You are actively training men for ministry and a man who recently began attending your church asks if he can join in. How will you respond? There are men in your church with different views of gender roles, eschatology, sign gifts, etc. Should you allow them to join your training program?
Every pastor wrestles with WHO do I train for ministry? Who should I pursue and who should I say no to? In this episode, we talk through our filter on who to invest into. We argue that there is a bare minimum required for you to consider investing into a man to further equip him for ministry, and that some men can simply be too young to effectively equip further.
Listen as Chris, John and Nigel talk through FBC's approach to selecting men for ministry training, and share a bit about what we do to equip women for ministry as well.
|1:20||How do you respond when someone new to the church asks to be trained for ministry?|
|7:10||Why have men apply for training? What do you want to know about a man before getting started?|
|11:55||What sort of man would you dissuade from participating in greater training?|
|19:20||How do you know when someone is too young to be equipped and trained for ministry?|
|22:00||How do you answer women when they ask why we prioritize ministry training for men?|
|25:52||How do you answer men from other churches who want to join your training program?|