- Use the stock version of “The Pursuit” on your partner page to train up a first wave of disciple-makers, whether staff or key volunteers. Look for people who are teachable and willing to use the tool.
- Next, customize “The Pursuit” on your page if needed, getting feedback from your first wave to help contextualize it for your region.
- Schedule and plan a training workshop and invite the “second wave” of mentors to attend. Try to include small group leaders, men, women, couples, and students.
- Once you’ve trained a large enough pipeline of mentors, you can begin making mentoring a part of your broader public ministry. Talk about mentoring from the pulpit and start planning events – all with the goal of creating handoffs.
Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
See Also: Partners