planting is needed. See page 6 for a listing of countries where trips have already been taken. Go to places where the materials have already been translated. Celebrate Recovery has been translated to many languages to date. Going to a country where the process of translation and publication isn’t needed will help advance the ministry and its growth in that country faster. Countries whose language is incomplete will likely not get past the ‘saturation’ phase until the materials are complete. Go where you already have a relationship with a local church. Connect with your local mission’s team that already has an established relationship with a local church in another country. Travel along with mission teams on a future trip to cast the vision to the groups and churches they already have a relationship with. Remember that ‘saturation’ will likely involve multiple trips. Successfully completing the Celebrate Recovery Missions Strategy in one (1) trip is highly unlikely. Be committed.
The goal of the 1st phase of the Missions Strategy: ADOPT You know you have reached this goal when there is at least one church that will agree to adopt the ministry of Celebrate Recovery. They will agree to begin to develop a healthy ministry built on the Seven Keys and following the Model for transformation. "You are the light of the world..." Matthew 5:14a
Once God has used you and your team to ‘saturate’ a location and He has raised up a church willing to adopt the ministry, consider the following:
Identify a point person in country or from that local church who can assist you in future trainings and collaboration. This person will likely have been identiﬁed during the saturation phase. Their responsibilities will include:
a.Working with you and your team on any future trainings or ministry startup tasks
and educate you and your team on any cultural awareness and any recovery issues you may face.
b.Sharing with other missionaries, Christian organizations, Government agencies,
businesses or churches around them about Celebrate Recovery.
c.Provide assistance on any language translations for communications,
presentations or teachings.
Begin to prepare workshops and other levels of training to help the local church or churches to achieve the goal of this phase of the Missions Strategy. Work with your point person in making all the necessary arrangements for a successful implementation of the ministry. Contact the International Missions team to update them on the progress on the ministry at this location and to acquire any resources or assistance.
The goal of the 2nd phase of the Missions Strategy: BECOME You know you have reached this goal when the leadership of the local church begins the implementation and development of Celebrate Recovery through leadership training and the church develops a solid plan to become a healthy ministry. "A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl..." Matthew 5:14b
Once the church has been trained, equipped and launches Celebrate Recovery, guide and assist them in how to implement all of the 7 Keys. As you do this, consider the following:
1. 2. 3.
On the Leadership Key, encourage them to become trainers of others. Have them invite other groups and churches to their leadership trainings. Encourage them to host ‘networking’ days or to visit other churches or groups during their start-up process to assist in answering questions. Encourage them on the Outreach Key and on the Fellowship Key to begin to invite people from outside the church to attend their meetings and for them to look for opportunities to take the ministry to jails or prisons. Encourage them on how to regularly evaluate their ministries and to continue to look for ways to implement or improve on the 7 Keys. Begin to communicate the vision of local ownership.
The goal of the 3rd phase of the Missions Strategy: CONTRIBUTE You know this goal has been achieved when the local church you have been ‘saturating’ and ‘maturing’ now embraces the call and vision to contribute to helping other churches start and grow their own Celebrate Recovery ministries. "Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house..." Matthew 5:15
Once the local church is reproducing training and equipping and other local recovery ministries are growing, consider the following:
Begin to include the local church in all trainings and begin to transfer all future opportunities to train over to them. This is a time to withdraw your team from being closely engaged in any oversight. Your members should now move to an observation and behind-the-scenes supporting role as needed.
Workout a means and a way to stay in touch regularly, to status group activity, growth and to gather prayer concerns and future coaching. Use these times to evaluate sustainability and reproducibility.
3. 4. 5.
Encourage the local leaders to own the strategy. Make a list of the key leaders that are involved and list their possible needs for the future. If needs continue: reconﬁgure the implementation and exit plan.
