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UrgentlyÂ need basic, pastoral training. Shepherdâ€™s Storybook prepares shepherds quickly. Despite its small size and story format, this document contains a complete pastoral training course. This storybook covers essentials, posing study questions to helpÂ apply key truths and tasks. It covers evangelism, discipling, leading a church, initiating vital ministries, and starting churches. Its index enables users to find Bible stories thatÂ teach all major doctrines and duties.
jit 4a 86 Shepherd’s Storybook, complete pastoral training, 100 pages
jit 4a 85 Shepherd’s Storybook, overview, Â½ page
Multiply a hundredfold. Start and sustain a church-planting movement nearby or afar. Patrick Oâ€™Connor hasÂ compiled and indexed church multiplication and pastoral training principles that George Patterson taught over many years, making it easy to find action steps to take as needs arises. Victor Choudhrie, MD (India), wrote: â€œReproducible Pastoral Training is an impressive, up-to-date manual on church planting that should be studied by all who are involved in church planting movements. The principles laid are universal and scriptural.â€
Train withÂ Paul-Timothy menu-driven curriculum to multiply. Paul-Timothy studies (www.Paul-Timothy.net) meet the most demanding criteria to prepare leaders in an expanding movement:
Jit 2d 05 How to use Paul-Timothy studies, 2 pages
Make reading easy for those who speak a regional dialect:
Prepare cross-cultural workers by simulation. This interactive e-textbook, a fast-paced novel, lets users vie with an adversary, choosing options voiced by characters in the story. If the adversary outscores you in an episode, he appears, sneers and laughs at you; thenÂ you must do it over. Outcomes depend on your choices as you journey through increasingly-hard skill levels, with abundant adventures in arctic wastes, high Andes, and Asian mysteries:
Come, Let us Disciple the Nations, with George Patterson
WriteÂ your own training material. Compose simple, practical studies for leaders and churches, when needs arise that existing studies do not treat adequately:
Write for translation. Practical guidelines:
Need advanced training for long-term planning. Church Multiplication Guide by George Patterson and Richard Scoggins, the classic work that God is using to mold global strategy, remains a thorough, strategic exposition of how churches can multiply.
OrderÂ Church Multiplication Guide, George Patterson & Richard Scoggins, William Carey Library, in EnglishÂ fromÂ wclBooks.comÂ
An easy-to-translate version is provided at no cost for those who translate Church Multiplication Guide into other languages: http://paul-timothy.net/pages/cmg/
Combine evangelism, mercy ministry, church planting and pastoral training. See how to integrate pastoral training with all vital church ministries in this eye-opening case study:
Common Traps To Avoid
Choose materials only because they are free, on hand, or recommended by friends.
Many movements stagnate when new leaders acquire attitudes and procedures from studies written for another culture or for old, institutional churches.
Choose books and curriculum you like, because you are more educated than yourÂ trainees are.
Nearly all new pastoral-training programs in developing fields start with materials writtenÂ on a level beyond the ability of most potential trainees. Start where they are!