RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER MANUAL 10 DECEMBER 2023

RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER MANUAL 10 DECEMBER 2023 (LESSON 15)

TOPIC: DELEGATING

OPENING PRAYER:

Dear Lord, help me to understand the act and art of delegating in Jesus’ name.

TODAY’S LESSON

Dear Lord, help me to understand the act and art of delegating in Jesus’ name.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 6:1-8

1 Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.

Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.

Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;

but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch,

whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them.

Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.

MEMORY VERSE: Acts 6:3 (NKJV)

“Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business”

INTRODUCTION

To delegate means to assign a job function or task to another with the expectation of getting the desired results.

During Jesus’ earthly ministry, he delegated the evangelistic assignment to His disciples for broader ministerial results (Luke 10:1-2).

The ability to delegate is an important virtue that must be found in every leader whose psyche is to raise new leaders and not to just maintain followers.

TEACHER’S DIARY

LESSON AIM:

To teach the church about the concept of delegation as seen in the scriptures

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:

To teach the church about the concept of delegation as seen in the scriptures.

TEXT REVIEW: Acts 6:1-8

A. In the above texts, the twelve apostles delegated duties to the mentored disciples

i. When the number of the disciples increased then, the Grecian members murmured against their Jewish counterparts that ……………… v1.

ii. The Apostles addressed the teeming disciples that ……….. v2.

iii. ……………………………………………….. v3.

B. The apostles chose to ……………….. v4.

iv. ………………………………………… v5.

v. The group brought them (the chosen) to the apostles who prayed and laid hands on them ……….. v6.

vi. ………………………………………. v7.

vii. ………………………………………… v8.

TEACHING METHOD:

The Lecture Method.

OUTLINES:

1. REASONS FOR DELEGATING

2. CRITERIA FOR DELEGATING

1. REASONS FOR DELEGATING

Some of the reasons for delegating are stated as follows:

i. It is one of the means of raising quality and committed leaders (Luke 10:1, 17).

ii. It allows for an individual’s contribution towards the achievement of the goal of an organisation’s vision advancement (Acts 6:3).

iii. It helps the group leader achieve more. (2 Samuel 18:1-2).

iv. It upholds structures that are created to handle a specific task and check for efficiency (Exodus 36:1).

v. It unveils the strength an organization bears (1 Chronicles 12:1-2).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1:

Students should give additional reasons for delegating.

2. CRITERIA FOR DELEGATING

A. Delegating is a very vital tool in leadership-building as well as the organisation’s success.

B. However, certain criteria must be considered before delegating a task.

Some of these include:

(1)Humility: The leader should know he/she is not “all-sufficient’ (1 Peter 5:5). The follower must also appreciate the privilege of being considered for such a task (James 4:6).

(2) Authority: The leader should release necessary authority to the follower (Matthew 28:18-20).

(3) Willingness: The follower must be willing to take up the task (Isaiah 6:8).

(4) Availability: The follower has to be available to run such a task (2 Samuel 23:15-17).

(5) Qualification: skillfulness and exposure of the follower matters (Exodus 31:2-7).

(6) Reputation: The follower must have a good testimony among others (Acts 6:1-6).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2:

Students should mention additional criteria in delegating.

CONCLUSION: RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER MANUAL 10 DECEMBER 2023

Delegating strategically helps in achieving great success. No one can do everything alone. Leaders should, however, avoid under-delegating and over-delegating.

EVALUATION:

Teachers should ask the students to mention three reasons for delegating.

CLOSING PRAYER:

Father, whenever You need anyone for Your service, count me worthy.

RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER MANUAL 10 DECEMBER 2023 ASSIGNMENT

Give five (5) examples of tasks that Church leaders can delegate (2×5=10 marks)

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