The goal of the 4th phase of the Missions Strategy: DEPLOY Success of this phase will be determined in how conﬁdent the local church is in reproducing themselves, based on how well you trained and mentored them. Growth of Celebrate Recovery in a particular region will be dependent on development of teams who can train and help others. The ministry champion will need to learn how to lead, manage, and celebrate the victories of these teams who are deployed to help other churches in need. "In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds..." Matthew 5:16a
At this phase and at all phases, give the Glory to God. All of this to the glory of God and now celebrate the Lord and what he has done. Gather together to share stories and tools for developing a Celebrate Recovery and together celebrate the great harvest of souls that God has given our churches. "...and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5: 16b
Celebrate Recovery International
• North America – Canada (D) – Costa Rica (A) – Cuba (A) – Dominican Republic (A) – El Salvador (B) – Guatemala (A) – Haiti (A) – Honduras (A) – Jamaica (A) – Mexico (A) – Nicaragua (A) – Puerto Rico (B) • South America – Argentina (A) – Brazil (D) – Columbia (A) – Ecuador (B) – Paraguay (A) – Peru (C) – Venezuela (A) – Chile (A) • Europe – Belarus (A) – Czech Republic (B) – Estonia (A) – Finland (B) – France (A) – Germany (B) – Greece (A) – Hungary (A) – Iceland (B) – Ireland (A) – – – – – – – – Italy (B) Latvia (A) Netherlands (C) Norway (C) Poland (B) Russia (A) Ukraine (A) United Kingdom (D)
• Africa – Egypt (A) – Kenya (D) – Nigeria (C) – Rwanda (B) – Sierra Leone (A) – South Africa (D) – Uganda (A) • Asia – China • Hong Kong (A) • Taiwan (C) – Indonesia (B) – Israel (A) – Indonesia (A) – Japan (C) – Kazakhstan (A) – Korea (A) – Mongolia (D) – Philippines (D) – Singapore (A) – Syria (A) – Thailand (A) • Oceana – Australia (D) – New Zealand (D)
Note: Countries listed are at different stages of CR Missions Strategy
• Published – Arabic – Chinese – Dutch – English – Estonian – French – German – Greek – Hindi – Icelandic – Japanese – Kazakh – Korean – Latvian – Mongolian – Nepali – Norwegian – Polish – Portuguese – Spanish – Russian – Ukrainian – Kinyarwanda • Pending Publication – Czech – Romanian • Pending Translation – Afrikaans – Bahasa – Finnish – Indonesian – Latvian – Swahili
Celebrate Recovery Mission Trip Information Form
Church Name, Address and Phone:
How long has your CR been up and running? What is your role in your local CR and how long have you been serving in this capacity?
Who is the ministry leader at your CR?
Trip Info Date, Destination and Duration of your trip: Who is your local point of contact: Church Name at each church: Address / Region / City How many days are dedicated to doing Celebrate Recovery related activities? Describe what Celebrate Recovery activities are planned for the duration of your trip? What is the main goal of your trip as it relates to Celebrate Recovery? Are you traveling with other Missions teams or Organizations who are doing non-Celebrate Recovery activities? If so, who are they and what activities are they doing? How many people are going on this trip for the Celebrate Recovery related activities? What assistance do you believe you need from the Celebrate Recovery National Team? Missions Experience Describe your relationship with the point of contact or the church you are visiting;
What other mission’s experiences have you had:
Training Level TRIP DESCRIPTION
101. Introduction Level – I am traveling abroad and will be sharing my • Celebrate Recovery testimony with a particular individual, group or group of • churches. ADOPT “Local Ministry Directed” 201. Workshop Level – I am traveling abroad to spend 4-8 hours explaining what Celebrate Recovery is, how the • program works, the beneﬁts, etc. with a particular individual, group or group of • churches. BECOME “International Team Assisted”
• • •
Completed a CR Step Study Written CR testimony using the outline in the Advanced Leader Training Kit Shared testimony at home CR group
Must have Prerequisites
Must be currently serving as a CR Leader Have previously shared with others about CR, how the program works, the beneﬁts, etc. Have the resources necessary to properly introduce CR to a particular individual, group or group of churches Must have met all the above Prerequisites Must be part of the CR TEAM in a local ministry. Have received approval from the CR International Team to conduct training
301. Conference Level – I would like to travel abroad to conduct a ‘live’ Celebrate Recovery meeting as a• demonstration and would like to conduct a 1-3 Day seminar following the guidelines provided by the Celebrate Recovery • International Team. CONTRIBUTE “International Team Directed”
Agenda, Team Materials.
