Ministry Session Process (Pt. 1) – Overview

by | Apr 20, 2016

This article is a three part series supported by several videos.

Overview

The TPM process itself is quite simple and, for the most part, easy to apply once it is understood. It consists of seven potential locations a person may be during a session (which we often refer to as “the boxes”) and a limited number of specific questions that are specific to each “Box.”  You will soon discover that the entire ministry process is contained on one page that we refer to as the TPM MAP.

The task set before the ministry facilitator is to determine where the person is on the “map” and ask the specified questions assigned to each location. If you know where the person is on the ‘MAP” then you will always know exactly what question to ask. Since the ministry process is very systematic and predictable, it is easy to determine if a ministry facilitator is following TPM protocol or doing something else.

There is little to no room for getting off course once you understand the process and the intent of the questions. Unless something the person believes “hinders” him from moving forward, he will move through the five primary boxes; EMOTION, MEMORY, BELIEF, TRUTH and TRANSFORMATION. If forward motion is hindered (which is common) then the person will be either in the ANGER or SOLUTION Box.

Every session is fundamentally identical as they each flow through the same predictable process stages.

  • Every person begins with emotion in the EMOTION Box where they should connect with what they are feeling and allow their minds to associate them to any related memory. The ministry facilitator (the Mentor) should not send them on a memory hunt, but only ask them to focus on what they are feeling (by asking the second question in the EMOTION Box) and allow association to work as it was designed by God to function.
  • Unless the person is engaged in a “solution” that hinders him from remembering, feeling or moving forward, a memory should naturally come to mind without effort.
  • Every person will eventually move to the MEMORY Box, where they may identify their current lie-based BELIEF, discover how they came to believe the lie they believe and why they feel what they feel.
  • Once their lie-based core belief is identified, it is brought into the TRUTH Box where it is presented to the Lord for His perspective.
  • Without any further discussion or dialogue between the ministry facilitator and the person being prayed with (referred to as the Mentee), the session moves directly to the TRANSFORMATION Box to determine if transformation has taken place. This testing is accomplished in the TRANSFORMATION Box by asking the TRANSFORMATION Box Question. The only test we have to be certain that the person has received truth is whether the lie still feels true or not and NOT whether the person feels better.

 

Key Words to Remember
The key words to learn and memorize are EMOTION, MEMORY, BELIEF, TRUTH, TRANSFORMATION, SOLUTION and ANGER. These seven words represent the seven possible stages of any ministry session or the “Boxes” a person may find himself in during the ministry session. We use the seven boxes to better understand how the process works. As a person enters into each of these stages, the facilitator asks the predetermined questions in each box.

Since the facilitator is following the person throughout the process, all he needs to know is which “box” the person is in to know which questions to ask. The questions are only asked when the person has move to the specific location or box in the process. The questions are never asked as an attempt to get the person to move in any direction. Anytime the facilitator does anything to move the session in any direction he may believe it should go, he is no longer doing TPM. If the facilitator finds himself wanting to come up with his own questions, then he probably does not understand the process and may want to revisit the training.


 

NOTE: You will benefit by printing out a copy of the MAP below. Save the image and print according to your particular computer capability. This video and the discussion that follows is a brief overview of the TPM Process. You will find a more detailed discussion in the PROCESS Level One portion of the Training.

 

The Seven Boxes of the TPM Process
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