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The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

Newest! The Lord Your Healer

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

First step of discipleship
revive devotions
Advanced Discipleship

The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: The Book of Foundations

Commentaries that specialize on training the teacher!

Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God


Train Leaders for Ministry by Paul J. Bucknell

Train Up New Leaders for Ministry

The process of caring for those who have committed themselves
to full-time service.

Rev. Paul J. Bucknell

Train up! | Support God's Work | Leader's Responsibility
Confirmation of the Call | Training Process | General Plan | Specific Plan
Too Many People | Summary

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Train Up New Leaders for Ministry provides a basic and specific plan to get a church leader to counsel a 'called' person into ministry. Why wait for seminary to train a person? They cannot provide the training God wants to provide them through you. Start now! This article shows how to mentor these highly motivated individuals in the context of your church.

Accepting the Challenge

Some exciting ministry experiences can be confusing. I remember a group of excited individuals, mostly students, return all invigorated from a mission’s conference. I was very glad to see their enthusiasm, but as a pastor I was not very sure what to do with them next.

Placing his feet inside Dad's footprints.Many leaders, like myself, are not very clear on how to mentor and train others for any kind of service, let alone full-time dedication to tentmaking or ministry.

On a different level of frustration, we may wonder about some individuals who claim to be called by God. “How will this young person ever be effective in the ministry?”

We might even catch ourselves quietly pondering about their personal flaws. We hope the flaws will remedy themselves because, after all, God has called them. In the end, we trust that their dedication to full-time service will work out for the best. This is not the best response, though.

By supporting the people that God calls, we are supporting God’s work.

Due to unresolved thoughts like these, we often end up more confused, especially when they ask for a referral from us.

They need some kind of training, but we are not sure how to continue working with them.

Whether you get confused like I was or have the process fairly well worked out, we hope that through this article, Train Up Leaders for Ministry, you will gain extra insight into the practical steps that you can take to train up new leaders right in your own church.

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