The late Ralph Winters estimates that 95% of those who need training for the Lord's work cannot receive it because:
THERE IS A LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT GAP
(1) It is too expensive,
(2) It is above their academic level,
(3) It is not available in their area.
(International Journal of Frontier Missions - Fall 2003)
THERE IS A SOLUTION
Ralph Winters, in cooperation with other missionaries, developed a dynamic three-step method that transforms willing workers into strong leaders and recruits serious-minded full-time workers. It multiplies leadership within the church. It has been successfull around the world for half a century.
THE THREE-STEP METHOD
(1) Programmed Home-Study Materials
(2) Dynamic Weekly Discussions
(3) Practical Assignments
This method is:
- Relatively Inexpensive
- Easy to Manage
- Develop Strong Leaders
- Develop More Leaders
LET ME HELP YOU
I began using the three-step method in 1985 as a missionary in Nigeria. I helped established the Christian Leadership Training Institute in 1996 to provide this method of training to churches in western Africa. I directed the Institute for ten years and turned it over to African leadership. I retired from the field in 2008. The three-step method is building the churches spiritually and numerically. It is recruiting serious-minded workers for the Kingdom.
I began Grassroots Leadership Development in 2009. I help missionaries around the world set up the three-step method. I train key leaders to supervise the program. I have twelve (12) programmed home-study courses that you can use to train leaders. To learn more, click the green button on the left labeled THE METHOD.
You can download and print the pdf file for this ninety-five page study book on the Restoration Movement free of charge. You can use this book for personal study, group study or leadership training. If you wish to purchase the book, they are $6.00 each plus shipping. To download the book, you will need Acrobat Reader or a pdf reader to open the file and print it. You can download and install a free version of Acrobat Reader from the internet. Go to https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/pdf-reader.html
In order for you and/or your group to get the best benefit from the book, you should start with the INSTRUCTIONS. These are found at the beginning of the book, after the preface and before the table of contents. The instructions will enable you and/or your group members to properly do the programmed instruction lessons.
The first lesson you should study is titled INTRODUCTION. This lesson will prepare you for the rest of the lessons.
ALSO, I suggest that you take the lessons in the order in which they are presented. The lessons build on each other. That is, lesson two depends on you knowing what is in lesson one, etc.
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