spurring one another one toward love & good deeds
Knowledge - Awareness - Intentionality - Obedience
For those of us who find practical tools useful in accomplishing things and moreover boosting your spiritual livelihood, KAIO could change your life. The system focuses on accountability and action with what God has for you on a weekly basis.
Rather than "over-spiritualizing" things or simply going through the motions, Pastor Adam Bower has developed a tool, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to escalate old-fashioned obedience in the modern American Church. He calls it KAIO.
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
KAIO basically seeks to put the above verse into action, and the many others that promote encouraging, edifying and exhorting the church body. Meeting once a week with a buddy and a larger group, each member will be provoked to answer the following five questions and be accountable to the answers:
1. Were you obedient with what God commissioned you to do last week?
2. Do you need to confess any disobedience in that?
3. What was the fruit or testimony that sprung from your obedience?
4. What does He have for you this week?
5. Is it biblical?
The Bowtie Vision:
There is plenty of knowledge in the Church, enough to puff us up in fact, but the region where awareness and intentionality meet is the catalyst for knowledge being converted into obedience. The graphic below illustrates a vision that came to Pastor Adam Bower, where 'knowledge' and 'obedience' were connected through 'awareness' and 'intentionality.' It's through this filter where knowledge is actually propagated and fulfilled.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-20)
1- Intentional Preparation - Pray about what God wants you to do specifically next week and for any prophetic words to share with other group members.
2- Vision - The leader will share the KAIO vision at the beginning of each meeting, which is basically to spur each other on toward love and good deeds. This will serve as a reminder of why you're meeting.
3- Partner up and share - With your accountability buddy, run through the five questions above.
4- Come together and share testimony - Reconvene as a larger group and share testimonies and results from a week of obedience.
5- Ministering to one another - As a larger group, share the prophetic words that you received from a week of intercession for the other members in the group.
A- Pick a buddy - Partnering up on a weekly basis and having one accountability partner is essential to an effective KAIO group. Live by the rule of the thumb that you should never leave a buddy behind, i.e. you should never go a week without touching base with him/her.
B- Form a group- An ideal group should range from 8 to 16 members. Remember, you'll be interceding for each group member throughout the week, so try to avoid a huge group.
Changing the face of the small group:
Many times the "small group" model is centered around the collection of knowledge and know-how but lacks action and obedience. KAIO is a tool that funnels knowledge into obedience, which in turn generates testimony, and a healthy church is full of testimony!