The Case for Apprenticeship

Someone asked me the other day what my advice would be to young leaders. Then they followed it up with this: "and if it could be just one piece of advice."


My mind was instantly flooded with a thousand replies, like:

*stay in close community with Christ

*pray like a mad-man (or a mad-woman)

*don't give in to a worldly understanding of success

*prioritize marriage and family

*as you preach and dispense, drink freely from the cup yourself

*never waver from Scripture

But then I realized what would probably be the best, most all-encompassing, advice I could give. The most practical. The most "from the trenches."

"Apprentice yourself to an older, proven and seasoned leader through an existing local church."

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