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!
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!
Great to hear from you, Kelly–do us a favor and post an update here in 40 days to let us know how it went!