Last post, I shared the overall blue print for a flexibility covenant. Somebody requested that I create a sample covenant, so that people could see what one might look like.
The point is not to look at the specifics I chose under each value. The specific ways that a group is going to enact a value ought to be an expression of the group. The idea is that this provides a snap shot of how a group might go from the blue print to an actual covenant.
1. Our goal will be to attend 80% of the groups weekly meetings. When we don’t attend we’ll commit to calling the small group leaders so that they can plan accordingly.
2. We’ll commit to speaking the truth in love. Sometimes this will mean encouraging others. Other times this could mean saying things to people that might be hard to hear. By signing this covenant we’re inviting each other into our lives.
1. We will commit to praying for each member of our group individually at least once each week.
Value: Outward Reaching
1. We will each commit to participating in 2 formal service projects over the next year. We will share responsibility for selecting, planning, and implementing these projects as evenly as possible within the group.
1. We will make preperations for this group to send out a small group missionaries to form the basis of a new group in 2 years. We will be better prepared for losing some of our members to this new group if each of us has experience in lots of different areas. Therefore:
A. Barney and Betty Rubble will commit to serving as apprentices to our current group leaders. Barney and Betty will be the leaders of the new group and will work over the next 12 months at learning the ropes of small group leadership from Fred and Wilman.
B. Joe Shmoe and Jill Jones will each lead at least two discussions over the next twelve months.