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North Carolina Presbyterian Pilgrimage Rollo Outlines August 1999. Rollo Outlines. History Team – Jim Mason Pastors: Brownie McLeod Bob Cleveland Nancy Southard Chris East Frank Stewart Frank Dew Kelly Stewart Linda Thurston Bill Wardlaw Susan Wardlaw. Rollo Outlines (2).

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North Carolina

Presbyterian Pilgrimage

Rollo Outlines

August 1999

rollo outlines
Rollo Outlines
  • History
  • Team –
    • Jim Mason Pastors:
    • Brownie McLeod Bob Cleveland
    • Nancy Southard Chris East
    • Frank Stewart Frank Dew
    • Kelly Stewart
    • Linda Thurston
    • Bill Wardlaw
    • Susan Wardlaw
rollo outlines 2
Rollo Outlines (2)
  • Process
    • Prayerful, Bellyful, Soulful Meetings
    • Spirit Filled
    • Revisions upon Revisions -- Humbling
    • Minimum of 1,573 Servant Hours

We gratefully and humbling present to you the NC Presbyterian Pilgrimage Rollo Outlines!!!!

every rollo
Every Rollo
  • Opening Prayer (except Ideals)
  • Introduction (precise and brief)
  • Body
  • Conclusion
  • Where appropriate:
    • Suggestions for personal witness or illustrations
    • Write-downs
    • Scripture suggestions
team objectives
Team Objectives
  • To serve as Christ would serve.
  • To be Christ to the Pilgrims.
day 1 objectives
Day 1 Objectives
  • To invite the Pilgrims to evaluate their lives and to evaluate their lives within the church.
  • To understand and experience the power and presence of God’s grace.
ideals
Ideals
  • Human “being” is both art and science.
  • Humans are different from plants and animals because we have intellect, will and freedom.
  • Humans have beautiful innate capacities: for dreaming, developing identity, happiness, responsibility, changing, selflessness.
  • Humans have limitations – self-centeredness is our greatest limitation.
  • Becoming fully human involves complete self-giving within the context of goals and ideals.
ideals 2
Ideals (2)
  • An ideal is something in its most excellent form; a perfect model; the center of our goals.
  • Fulfilling ideals are vital, complete and inspirational.
  • All humans have ideals.
ideals 3
Ideals (3)
  • How do you spend your time?
  • How do you spend your money
  • On what or whom do you focus your thoughts?
  • What brings you joy?
laity and the church
Laity and the Church
  • We live in a broken world.
  • Jesus Christ is the answer to the problems of the world
  • Our responsibility as Christians is to be Christ-like in thought, word and deed – extending God’s grace to all we meet.
laity and the church 2
Laity and the Church (2)
  • The church is the body of Christ, the people of God.
  • The church is to equip and empower Christians.
  • Christians are called to continue the mission begun by Christ.
  • The mission is a work of grace.
laity and the church 3
Laity and the Church (3)
  • The mission is apostolic.
  • The mission is unique to each individual.
  • Our Christian ideal is to live a Christ-like life, to reveal Christ to the world.
piety giving our hearts to god
Piety:Giving Our Hearts to God
  • Piety is giving our whole hearts to God.
  • Living a Christian life has three elements: Piety, Study and Action.
  • Characteristics of Piety: Natural, Energetic, Consciously Aware, and Courageous.
piety giving our hearts to god 2
Piety:Giving Our Hearts to God (2)
  • Practices of piety that nourish our relationship with God:
    • Prayer
    • Meditation
    • Worship
    • Praise
    • Service
day 2 objectives
Day 2 Objectives
  • To offer ways for Pilgrims to nurture their personal relationships with Christ.
christian study giving our minds to god
Christian Study:Giving Our Minds to God
  • Christian study is not the same as the study of Christianity.
  • Christian study is
    • The ongoing pursuit of knowing God – giving our minds to God.
    • The process of learning to love, to know and to respond to God’s truth.
christian study giving our minds to god 2
Christian Study:Giving Our Minds to God (2)
  • We study in order to:
    • Grow our relationship with God and our discipleship with Christ
    • Know the truth
    • To share the truth.
christian study giving our minds to god 3
Christian Study:Giving Our Minds to God (3)
  • Christian study is essential because:
    • Forms our minds.
    • Transforms our hearts.
    • Conforms our lives to live the Christian ideal.
