Samson | Session 0 | Introduction

We would like to honour you for putting your hand up to tackle the Samson Course with 106 other men from different corners of South Africa.

May the Lord Bless you and the Holy Spirit guide and teach you in the next few weeks. Remember to enjoy these moments.

If you are unsure about anything, please feel free to ask! If you want to connect with us, please mail us on lcf@mensministry.co.za

Check out the video below to help you understand how to participate in the Samson Course.

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To make your upcoming first online chat a bit easier, we have prepared a few ideas for you to share with your group.

Your Group leader will ask you to introduce yourself and tell the other men a bit about yourself and what has been going on in your life the past few months. Below is a guideline to help you prepare for this. 

1. Be sure to keep your introduction short 2 to 3 min max, as to make sure the other men also get a chance to speak.

2. Tell then your name and surname. Where are you from? Are you new to LCF?

3. Are you married, do you have children? What’s their names or ages? Is your wife maybe doing the Without Rival course in the Women’s Ministry at LCF? 

4. What do you do for a living? Are you happy in your current career. Is there maybe something else you are aspiring to do.

5. How has Covid-19 impacted your life, career, home situation so far? Is everyone you know healthy?

6. Is there something you are looking forward to when Covid-19 is not a threat anymore – Like swimming in the sea 😉

7. Do you have a hobby? Have you been practicing it?

8. What do like to do when you relax?

9. Why did you enroll for the Samson Course? And what may be your expectations during the next 6 weeks?

10. Is there anything you need prayer for? 

 

  • Connect with your group and group leader on WhatsApp. Say hi – confirm that you understand what to do next.
  • Make sure you know what online meeting application you are going to use as a group – your group leader will be able to give you this information.
  • Make sure you have Session 1 Zoom or MS Teams discussion link and chat password for next weeks chat. Get this from your LCF Group Leader.
  • Make sure you have Zoom or MS Teams application installed on your computer or as a App on your phone. Make sure your free account is active. Maybe do a test Zoom or MS Teams before the main chat to ensure your mic and camera is working.
  • If you are active in a Friday Morning LCF Mens Group, make sure that you are ready at 5:45 am to follow instructions from your group leader. There is a 40 min time limit for online discussions, but if possible you can go on for longer if needed.
  • If you are active in a Monday Night LCF Mens Group, make sure that you are ready at 6:30 pm to follow instructions from your group leader. There is a 40 min time limit for online discussions, but if possible you can go on for longer if needed.
  • Only the discussion of the week’s session, prayer and chat will take place via Zoom or MS Teams. You need to watch and do the lesson before you connect online.
  • If unsure, please feel free to ask.
  • Please remember to bring your notes to the chat.
  • Come prepared, make time!

Use good online and LCF etiquette:

Mute your Zoom or MS Teams when not chatting. (NB)

Give other men a chance to chat.

Put you hand up when you would like to say something. Make sure you are unmuted when you chat.

Help others and be patient – it may be their first Zoom or MS Teams Chat.

Be polite. Do not criticize. Do not force your opinions. Respect each other.

Try not to sit and eat or have the rest of your family or co-workers in thebackground listening in.

You are welcome to bring a cup or two of coffee to the meeting.

Do not talk outside the group – mutual respect builds strong friendships and good character.

Come prepared & expectant – especially spiritually. Let the Holy Spirit work!

Pray, Pray, Pray