|Tonnie Schalk Holding Her Network Textbook|
Network Participant's Guide: The Right People, in the Right Places, for the Right Reasons, at the Right Time is the text used for the course. In this first session, the theme of "Imagine a Church . . " where each individual makes a "unique contribution . . . [for] a kingdom difference for eternity" (19). With Bible verses as references, participants learned the why and how of serving. In addition, the theme "The Purpose of Gifts" was covered in this initial session. Here, the terms of dependence, independence, and God's calling us to be interdependent were defined and discussed in both small and large groups allowing more connections amongst class participants. Finally, as a class, twenty-three Spiritual Gifts were defined and their contributions to the church discussed. With a closing prayer, we were sent on our way with our homework assignment thrilled with the day's discoveries and what our spiritual future may hold.