  • The process of Christian study:
    • We commit our time: Intentional, Regular
    • We make a plan: Systematic, Progressive and Challenging
    • We invite the Holy Spirit to inform our study.
christian study giving our minds to god 4
Christian Study:Giving Our Minds to God (4)
  • Christian study is a personal process.
  • Remedies to the Study Obstacles of Attitude and Attachment:
    • Pray for God’s wisdom.
    • Follow God’s leading.
    • Be with God
    • Relay on god’s grace.
    • Start!
  • Resources
christian action giving our hands to god
Christian Action:Giving Our Hands to God
  • Christian action is both an expression and a consequence of our love of God.
  • Our actions become Christian when our motivations are elevated and empowered by God’s love and grace.
  • Christian action springs from love for God and love for neighbor.
christian action giving our hands to god 2
Christian Action:Giving Our Hands to God (2)
  • Christian love is having the attitude of Christ for another person, showing respect, genuine concern, and steadfast commitment.
  • Christian action is a way of bringing God’s love to the world.
  • Spreading the good news of God’s redeeming love, reconciling the world to God – is evangelism.
leaders
Leaders
  • Leaders influence the thoughts and actions of others.
  • Natural qualities:
    • A spirit of initiative.
    • Ability to risk.
    • Sense of responsibility
leaders 2
Leaders (2)
  • Desired qualities:
    • Personal authenticity.
    • Generosity.
    • Personal accountability for actions.
  • A Christian leader combines natural and desired qualities with Christian virtues.
leaders 3
Leaders (3)
  • Christian virtues are:
    • A living faith - Hope – Love - Humility
  • A Christian leader leads a balanced life of piety, study and action.
  • A Christian leader lives in such a way that their life shapes the world around them.
leaders 4
Leaders (4)
  • A Christian leader ultimately is an instrument of God’s transforming work in Jesus Christ.
  • I am called to be a Christian leader.
  • Christ is counting on you to:
    • To lead a balanced life.
    • To bear fruit
    • To be an instrument of Christ’s redeeming love for all the world.
day 3 objectives
Day 3 Objectives
  • To encourage sharing God’s love.
  • To identify ways to strengthen our relationship with God and continue our spiritual journey.
transformation of the environment
Transformation of the Environment
  • Our environment is the places, institutions and people we can influence for Christ.
  • We are called to love our neighbors as we have been loved by God.
  • The missing element in most of our environments is loving relationships.
transformation of the environment 2
Transformation of theEnvironment (2)
  • How do we transform the environment?
    • We transform ourselves.
    • We understand the environment.
      • Study the group/persons.
      • Study the conditions, circumstances and motivations of the group/persons.
      • Study the spirit of the group/persons.
    • We follow God’s leading.
transformation of the environment 3
Transformation of theEnvironment (3)
  • We apply the qualities of Christian leaders and implement Christian values in everything we do
  • We apply principles of interaction: “Make a friend, be a friend, share Christ with a friend.”
christian community in action
Christian Communityin Action
  • Intentional Christian communities are an effective means to transform the world.
  • An intentional Christian community is a small group of people with:
    • A common purpose.
    • A common plan.
    • Accountability.
total security in the 4 th day
Total Security in the 4th Day
  • Total security is living a life in grace with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • The 4th Day is from this day forward -- the rest of your life.
total security in the 4 th day 2
Total SecurityIn the 4th Day (2)
  • An Ultreya, meaning “perseverance or forward” is a periodic gathering of the 4th Day community.
  • The next Ultreya which is in your honor will be ___________________.
  • Weave into the personal sharing:

“Christ is counting on you and I am counting on Christ.”

action steps and timeline
Action Steps and Timeline
  • Review Revised Outlines – 9/99
  • Approve Use of Revised Outlines in 2000! – 9/??/99
  • Prepare Outlines and Rector
  • RRT Member serve on Pilgrimage for Special Review – 2/2000
  • Final revisions and Formal Approval – 3/2000