401. Development Level – Assisting the country’s Director or Ministry Champion to teach and train other churches or groups in their local language • and culture in the launching of CR. DEPLOY “Regional Ministry Champion Directed”
International Trainer from CR Developing and Growing a Celebrate Recovery ministry following the DNA and Model of Saddleback Church
Work with CR International Team to conduct training
Approved Agenda, Team and Training Materials (teachers, planners, registration personnel, resources, etc.)
IMPORTANT MISSION ROLE:
Why the position is needed.
The team leader is someone that has been selected to lead the team on the mission trip. A team leader needs to understand this as a call of God for the trip and be prepared for the increased spiritual warfare that comes with taking this step of leadership.
1. We know through the Great Commission, found in Matthew 28:18-20,
that Jesus tells all His disciples to "go and make disciples of all nations," but that doesn't mean that everyone will fall into line, ready to go. That's why team leaders are such a valuable part of the mission trip.
2. The job of the team leader begins with mobilizing men and women from
the church's community to be part of a mission. It is through the team leader's excitement and vision that others will be encouraged to join the team and to take the Good News to the nations.
3. Further, the role of the team leader will be to provide overall leadership to
the team; to lead them through the planning, preparation, and completion of a mission trip.
Main Goals 1. 2. 3. 4.
Approve and equip team members. Carry out the trip objectives with all team members. Work with Celebrate Recovery International Team Lead the team through processing on the ﬁeld and debrieﬁng at home, and communicate all information.
Qualiﬁcations 1. A team leader must meet all the requirements set forth by the sending 2. A team leader must be a mature, Spirit-led Christian committed to
growth. 3. A team leader must be able to lead people in difficult and unfamiliar situations. 11 church.
4. A team leader must have a thorough understanding Celebrate Recovery as
designed and developed by the National Team and Saddleback Church. 5. A team leader must posses the skills necessary to coordinate the trip.
In addition to the personal responsibilities set forth for each team member, the team leader has additional responsibilities listed below.
Prior to the Trip Plan and carry out the trip objectives with a safe return for all team
members. Complete any training and ensure each team member completes the training. Arrange Orientation and Debrief meetings for the team with the staff/ Missions Pastor. Report regularly to the staff and communicate information as needed. Develop the trip budget and submit it to the staff to manage the team's progress. Work with Celebrate Recovery International Team for training agenda, materials, and contacts for planning, implementation and postimplementation phases of the trip. Delegate jobs as needed. Set the itinerary. Arrange for ground/air transportation and accommodations as needed. Help to raise any funds needed for the trip. (All funds must be raised under the name of your local church or missions’ organization.) Request funds out of the trip account. Coordinate the development and distribution a ‘prayer journal’
During the Trip Field leadership responsibilities begin on the way to the airport! The team
leader must ensure that each team member successfully navigates through ticket and baggage check in and immigration. At the team's destination, the team leader conﬁrms the schedule with the point person. Ensure that the team has a daily devotion time in the morning before the day's activities begin. The devotions may be led by others as delegated. Help set the pace for the trip and shield the team from scheduling overload. 12
Ensure that team members have adequate "process" and down time,
especially for the ﬁrst few days on site to discuss among themselves what they are seeing, and to make sense of it all. Set up a system for handling money on the ﬁeld and accounting for it with receipts and writing up a ﬁnal report. Involve and empower the team members to participate in assessing needs and conducting training.
