Please reference the Learning Stages Diagram (Lecture 36) in order to complete the exercise below.
Jesus developed others the way that He was developed as a carpenter. Please refer to the Learning Stages Diagram if you need additional information. As a reminder, the stages are:
Stage 1: Novice
Stage 2: Apprentice
Stage 3: Journeyman
Stage 4: Master/Teacher
1. What stages do you think the following situations describe?
Situation A: The task is the disciples casting out a demon:
“Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said . . . I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn’t heal him . . . Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy . . . then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” he replied “ because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed . . . nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:15-20
Situation B: The task is being a disciple:
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:18-19
Situation C: The task is learning to drive:
A teenager has just received her driver’s license and her dad asks her to drive to the store for him. She rear-ends another car because she was playing with the radio.
Situation D: The task is preaching the Good News:
“God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” When the people heard this they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins . . .” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. Acts 2:36-41
2. Think of a situation where you’re helping someone learn a task. However, if there isn’t one, then any situation will work. Here are a couple of examples to get you thinking:
o Work Group Situation: Aksel isn’t getting the PowerPoint (PPT) presentation done because he’s struggling with how to integrate some pieces into it. When I tried to explain it to him, he just didn’t get it.
o Task: He needs to integrate elements into the PPT presentation.
o Stage: Novice. Even though he’s a master/teacher with the basics of PPT, he’s a novice when it comes to integrating other elements into it.
o Next Step (leadership required): Instruct by first showing him step-by-step
how to integrate one of the elements; next have him integrate one while
I‘m watching (so I can troubleshoot); and finally, have him integrate another element while I’m working on something else in case he needs help.
• Example 2:
o Other Situation: My mom isn’t understanding when I try to teach her how to download an app on her iPad.
o Task: She needs to download apps on her own.
o Learning Stage: Novice. She’s clueless about this technology!
o Next Step (leadership required): Instruct my mom by first showing her how to download an app and then having her write down the steps before she finally tries it herself.
Now it’s your turn:
a. The task:
b. The Learning Stage you think that person is in (Novice/Apprentice/Journeyman/Master-Teacher)
c. Your next step – the kind of leadership you think they need (Instructing/Coaching/Mentoring/Commissioning)