STOP AND THINK – The best training is in service rather than for service. (Paraphrase of Tom Julien, author)

Whether it’s a regular or technical school, we expect the graduates to be adequately trained for their work. Experience demonstrates, however, that the best learning is on-the-job- training. Julien adds, “Training that is disassociated with service can easily become [merely] theory.” Effective learning is closely tied both to the mind and the hand.

[Leaders in the church are] to equip [God’s] people for works of service (Ephesians 4:11-12 paraphrased).