Chapter 1 – Mobilization Or Manipulation?


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verses from memory.
  • Define “manipulation.”
  • Define “mobilize.”
  • Explain the difference between spiritual mobilization and manipulation.
  • Explain the difference between a passive and a mobilized person.
  • Summarize the relationship between mobilization and evangelism.


It has been said that “the successful expansion of any movement is in direct proportion to its ability to mobilize and involve its total membership in constant propagation of its beliefs, purposes, and philosophy.”

If a goal is to be achieved and a vision fulfilled, you must take action. If you work only with plans and programs, you have an organization. If you mobilize people, you have a organism and each person in the organism becomes part of the achievement of the vision.

Outward mobilization is the result of inward motivation. Everyone is motivated to do something. An important key in effective ministry is to motivate and mobilize God’s people for the work of the ministry.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.