IN DEPENDENCE Ministry Training in the Local Church

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Ministry Training in the Local Church

How can church leaders raise up the next generation of pastors within the local church?


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Many churches have ministry trainees or apprentices, a sort of non-conformist curacy. In this episode, Phil Topham (Executive Director) is joined by Dan Green (Banstead Community Church) to talk about his experience of training up future pastors within the local church in such a way - the benefits, the costs, and the big picture.

00:00 - Introduction
- Training pastors in Independent churches.
06:56 - Challenges for training pastors within the local church
11:39 - The costs of training in the local church
12:54 - Preparing to serve in a smaller church
15:01 - What is and what isn't ministry training?
16:25 - Gifting and character
18:58 - Responsibilities for trainees
22:10 - How to end a traineeship
- Advice for leaders thinking about training a pastor
- Pitfalls to avoid
27:11 - Finding the right trainee
- Train the whole church

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