by Wally Martinson, Mission
It would be easiest if we could sit down with a champion, figure out where they are and where they need to go, chart their course and send them on their way. But relationships aren’t linear like that, and growth isn’t linear like that either. Instead, I think of champion development as a process … or cycle.
Let’s look at a simple 3 point cycle for how to know … and grow … your champions:
- Discover — This is where we figure out what God has already been doing in this person’s life, what passion/burden they have in this cause, and begin to uncover what God might want FOR them by bringing them to this cause.
- Discern — With your champion, determine the way forward, identifying next steps with the champion, including non-cash next steps in the areas of praying, serving and sharing.
- Do — Execute the plan to invite and encourage specific steps, follow up, create some accountability.
Encourage your Board, Staff and current Champions to have these conversations with your current donors … and you will be taking a big next step to making your cause a movement!