COMPETENCY

Provide a safe, secure, and orderly environment.

OBJECTIVE

Encourage team to take responsibility of the safety, security, and organization of environments as well as its patrons well being.

ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Assignment 1 // Read John 10:7-13 and answer the corresponding questions.

  • Assignment 2 // Complete the Venn diagram on “Safe vs Unsafe” and respond to the following questions.

  • Assignment 3 // Read Kevin Eikenberry’s article, What Leading by Example Really Means, and respond to the questions.

  • Assignment 4 // Reach out and shadow/Observe 1-2 people that you have on your lead by example list from assignment 2)

ASSIGNMENT 1

John 10:7-13 (NIV)

Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

QUESTIONS:

  1. What are three things that make you feel secure in your surroundings? (Home, workplace, school, etc.)
  2. Create a T-chart and list the differences between an “owner” and a “hired hand.”
  3. In this passage, Jesus refers to himself as the “gate for the sheep”; what does this imagery represent?
  4. Describe some of the safest places you have been, what make them that way? On the other hand, describe some of the most unsafe places and why you felt differently?
  5. How can we attempt to replicate the security offered in this story during ourweekend experience?

ASSIGNMENT 2

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QUESTIONS:

  1. As you began to unpack safe and unsafe places, how did they differ? Were there any similarities?

  2. Name 3 places that you feel safe, and 3 places you feel or have felt unsafe.

  3. On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being completely safe, how would you rate the Eastside campus you attend? Why?

  4. If there was one thing you could do to improve the safety of your Eastside campus,what would it be?

ASSIGNMENT 3

Click to read: What Leading By Example Really Means

QUESTIONS:

  1. What does leading by example mean to you, and did it change after reading this article? Is this something that comes naturally to you?

  2. If a film crew followed you around for the next two weeks with their cameras continuously rolling, what example would you be setting to anyone who watched that feed?

  3. In the article, the author Kevin Eikenberry says “while our words matter, what we do matters far more.” Explain why.

  4. Create a list of the people in your workplace, life or around the church embodies the idea of leading by example.

  5. If you could emulate one thing from a single person from that list, what would it be? Why would you choose that thing and how can you apply that to your life?

At Eastside our mission is to Pursue God, Build Community and Unleash Compassion one neighborhood at a time. In order to provide an environment to facilitate that, it takes teamwork, coordination and an understanding of the risks involved.

LEADERSHIP TAKEAWAY (To be completed during group discussion)