JCPI – Lay Mobilization for Kingdom Impact Course – Part 1

    2007 JCPI Logo
    Craig Ott
    Craig Ott

    Instructor: Dr. Craig Ott
    Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Associate Professor of Mission and Intercultural Studies
    2007/11/08 (Rough Notes)


    • Affective Behavioral – Character Formation (seems to be Jesus’ focus with His disciples)
    • Cognitive – Understanding truth (Western churches’ apparent focus)
    • Instrumental – Skills

    What did Jesus training program look like?

    • “Volunteerism” is not in the picture. People should be selected through prayer. Jesus prayed and challenged others to join him. [and rejected some who wanted to; former Demoniac]
    • Not in a classroom but in the field. Rooted in prayer. Challenging their faith.
    • First year, Jesus modeled ministry. Then taught them. Then sent them out for field experience. Later he held a debriefing. One debriefing He said “…but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.” (Luke 10:20) Don’t focus on success or failure, but on your relationship with God.
    • Apprenticeship- Even formally trained Paul, choose Jesus’ model of apprenticeship. Lay ministry seems to need more of this.

    Means of Equiping

    • Modeling – Basic Skills. Little Theory. “Monkey see; Monkey do” Short term process. ex. house visitation, etc.
    • Coaching – Think sports. Learner is more interactive. Skill more complex. Coach needs to invest more time. If you have time restriction, be creative; met for lunch. ex. Cell Group Leader
    • Mentoring – Less skills and more character development. Intense & intimate. Takes time and only a few people at a time possible (1-on-1 or 1-on-2~3). For leaders or potential leaders.
    Mentor Chart
    Mentor Chart

    Modeling and Coaching are special skills focused. But, mentoring is special persons focused. Mentoring is time-intensive but it allows for multiplication. Caution: if the church is not informed on what you are doing, it will look like favoritism to them. But Jesus had a similar pattern; 3 close disciples, then the twelve, the 72, and finally the multitude… He was not equal with His time with each person.