The following is a training module you can use with your team. Send them this link, ask them to answer the questions, watch the video and do the assignments. Then meet the following week to discuss what you learned and what action steps each of you will take. I recommend not doing this session with more than 4 people at a time. Once you complete the session challenge them to take their team members through.
Your Most Important Meeting
We typically schedule meetings in order to connect with the right people, to make decisions, plan ahead and solve problems together.
Moses, a leader whose time was in high demand, had a standing meeting that did those exact things. He met daily with God in a place called the Tent of Meeting. It was there he gained God’s wisdom and insight for leading the Hebrew people.
Regardless of how busy you are and what other meetings are on your schedule, the most important meeting you will have every day is your meeting with God.
When you meet with someone, whether it be for thirty minutes or an hour, you reflect back on that meeting through the remainder of the day. The presence of that meeting lingers with you. The same thing can happen when you have meaningful connections with God at the start of your day.
In this module, you will learn to maintain a consistent meaningful meeting time with God that provides personal insight and direction for your life and leadership.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being High) how meaningful have your meetings with God been over the past seven days? What factors made them meaningful or unmeaningful?
Watch the following video and answer the questions and do the assignments below.
- Where do you meet with God? What could you do to improve that environment?
- What stood out to you the most from Bil Hybels talk?
- How do you structure your meeting time with God? What’s working? Not working?
- What do you need to talk to God about in your meetings with him this coming week? Make a list of those important items. Come to your learning cohort prepared to share how your conversations with God went this week.
- How would you describe your level of consistency in meeting with God? What factors do you regularly fight against to maintain consistency in your meeting times with God?
- How often do your meetings with God linger with you throughout the remainder of your day? Come prepared to share an example of how one of your meeting times with God lingered with you from this week.
- What are 2 to 3 action steps you need to take to make your meeting times with God more meaningful?
- Choose a particular place and time to meet with God for seven days in a row. Put these times on your calendar and write out the agenda for that time. Focus on having meaningful and consistent meetings for a full seven days.
- Find someone you know who’s faith you admire and ask them about their personal disciplines for meeting with God. Write down three principles you learned from them and come prepared to share with your learning cohort.
- Meet with your coach and/or cohort and discuss the questions and assignments from this module.
Four important principles
- Consistent meeting times with God deepen your friendship with God.
- Consistent meeting times with God align your perspective on your circumstances with His perspective.
- Consistent meeting time with God gives you wisdom and insight for both the small and big decision you make on a regular basis.
- Consistent meeting time with God bolsters your courage and faith to face what comes your way.