Ages 16 and 17 are key ages in the process of discovering our
personal identity. Natural separations begin between child and
parent as we begin to explore our individuality. Our culture
strongly encourages this process by placing such a strong emphasis
on ‘self’ awareness.
At SFR, we believe this that the discovery of our individual
identity is directly tied to the discovery of the person of Jesus
Christ. In other words, we can only discover ‘who we are’ after we
have discovered ‘who He is’. This is modeled in Matthew 16:13-19
when Jesus identifies Peter as ‘the rock’ only after Peter
identifies Jesus as ‘the Christ’.
So our leadership training is
heavily grounded in the discovery of Jesus Christ and the model he
gave us as a servant leader. There is nothing like serving others to
reveal our true identity and character.
25 Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers of
the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise
authority over them.
26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you
must be your servant,
27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—
This idea of leading by serving is the foundation that we build upon
Forerunner 1 curriculum verses: Ephesians 4:1-16
Forerunner 2 curriculum verses: Colossians 3:1-17