From time to time, people ask me to mentor them. In this post, I want to address that topic.
Jesus gave us a particular model for ministry.
1. One tier of His ministry was to the masses wherein He gave specific ministry to the multitudes.
2. Another tier of His ministry was to 70 people whom He sent out on a special mission.
3. A third tier of His ministry was to the Twelve. Jesus shared the mysteries of the Kingdom with the Twelve and some women who Luke refers to as “The Women.”
4. Beyond that, there was the smallest tier of all. Peter, James, and John — 3 of the Twelve whom Jesus included in special cases.
Note that the 70, the Twelve, and the 3 (Peter, James, and John) were all present when Jesus ministered to the multitudes, but they received special ministry beyond what He gave to the masses.
I’ve reflected on the Lord’s four-tiered ministry model for many years.
Taking that as my model of ministry, here are four ways that I mentor people presently.
If you’re one of the people who has requested mentoring, you’ll want to avail yourself of all four: