Where should training leaders begin? Is seminary the right place, or is there another, more biblical solution? Paul Williams brings practical experience to his exposition of 2 Timothy and provides clear teaching on how pastors can help develop a new generation of leaders who will be faithful to the gospel.
What others are saying about Training Leaders:
"This book is by a practitioner who really believes in what he advocates. Not only does he believe in it—he does it! The book is full of practical advice, useful tips and valuable insights for training leaders. But what makes the book most special is that it takes us through 2 Timothy and, using this key part of the Bible's own leadership training school, inspires the reader to get training future leaders. I recommend it highly."
— William Taylor, Rector St Helen’s Bishopsgate and Chairman of ReNew
"I love this book! It’s a book which needs reading many times to ensure its divine wisdom, Biblical teaching and relevant practice is received. I have known Paul as a Gospel colleague and good friend since his arrival in Sheffield; his personal humility and Godly passion jump out from the pages of this excellent book. It will, I believe, make a significant contribution not only to the vital ministry of training leaders, but also to raising up Biblical disciples. Thank you Paul!"
— Revd Canon Mick Woodhead, Team Rector, STC Sheffield
"This is a brilliant book for those searching for a resource to train future leaders. It is full of razor sharp teaching on 2 Timothy and is crammed with insightful applications. It will provide all of us with a clear and workable strategy for the training of more gospel ministers. Get this book if you want to intentionally and practically raise up new leaders."
— Lee McMunn, Mission Director, Anglican Mission in England (AMiE)
"This is a beautifully clear and compelling look at the Bible's own 'manual' for faithfully training leaders who are loyal to the gospel. Paull Williams draws on years of experience to illustrate and apply apostolic teaching on this crucial subject. If you want to get serious about handing on the baton to the next generation, this is a great place to start!"
— Lee Gatiss, Director of Church Society, Chairman of the Junior Anglican Evangelical Conference (JAEC), and editor of Reach, Build, Send: A Pattern for Anglican Ministry
"A month's worth of tasty short chapters savouring the apostle Paul's training priorities and patterns of ministry from 2 Timothy. From start to finish Paul Williams shares his own ups and downs in learning to apply apostolic training priorities today with a welcome realism and humilty."
— Johnny Juckes, President of Oak Hill College
I am so grateful to Paul Williams for writing this book. It is full of rich wisdom, exegesis that makes the text easy to understand, and illustrations from personal experience that makes the book very real and earthy. There are three reasons why I would encourage every church leader to buy this book: • It is accessible – 30 short chapters that each unpack a wonderful truth, command or encouragement for training faithful biblical leaders • It is faithful – the journey through 2 Timothy gives God’s manual for equipping the next generation of leaders. There is no clever ‘cherry picking’ from different parts of the Bible, but a faithful journey through one book. • It is a tool for all ministers – I lead a small fellowship, and like others in similar sized churches, I am guilty of thinking that it is easy for big churches to have the resources for training programmes and therefore a steady flow of biblically literate leaders. This book turns that thinking on its head, growing leaders is not about the size of a church, but all about faithfulness and conviction. This book can be used to great profit whether one to one or with 20 people. I enthusiastically commend ‘Training Leaders’ to you.
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