The Capable Man: Session 3
The FivestarMan Matrix
2 Timothy 2:1-2
You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
Paul instructed Timothy to echo his teaching through a 3-generational matrix.
Relationships have a generational depth of three generations—for an example, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Most of us did not enjoy a relationship with our great-grandfather. Proverbs says that a righteous man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.
Now, in our application the matrix is built on the principle of 3-generational relationships.
FivestarMan 300 works through the protocol of authority within a 3-generational matrix.
The organizational matrix looks good on paper, but it comes alive through the 300 Leadership Training.
Your pastor is the Lead. Honoring the protocol of authority, we work through him, not around him. The Lead Pastor may or may not select a Key Leader, someone who might be traditionally thought of as the men’s leader, or he may be the associate pastor who works directly with him. In either case, authority flows through his leadership.
He has selected capable men to engage and lead other men, approximately 10 men. The 10 men are typically already within the church awaiting leadership and strategy.
Here’s where we come in. Our mission is to coach and empower you through your pastor. Our authority to speak into your life only comes through him.
You will engage at least 10 men each. We will train you to coach, to speak to the five purposes of the FivestarMan. As Paul said, *“the things you have heard me say”* are to be entrusted to capable men.
Now, this is the exciting part. Not only do you get to engage and empower men, but the men that you meet in the huddle will be encouraged to echo the message to their sphere of influence.
A FivestarMan (every man) has a relationship ratio of 1-to-5, meaning that he is influencing at least five men (family, friends, co-workers). As you encourage the men, they will gain understanding of the five purposes and begin to passionately pursue authentic manhood.
A harvest of men are within proximity of your influence, yet up until now we haven’t had a strategy to reach them. The men that you engage will echo the teaching of being a FivestarMan to their sphere of influence. It happens naturally. It becomes a part of who they are so the message begins to resonate with everyone around them.
We’ve tested and have seen this work in small churches and in mega-churches. The average church (120 people) will likely gain at least 10 men within a year of working the FivestarMan 300 strategy.
Most churches have been very successful in reaching women; however, few realize that when a woman comes to the church, you will reach her family only 17 percent of the time.
When a church reaches a man, you will win his family over 90 percent of the time.
This matrix is more than a graph on paper—it is a structure and strategy that comes alive when you provide the relationships.