Every leader needs a mentor.
The Bible tells us to listen to people who are a little further along in the faith and learn from their example. We see the importance of learning from others throughout the Bible—from Jesus, to Paul, to Solomon.
- Jesus: “I have given you an example to follow: do as I have done to you” (John 13:15 TLB).
- Paul: “You became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia” (1 Thessalonians 1:7 NIV).
- Solomon: “Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success” (Proverbs 15:22 NLT).
One of the most important aspects of ministry is mentoring the next generation of leaders. Any pastor can do this. In fact, there are four specific ways you can help young leaders grow.
- Encourage continuous learning.
I’ve told my staff, “All leaders are learners.” You can’t lead without learning. You will never learn everything you need to know about ministry (or any other area…Continue Reading