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Chapter 1: Discussion Group Guide

Group discussions take place after the first talk and after the second talk. This allows further understanding of Gods message; especially through personal sharings within the group.

I. The Processing of Sharing

A. Begin with a short prayer.

B. Introduce each other in the group.

C. Make the participants comfortable / Establish rapport first before dwelling into the discussion. Also, stress the confidentiality of sharings within the group.

D. Proceed with the discussion, having the assigned discussion starters as guide.

E. End with a short prayer. (You may also ask one of your group mates to lead).

II. Discussion Starters

A. Talk 1: Gods Love and His plan for Us

1. Have a getting to know activity and/or create a name for the group, a chant or a gesture/clap, etc.

2. Share an experience or area of your life where you felt most loved by God.

B. Talk 2: Who is Jesus Christ to Me

1. Who is Jesus to you?

2. What can you do to respond to Jesus invitation of having a personal relationship with Him?

III. Some Tips in leading your group discussions.

A. You are not expected to know all the answers to their questions. If you cant answer the question, tell them that you will ask somebody then get back to them.

B. We are not there to convince them but simply lead them to the truth.

C. Avoid using Christian jargons.

D. Keep the discussion on the topic.

E. Budget your time. Make sure all participants will be given an opportunity to share in the time allotted to your group sharing.

F. Strive to make the participant comfortable with you. Hang around them as much as possible.

G. Show concern for your participants.

H. Intercede for each of your participants.

I. Listen to all the talks and sharings even if youve heard these many times already. You will always learn something new.

J. Be a good example to your group. Participate in all activities (e.g. singing).

Chapter 2: Onetoone Guide

I. GOALS

A. Clarify questions concerning the sessions.

B. Know the participants prayer concerns

1.

2. God

3. Family and Relatives

4. Friends

5. Personal issues (vices, studies, and plans in the future)

6. Other Concerns

Relationships

C. Find out factors that may hinder the participant to receive the Holy Spirit.

1. Unrepentant Attitude

2. Feeling of Unworthiness

3. Pride

4. Doubt

D. See if the participant will make a personal decision to accept Jesus.

II. THE NINE (9) GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

A. Wisdom is not just good practical judgment or common sense or a high degree of knowledge. The wisdom that is of the Spirit is centered on Jesus. It is concerned with the best way to live. It is God's guidance on how to live as a Christian. (Mark 10:20, 1Cor 1214, Luke 18:22)

B. Knowledge is not just knowing a lot of things through study or experience. Knowledge that is of the spirit is the fruit of revelation, founded on faith, and synthesized by Christian experience. This is more of doctrinal teaching and ability to speak an understanding of a truth of the mystery of Christ. (Read how Paul understands the mystery of Christ in Eph 1, Eph 3:23)

C. Faith is not just an intellectual belief in God, but a confident assurance in God which allows us to move forward without any doubt at all. The charismatic gift of faith seems to be a special gift of prayer. Praying with a Godgiven confidence which produces extraordinary results. Its knowing that what one asks for will be given. (Matt 8:10, Matt 15:22)

D. Healing is the supernatural ability to effect a cure of physical or other human illness through prayer. It s a variation of miracles but it is more limited because healing focuses on restoring the physical body back to health. This gift enables the person to be Gods instrument in bringing about the wellbeing of another, on one or more level, spiritual, psychological or physical. (Act 5:15, 19:12).

E. Miracles is the supernatural ability to perform miraculous act, acts that are not the result of any known natural law or agency but are caused by divine intervention. This enables the person t0 be Gods instrument in either an instant healing or in some other powerful manifestation of Gods power. (Acts 8:68, 9:3643, 13:812).

F. Prophecy is the gift by which a person is used by God to speak on his behalf. It is a gift when God manifest to man His own thoughts so that a may be given

for the individual or for a group of individuals, or for the community. (Acts 13:13, 21:1013).

G. Discernment is the gift by which a person can recognize the spirit behind a particular situation. This enables the person to know the source of an inspiration or action, whether it came from the Holy Spirit, his own human spirit or from the evil spirit. (Acts 5:110, 8:2024, 16:1619).

H. Tongues is a gift by which a person is able to utter words or sounds which are not known or understandable to his human intellect, to deliver Gods message for the community. (Acts 10:4447, 19:6)

I. Interpretation is a companion to the gift of tongues, when used for prophecy, and is necessary so that those who hear may understand, and so be enlightened. It is when a person, after the use of the gift of tongues, gives the general meaning of what the person has said, or a response to what has been said. Interpretation can also be used privately in combination with the gift of prayer tongues. (1Cor 14:5, 13, 27, 28) III. The Process of conducting One to ones.

A. Greet the participant and ask how he/she is doing in the camp.

B. Start with a prayer

C. Go through with the onetoone session, keeping in mind the goals (mentioned earlier).

D. Explain the 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Ask the participant what gift/s he wants to receive.

E. Ask participants for any special prayer he/she wants to include in the pray over.

F. Explain what will happen during the evening activity.

G. Close it with a prayer

IV. Some Tips

A. Before the whole session, pray for each participant in your group. Be open to the Lords leading (He will give you the wisdom to conduct the onetoones).91

B. Be aware of the time. We aim for quality time, taking into consideration each participant in the group.

C. Keep the session light just like having a relational conversation with a friend.

D. In case you are having hard time remembering what you have talked about. Take note every important detail after the onetoone by writing it in a piece of paper. Avoid writing while conversing with each other so that eyetoeye contact is maintained.

Chapter 3: Prayover Guide

I. FORMAT

A. Ask participant to confess with his own lips that Jesus is Lord.

Ask him to join you in a prayer or to begin the prayer himself

B. Spontaneous Praising

Worship and glorify the Lord with the participant

C. Prayer for Protection

“Lord Jesus, we ask You to cover us with Your Most Precious Blood and Mother Mary’s Mantle of Protection.”

D. Binding and Casting; Infilling

In Jesus’ name, bind and cast any negativity (vice, addiction, sin) that he/she has (e.g. anger, fear, lust, envy, anxiety, pride, doubt, etc.).

Then pray for in filling of the positive counterpart (e.g. faith when there’s doubt; humility when there’s pride).

“In the Mighty Name of Jesus, we take authority and gather all the evil spirits around us, above us and below us. We bind and cast them at the foot of Your Cross to be gone forever. And we ask the Holy Spirit to fill the void that the evil spirits have left behind. We pray for protection against any backlash from the evil one.”

E. Lifting of Concerns

Pray for the concerns of the participant.

F. Baptism of the Holy Spirit; Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

“Father, we now ask You, in Jesus’ name, to pour upon (name of participant) Your Holy Spirit, so that he/she may receive new life. We also ask You, in Jesus’ name, to grant him/her the gift of tongues and any other gift that You want him/her to receive.

Encourage the participant to pray in tongues with you.

G.

Closing Prayers

Prayer of thanks

Prayer for a strong Christian life

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

II.

TIPS

A. Baptism of the Holy Spirit does not depend on the amount of time you pray. 5 to 10 minutes is enough.

B. Remember that it is God who sends down His Spirit, not you.

C. Be aware of what is happening (keep your eyes open).

D. It is the participant’s prayer. You are merely guiding him/her and praying with him/her.

E. In case of disturbances (i.e. demonic oppressions), pray for and claim for God’s peace in the name of Jesus. Don’t panic.

F. Feel free to ask for help from your couple coordinator or the Team Leader.

G. If you do decide to go for help, ask one of your prayer partners to do it. Do not leave your participant at any time during baptism

H. Ask for support from the CFCYFC family during baptism. You must have prayer warriors during this session.