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 at SFR.

Forerunner 1 curriculum verses: Ephesians 4:1-16

Forerunner 2 curriculum verses: Colossians 3:1-17

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