A Pattern group is made up of three or four people at KXC who want to contend for breakthrough in each other’s lives.
The goal is to become friends who help each other to be apprentices of Jesus: learning to be with him, become like him and do the things he did. All this is done in the power of the Holy Spirit, who is the transformative presence of Jesus in us.
The groups move through four stages. You can read about them briefly below but they are explained more fully at our training evenings.
Stage one of Pattern is called ‘Story’. It is a chance to look back over the significant moments of your life – the good ones, the painful ones, the disappointing ones, the momentous ones, the confusing ones – that have led to where you are now. It's a space to better understand yourself and how God has been at work in your life, and to build honest, life-shaping relationships.
The second stage is called 'Vision' and is a chance to reflect on how our story – no matter what it contains – is drawn up into a larger story by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. It is a story that is travelling towards a beautiful end, which gives us vision and purpose for our lives today.
Stage three invites you to set about forming patterns of living that shape you, in order that you might shape the world around you.
Following the apprenticeship model of discipleship, you are invited to collectively practice in the month ahead one pattern that helps you all be with Jesus, one that helps you become like him, and one that helps you do the things he did.
The final stage is called ‘Contend’ and is all about prayerfully and practically contending for a move of the Spirit in each other’s lives. This stage puts prayer at the centre of everything, acknowledging that transformation into the likeness of Jesus does not come from our will power but from his power at work in our lives through the Holy Spirit.