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Will You Pay the Price?

When Elijah approached Elisha about becoming his apprentice, Elisha left his oxen and ran after him.

Not only that, Elisha killed the oxen and used their equipment as fuel for the fire to cook them, 1Kgs 19:19-21.

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How to Be a Good Apprentice

If you want to be a good apprentice (or help someone else be a good apprentice), here is a process to try.

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How to Build Leaders

Paul trained new believers with the idea that he would raise up leaders to replace himself. Notice how Paul describes this method of leadership training.

  • Training was a combination of words and demonstration (1The 1:5).
  • Learning occurred as they experienced real life problems (1The 1:6).
  • They in turn trained others (1The 1:7-8).

How is this similar to identifying and developing an apprentice? How could you apply this method to raise up leaders? Each of us, as a leader, has the responsibility to develop others. Some of these may be people who could replace us. Others may have potential that is a better match elsewhere. If you see potential, do your best to nurture it.

For tips on recruiting and developing an apprentice, download this guide:

Apprentice Quick Start Guide   


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