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The Lord Your Healer: 

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

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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 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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Too Many People Interested in Full-time Service?



Too Many People Interested in Full-time Service? is part eight of a series on Train Up New Leaders for Ministry which provides ideas for churches facing the challenge of simultaneously training up many leaders, perhaps after a mission conference that was well responded to.

You might be one of those blessed churches that have several people who have committed themselves to full-time service. Now you wonder if it is a blessing!

How can you possibly train them? This is not as difficult as it seems at first. Remember, God is in charge. If God is calling several individuals from your church, then you can handle the training.

Our church has started a group for those interested in full-time ministry. The pastor does not do this alone but with other trainers. It is a time to share encouraging stories about how you and others have been led by the Lord, a time to share with each other what God is doing in their lives and bring up many of the questions those pursuing full-time service ask.

Some attendees might have gone to a special conference; some might not have. In any case get them together. From there you will help introduce certain areas of training all at once.

A Leader’s Project

Much more can be said regarding any of these issues, but this general and specific plan helps organize church leaders into being enriching mentors rather than frustrated leaders.

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