In Stage 6 for P=ENTS community builders, known as Service, they have reached a level of expertise and experience that positions them as highly respected and seasoned community builders. At this stage, they have worked with multiple communities, established a strong reputation and now focus their efforts on decentralising their operational power by teaching, training and mentoring others within the P=ENTS core community.
Here are some details on what Service entails:
Leadership and Mentorship
As Servants, community builders step into the upper echelon of leadership roles within the P=ENTS core community. They dedicate most of their time and attention to supporting and guiding other P=ENTS community members. They serve as mentors, sharing their extensive knowledge, expertise and practical experience with individuals in earlier stages of their community-building journey.
Passing on Expertise
Servants prioritise the development of others by actively transferring their accumulated wisdom, skills and insights to emerging community builders. They generously share their experiences, best practices and lessons learned, providing guidance and mentorship to help others navigate the challenges and complexities of community building.
Core Community Engagement
Community builders in the Service stage spend less time directly involved in community building within specific communities and instead devote their energy to the P=ENTS core community. They actively participate in forums, discussion groups and platforms where P=ENTS community members gather to exchange ideas, seek advice and collaborate on community-building projects.
Continuous Learning and Growth
Although Servants have reached a stage of considerable expertise, they continue to pursue personal and professional growth. They remain engaged in ongoing learning, staying abreast of new developments in community building, expanding their knowledge in related disciplines and refining their skills as mentors and educators.
Developing New Leaders
Servants understand the importance of succession planning and creating a sustainable community-building ecosystem. They identify emerging leaders within the P=ENTS community and invest time and resources in nurturing their potential. By empowering and developing new leaders, Servants ensure the continuity and growth of the P=ENTS movement and its impact on communities.
Collaboration and Collective Impact
Servants actively collaborate with other experienced community builders in the P=ENTS core community. They work together to refine and evolve the P=ENTS methodology, share innovative strategies and collectively tackle challenges in community building. By leveraging their collective expertise, they strive for continuous improvement and create a supportive ecosystem for all P=ENTS community builders.
To progress from stage 6 to the final stage 7 (Anointment), community builders in the Service stage engage in the following activities and experiences:
Servants invest significant time and effort in mentoring and coaching other community builders. They provide one-on-one guidance, conduct training sessions, and facilitate workshops to empower individuals in the earlier stages of their community-building journey.
As Servants, community builders contribute to the thought leadership within the P=ENTS community. They share their insights, research findings, and case studies to enrich the collective knowledge base and inspire innovative approaches to community building.
Community Impact Assessment
Servants play a pivotal role in assessing the impact of P=ENTS implementation in various communities. They collaborate with other community builders to evaluate the outcomes, identify areas for improvement, and refine the P=ENTS methodology based on real-world results.
Advocacy and Outreach
Community builders in the Service stage actively advocate for the P=ENTS methodology, its values, and its potential impact. They lead the recruitment of TENS and NETS, and engage in outreach efforts, such as speaking at conferences, writing articles and participating in panel discussions to raise awareness and promote the adoption of P=ENTS in a wider range of communities.
Servants engage in reflective practice, regularly examining their own experiences, successes, and challenges. They embrace a growth mindset, seeking opportunities for personal and professional development, and constantly refining their mentoring and leadership skills.
By dedicating themselves to service, mentorship and the development of others, community builders in the Service stage embody the selfless nature of community leadership. This prepares them for the final stage of their journey, Stage 7: Anointment, where they will relinquish their power and hand over the communities they have built to the individuals they have taught and trained, serving them as the new leaders.