7:55 AM Equipping is not delegating. Think about it. Pastors who think they are equipping may only be delegating.
- They enlist the help of other members but only to assist them do their own ministry.
- They focus their training not on lay ministers but on pastors-in-the-making. (Think pastoral internships.)
- They regularly express from the pulpit their hope that some members will hear the “call of God” to go to seminary and enter “fulltime Christian ministry.”