PASTOR & KEY LEADER SESSION 9
The Qualities of a Capable Man
By now, I’m sure that you’re ready to surround yourself with Capable Men and get started with the FivestarMan 300 Matrix. You’re ready to reach men and see families change. I am, too.
Before you prayerfully make the selection of Capable Men, please let me review some of the qualities to look for in making these important decisions.
“What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” – 2 Timothy 2:2
“Select from all the people some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes. Appoint them as leaders over groups. ” – Exodus 18:21
The Qualities of a Capable Man are listed as:
Ability to show oneself strong, to display valor, ability, and efficiency.
Stable, integrous, firm, and true to form.
Inspired reverence, honor, and awe for God, the Church, and respect toward Believers.
One who hates gain by unrighteous means, opposed to unethical influence, doesn’t profit from position.
“Select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom.”
– Acts 6:2
A good report; reputation; affirmed that one has seen or heard or experienced something.
FULL OF THE SPIRIT
Spirit empowered; Spirit-led; a man who has no vacuum, space, or margin of fleshly desires.
Skill in management of affairs; experienced; discerning; contemplative; the ability to forecast the outcome of decisions.
I believe you will have a keen discernment in selecting capable men to do the work. As you see men interacting with one another, you will notice the influencers. They’re not sophomoric—always jesting and jarring with others. They’re not novices—these men have some experiences in life. They could very well be young, but they still have a season to them.
Paul told Timothy, a young man who he had encouraged, to be strong and to live such an example of authenticity that no one would be excused for looking down on his youth. The Holy Spirit will help you make the selections.
When you do recognize capable men, approach the subject with a level of seriousness. Ask for a breakfast or lunch meeting, maybe coffee, so that you can cast the vision of FivestarMan. Explain the real strategy to reach men and the opportunity to encourage men to live authentic manhood.
Assure him that he will not be overwhelmed or encumbered in his efforts. Explain that FivestarMan provides the strategy, content and structure. We will guide him each step of the way. His focus will be building relationships and leading men.
We will raise the capacity to lead that will honor the protocol of authority under your leadership. As you’ve already read in The Centurion Principle, FivestarMan 300 honors authority as we build the structure of the 300 Matrix.
1. SELECT YOUR POTENTIAL CAPABLE MEN
(5 men for the average church; 10 for a large church.)
2. SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH EACH OF THE MEN
Explain that you are considering him to serve as a Capable Man. Personally hand him a copy of the FivestarMan book and give them one week to read the book.
3. FOLLOW UP IN ONE WEEK
Ask them to confirm that they understand and agree to be a FivestarMan/Capable Man.
4. UPON CONFIRMATION, ASK EACH CAPABLE MAN TO REGISTER
Each Capable Man should register for his personal training at FivestarMan.com/cmp
Upon registration, each man will immediately begin a sequence that we call, The Capable Man Pursuit from The FivestarMan 300 Field Guide. The Capable Men will get with you regarding dates in the coming year for scheduling three encounters. The Field Guide will lead the Capable Men toward the first launch encounter called, AUTHENTIC.
Be Strong & Be a Man!
1 Kings 2:2