Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Watching Sandy Grant

Sandy Grant is another man who is on video talking about MTS (Ministry Training Strategy) training. Again, wonderful stuff.

He, like me, believes that ministry training really is ministry. So in training ministry apprentices, one of the things he does is encourage them to speak to other people about the gospel. The suggestion he makes is to ask the non-church person if they mind helping out with training the trainee, who wants to learn how to communicate what Christians believe and wants to practice on a real live person.

The other person is almost always happy to help out. And more often than not, lo-and-behold a pretend conversation about Jesus turns into a real conversation about Jesus (showing that ministry training really is ministry) with benefits flowing in both directions.

1 comment:

One Salient Oversight said...

"Ministry training really is ministry".

Absolutely. I used the "tradesman / apprentice" analogy beforehand. All apprentices actually do the work of a tradesman - there's no "training" for them except the real thing.