The Law of Reproduction Part 13
Paul Trains Leaders-1 Thessalonians 1:5-8
Because Paul was forced to leave Thessalonica shortly after he planted a church there, he developed many of its leaders through the mail. The apostle wrote 1 and 2 Thessalonians to disciple and train those who had recently chosen to follow Christ. Paul tried to work himself out of a job through this training. The apostle reminds us how good training works:
Timothy to Equip Elders-1 Timothy 5:17-22
Leaders are crucial to any organization. Mistakes made at the leadership level impact everyone. As the senior pastor, Timothy was to identify, prepare, and affirm his church leaders. He was to honor those who served well (1 Tim. 5:17,18), correct those in error (5:19-21), and prepare those who were called, patiently and carefully (5:22). Nothing should be done in haste.
Consider the steps Paul endorsed concerning the establishment of leaders in the church:
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