The next section of the new Strategic Plan Document is the statement about the commitment to use the 5G’s as the model (or tool) for helping to develop “fully devoted followers.”
The 5G’s come from the book (Fully Devoted: Living Each Day In Jesus’ Name by John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson, and Judson Poling) we use as part of our Foundations Class, taught many times throughout the year.
Here’s the statement as it reads in the Strategic Plan Document:
The 5G’s describe the key practices of the fully devoted follower of Christ. They are taught to new believers and are continuously referenced in the development of fully devoted followers.
A fully devoted follower is someone who …
Grace – Gives away GRACE to lost people.
Growth – Is committed to GROWING deep in their walk with Christ.
Groups – Is a part of a GROUP.
Gifts – Uses their GIFTS in ministry.
Giving – GIVES of their financial resources to extend Christ’s kingdom.