How to Coach Your Champions Corporately, Step II: Assign Your Group a Month of Scripture Study on the Cause

We’re working step-by-step through how to convert your individually-focused fundraising/development function into a corporate coaching process. Ready for the second step?

Give each of these 20 to 30 champions you identified in our previous post a month-long assignment to Search The Scripture in order to determine how God performs your ministry’s cause–or “Work of Mercy”–on them, as well as what explicit guidance he gives them on how to mirror this specific form of his mercy to the world.

In collaboration with Larry Lloyd and our pals from the Memphis Leadership Foundation we’ve drawn up an example for ABC Mission, a (fictitious…we hope) homeless shelter in Memphis, and how they might go about doing this with their champions.

Just click to download the Sample Scripture Search Worksheet.

Note that the worksheet contains answers written in from a particular champion (likely Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert given the font the champion used here…)

In the sample, pay particular attention to the questions that follow each of the verses on the worksheet.  It’s extremely important to give your champions clear guidance in how to study the Scripture in relation to your particular cause/Work of Mercy. This is not free-form Bible study. It’s prayerful study designed to help your champions grow in (1) receiving God’s mercy in a particular cause area, and (2) passing that specific mercy on to others as a way of glorifying God’s name and highlighting his generosity.

And for this reason, a worksheet can only be the beginning. Use the downloadable sample above to develop your own version, and then let’s talk in our next post about your role as a coach in guiding each of the participants through the process.

Special thanks to .W’s Jesse Medina and Memphis Leadership Foundation’s Larry Lloyd for lifting the barge and toting the bale with me to make this mini-series possible!

About Pastor Foley

The Reverend Dr. Eric Foley is CEO and Co-Founder, with his wife Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, of Voice of the Martyrs Korea, supporting the work of persecuted Christians in North Korea and around the world and spreading their discipleship practices worldwide. He is the former International Ambassador for the International Christian Association, the global fellowship of Voice of the Martyrs sister ministries. Pastor Foley is a much sought after speaker, analyst, and project consultant on the North Korean underground church, North Korean defectors, and underground church discipleship. He and Dr. Foley oversee a far-flung staff across Asia that is working to help North Koreans and Christians everywhere grow to fullness in Christ. He earned the Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio.
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2 Responses to How to Coach Your Champions Corporately, Step II: Assign Your Group a Month of Scripture Study on the Cause

  1. Kelly says:

    We’re doing a Lenten Prayer Challenge for our champions- with a focus for each week leading up to Easter (government, local church, etc). We’ll have devotional prompts to get them thinking and praying about how missions is at the heart of Easter- “for God so loved the WORLD that He gave…” Excited to see how it goes!

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