The Challenge


After hearing about their vision, the next natural step is to invite them into becoming a key volunteer for their university. If the vision casting process goes well, the student will easily know if becoming a Key Volunteer is what God wants them to do right now or not.

Many Catalysts around the world like to use a Student Volunteer Agreement method for challenging a student. In this method, the Catalyst writes down what the role of a Key Volunteer is and also writes down the way that the Catalyst will be helping the Key Volunteer through coaching. Both the student and the Catalyst will then agree to work with each other on those terms and enter into the coaching relationship.

The idea behind this is that the student understands that you will be helping them, if they are willing, to learn the skills required to launch a movement on their campus. The agreement form should have basic skills written out to give a student a general idea of those skills. These would include:

  1. Evangelism
  2. Prayer
  3. Coaching other students
  4. Working toward forming a team of students that want to reach their school

If The Challenge was successful, then the student will understand that you are agreeing to help them fulfill their vision to reach their campus. They understand that you are leaving the responsibility of reaching the campus to them, you are simply agreeing to help them take on that role. You are not agreeing to lead them, their small group, their weekly meeting or anything else. They will be doing all that now.

But what if they say no to The Challenge? No problem, they may not be ready for a role like that yet. Keep exploring, somebody is ready somewhere.

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