All of us involved in training the next generation of Christian leaders should realize that without modeling and mentoring instructing is futile. While the pastoral epistles are filled with carefully given instructions, they are also filled with personal reminders of time shared and lessons more seen than heard. I believe that Advanced Ministry Training will provide the boots on the ground laboratory experiences to balance the heads in the cloud library experiences being received by many of today's ministerial students. I am praying that my generation of Christian leaders will be able to say to tomorrow's leaders, "Those things, which ye have both learned and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you" (Phil. 4:9). Therefore, I eagerly endorse Dr. Farrell's work with Advanced Ministry Training.
Dr. Chuck Phelps
Colonial Hills Baptist Church