Between Chris, Nigel and myself, we have been on every continent (except Antarctica), visiting, teaching at and encouraging pastors who are committed to training men. We have been in seminary buildings, churches, pastor’s homes, commercial property and a wide variety of locations. Is there an ideal training environment?
What sort of broader context is required to be effective in training men for ministry? How connected should the training program be to a local church and why? What if the local church has issues? Should the pastors delay training? Should a man go elsewhere to be trained? We talk through these things and more in this episode.
|1:05||Does a church need a building in order to effectively change men?|
|4:00||How is the training environment distinct from its location?|
|7:56||How necessary is the local church for effective ministry training?|
|13:34||When should a church send a man away for further training?|
|19:23||What qualities must be manifest in a church in order for it to be effective in equipping men?|
|22:33||What qualities in a local church should push a man to look elsewhere?|
|25:50||Should a church delay training men until they feel happy with all that they’re doing?|