Chris, Nigel and myself (John) talk about their method for training men at FBC. It is called the Training Center, aka TC. And the TC is a three-year program of study, disicpleship and ministry training for men, set in the context of our local church.
With a fair bit of laughter, we share what we do with men over the span of 3 years to equip them with the word and help them know their gifting & strengths. We also do our best to describe the strengths & weaknesses of our own program.
Our method is not perfect and we're always refining what we do. One of the strengths of our present system is that men exit the program with a solid grasp of what God has called and gifted them to do within the church. Next episode we'll talk about the relationship of spiritual gifts to ministry training.
|1:30||What is the overall goal of FBC's Training Center?|
|5:50||An overview of the first year of the Training Center|
|14:27||Why do we force men to learn the Bible in just one semester?|
|15:55||What does the second year of the Training Center look like?|
|28:55||What happens during the third year of the Training Center?|
|37:41||What are some of the weaknesses of our method?|