You’ve probably seen this Journey Grid before. It’s a construct that helps us understand where someone is on their spiritual journey. The X-axis shows the Scale of Belief and the Y-axis the level of benefit they’ve received from Cru. You know someone in every audience.
Most of us tend to focus our work on the C, D, G, and H audiences. But if you are like me, you often wonder how we could do more with those who would assign themselves to the lower and left parts of the grid.
I’ve come to realize that the answer isn’t what could I do, but, rather, what could we do?
We actually have a team in Cru who specifically thinks about helping us help others progress to where they want to go spiritually. It is called our Cru Concierge. I can see skepticism right now as you’re reading these words! But, here is how Ryan McReynolds, Campus Ministry Director of Marketing, describes the work of our concierge.
Our Coaching Center team received the names of over 3500 Christians this year who attended a partnering organization’s events. We worked hard to try to find those interested in starting a movement on their campus. We were specifically looking for K’s to become L’s and H’s. And we found some. But after we did our initial pass, we forwarded the lists to the Concierge. In their “very personal way” they were able to surface dozens more interested folks. And that was during April, the worst month of the year to do this!
Our Concierge uses some simple surveys and tools with a proven track record in providing spiritual input and benefit for others. And if you are using MissionHub, you already have a huge start in being able to provide continued spiritual value to those who might have “slipped though the cracks”.
Does this sound compelling to you? Maybe you are a mom looking for a way to impact students. Or maybe you want to be a better Guide to help more students in their spiritual journeys. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Previous Coaching Tips
- Andy Stanley’s Looking for the Uniquely Better.
- Beginning the Year Checklist.
- A tension: Only the interested or every person?
- Next Steps with the Each and the Every.
- Can Incoming Freshmen Launch?
- Caring for our People.
- The Network Map.
- The First Coaching Call.
- Collaborative Discipleship.
- Developing Leaders with Different Personalities.
- Two Simple Leadership Development Constructs.
- How to Finish When You Can’t See the Finish Line.
- Uh oh! Now what?
- Key Volunteer Challenge.
- Launch Week Side Benefits.
- A Launch Trip Offers Team Benefits.
- Advent Devotionals.
- December Checklist.
- Mention Spring Break Opportunities Now.
- Gap Year.
- Engaging Spiritually with Friends and Family Over Break.
- Prayer, Evangelism, Biblical Content, and Community. Parts 1 & 2.
- Students learning from other student leaders.
- Removing Hurdles to Volunteer Involvement.
- Ministry as microcosm or ecosystem?
- Articulating vision.
- “Can I get in on this?”
- Ministry even on snow days.
- A 2000 voice virtual choir.
- The “traffic light rule”.
- “I Can Only Imagine” opportunity.
- Believing that God is already at work.
- Juggling in April.
- A Volunteer Leading in Hawai’i.
- Passing the Baton.
- Sending Seniors Well.
- Summer Growth Options.
- A “review” session before the final.
- Filling possible leadership holes.