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INFORM AND TRAIN OTHERS
When you receive approval, it is time to train as many people as possible with the Living Free video training. Promote the Living Free seminar as an event that can benefit anyone who wants to learn how people become trapped in problems, how to prevent problems, and how to help people overcome the problems that trap them. When a large group of people attend the initial training, it is easier for the entire congregation to understand what the ministry is about. This also gives you a larger pool of people to draw from as potential facilitators. Whether a person is a small group leader, Sunday school teacher, or children's worker, the Living Free training will help them be more aware of the situations people are facing in their lives and better equipped to help them with any problems they encounter.
GATHER A GROUP
Sign up participants on the day of the Living Free training for the first groups and invite those from the larger congregation, too. From the group you have trained using the Living Free video, you should choose facilitators and co-facilitators to conduct your first round of Insight Groups. In the Insight Group people encounter once again the principles and ideas that they learned in the Living Free training.
FORM YOUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
While conducting these first Insight Groups, it should become apparent who should be on your Living Free leadership team. Your church or ministry leaders should choose people who have a heart and an aptitude for leading groups to serve on the leadership team for Living Free in your ministry. You will also need good organizers, planners, teachers and promoters to serve on your ministry team. These people become the first members of what we call the Core Team, which organizes and plans the activities of the Living Free program in your church or ministry.
PLAN FOR NEXT GROUPS
The Core Team should meet and plan the next groups to be offered. Normally, a church will have an Insight Group forming every few weeks as new people express an interest in participating. The Core Team should train and recruit additional facilitators to lead these groups. Most people follow the Insight Group with either Concerned Persons, Free to Grow, or Stepping into Freedom groups. You can also choose from other Living Free group options that address specific issues or use other materials you find helpful.