DO JUST WHAT JESUS DONE

 

God's Sent And, Ordained Leadership Must Be Involved In Mentoring And, Making More Leaders In The Lord's Kingdom!

Apostle James R, Winfree, Sr, Is Called And Placed Into The Lord's Ministry, To Build Up More Leaders In God's Household Of Faith:

" Apostle, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors, Teachers, Bishops, Prophetess Should Be Traning And, Mentoring New Testament Grace Leaders In God's Kingdom ."

 

Awesome, Amazing, All-Knowing Holy Spirit, Be Our Master Teacher In Jesus Name:

The word “mentor” is defined as “a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.” Although “mentoring work” does appear in the Bible, Scripture does give us numerous examples of mentoring. Moses was mentored by his father-in-law Jethro, first as a son-in-law and then as a leader ( Exodus 18). The mentoring relationship between Eli and Samuel prepared Samuel for the tasks and responsibilities that were his after Eli’s death ( 1 Samuel 1–4 ). Jesus mentored His disciples ( Luke 9 ), and both Barnabas and Paul excelled in mentoring ( Acts 9–15 ).

 

Jesus Christ made His Kingdom of mentoring clear: He led so that we can become just like Him. He said, “If anyone will come after Him, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Him” ( Matthew 16:24 ). Because He is our Leader and we are to follow Him, Christ Believers mentoring is a process dependent upon submission to Christ. Neither the mentor nor the candidate controls the relationship. As such, the process is best characterized by mutual sharing, trust, and enrichment as the life and work of both participants is changed. The mentor serves as a model and a trusted listener. The mentor relies on the Holy Spirit to provide insight, change lives, and teach through the biblical process.

 

The Apostle Paul spelled out mentoring as his leadership ministry very simply. “Follow his example as he follows the example of Christ” ( 1 Corinthians 11:1 ). “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from Elder Paul, or seen in him, put it into practice” ( Philippians 4:9 ). In essence, he is saying, “Let me mentor you. Let me be your role model.” He reminds the new Christians at Thessalonica to “follow our example” ( 2 Thessalonians 3:7 ). Example. Teach. Ministry. These are all facets of mentoring which are indispensable in developing fully devoted followers of Jesus and in transmitting the faith from one generation to the next. It goes without saying that if mentors expect others to follow their example, they must be wholeheartedly committed to following Christ. Any hint of hypocrisy—“do what I say, not what I do”, will be detrimental to both the mentor and his charge.

 

Not only Jesus Christ and the Apostles, but Elders in the Church Family also do their work by mentoring. Apostle Peter commands, “Be examples to the flock” (1 Peter 5:3 ), and Elder Paul explains to the elders at Ephesus, “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you” ( Acts 20:17 ). In other words, Brother Paul is telling the Elders, “I showed you, now you show them.” In all truth, if a Christ Believing leader is not mentoring someone, to that degree he or she is not living up to his or her calling as God's very own beloved sons and daughters.

 

Of course, God has filled the body of Christ with many potential mentors besides those who are named as elders or shepherds. The official church leaders cannot personally meet all the mentoring needs of everyone. While it may not be possible for shepherds to personally, intentionally, hands-on mentor each sheep that needs mentoring, they are to help these needy sheep find godly mentors. To provide for the mentoring needs of their local community of faith, the leaders must be intentional, continually expanding the ministry of leaders by “equipping others” to ministry leadership.

Remember The Words Of Our Lord God Jesus Christ, He Said, The Works That He Did, We Will Do, And Greater Works Than Him, Because He's Going Back To The Father. And Jesus Said, Holy Father, Make Them, All Of My Followers, One, Just As You Father And I Am One.

God's Chosen And, Ordained Leaders Does Not Create Follows, They Build Up And, Train More Leaders In Christ Jesus Church.

Written And Shared By, Apostle James R, Winfree, Sr. God In Jesus Christ Chosen, Anointed, Appointed Messenger To His Global Churches And, Believing Nations Biblical Voice:

apostlejrwinfree@gmail.com

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