I recently received this “vision” statement from an adult in our ministry. He’s passionate about raising a generation of students and the following is his plan for mentoring a group of guys starting in January. You can follow this guy and more of his vision on Twitter (@sidekickceo).
I will be meeting with a group of guys again in January as well and will be modifying this plan. Feel free to use as well. Some of it you will have to contextualize in your setting (such as local mission trip, overnight retreat location).
Vision: A group of 8-12 High School guys (9th-11th) hanging out as with a mentor once a month to challenge each other to become more influential leaders and to awaken each other to potential never before realized.
Mission: To make disciples who make disciples who make disciples . . .
Location: The Tillman’s Basement
1. Monthly 3-hour meetings for 12 months that include the following:
a. Eat – Guy stuff like Chili, Burgers, Pizza, Wings, etc. with a different theme each month
b. Chill – Play video games, talk about the week, watch Sportscenter
c. Study – Live Like Kings curriculum studying the successes and failures of OT kings, ultimately magnifying Jesus as the only leadership figure whose approval of us has any value.
i. King Saul
ii. King David
iii. King Solomon
iv. King Jehosaphat
v. King Josiah
vi. King Hezekiah
vii. – xii. King Jesus
d. Interact – Discuss study, fighter verses, message of the month, talk about successes and failures from the past week and how we can improve on them.
e. Pray – Specifically for who we can impact for Christ, how we can serve the Football team & School, what God has planned for our futures, sin we are struggling with.
2. Daily Fighter Verses via Text or Twitter
3. Weekly Blog w/ Discussion at twelvefraternity.com
4. Message of the Month
I will pick out a message each month and provide it on CD for everyone at each meeting.
5. Two Books
Each group member will be responsible for reading two books throughout the process.
6. Two Local Mission Trips
a. Trip 1: Church on the Street – Purpose is to foster an awareness and love for the “least of these”
b. Trip 2: Upward Basketball in Clarkston – Purpose is to demonstrate that God’s calling on us for ministry is likely at the very heart of passions that may seem unrelated.
7. One Road Trip to Birmingham (The Basement)
8. One overnight retreat – Charlotte, NC
– Nascar Speedpark
– Whitewater Rafting
– Elevation Church
9. Quarterly One on One breakfast for personal advice and evaluation.
10. Final one on one evaluation and written expression of leader’s potential in Christ.
Monday, January 18th – First Meeting
Monday, February 22nd
Monday, March 18th
Monday, April 19th
Monday, May 17th
Monday, June 21st
Monday, July 19th
Monday, August 23rd
Monday, September 20th
Monday, October 18th
Monday, November 15th
Friday, December 17th