Distinguishing future leaders from the general mass of people challenges nearly every ministry starter. The quicker you can identify, empower, and entrust leadership tasks over to someone besides yourself the better (Tony Steward’s insightful post on releasing expired leaders is worth checking out).
Campus Crusade since it’s inception has done a tremendous job of developing and sending leaders. This ministry funnel encompasses the cumulative thoughts and experiences of many staff.
I’ve divided the funnel into five categories determined primarily by the degree to which they are aligned to the mission, vision, and values of your minsitry. Each of the five categories have a corresponding words that describes both the activity in which they seek to engage (gray) and they activity in which they need to perform in order to grow in alignment (yellow), as well as a rough percentage of the total ministry that the group represents.
I’ve also noted four “Friction Points” that happen at each level of increasing engagement. Click here to read my previous post on ministry friction points.
I’d love your comments, thoughts, questions, and suggestions for improvement, as I hope to do some cool things with this in the future (including a game/learning exercise that any ministry could use).