OCG Challenge #11

It’s catch-up time. If you haven’t had a chance to take any of our previous cross-generational challenges, now is the time. Maybe schedule a meal or coffee date or walk with your OCG friend and seek to discuss any of the topics we’ve suggested so far. Maybe you haven’t had a chance yet to take up Challenge #9 by entering your friend’s world for a couple of hours, or Challenge #10, inviting your friend into your world. If you are all caught up, make a point to get together with your friend this week for conversation. Pay attention to any additional insights you can gain about his/her generation.

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OCG Challenge #11

Small group leadership skills

Challenging! Insightful! Doable! Revolutionary!

What are these women describing? Entrust’s Facilitating Relational Learning (FRL) module, which enhances a person’s small group leadership skills in ways hard to put into words. The woman who used these words took FRL in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, over two long weekends in January and February.

Facilitator Sherry Bohn says she heard the ladies say more than once, “I can do this.” They discovered FRL isn’t so difficult that it can only be done by a “professional” or specially gifted person. At the same time, women who had been in some sort of Christian ministry for decades came away with an expanded view of ministry and what God can do through them.

Check out FRL. Maybe it’s just the insightful, doable, revolutionary challenge you’ve been looking for.

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Small group leadership skills

Operation CrossGen Challenge #7

OCG Challenge #7

Ask your inter-generational friend, “What cause or issue is important to you? What is an area of the world or of life where you wish you could make a difference?”

Listen well to the answer. This answer might lead you and your friend to some shared activity later this year. So hang onto this one. Share your findings with us here or on our Operation CrossGen Facebook page, where you can ask to join the OCG group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1807754132808636/

Read more on our website: www.entrust4.org/OCG

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Operation CrossGen Challenge #7

Operation CrossGen Challenge #6

OCG Challenge #6

Ask your cross-generational friend: How has my generation helped or hindered you financially? How can my generation, or I personally, be more helpful to you in the area of finances?

Ask your OCG friend. Listen without retort, but seek to understand. You might pick up a cue about an underlying felt-need. Your friend may speak in generalities, but listen for specifics. Ask clarifying questions and be willing to engage in conversation about the topic depending upon your friend’s response.

Share your findings with us here or on our Operation CrossGen Facebook page, where you can ask to join the OCG group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1807754132808636/

Read more on our website: www.entrust4.org/OpCrossGen

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Operation CrossGen Challenge #6

Operation CrossGen challenge #3

How’s it going with your cross generational friend? What have you learned about yourself and your own generation so far? Do you have no idea what we’re talking about here? OK, quick review. Operation CrossGen is a low key, no cost, no obligation opportunity to select someone from a generation other than your own and learn a few things together about each other. A handful of people have “officially” signed up (by saying “I’m in” in the comments section). Join us. Find that person. Let us know you’re in. Here’s your next challenge: find out what qualities in people are important to your friend. Share your findings in the comments section. (To see previous challenges, go to www.entrust4.org/opportunities/operation-crossgen.)
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Operation CrossGen challenge #3