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Developing Leaders - Jeremy Cook

1. IRTDMN - Jesus poured his life into developing a small group of disciples to become leaders. The

training was very practical and involved modeling, feedback and encouragement and instruction. Many

of these elements can be useful today in our task of raising up leaders and workers for the kingdom of

God. Let us try and unpack the main elements.

a. Identified

i. He identified those who were being drawn to him by the Father

John 1:38-39

38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, "What do you want?"

They said, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?" 39 "Come," he

replied, "and you will see."

ii. We must do the same today to those whom the Father is drawing, that is help them

to come to Jesus. Remember Jesus is the teacher, mentor and disciple-maker.

iii. We need to ask and pray and find out who we are to work on and start the process.

iv. What do we look for?

1. Come early, stay late.

2. Ask questions

3. Offer solutions

4. People are attracted to them, listen to them.

5. They are able to envision a future

6. Prompting of the Lord

v. QUESTION – Who is the Lord drawing and how do you proceed

b. Recruited

i. Gave asked them to do a task, explained how it fits in to the vision. He ignited and

called out the leadership in them.