How do Roundtables work?
The Transforming Essex core team intend to facilitate as many gathering points and networking opportunities as possible, to allow you to find people with a similar vision or heart to join a round table.
One or two people will be needed to lead or facilitate the roundtable.
We will publish information about active roundtables as needed and give you a contact point in the Core Team to explore the possibility of joining a roundtable further.
We believe God has spoken to us specifically about establishing a culture. It’s this loved-based culture that will transform the county, not lots of people being ‘busy’.
Therefore one of the primary tasks of any roundtable is to make sure every member is establishing this culture not only in their own lives, but in the context of the community and action of the roundtable.
Our culture is:
The five C's
The roundtables need to be connected to one another, so that we can encourage and champion one another. We also feel it’s important to be able to keep a track of what God is doing across the county. The five C’s facilitate the communication and empowerment we need.
*The Communication Chain
At this foundational stage, it’s important for each first generation roundtable to have a ‘point person’ on the core team, for the purposes of communication. This might be for support and encouragement, but it is also to facilitate the sharing of good news and activity of the roundtable. Having this information means we can ALL celebrate one another, and we can track the difference we are making.
It is expected that most roundtables will ‘spawn’ other roundtables. For example the current intercessors roundtable might generate a few regional intercessors groups in different parts of Essex. Where this happens, the core team point person will still connect with the leader of the 1st generation roundtable, but it is expected the leader of the 1st gen roundtable would be the connection and communication point for the new table(s), communicating with both the leader of the 2nd gen roundtable, and their point person on the core team. If a 2nd gen roundtable then spawns a 3rd the leader of the 2nd gen roundtable becomes the connection point between the 1st gen table and so on…