RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 24 APRIL 2022
LESSON THIRTY FOUR (34)
SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN
1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
O how I love Thee well,
I am happy, it makes me glad
To rejoice at Thy birth.
2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Thy friend friendship suits me well,
Both young and will sing Thy song,
We long for Sunday School.
3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.
4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee
5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Though the sun be so bright,
Or if the clouds be black with rain,
I’ll be in Sunday School.
6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?
Today’s devotional: Open Heaven 24 April 2022
Powerful Declarations: Powerful Declarations For Today 24 April 2022
Today’s Prayer Points: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 24 April 2022
OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to maximise my potentials wherever I find myself.
BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 30:25-34
And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.
And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.
And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.
And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.
For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?
And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:
I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.
MEMORY VERSE: “So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?” Nehemiah 6:3.
INTRODUCTION: There are many possible situations where a potential entrepreneur does not get a chance to establish or fund his or her own business and has to work in an established organisation. In this case he/she is referred to as an ‘Intrapreneur’ i.e. an entrepreneur within an organisation.
TEXT REVIEW: Genesis 30:25-34.
In this passage we have an example of Jacob as an intrapreneur under Laban the entrepreneur
A. Jacob told Laban of His decision to go back to his homeland. V25.
B. Jacob demanded for his children and wives as part of his wages for working for Laban. V26.
C. Laban said he noticed that God……….V27.
E. Jacob’s service to Laban led to the following:
i. Laban’s flock grew and was well taken care of by Jacob. V29.
ii. The flock…………………………………………V30a.
iii. The Lord……………………………………………………V30b.
F. In response to Laban’s question, Jacob told Laban what he wanted as his wages, mention them ……………………………………………….Vs 31-33.
G. Laban agreed with the terms and condition given to him by Jacob. V34.
1. DESCRIPTION OF AN INTRAPRENEUR
2. CHARACTERISTICS AND BENEFITS OF INTRAPRENEURSHIP
LESSON OUTLINE 1. DESCRIPTION OF AN INTRAPRENEUR
Teacher should allow students to discuss their views about intrapreneurship and guide the class through the following:
A. Who is an intrapreneur?
i. Intrapreneurs are usually employees within a company who are assigned to work on a special idea or project and they are instructed to develop the project like an entrepreneur would.
ii. Intrapreneurs usually have the resources and capabilities of the company at their disposal.
iii. An intrapreneur is an inside entrepreneur, or an entrepreneur within a large company who uses entrepreneurial skills without incurring the risk associated with those activities.
iv. They are also entrepreneurs because they do not share the typical “employer employee” relationship with their bosses; instead, they operate just as collaborators and are treated as visionaries in the organisation.
B. Who is a Christian intrapreneur?
i. A Christian intrapreneur is therefore a self-motivated, proactive, and result-oriented believer who takes the initiative to pursue an innovative product or service within an organisation manifesting the characters of Jesus Christ.
C. What is the difference between an entrepreneur and intrapreneur?
i. An entrepreneur differs from an intrapreneur in that an entrepreneur enters a venture through a start-up model of business and tries to establish it. This is done while taking risks of bringing together the factors of production to address a cause and making a profit out of it at the same time.
ii. While an intrapreneur works within an existing organisation to pursue the exploitation of business opportunities, probably because the intrapreneur does not have the required business capital, infrastructure or clear direction.
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Class should mention examples of people who operate as intrapreneurs within their local environment.
LESSON OUTLINE 2.CHARACTERISTICS AND BENEFITS OF INTRAPRENEURSHIP
A. Characteristics of an Intrapreneur.
i. Intrapreneurs are self-motivated, proactive and result-oriented people who take the initiative to pursue an innovative product or service.
ii. They are able to resolve specific issues such as increasing productivity or cutting costs. This requires a high level of skills namely leadership skills and thinking outside the box; directly applicable to the assignment.
iii. An intrapreneur also takes risks and drives innovation within a business to better serve the market through increased goods and services.
iv. A successful intrapreneur is comfortable being uncomfortable while testing his or her ideas until achieving the desired results.
v. He or she is also able to interpret trends in the marketplace and visualise how the company needs to evolve to stay ahead of its competitors.
vi. He or she conducts himself in a highly ethical manner putting his personal emotions aside and acts with objectivity by doing what is right.
vii. An Intrapreneur recognises and encourages others for their involvement and contributions.
viii. Intrapreneurs are constant learners.
B. Benefits of Intrapreneurship.
The benefits of being an intrapreneur are numerous to both the individual and the organisation.
i. Intrapreneurship creates an entrepreneurial environment by allowing employees to use their entrepreneurial skills for the benefit of both the company and the employee.
ii. Intrapreneurs are tasked with using the company’s resources, while entrepreneurs use their own.
iii. It gives employees the freedom to experiment, as well as the potential for growth within an organization.
iv. Intrapreneurship fosters autonomy and independence, while attempting to find the best resolution. For example, intrapreneurship may require an employee to research and recommend a more efficient workflow chart to a company’s brand within a target group or implement a way to benefit company’s culture.
C. It is important for employers to recognise these employees. By not promoting intrapreneurship or recognising employees who demonstrate an intrapreneurial spirit can be detrimental to a brand or company.
D. Employers who encourage intrapreneurship stand to benefit because it leads to the success of the department or the company as a whole. This is because:
i. Keeping these employees can lead to innovation and growth.
ii. Companies that don’t promote them may lose intrapreneurs to other companies, or they may end up working for themselves.
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Student should discuss how they can improve their skills as intrapreneurs.
SUMMARY: An intrapreneur is an entrepreneur within an organisation who is proactive and result oriented working for the benefits of both the organisation and himself.
CONCLUSION: Intrapreneurship is one step toward entrepreneurship. Intrapreneurs may use what they have learned as part of an organisation’s team to create their own company and reap the benefits of their hard work rather than letting another organisation profit from their ideas.
EVALUATION: Teacher should ask students to mention the characteristics of an intrapreneur.
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, help me to put my skills to use as an intrapreneur.
ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) challenges of being an intrapreneur.