by Floyd McClung
Creating a Church Planting Culture in the Local Church
The traditional approach of training our future leaders in Bible College or seminary is counter-productive to raising up leaders within the local church. Exporting young leaders out of the local church to learn about leadership in a formal educational environment by-passes the most qualified people to train future pastors and elders, and that is pastors and elders themselves..
Emerging leaders will reproduce what they see not what they are taught. If they are sent to seminary to learn about church life, they will emulate their professors not their pastors and elders back home. They will want to teach in classrooms not plant or pastor local churches. Is it not ironical that we teach courses on pastoring? Should not shepherding God