Mentoring and Development of People we Serve

2010 leaders mentor people to the point of trusting them with treasures. Scripture is clear that we are to trust the Lord completely simply because He is God. Most Christians say they trust God completely, but really don’t. We grow in faith and trust as we grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

As we mature, we place more and more trust in the Lord. But the Father is also trusting us with treasures of the Kingdom, including His people.

As leaders we will leave a legacy of men and women who have been influenced by our leadership. As we mentor and develop people around us we must do so with an objective of ultimately trusting them enough to delegate responsibility and authority.

Paul wrote to Timothy, one whom he mentored as a father would mentor a son, ‘the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will be qualified to teach others.’(2 Tim. 2:2).

He told Titus, another recipient of Paul’s mentoring, ‘I left you in Crete so that you might straighten out what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.’ Paul was confident that these two young men were trustworthy with responsibility and authority. They were trustworthy leaders who could lead and teach others to lead. He had invested years of a father’s heart into them bearing the fruit of trust in their faithfulness and leadership ability.

Our Father God is the ultimate mentor as He not only equips us to be leaders through the transforming power of Jesus Christ, but He has delegated authority and responsibility to be leaders on earth until the return of Jesus. He entrusted His church to us! Be encouraged that you, a leader, can invest in others to the point of trusting them with treasures of the Kingdom.

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