Developing Healthy Leaders in Underserved Contexts

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If we’re going to plant healthy churches, we need healthy leaders. 

We see Paul identifying and developing leaders in the book of Acts (Acts 14:23). He also exhorts Timothy: “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2).

There are hundreds of leadership-training models. Many are good and helpful. But these programs often fail to give proper consideration to aspiring leaders who live in underserved contexts.

In some contexts, we can’t assume students have access to certain resources (like books and online material) due to financial or language issues. We can’t assume every aspiring leader in underserved contexts has a basic theological understanding of key doctrines. And often our illustrations and applications of ministry principles don’t connect well in poor or dangerous places of ministry.

So how can we train future church-planting pastors in hard places faithfully and effectively?

Today, we have Femi Osunnuyi with us to help us think about this issue.

You can listen to this podcast episode here.

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