#1. Video: Week #5 Homework Overview (5min)

Watch the homework overview video: http://www.realmanschool.com/go/week5-hw

#2. Bible: 1 Corinthians 12 & 13 (15min)

Read 1 Corinthians 12 & 13, 1-3 times. Pray. Journal your thoughts, observations, questions, etc. Pray more.

Journal: How have you been gifted by God? How does it feel to be uniquely created and gifted by God? Do you idolize your or other people’s gifts? What is the purpose of spiritual gifts? Do you love well? Is there anything you need to repent of (examples: being lazy, not loving well, hurting others, not valuing or serving the church, using gifts for your glory instead of God’s, etc). How do you need to GROW UP? What childish things do you need to put away? How do you desire to know God more intimately?

#3. Assessment: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (15min)

Complete the free abbreviated personality assessment at the website above. Record the letters (e.g.: ENTP, ISFJ, etc. AND the percentages below). Print your results. Click on the links to further explore your personality type.

My Personality Type (4 Letters, e.g.: ENTP, ISFJ):   _______   _______   _______   _______  

Read more about your personality type: http://www.realmanschool.com/go/myers-briggs-types

Journal: What does this say about you? Do you agree or disagree? Why? If you are married, ask your wife to take the assessment and discuss your results with each other. How can knowing this about the people in your life help you relate with others better? How can you share this with others so they can relate / connect with you better?

#4. Assessment: Spiritual Gifts Inventory (15min)

Take one or both of the following assessments: 

Assessment #1: http://www.realmanschool.com/go/gifts-inventory
Descriptions: http://www.realmanschool.com/go/gifts-inventory-descriptions 

NOTE: some of these gifts may seem odd … this is simply intended to start a conversation.

Assessment #2http://www.realmanschool.com/go/gifts-inventory-2-descriptions
Description: http://www.realmanschool.com/go/gifts-inventory-2-descriptions

Go to the website above and complete the Spiritual Gifts Inventory assessment. Print your results. You have been uniquely created by God. Isn’t that amazing? You have been blessed with gifts to serve God and others. This assessment is intended to START a conversation with yourself and others. Ideally, people in your life will identify, encourage, and affirm your gifts. Share your results with people who know and care about you. Ask for feedback.

My Top 3 Spiritual Gifts

1. __________________________________________
2. __________________________________________
3. __________________________________________

IDEA: If you are married or have a girlfriend… encourage your significant other to also complete the assessments. Discuss!

Journal: How does it feel to be gifted by GOD!!?! How can you use your gifts to serve God & others? How can you use your gifts to serve your church? What do you need to do right now?

#5. Video: The Mentor Myth (10min)

In this video, Pastor Mark Driscoll discusses the “Mentor Myth” and the value of having a “bullpen” of mentors.

In order to access this video, use the Resurgence username / password you created during Week #1.

NOTE: We understand some of you had difficulty with this, so we created a quick video walkthrough. Please let us know if you have trouble, we will help as we are able.

#6. Survey: Who Am I? (10min)

This survey allows us to learn more about the skills and personalities of the all men. You will receive a copy of this in your email so you have it for later access.

#7. Sermon: Real with Others by Matt Brown (40min)

How does the idea of living an authentic life challenge you?

#8. Gather with Your Group & Plan Service Project (??min)

This should be easy enough… gather with the men in your group during the week. Spend time getting to know each other. Discuss and plan your group service project.


Extra Credit

Book & Assessment: Strengths Finder 2.0

Purchase this book: Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath and complete the assessment. This is a GREAT tool for learning more about your core God-given default strengths. Cost @ Amazon = ~$14.

Assessment: The Big Five Personality Test

Complete this assessment, review the results, and record the percentages below:

Openness to Experience __________
Conscientiousness __________
Extraversion __________
Agreeableness __________
Neuroticism __________

Video: Culture in the Church vs. Church in the Culture

Pastor Perry Noble and Mark Driscoll discuss issues about how issues related to rejecting, redeeming, or receiving culture in context of the Church gathering.