Community Leader Interest Form
What is your first name? *

Thanks, {{answer_7155770}}, what is your last name? *

Phone number *

Please provide us with the best number to reach you.
How long have you been attending Emergence? *

Have you previously been a part of an Emergence Community Group? *

Ok, which group(s) were you most recently participating in? *

Are you a covenant member of Emergence? *

(While membership is highly preferred, you do not need to be a covenant member of Emergence to lead a Community)

Please answer yes or no to each of the following 10 questions regarding doctrine:

I believe that the 66 books of the canonical Bible are the Holy, inspired Word of God, and that they are the infallible final authority of faith and life. *

I believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. *

I believe in the virgin birth of Christ, and that Jesus is both truly God and Man. *

I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and that with His shed blood, He obtained for me an eternal redemption that I could not earn of my own accord. *

I believe that the crucified body of Jesus Christ was resurrected, and that Jesus is now ascended into Heaven where He sits as my Lord, high priest and advocate. *

I believe that the inherent condition of mankind is, at its best, totally depraved and in need of regeneration. *

I believe that salvation is the free gift of God, apart from works, and is permanently possessed by all who have received Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. *

I believe that the Holy Spirit is the divine third person of the Trinity, and that He indwells all believers. I believe that baptism of the Holy Spirit is the sovereign work of God that occurs at the moment of conversion, whereby the Holy Spirit places the believer into the body of Christ. *

I believe in the personal, imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ. *

I believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. *

If asked to lead an Emergence Community, will you agree to lead and shepherd your Community Group towards Jesus Christ and not be divisive over any second-handed issues? *

Are you planning to have a co-leader? *

Great! What is the name of your co-leader? *

If you plan to lead with multiple co-leaders, please list all.
Do you have an idea of where you would like your Community to meet? *

Where is that location? *

(Please provide an address if available)
Are you planning to lead a sermon-based Community? *

Most Communities at Emergence are sermon-based, with supplementary discussion questions and videos provided each week. We encourage this model for a number of reasons:

1.) It unifies the church as we collectively study one book of the bible together.
2.) It creates a common ground for conversation, regardless of who you are.
3.) The only preparation needed to participate is to attend a worship service.
4.) It does not demand hours of weekly exegetical bible study from the group leader, but rather allows us to sit under Pastor Ryan's teaching.
5.) It helps to practically connect the truths of God's word to our everyday lives.

Ok, then, what would be content matter of your group? *

Are you willing to host your group for a full 8-10 week season? *

We have three separate "Community Seasons" in which our Communities meet:

Season One: October - Mid December
Season Two: January - Mid March
Season Three: 8-10 weeks following Easter
Why not? *

Will your group meet every week? *

Keep in mind that most participants of Emergence seek groups that meet every week for the full 8-10 week season.

Do you know when you would like your Community to meet? *

Ok, which day? *

What time will your group meet? *

Who is your group for? *

Is there anything else you would like people to know about your potential Community? *

For instance, will you be providing childcare, serving dinner, or have pets that could pose an issue?
Emergence uses an online communications platform known as Realm to facilitate networking and fellowship throughout our church and is the primary means of communicating vital information to our members in regards to news, events, announcements, and the like.

Do you currently have an account on Realm? *

How comfortable are you with navigating Realm? *

As a potential group leader, it is imperative that you understand how Realm works, and can navigate it effectively for both you and your group as a whole.

We ask that all of our Group leaders actively contribute and facilitate Realm communications for their group by:

- Stimulating conversation topics
- Keeping active in prayer for one another
- Encouraging participation on Realm
- Recording attendance to weekly meetings

As a potential leader, will you agree to take on these responsibilities for your group? *

As a potential leader, you will need to familiarize yourself with Realm to better minister to your Community. This will include creating your own account and being trained on how to efficiently manage your Community group from within Realm.

Are you willing to be trained on the City and take on the responsibility of facilitating communications and fellowship for your group? *

At Emergence, Community leaders have the responsibility to help shepherd their groups by actively contributing and facilitating communication and fellowship through Realm. This includes:

- Stimulating conversation topics
- Keeping active in prayer for one another
- Encouraging participation on Realm
- Recording attendance to weekly meetings

Do you have any additional questions or comments for us? *

Thank you for your interest in leading an Emergence Community, {{answer_7155770}}! A representative from our Communities team will be in contact with you soon.

As a great next step, we would recommend clicking the button below to join us on Realm and stay in the loop with everything happening at Emergence!
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Being that you have not previously participated in an Emergence Community, we cannot offer you a position of leadership at this time. We would recommend plugging into a Community Group in your area and being an active part of what God is doing all over north Jersey through the biblical faith and fellowship of His church.

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