After the Trip
Set up a post trip meeting with the team. Complete ﬁnancial reporting by ﬁlling out a Trip Financial Report Turn in the Financial Report with receipts to church mission’s office. Document the trips activities, success, lessons learned and future plans.
The job of a team leader takes time. This is a commitment, but it can be managed. The team leader may need to say 'no' to other things for several months to follow God's call to lead this team.
Discover if God is calling you to GO and where is He calling you? Review the ‘Saturation’ strategy again and pray for God’s clear vision for you. Pray about and begin to identify who will be going on the trip with you? Who is on your team or in your church that has missions experience or a passion to share this ministry with the world? Invite others to pray about being a part of a future trip. Based on certain factors, consider what type of trip you will be taking? Review the ‘Trip Types’ again and consider where you are going and how familiar the country is with this ministry and how far along you are in the leadership process. When will the trip take place? Connect with people in that country and review your own personal schedule to consider when a trip might work out. How will God provide the support? Evaluate all the costs involved and begin to pray about how God will provide the means. What things might He be asking you to do to raise the funds to pay for the trip? Contact the Celebrate Recovery International Team. It’s always good to connect with this team to see what previous trips have been taken to that same country or region or to see about making contact with churches there who have already heard the vision. Fill out and return the Celebrate Recovery Mission Trip Information Form to the CR International Team. This form is useful for our International Team to keep a log of all the trips that are taking place and to help connect mission’s teams with one another.
Celebrate Recovery Home Office John Baker Cheryl Baker Johnny Baker Marnie Buehler Tina Davis Hector Lozano Dennis Beckner JohnB@saddleback.com CherylB@saddleback.com (949) 609-8310 (949) 609-8000
JohnnyBaker@saddleback.com (949) 609-8311 MarnieB@saddleback.com TinaD@saddleback.com HectorL@saddleback.com DennisB@saddleback.com (949) 609-8334 (949) 609-8335 (949) 973-0412 (949) 609-8305
Celebrate Recovery International Director Bob Wood BobW@saddleback.com (702) 884-9830
Celebrate Recovery International Trainers Dave Dent Jana OGuin firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com (443) 974-1398
Celebrate Recovery International Representatives Australia Keith Lehmann firstname.lastname@example.org Australia Western Canada Director Eastern Canada Director Canada – Ontario Penny Street Glen Hood Deb Jones email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Karen@celebraterecovery.ca
Wendy McLellan email@example.com
Canada - Ontario Gord Petit Canada – Ontario Karen Moore
Canada – Ontario Rick Jones Kathy Deane Canada – Ontario (CR Inside) Canada – Alberta Aaron Bond Canada – Alberta Dianne Kuglin United Kingdom Tony Turner United Kingdom – Chris Higham Northwest Japan Seiji Oyama Mongolia Philippines Taiwan Norway Poland Celebrate African Eng. Arabic Chinese Dutch Estonian Jungmi Park Vince Syyap Samuel Chang Karl Inge Henryk Wieja
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Recovery International Resources Jana OGuin email@example.com Jana OGuin firstname.lastname@example.org Wahid Wahba email@example.com Samuel Chang firstname.lastname@example.org 'Eugène Poppe' email@example.com Maire Ivanova Maire_I@yahoo.com Stefan French Waldmann firstname.lastname@example.org Kai German Sheunemann Kaischeunemann@aol.com Greek Bob Hill HillsinGreece@cs.com Hindi Stacey Kuypers email@example.com Icelandic Gunna firstname.lastname@example.org Pálmarsdóttir Japanese Steve Oyama email@example.com Cheryl Kazakh Hambrey firstname.lastname@example.org Korean Myung Ho Kim email@example.com Latvian Bill Mauldin firstname.lastname@example.org Mongolian Jungmi Park email@example.com
Nepali Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Ukrainian
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