In Good to Great, Jim Collins introduced us to the flywheel effect. Picture a heavy wheel you are trying to rotate. Beginning with maximum effort, you get the flywheel to make one complete rotation. Finally, with momentum taking over, the speed of the rotation increases without additional effort from you. In 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell referred to this momentum, or Big MO as he called it, as “the leader’s best friend.”
Whether launching your ninth Radical Mentoring group or your first, it takes a little momentum to really get the ball rolling. Casting vision, recruiting mentors and mentees, establishing groups, and choosing or updating your mentoring track can all require some heavy lifting in the early stages.
But once you’re up and going, the stories, the relationships, and the intentional process begin to create momentum and propel your group towards authentic community and life transformation. We’ve seen it time and time again! Just as Jim Collins wanted to help companies go from good to great, we want to help the men in your community and at your church move from “the good life” to “life to the full,” as Jesus said in John 10:10b.
The resources below will help you move towards launching (or relaunching) Radical Mentoring groups. And the best resource we can provide is our team and coaching – don’t ever hesitate to reach out; we are here to serve!
Trey Brush is one of our Mentoring Guides. He’s worked with Radical Mentoring for 5+ years, guiding churches of all shapes and sizes to figure out the best way to launch mentoring groups in their context. If you’re thinking about launching a group or want to know your best next step, Trey is your guy.
Radical Mentoring can work in just about any context, but that doesn’t mean it’s foolproof. In this article, RM Mentoring Guide Trey Brush shares five things he’s learned while helping churches launch mentoring groups. Consider these lessons from the front row.
As you think about launching Radical Mentoring, consider co-mentoring, where two mentors co-lead a group together. This can alleviate some of the pressure on the mentor and provide a different perspective. This mentor training video explores how this idea can work.
In this episode of The Flourishing Culture Podcast, our friend Robby Angle discusses five things leaders can do to create high trust groups. This is a great listen as you begin a mentoring season because one of the first things you have to do is build trust in your group.
ACTIVATE THE MEN IN YOUR CHURCH
Small group mentoring can help you engage your men, build your core group of leaders, and transform your church. Our free resources equip you with all the tools you need to launch a sustainable mentoring program.