This is the fourth post in a seven part series on going slow in order to go fast.
Training others to initiate disciple making movements can be a strategic investment … or a loss of valuable time and resources.
In order to be a strategic investment, the right people need to be trained the right way.
Here are four ABCs of good training:
First, good training is accessible by the right people. Since the right people usually have secular employment, training needs to take place once a week over one to two months.
Second, good training is balanced with practice. People make disciples by what they do, not by what they know. On-the-job training creates this expectation and facilitates its fulfillment.
Third, good training happens in community. Initiating movements is a team effort. Because of this, I try to invite teams of two or three to my trainings and then incorporate them into a larger learning community.
Finally, good training is delivered over time. This lets people learn and apply one skill or principle before moving on to the next one. It is slow – but it works!
- How does the fruitfulness of the last training you attended or facilitated validate these four ABCs of good training?
- What characteristics of good training did I not mention that should be emphasized?
- What will your next training look like?
Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!