Friday, 7 November 2008

The Training of Newfrontiers' Leaders

When I left school at 16, I embarked on a 4 year apprenticeship in printing. The course involved some theory which was taught at Watford College and then practical experience on the shop floor. I learnt the important leadership lesson of serving as the first year involved getting tea and running errands for the journeymen, then working alongside these craftsmen and learning a skill by watching experienced printers! All good training involves teaching and modelling.

Newfrontiers’ training courses follow the same principle, a good theological grounding is vital, as is ‘on the ground’ training alongside an experienced leader – a brilliant way to learn. You could call it discipleship.

Today, I have enjoyed a planning day with all those involved in our training courses with Newfrontiers - that’s FP Impact and Leadership Training, both Foundations and Advanced.

Amongst many things, today we discussed the development of our full time pastoral training course, adding into the already strong course new leadership, preaching and marriage modules. All very exciting!