Identifying Those Around You

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Discover the “Faithful, Accessible, and Teachable” guideline to help you identify those who seem receptive to leadership development as well as one-on-one discipleship.

Proverbs 9:9 “Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning”. Leadership development simply put is identifying, developing and empowering the people around you, each will be broken down 3 simple short series. The first of this short 3-part series is identifying those around you and how to help them move one step closer to Christ.

We want to help you discover the “Faithful, Accessible, and Teachable” guideline to help you identify those who seem receptive to leadership development as well as one-on-one discipleship.

At first this may seem difficult but in reality it is fairly simple. The question is then, how do you know when someone is ready for leadership development? There is a simple acronym to help you identify leadership potential in your small group. FAT; faithful, accessible, and teachable. Asking if is this person is, FAT, will help you identify if someone is ready for leadership development.

F: Faithful

Is this person faithful to The Church LV, to your group. Do you see someone who is committed to making sure people are set up to experience life change.

A: Accessible

Is this person capable of being reached, being influenced, being understood, or being used. Are they easy to communicate or deal with. Also we would consider is this person someone we like to be around and would say they are accessible.

T: Teachable

As you bring them alongside you, ask them to pray over your small group, contact your small group and/or even lead the small group. Do they listen and accept what you are trying to show them. This is important because we are all learning something everyday, therefore we all must display a teachable attitude

People that we identify that are that faithful, accessible, and teachable are ones who are open and receptive to one-on-one discipleship. We can observe how they handle a small responsibility, whether they follow through on simple commitments, like a promise to attend a meeting, serve on teams, and if they are open to suggestions and Godly instruction. So as you begin to identify leaders and future hosts in your small groups, ask yourself this question, are they FAT, faithful, accessible and teachable?

Make sure to check in on the second installment of this three-part series on developing those around you. Thank you for taking this time to read through this, we are better together and it is an honor to serve alongside you.

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