i61m Coach Guide

SESSION 1

Why i61m?

Each session we will cover our 3 key areas:

Inspire + Engage

Support + Coach

Review + Update

Start your time with:

A warm welcome & prayer.

Intro to i61m

80% of Christians don’t feel comfortable sharing their faith, so if this is a challenge for you then you are not alone! I61m exists to support and enable every Christian to share Jesus with those around them fulfilling the great commission with confidence whilst being led by the Holy Spirit.
Read the main scripture for i61m:
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
This group is set up give you the tools to share your life, faith and Jesus with those around you. We will go on a journey over the next 9 months to grow in confidence and knowledge of how to share Jesus with others so that you are equipped and active in sharing your faith. The group meetings also enable us to be accountable and support other.
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

Coach: explain why you have started the group, and share your own story (where they are up to in sharing life, faith & Jesus – successes and challenges!)

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Support & Coach

We will meet in a group once per month. When we meet in person we build each other up, share more details of our stories and testimonies and check in on how we are progressing with our personal goals. We will also hopefully be celebrating stories of success!

Be encouraged, Jesus is sharing this Journey with us…
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

An essential tool on our journey is the i61 app. You’ll go through our welcome experience, create your account and instant access to our video resources, goal setting tools, connect with the movement and more. It’s designed to help you put your faith into action!

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

> Download the App

Lets download the app now and sign up together just in case there are any questions about the sign up process. We will use the app as part of our monthly discussions to help us recall progress and record what we feel God is leading us to do next.

Review & Update

Coach: After completing the signup questionnaire, reflect with the group on the answers and then think about a potential goal.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started in sharing life, discuss as a group other things you might do too:

> Set first goal!

Record your goal in the app. Set reminders as required and we have made a start!

Tonight we’ve made a great first step in the journey towards sharing Jesus with others which is something to celebrate! Next session we will look at what it means to ‘Share Life’ with people who don’t know Jesus and how we might be able to do that. 

Engage

Join the Whatsapp

We’ll set up a Whatsapp group to message each other to keep in touch. If you have any prayer requests, encouragements or testimonies in your sharing journey, share these with the group on the chat!

Before we finish if you know of another Christian friend who would want to be part of the group then they would be really welcome to join at our next meeting, let me know if you have a friend to invite.

Finish your time with:

Thanks and prayers for the month ahead.

COACHES: WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER

We are here to support you on your journey leading your i61m group. If we can help in any way please email us at coach@i61m.org – we’re in this together!