Imagine … Life on the Frontline
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We may be old or young; healthy or inform; rich or poor; employed or not. We may be busy or bored; optimistic or pessimistic; radically cutting-edge or relatively retro. Whoever we are, as Christians, we have at least one thing in common: we each have a Frontline. Your Frontline: the place where you spend much of your time. Your Frontline: the place where you meet people who don’t know Jesus. Your Frontline: the place God has called you. Your Frontline: the place of possibility and potential … what might God want to do where we are day by day? How might he use us? Neil Hudson explores these questions and more in this creative and practical group resource.
DVD and downloadable Leaders’ Guide, Participants’ Guide. 6 sessions, each including 8 minutes of DVD with a mixture of real-life stories, Bible reflections and animations. Titles: The Frontline Call, The Frontline Commission, The Frontline Community, The Frontline Concern, The Frontline Cry, The Frontline Commitment; covering what a frontline is, why it matters, what happens when it’s difficult, how church equips for it, what to do on it, how it shpaes prayer, and how to sustain whole-life discipleship together. 75-90 minutes per session.
Adult, growing Christians
£8 plus printing costs for Guides
Excellent DVD. Clear downloadable A4 sheets for the Guides.
Very clear, both overall and within each session.
Easy to follow, clearly set out, timings given, should be a good varied pace, great questions for discussion which should encourage all to contribute. Good introductory notes encouraging leaders to keep the sessions earthed in reality.
Any Christian leader with some experience of group-leading to make the most of the material. But material is user-friendly so a new leader could pick it up and run with it.
Neat and accessible. These pick out the main themes of the session, and include material for between sessions, and introduction to the next one. They include simple pictures from the DVD and varied fonts. Relevant practical ‘homework' given. Space for personal notes.
Really good DVD, engaging, imaginative, with mixture of real-life stories, Bible reflections and animations as well as author Neil Hudson exploring each theme.
How much prep will I have to do?
Familiarisation with material should be straight-forward. Printing Guides. Map for first session. Exploring further resources if you have time.
LICC website has many further suggestions including books, training and consultation etc, and a commitment to providing resources for the ‘development of whole-life disciplemaking communities'. See www.licc.org.uk
Not yet! And shouldn't be for a while.
Essentially group-discussion based, with questions throughout.
Mix of DVD and Bible-reading and discussion. Friendly style. No hands-on.
Should suit many groups. Flexible format and timings. Low-literacy groups might need encouragement. ‘Normal' people examples on DVD.
Mutual support and engagement with others' issues encouraged. Relevant, practical ‘homework' given.
Integral to each session, which has a relevant passage, plus others. Bible verse also included in between-session material.
Included in DVD presentation which helps to bring it to life. Group questions encourage understanding and application of passages.
Questions and themes centre around the chosen passages, linking them to everyday situations.
Broad evangelical. ‘LICC exists to envision and equip Christians and their churches for whole-life missionary discipleship in the world.'
Great inspiration to apply faith to life, especially in ‘frontline' but as general principle also.
Practical applications for all material, both within and without the sessions. Space for prayer given.
Targeted challenge to see and experience God at work in everyday life.
Good introductory notes encouraging leaders to keep the sessions earthed in reality. Gentle but real style and approach.
Essential to rationale of the course, rooted in practical expressions of love and care, with encouragement to be alive to opportunities to communicate personal faith. DVD gives accessible and realistic examples of this.
See above. Encourages outward-looking attitudes. DVD gives examples. Locally-focussed.
Not a focus.
Not a focus.