The Jethro Programme is based on Jethro’s counsel to Moses recorded in Exodus 18:13-27.
Jethro advised Moses to set up an administrative system whereby he would appoint leaders over 1000’s, 100’s, 50’s and 10’s whom he would train to pastor the people on his behalf and thereby effectively distribute the burden among them. (Numbers 11:16-30, Acts 6:1-7, Luke 10:1-2, Ephesians 4:11-12, Jeremiah 3:15-16, Jeremiah 23:2-4)
It is in the light of this advice that WCG leadership is inspired to pattern WCG in that direction.
The Four Pillars of the Jethro Programme
Pillar 1: Pastoral Care
i. Extension of pastoral care to all members.
ii. Fostering a sense of belonging and attachment.
iii. Promoting unity, brotherly love and other healthy associations.
Pillar 2: Training/Monitoring
i. Creating opportunities for leadership development.
ii. Creating platforms for ministerial training and practice.
Pillar 3: Interactive Word Study
i. Enriching our knowledge base and understanding in The Word.
Pillar 4: Outreach
i. Discipling members in fulfilment of the Great Commission.