Fruitfulness on the frontline

Fruitfulness on the Frontline
Mark Greene (DVD), Sarah-Jane Marshall and Joe Warton (Discussion Guide), LICC, 2014

£9.00 (Approx)
3.4
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Overview

What does it say on the tin?

How can we be fruitful on our frontlines?… at the shops or the gym, at work or at the schoolgate? This liberating resource offers a fresh, simple framework for discovering a rich variety of ways in which God may work in and through us right where we are.

What do you get and how?

DVD and downloadable Discussion Guide, promo, sermon outlines, publicity, prayer journey, and prayer cards. Also transcripts for those with hearing impairments. Book of same title also available. 8 sessions:

  1. The Big Picture.
  2. Modelling Godly Character.
  3. Making Good Work.
  4. Ministering Grace & Love.
  5. Moulding Culture.
  6. Mouthpiece for Truth & Justice.
  7. Messenger of the Gospel.
  8. The Journey On.

70 minutes average.

Who is it for?

Beginning and Growing Christians

Cost?

DVD £9.00, 50 x prayer cards £8.50 (or download and print), Book £8.99. Bundles available.

Review

  • What is the overall quality of the material?

    Good quality, imaginative and relevant DVD, similar feel to Life on the Frontline. Supporting material is downloadable A4 sheets, but also optional nicely-produced publicity etc.

    How clear are its aims and outcomes?

    Very clearly set out for each session.

    How accessible are the leader's notes?

    Discussion Guide has brief but pertinent material for leaders. Each session super clearly set out and easy to follow through. Icons, materials' lists and timings included.

    Who could lead it?

    A leader with a bit of experience, but this is very good material for learning how to lead too.

    How helpful are the participants' resources?

    Discussion guide is for participants too. Downloadable, printable, clear, accessible. Enough white space to write notes if desired.

    How good is any digital material?

    See above. Engaging and helpful DVD with imaginative backgrounds, animation and concepts.

    How much prep will I have to do?

    Familiarisation with ideas and watching the DVD would be good. Minor materials' prep.

    Is there website support? Links?

    Supporting material on www.licc.org.uk

    Is it dated?

    Contemporary.

  • How well does it encourage interaction with the group?

    Discussion, prayer and sharing of life experiences are integral to this resource.

    How well does it cater for a variety of both learning and delivery styles?

    Combination of DVD watching (Mark talking, animations), Bible reading, discussion, prayer together. No activities.

    How adaptable is it to my situation?

    Should suit wide range as rooted in everyday life, and everyday examples

    How well does it encourage people to work together in applying the material?

    Strong takeaway action element, focused on individuals' frontlines – but praying for each other every session.

  • How much of the material is Bible-based?

    35% including relevant passage on DVD.

    How well is the biblical material presented and used?

    Straight-forward Bible study on relevant passage, with good questions which engage with topic and application. Memorable graphic inclusion on DVD.

    How well does it apply biblical material to everyday life?

    All material applied to question of fruitful living on one's frontline.

    Is there a particular theological perspective?

    ‘LICC exists to envision and equip Christians and their churches for whole-life missionary discipleship in the world. We seek to serve them with biblical frameworks, practical resources, training and models so that they flourish as followers of Jesus and grow as whole-life disciplemaking communities.'

  • How well does it inspire people towards whole-life discipleship?

    Focus is on bearing fruit in everyday life – particularly ‘in contact with non-Christians'.

    How well does it encourage and enable people to grow in their faith?

    Gentle, guilt-free, yet profound challenge to see God at work through participant's life.

    How well does it stretch faith and vision of God and his purposes?

    Outward-looking in essence, with real-life stories to encourage and inspire.

    How well does it connect with real life issues?

    Very real about how most people's lives are, and starting from there.

  • How well does it encourage personal evangelism?

    Guilt-free, imaginative, encouraging, and empowering.

    How well does it encourage local or network-based community involvement?

    Approached through impact of individual lives.

    How well does it connect with global issues?

    Not a focus.

    How well does it encourage global mission?

    Implicit but not a focus.

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