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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.
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.
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.