stop.think.act | the right training

Image credit: scanrail / 123RF Stock Photo
Image credit: scanrail / 123RF Stock Photo

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!

Your turn:

  1. How does the fruitfulness of the last training you attended or facilitated validate these four ABCs of good training?
  2. What characteristics of good training did I not mention that should be emphasized?
  3. What will your next training look like?

Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!

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